Issue 81

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50 REGGAE / DANCE HALL Issue 81 / 2015 Originally released in 1982, Revenge Of The Underdog features Prince Far I, Bim Sherman and Jah Woosh, plus members of the Roots Radics, The Slits and Glaxo Babies. This is heavy dread vibes, earthquaking dub and classic deejay chatter - recorded in the flash, heat and studio experimentation of post- punk London. Re-cut at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin for maximum bass pressure, this vinyl comes out alongside the War of Version 10" vinyl EP of unreleased tracks. news Revenge of the UndeRdog Re-Released On-U Sound are releasing the second album by the loose collective Singers & Players Lifted debuted at number three, behind the legendary Bob Marley on the iTunes reggae chart. On this concsious 8-song set Virgo unveils hope behind darkness explored with social commentary. He holds strong with 'God Inna Mi Corner' and weeds out fake friends on 'Fade Away' featuring dancehall artist Assassin. While showcasing his dee-jay skills on the EDM-tinged reggae track 'Badder Man', he reveals the gripping realities of a rudeboy and opts for a different way of life. "I don't mix up with da criminal dem, me a gwan stick to mi gal dem. I don't care who a buss this, who a buss that, me don't want no strap," as he sings in the song's closing lyrics. To pay homage to his ladies, Virgo then offers a few ballads on his EP - including his latest romancer 'Stars Across The Sky', his Sam Smith cover of 'Stay With Me' (which recieved over 2.4 mil YouTube views for its accompanying visual) and 'Soul Provider' (racking in nearly 4 mil YouTube video views). This will give listeners a feel of his 2016 album entitled Love Sick, coming out on VP Records, which is a heartfelt collection mostly comprised of love songs. Lifted follows his critically acclaimed 2012 album The System, which was described as "striking" (Washington Post), "high-quality" (BBC) and "smooth and engaging" (New York Times). Billboard also proclaimed he has "empowering messages over misogynistic and violent lyrics, intricately textured one- drop rhythms instead of frenetic digital beats" and he has "found an appreciative, multi-generational audience." albUm of the month More @ The 25-year-old Jamaican singer-songwriter returns with a brand new EP Romain viRgo - lifted The Wailers will bring their iconic reggae sound to London with British reggae legend Brinsley Forde (of Aswad fame) taking over the task of Bob Marley's vocal duties, this show is bound to be one of the highlights of the month, if not the year - especially after their incredible performance at Glastonbury last year. Featuring original member Aston 'Family Man' Barrett to bring an authentic feel to the event, the band will perform their 1984 best-of album Legend in its entirety. the waileRs The Jamaican legends come to Indigo at the O2 on Nov 28th PlaYlist We Want Better Tarrus Riley Me 4 U OMI Life We Live Jah Cure Mad Over Yuh Wasp Here's the reggae on our playlist this month:

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