A classic, originally released in 1986 on the Heavyweight label (spun out of the Heavyweight soundsystem, from the Wood Green and Tottenham areas of north London).
Originally released in 1974, Flesh Of My Skin is Keith Hudson’s key achievement: magnificently and deadly serious, hauntingly unique.
Legendary, strange, compelling music.
Coupled with Ken Boothe, Memories. Double-barrelled digital onslaughts from Niney The Observer — the Dealing rhythm is aka Power-Saw, not for nothing — and both vocalists are inspired.
Riveting, deeply grooving digi-dubs from the late-80s. Replay Version sets the mood — malevolent, sick and haunted, but funky like a train, with cruelly brilliant effects; really a stunning piece of music.
This is the original, way-superior version of the song recut for Island. The dub too is breathtakingly powerful — a Shaka special. Inspired.
Another militant bad-bull from the Crat label out of Brooklyn. Out of the Stereo One sound, this is why Courtney ruled the dancehall at this time — with hits for Tubby, Jazzbo, Jammys and co. Killer dub too.
An apocalyptic record, full of dread — dubwise and deep from the first interstellar chords, over Wackies-style steppers drum and bass — with a dream-like atmosphere of pain and sufferation, mystery and redemption.
Six murderous outings for Lloyd Robinson’s immortal rhythm on this showcase EP collecting singles produced by King Culture in Toronto and Kingston, Jamaica, during 1980-81.
A mad beast of a Dave Kelly — as the label logo has it (derived from Tubby, like the music) — faced down brilliantly by singer and deejay. Out originally in 1989 — another death-in-the-arena BR revive.
Recording at King Jammy’s and Channel One in the late 80s, with Junior Delgado at the controls, Mice let off a series of records amongst the very deadliest of digital reggae.
These are the blistering dubs to the companion album, many of them previously unreleased.