"10 Ft. Ganja Plant is woven of authentic Jamaican colors. Purists should know that 10 Ft. are neither mockingbirds nor worshippers at the temple. They are old-school scholars teaching a generation weaned on dancehall the joy of knowing one's roots." - Global Rhythm "They could be from New England, they could be from Hawaii, but from the sound of these tunes their hearts belong somewhere in the smoky hills of Clarendon, Jamaica."- THE WIRE It's a cold weekend in February and the Cessnas land. The vibes brew as the room fills, while the bass thumps a beat and the snare drum rings a tune. The chords echo through the roo... + INFO
ROIR's fifth album with 10FT. GANJA PLANT, "Bush Rock" is their most inspired and accomplished to date and includes vocals by Kyle McDonald of Slightly Stoopid. 10FT. GANJA PLANT includes members of John Brown's Body. "Bush Rock" shows the Plant growing to new heights, while keeping their feet firmly rooted in a warm 70's roots vibe. Standout tracks "Too Much Gun a Bust" & "Got To Be a Soldier" include powerful heart wrenching vocals reminiscent of the greats like Jacob Miller & Joe Higgs. Bush Rock is a well rounded reggae/dub excursion and features both heavy dub tracks and silky sweet songs like the Melodica driven... + INFO
Since 2007, when Txarly Brown (DJ and collector) started his Achilifunk project, spanish gipsy danceable sounds have returned to the front pages of music magazines. After two compilation albums "Achilifunk, Gipsy Soul 1969-1979", "Más Achilifunk, Gipsy Soul from the 21st Century", Txarly founded the Banda Achilifunk (a big band with 17 musicians on stage) and released the album "Gitano Real". Two years later he published the book "Achilibook" and now he has finally launched its pilot project: the Achilifunk Sound System. A small combo which brings together the best spanish gipsy funk performers to recreate a repertoir... + INFO
Vinyl re-issue of their critically acclaimed 2nd album: superb ska'n'soul from Chicago.
"Il Punto di Partenza" is the latest album - completely self-penned and produced - from Africa Unite, Italy's best and longest running reggae group. Both the words and the music are a deep analysis of the bizarre times in which we live, full of contradictions, confusion and major upsets. Consequently the band found the need to state their personal point of view on the subject, as clearly and coherently as possible. "Il Punto di Partenza" brings to a closure an extraordinary story; for this reason the album will be given away for free, from the band's website, a free download available to all. It's hoped, in this way, ... + INFO