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Premiere of Take Us Home - Boston Roots Reggae Video

Here's the premiere for our video for our Boston Roots Reggae compilation Take Us Home in stores now and also available in our shop.Boston‐based music journalists/historians Noah Schaffer and Uchenna Ikonne have teamed up with Cultures of Soul to compile an overview of some of the most crucial cuts to emerge from Boston during the height of the reggae boom in the 1980s. Formatted on CD or 2LP set both configurations come with a 28‐page book documenting the rich history of this music scene with in‐depth analyses and photos of the reggae artists involved. Credits: Filmed and Produced by Thomas...

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Space Cats Coming March 31st

Space Cats Coming March 31st

The final LP in our LP Subscription Series is the killer Space Cats LP - Something New -  a different take on disco that was stripped-down, raw, rugged and inspired by afro-rock groups like Harari and Hedzoleh Soundz.  After the phenomenal response to our previous survey of disco and boogie sounds from early eighties South Africa, we decided to wade a bit deeper into the pool to focus on one of the most compelling acts to emerge from that theater, the Space Cats. Hailing from the small, insular music scene in the coal-mining city of Witbank, the Space Cats were a...

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Release Party for Take Us Home - Boston Roots Reggae on March 3rd

Release Party for Take Us Home - Boston Roots Reggae on March 3rd

To celebrate the release of our Boston Roots Reggae compilation, Take Us Home we've put together a release party hosted by Dub Apocalypse with special guest appearances by vocalists - Errol Strength and Ras Ipa. Both will be performing songs from our compilation. We'll have the release on sale at the party or you can order here as well. Here's the information on the party: March 3rd at 9pm at Bull McCabe's Pub366 Somerville Ave, Somerville Here's some more information on the release: In the 1970s reggae music burst forth from its birthplace of Jamaica and took over the world....

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Greg Belson Divine Disco 2 Listed As Record Store Day Release in UK/Europe

Greg Belson Divine Disco 2 Listed As Record Store Day Release in UK/Europe

We’re excited to announced that our second volume of the hugely successful Greg Belson Divine Disco series has been accepted as an official Record Store Day release in Europe and the United Kingdom. Coming out on April 13th you will only be able to get this release exclusively at stores that are participating in Record Store Day. Check the official Record Store Day web page to see if your local store is participating. Here is some information from our press release: Although gospel and disco music seem like polar opposites—one is secular while the other has embraced a hedonistic culture—the...

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Boston Roots Reggae Video Shoot

Boston Roots Reggae Video Shoot

Last Saturday we had the honor of interviewing several musicians that were key to many of the recordings for our upcoming Boston Roots Reggae compilation - Take Us Home. We got some great material that will be culled into a promotional video. Here are some photos from the sessions. Pre-order is up information and details on the release are here.Imarts a.k.a. Kette Man Errol Strength Iraka Reid Errol Strength Errol, Imarts, Iraka, Ras Coley

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