Skinshape is 23-year old Will Dorey, originally from Swanage, Dorset. His music spans hip/trip-hop, funk, reggae and anything else that suits. Long delays and spring reverbs of dub, psychedelic guitar, funky bass lines, and some heavy drums. Skinshape often records his own samples, be it drums, vocals or otherwise to 1/4″ tape before integrating into his tracks. He has released tracks and remixes for his own label Horus Records, Wah Wah 45s, DLoaw & Co (‘Secret Garden Vol. 2‘), and Mystikal Roots.
His selftitled debut album ‘Skinshape’ will be out later in the autumn this year (2014), on vinyl and digitally, on Melting Records. In the meantime enjoy our soundcloud selection.
Shy FX’s “Soon Come” is reggae with a modern twist and featuring singer Liam Bailey. The single is taken from Shy’s forthcoming reggae album “Cornerstone” out on Digital Soundboy. Pre-order now on iTunes.
Fat Freddy’s Drop are about to release their third studio album. “Blackbird” is another perfect combination of dub, reggae and soul. With their new album the big-band featuring singer Joe Dukie are about to play the soundtrack of our summer. Stream the whole thing below. In stores on June 21, pre-order now on iTunes. Tour dates are available on the bands website.
Brad Baloo and Dom Search from The Nextmen joined forces with Fat Freddy’s Drop frontman Dallas Tamaira aka Joe Dukie – in the Summer of 2003 to flesh out & record an idea hatched by Christopher Tubbs who, at the time, was working for ill fated London label Carbon Records. The trio met during Freddy’s first trip to London and with just four days in a front room to record, the boys enlisted band mates Toby Laing and Joe Lindsay on horns, along with the lyrical endeavours of Hamish Clark from Breaks Co-op to forge what would become something very special. The result was simply stunning, but like the path much trodden, the label folded, the record was never released & the DAT tapes lay undiscovered in a dusty archive until now.
“Silver And Gold” is the first single from New Zealand’s band Fat Freddy’s Drop forthcoming third studio album “Blackbird” dropping early 2013. “Silver And Gold” neatly summarises what to expect from the new album – a typically all-encompassing mix of reggae, dub and soul music. Free download below!
Soul singer Lee Fields and his band the Expressions released their new album via Truth & Soul. You can now watch the official music video to the title track “Faithful Man”. Also check out the reggae remix of “You’re The Kind Of Girl” from Paris DJs’ Grant Phabao, free download here.
With his second album, Blundetto digs further his own sound, a soulful reggae with strong latin and hip hop vibes. He invited many artists to collaborate with him, ethio jazz band Akale Wube, singer Hugh Coltman, Jamaican Courntey Love, Aqueel, Jahdan Blakkamoore and Tommy Guerrero. “Warm My Soul” is now available via iTunes. Download the track “Livin And Dead” below via soundcloud.
New mixtape by Blundetto with some of the best high level vocals from Jamaïca. Two exclusive tracks off Blundetto’s upcoming new album (release February 13th) “Warm My Soul” and “Rocky Road”.
Tracklist: 01 Intro With Don Camillo
02 Warm My Soul – Blundetto with Courtney John
03 I’m The One To Blame – John Holt
04 You Just Got to be in love – Boris Gardiner
05 Lonely Soldier – Gregory Isaacs
06 The race – The Gladiators
07 Mongo walk – The in crowd
08 You’re not good – Ken Boothe
09 Won’t come easy- Seeny & The Wailers
10 Be thankful – Donovan Carlos
11 Lucky man – Courtney John
12 We people- Nicky Thomas
13 When the lights are low – Joya Landis (blundedit)
14 Mr wind – Ken Boothe
15 Reform Institue (version) – Gregory Isaacs
16 Adis Abab – Wackies all stars
17 Rocky Road – Blundetto dubplate with Don Camilo
18 Voices re-dub-a-dub – Blundetto with Hindi Zahra
Blundetto strikes again with the following of his acclaimed first album “Bad Bad Things“. The first EP of the new album is a cover of Aaron Neville’s soul/funk classic “Hercules”. The song gets the Blundetto treatment, smooth and soulful groove with the greand & lazy voice of Hugh Coltman. Purchase “Hercules” on iTunes and download the song “Cali” for free via bandcamp.