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Wrongtom Meets The Ragga Twins – In Time

The new album from WrongTom and the legendary Ragga Twins is now available to pre-order. “In Time” takes the Twins back to their roots in dub and digital reggae, before they entered the world of rave and breakbeats.
As ever, WrongTom’s production is completely on point, hitting that authentic dancehall retro sound, without sounding like a cliched throw back. It sounds like Tom was making dancehall dub in the 80’s and has never stopped, and believe us you don’t want him to!
The album is released at the end of the month and is the perfect soundtrack to your summer, and winter and all year round. Pre-order it now via bandcamp and check out the video for the single “Bacchanal”.

 

WrongTom – Possessed EP

wrongtomWrongTom returns with a new EP, “Possessed EP”. Taking the Possessed rhythm and getting different vocalists to flex their styles over it. With the likes of Tippa Irie, Ragga Twins, Deemus J and more, this is digital dancehall dub, done in the best possible fashion.
Released on 12″ single and digital through Tru Thoughts, this is a must for all reggae fans.

Riddim Fruit – Cloud Watching Vol 3

cloudDevon based label Riddim Fruit Records, release the third installment of their, “Cloud Watching” series.
“Cloud Watching” is music to kick back, relax, “gaze into the skies and feel the vibes”.
The tracks vary from the classic “trip hop” sound, electronica, laid back dub and more. All artists featured are part of the Riddim Fruit crew, Flywalker, Cut La Vis, Basement Freaks, to name but a few.
There’s something for all listeners hear, as long as you like to chill.
Check it out now and grab the name your price download via the Riddim Fruit Records bandcamp site.

Keep watching the skies!

Mark Professor – Oystah Card

rongo“Oystah Card” is the first release on the new Rongorock label. The 7″ sinlge is produced by label owner WrongTom, with the vocals supplied by Mark Professor from the Wreck-It Up Crew.
The pairing work perfectly together, creating infectious party tune singing the praises of London’s favourite method of transport payment. The chorus is just so catchy, it gets stuck in your head and you will be humming it every time you swipe in and out or your destination.

The single is already gaining attention from the likes of Rob Da Bank and reggae royalty David Rodigan. Check out the snippet below from Rodigans show, then rush out to shops to buy your copy on August 26th.

Top up!

 

 

Spin Doctor – The Cover Up

coverupThe Spin Doctor has just unleashed this excellent new mix consisting purely of cover versions.
Spin Doctor is now pretty much a permanent fixture on London’s hip hop club scene, if there is a good night going down, you’re sure to see him spinning.
Here he takes some of his favourite cover versions, including covers of Nas, ODB, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and more, blending them perfectly together to create a really enjoyable mix from start to finish.
According to the good Doctor, “I have been collecting covers for a minute now and decided to start putting together this series of The Cover Up mixes…I’m planning an all Hip-Hop mix, a Motown special, a Beatles selection, a Reggae mix and more like this with just a bunch of my fave covers so keep your eyes and ears peeled for more.”
We look forward to hearing more, in the mean time grab you download or stream the mix HERE

Rodney P vs WrongTom – Riddim Killin

To celebrate 10 years of Nice Up! Records, they are giving away WrongTom’s re-rub of the Rodney P dancehall/hip hop classic, “Riddim Killa”.  One for the reggae, digital dancehall heads. Nice (up)!

WrongTom Meets Deemas J – Superteng Video

Check out the new video for WrongTom Meets Deemas J’s latest single “Superteng”. This is a true dancehall banger taken from the album “In East London”. Check out WrongToms mum making moves in the video too!

Punky Reggae Party

WrongTom is well-known for his love of reggae, his albums with Roots Manuva and Deemas J are proof, if any was ever needed. As well as many many other musical genres, Tom also has a great love for punk music, and for the past few years has been busy, along with cohort Ed Zed, writing the Skank Blog Bologna, uncovering the sounds where punk and reggae collide. Their hard work has now paid off with the release of the new compilation, “Spiky Dread”.
The compilation boasts well-known names such as The Slits and Bad Brains, as well as some lesser known artists and at least one track that has never seen the light of day, until now. The great thing about this compilation is its broad appeal, if you enjoy the more experimental side of late 70’s punk and new wave, or get down to spaced out dub, you will love Spiky Dread, spiky guitars and heavy bass lines. It is a great collection of music that has been to often overlooked.
Check out the teaser, and then order your copy, you will not be disappointed!

Podcast Number 1

Yes yes, here is our very first podcast! (Things can only get better) I wanted to do a radio show, nothing fancy, just playing good tunes that hopefully represent the kind of thing we feature on here. Please have a listen and us know what you think. Just click the hand…

WrongTom Meets Deemas J – In East London

First WrongTom Met Roots Manuva, now WrongTom Meets Deemas J and its only over In East London, cor blimey! Yes that’s right, my man WrongTom has released a brand new album of original tracks, not remixes, with long-term friend and collaborator Deemas J.
I’m sure I remember Deemas MCing to jungle at a Bacchus christmas party in Kingston back in the mid 90’s, but that’s another story.
This long anticipated along does not disappoint, it is classic reggae material from start to finish. If you like old digital sounds, 90’s dancehall, classic dub, you will love this, it’s a must for any reggae fan.
I’m honestly loving everything about this album, from the excellent Tony McDermott artwork, to Tom’s retro yet contemporary production, to Deemas’ top notch vocals. Vocally I can hear hints of Smiley Culture, Daddy Freddy, and Linton Kwesi Johnson in there, it’s amazing that the majority of the vocals were freestyles often done in one take! My knowledge of reggae production is slightly lacking, but this makes me think of classic Prince Jammy records, and the kind of rhythms you would have heard artists like Cutty Ranks toasting over back in the days.

Out now on Tru Thoughts, make sure you grab a copy and also check out the latest installment of the Tru Thoughts podcast, where WrongTom talks through “In East London”, playing track from the album and a selection of tunes that inspired the pair.
Tru Thoughts Podcast

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