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Record of the Month
"A You Me Love" - Dillinger
Carlton Patterson's Black and White label gave us some of the most memorable reggae and early dancehall records of the 1970s. The one word that always comes to mind when describing Patterson's productions – and their heavy King Tubby dub mixes – is "crisp". Here, Dillinger delivers an idiosyncratic toast over the crisp "Not Responsible" rhythm, delivering a righteous sermon about Rasta matters before chatting more playfully about the object of his affection. A note about the autograph: when I met Dillinger, he said "A you name Mick, right? Like Mick Jagger! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!" He then proceeded to sign all of my records "To Jagger from Dillinger".
Bass Culture: Reggae and beyond. Tune into deep, dubwise vibes from all over the map. Classic roots reggae, super bad soul and funk, crucial Afrobeat, dub from outer space – the musical compass points in many directions. Mick Sleeper has a big record collection, and he wants to share it with you.
February 1: Black and White
Carlton Patterson's Black and White label gave us both quantity and quality, with a string of crisp singles and discomixes in the 1970s. Mick Sleeper selects his favourite Black and White records.
March 7: Heartical
The French sound system and record label Heartical has given us some of the best modern roots reggae of the past decade. Tune in to hear some of the very best tunes from this crucial record label.