Lee Scratch Perry – Studio Black Ark (1977)

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“Riddim from the ghetto, lyrics from the streets.” That’s how Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry described reggae. Here he is producing from his Kingston, Jamaica studio in 1977. Watch the full video after the jump.

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Equiknoxx – Last of the Mohicans

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Jamaican music production duo Bobby Blackbird & Gavsborg (image via the artist)

Jamaican-based dancehall music group Equiknoxx Bird Sound Power is one of Boomkat’s albums of the year, which the site describes as “a paradox, utterly fwd but classic, and with as much potential to turn new heads onto current JA sounds as Mowax’s Now Thing set back in 2001.”

While most of the tracks were recorded this year, the oldest riddim goes as far back as 2009. Wicked, next-level stuff at any age.

Favorite tracks: Last of the Mohicans, Timebird, Someone Flagged It Up