Review: Those with a love of reggae should be familiar with the work of Winston Reedy - after all, he's been offering up singles and albums since the early 1970s. His latest album sees him join forces with the Inn House Crew, a specially created band of legendary Jamaican players, to deliver a slick, super-sweet selection of soulful reggae covers and original tracks. Reedy's voice is superb - emotive, rich and soothing - while the backing tracks are warm, sunny and groovy, sitting somewhere between classic 1970s reggae and the digital style that has dominated since the 1980s. It all adds up to a hugely enjoyable and entertaining set that's as summery and smile-inducing as they come.
Review: Tapper Zukie is a legendary deejay and producer who ran his own label Stars and was a regular on the likes of Virgin. "X Is Wrong" offers up plenty of digital only material that has never been on vinyl before and is an essential addition to your shelves as a result. It finds the Jamaican icon laying down some fresh rhythms while exploring notions of love, the bible, jah, rastafarianism and much more. The beats roll hard, with plenty of contemporary studio effects and instrumental lines embellishing each one with an original edge.