The Archives is Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation’s prot?g? band. Their self-titled debut LP is a rich mosaic of Jamaican musical styles. As the all-star band moves artfully from roots, dancehall and rockstaedy, Hilton’s signature production touch re-defines what is possible for modern reggae.
The Black Seeds – New Zealand’s reggae-soul heavyweights – return with their new studio album. The multi-platinum selling band follows up on 2009′s Sold Ground by going even further into funk, soul, afrobeat and reggae sonic experimentation.
Easy Star is also reissuing the Black Seeds’ back catalog including two titles that have never been available on CD in the US before.
‘…remarkable ability to create modern masterpieces reflecting psychedelic edge’ – Inside World Music
10 Ft. Ganja Plant comes back with a vengeance. Two years after releasing their critically acclaimed album Bush Rock and a year removed from dropping 10 Deadly Shots, the ‘Plant is back stronger and with their deep in the pocket roots sound in full effect. The ‘Plant were thrilled to collaborate with reggae legends Prince Jazzbo & Sylford Walker, each dropping two vocal gems, while Meditations great Winston Watson kindly provided additional harmonies throughout. Pulling out all the stops, ‘Shake Up The Place’ was flown first class to the UK and mastered by Blood & Fire veteran mastering engineer Kevin Metcalfe. The sound is 70′s exquisite.