• Brooklyn in Dub: Ten essential releases from Dub-Stuy Records

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  • Behind the Label: Bent Backs Records

    From Rennes to Brooklyn: champions of the digital revival

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  • Babylon Falling

    Tracing the relationship between sound systems and protest movements

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Brooklyn in Dub: Ten essential releases from Dub-Stuy Records

With over 30 vinyl releases from a diverse roster of globally-known musicians and local NYC talent, the affiliated record label has grown into an internationally recognized home for sound system music, connecting the dots between Jamaican dub, hip-hop and bass music with an emphasis on emerging US based artists.

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Behind The Label: Scotch Bonnet Records

Behind The Label explores the many record labels in the global sound system community and the stories behind them. Big and small, everyone has a story about the music they love; Our second installment is a short interview with Doug Paine of Scotch Bonnet Records, of Mungo’s Hi-Fi. Founded in 2000 out of Glasgow, Scotland, the sound system and label have achieved international success and acclaim, working with a multitude of legendary Jamaican artists including Johnny Osbourne and Sugar Minott and releasing dozens of records. Paine sat down to discuss the story behind the label’s iconic image, and the meaning behind it.

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Behind The Label: Bent Backs Records

Behind The Label explores the many record labels in the global sound system community and the stories behind them. Big and small, everyone has a story about the music they love; Our first installment is an interview with Lo Gautier of Bent Backs Records, the label behind Jonny Go Figure's 2019 smash hit "Vinyl Lover." Starting in 2009 as a sound system crew in the city of Rennes, France, Bent Backs since relocated to New York, turning into a fully fledged record label championing the 80s digital reggae revival sound.

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