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Reggae

JTQ_sleeve_ Well, it’s been a while but we have a new album release on 2nd October. It’s the 1982 Dillinger LP “Join The Queue”, an excellent but seemingly little-known work which was originally released on the Oak Sound label in the same year as the seminal 12″ single “Five Man Army” which we reissued last year. For some reason the album seemed to disappear off the radar and is not particularly well known today. But it deserves to be heard by a wider audience as it’s on a par with Dillinger’s best work, and interestingly it captures the transition from the older Seventies roots style to the newer dancehall rhythms epitomised by the then in-demand studio outfit Roots Radics who contribute five of the rhythms on the album. The other five come courtesy of Lloyd Parks’s We The People Band and all are original recordings made specifically for this album.

Dillinger himself is in sparkling form throughout, throwing down fresh and original lyrics ranging from the playful to the boastful (”Dillinger The People’s Choice”) to the downright rootical on such tunes as ‘Please Officer’ and ‘Rub A Dub Anthem’ which features some highly idiosyncratic vocalising. He even manages to slip in a bit of authentic yodelling on ‘Duddle Oley’, something not heard too often on a reggae record.

The album will be on limited edition vinyl and download only.

AVAILABLE ON PRE-ORDER FROM 25TH SEPTEMBER. DON’T MISS OUT!

Half-Price Christmas Sale! 3 Days Only.

by Bob Harding on 8 December 2014

It’s that time of the year again so we’re having a Half Price Christmas Sale, running from 10am on Tuesday 9th December to 10am on Friday 12th December (all times GMT). So why not check out these genuine 50% reductions on all our Vinyl and CD releases.

Grab that last-minute Christmas gift for half the normal price!

Vinyl LPNormal Price £12.99SALE PRICE £6.49
CD AlbumNormal Price £7.99SALE PRICE £3.99
Vinyl 12″ SingleNormal Price £7.99SALE PRICE £3.99
All items revert to their original price once the sale is over.

Have yourself an Irie little Christmas!

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THREE DAY HALF-PRICE SALE

09 / 10 / 11 DECEMBER



The debut release on brand new label Horus Records, a double A-side 7″ single featuring “Riddim Box Dub” by Stally & The Breadwinners and “Soul Groove” by Skinshape has sold out of its one and only pressing of 500 copies. Well, almost sold out, because we at King Spinna still have the last few remaining copies. So if you don’t want to miss out on this little gem of a record order now! First come, first served.

We’re also making the two tracks available for download in MP3 and FLAC formats.

The 7″ vinyl is priced at £4.99. Downloads cost just 59 pence per track for MP3 and 75 pence per track for FLAC.

Find out more about Horus Records on Facebook.

The Breadwinners / Skinshape – Horus Records

by Bob Harding on 25 November 2013

HorusRecords HRD-101 This is the first release from new label Horus Records. Hailing from Dorset and Hampshire, we are two young guys totally devoted to the music we love. As enthusiastic listeners and performers of music, we felt it our responsibility to release some of the material we have been exposed to, music that we feel deserves to be heard by a wider audience. In this first release [click to continue…]
Our new release “Good News” by Bunny Lee & Friends is available on CD for pre-order now. If you choose to pre-order the CD it will be shipped on 20th May, a week ahead of the official release date. Orders received after 20th May will be shipped immediately.

Bunny Lee and Friends – Good News

by admin on 13 May 2013

KSPCD003 Bunny Lee and Friends - Good NewsAfter two heavyweight dub excursions, firstly from Bunny Lee & The Agrovators and then from The Breadwinners, King Spinna’s third release is an all-singing affair. In fact it was suggested by Bunny Lee himself – “Why you don’t put out the vocals?” [click to continue…]
King Spinna’s third release “Good News” by Bunny Lee & Friends will be available from 27 May. After two heavyweight dub excursions from The Agrovators and The Breadwinners, this one is an all-singing affair. In fact it’s the companion vocal volume to our first release “Dub Will Change Your Mind” and the tracks are sequenced in exactly the same order. Spanning the years 1975 to 1978 it features singers who were already music industry veterans at the time such as Jackie Edwards, Derrick Morgan and Owen Gray alongside more contempory artists such as Cornell Campbell, Ronnie Davis, Johnny Clarke, John Holt, Joy White and Leroy Smart.

This release is CD and download only; a future release on vinyl is a possibility subject to demand. There will be more information on this release soon so watch this space!
Once again The Breadwinners will be opening the show for the legendary Lee Scratch Perry at Band On The Wall on 18th & 19th February, featuring:

City Culture – Vocals
KT – Trumpet
Stally – Sax

And of course Alan “Breadwinner” Redfern at the controls!

The Breadwinners will be performing tracks from their recently-released debut album “Dubs Unlimited” (plus lots of tracks that aren’t on the album). So if you’ve got tickets for the show please come early and don’t miss this unique Live Dub experience!

The “Dubs Unlimited” LP and CD will also be on sale in the venue at a price you won’t find in the shops or online!

Reviews & Comments on “Dubs Unlimited”

by Bob Harding on 13 December 2012

We’re beginning to get some nice reviews and comments on The Breadwinners’ “Dubs Unlimited”. Here’s a a little taste:
“It is Perry’s classic late seventies Black Ark sound that is most lovingly homaged here. Though Studio One, Pablo and the Radics also resonate. All is married to a sense of melody often absent in contemporary dub.”
Dub Vendor website

Read the full review here.
“Dubs Unlimited is swamped with deep and easy rocking bass lines and pays tribute to old school recording techniques and is an all analogue album, which creates a warm, almost soothing, sound.”
Erik Magni, Reggaemani Blog
Read the full review here.


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“From the opening track “The Breadwinner” there’s a confidence and conviction that’s rare in most new dub sounds. An impressive debut.”
Steve Barker, The Wire, January 2013
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“Everything from the artwork to the tip-top mastering by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London makes for the most immersive, warmly gratifying listen. Big up! Recommended.”
Conor Thomas, Boomkat

Read the full review here.

The Breadwinners – Dubs Unlimited

by admin on 27 November 2012

The Breadwinners Dubs UnlimitedSO HERE IT IS!

THE DEFINITIVE EDITION OF THE BRILLIANT DEBUT ALBUM BY THE BREADWINNERS! THIS CD EDITION INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE DISCOMIX FEATURING THE LEGENDARY BIG YOUTH! !
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