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The Breadwinners

New King Spinna T-shirts

by Bob Harding on 18 September 2015

We’ve just launched a wicked range of exclusive King Spinna T-shirts, available in both men’s and women’s styles with a wide variety of colours to choose from.

King Spinna T-shirts Click here to see the full range…

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!



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.
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.

Steve Barker’s Top Ten

“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!

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Check out the 15-minute preview of this superb album on the KingSpinnaRecords YouTube channel here. The album will be released on 12 December 2012 and will be available on all formats – LP, CD, MP3 and FLAC. Just to avoid any confusion this is NOT the same as the CD-R album of the same name which we are already selling on this site. The King Spinna release contains all the same tracks as the CD-R but these are brand new mixes with many new overdubs (horns, harmonica etc.), all mixed to quarter-inch analogue tape and professionally mastered by the man with “the best ears in the universe” Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London. The CD, MP3 and FLAC issues of the album include a bonus track “Joy [Discomix]” featuring the legendary Big Youth, but due to time constraints this track does not appear on the LP. Nevertheless, the LP edition is a real treat for vinyl fans – it’s that rare beast, the Triple A “All Analogue Album”, recorded on analogue multitrack, mixed to quarter inch analogue tape and cut direct to the lathe – not a ProTool in sight!

The LP and CD issues of the album will soon be available for pre-order on our website.

More news on this release coming soon so stay tuned!

Check out more mixes by The Breadwinners on the Bakery Studio’s YouTube channel

Dom’s critically-acclaimed new restaurant SoLIta takes to the street this Sunday 26 August with a feast of rootical entertainment. Be sure to get there early because you won’t want to miss the opening DJ set from The Breadwinners. Al’s going to drop something extra special – fi real!

Full line-up is as follows:

12.00 – 1.00 Breadwinners DJ set classic Jamaican reggae
1.00 – 1.30 Ellie Crips live soul
1.30 – 3.30 Gareth Brooks XFM raggamuffin block party & host
3.30 – 4.30 Hotmilk Jamaican dance floor classics
4.30- 5.30 Clique DJ house, electro & soul
5.30 – 6.00 Urban Voice Gospel Choir
6.00 – 7.00 Ciaran Griffith aka Mickey Maguire from shameless, soul & bashment
7.00 – 7.30 Dom Blood and Fire aka Kingspinna, roots reggae
7.30 – 9.00 Irfan Rainy & DJ Freddie Neal, Deep Soulful House

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by Bob Harding on 1 July 2012

We recently had the honour and the privilege of welcoming the legendary Big Youth to the Bakery studio where he voiced a couple of Breadwinners rhythms exclusively for King Spinna. He travelled up from London specifically for the session – what a gentleman! So here’s a bit of footage from the studio – the two Big Youth tunes “By The Sweat Of Your Brow” and “Joy” are not mixed in any way shape or fashion – the audio is simply a feed directly from the desk to the video camera while Big Youth was laying down his vocals. The third track “Joyful Dub” is Al doing what Al does best – live dub mixing! Enjoy.
King Spinna Records is proud and privileged to offer The Breadwinners’ debut CD for sale on our website. Coming live and direct from the Bakery studio in Stockport this 14-track album features strictly old school dubwise mixes in a style very reminiscent of the famed Black Ark studio in Kingston, JA. No laptops were harmed during the making of this album as the music was created entirely by REAL musicians playing REAL instruments, recorded and mixed on analogue tape. Click here for more info and to buy now!