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GAIKA - "Seven Churches For St Jude" (Singles Going Steady)

GAIKA's "Seven Churches For St Jude" is rich and layered, with an Eastern-sounding vocal riff serving as the song's musical centerpiece and lots of synths and programming swirling around everything.

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Major Lazer: Peace Is the Mission

Peace Is the Mission provides the comforting thesis: if peace can be achieved by dancing, this is the album to spin.

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Tradesman and Parly B ft. Adam Prescott: Dubplate Fashion

Referencing the golden age of digital reggae production, Leeds-based producer Tradesman delivers an extremely crisp and deep revision of the classic "Rumours" riddim, bringing its now slightly dated sounds completely up-to-date.

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Roots Manuva: Banana Skank EP

Nice stocking filler by UK's pre-eminent hip-hop artist.

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Wrongtom Meets Deemas J: In East London

Rooted in the past, very much of the here and now Wrongtom and Deemas J produce a great British album.

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CIAfrica: DJ /rupture Presents CIAfrica

Internationally renowned DJ/producer/music writer Jace Clayton, aka DJ /rupture, offers his latest mix album, presenting Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire's hip-hop crew CIAfrica.

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Busy Signal: D.O.B.

By utilizing his unique vocal dexterity to traverse a variety of musical genres, Busy's Signal's D.O.B. is strong argument for his unique talent for aligning word, power, and sound.

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Major Lazer: Lazers Never Die EP

The five-track EP from cartoon dancehall duo Major Lazer is greater than the sum of its parts.

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Poirier: Running High

The remixes of Running High point out that despite Poirier's willingness to experiment with styles bound to the dancefloor, his methods are still terribly limited.

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Cocoa Tea: Reggae Anthology: The Sweet Sound of Cocoa Tea

Two-disc retrospective of one of the most enduring and influential artists in reggae over the last 30 years.

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