Various | Nowhere Like Here: Love Songs From The Caribbean & Diaspora



Avalanche – Your Love is Such a Good Thing

Paul Thompson – Can I Take You Home?

Keith Robinson – Keep On Dancing

Ras Ibuna – Black Beauty (LP Version)

Warp Speed – Take It To The Night

Majority – Caroline

Keith Robinson – Never Let Go

Burning Flames – Can't Let Go

Emotional Rescue rather than a straight reissue of an (obscure) classic or a collection of music by an artist or label, here presented is a compilation of various artists cantered around a sound and movement - reggae-tinged music and how it influenced and spread from the Caribbean and diaspora.

This is not a "Lovers Rock Hits" of some, but a left-of-centre versioning, spread across Double Pack and cut loud for DJ play, something most will not have heard before and all the better for it.

Drawn from the off kilter digging of archivist, DJ and collector Bruno (, Nowhere Like Here is not a follow up, but a sideways accompaniment, to his recent and already cult like 'Perfect Motion' collection of left field pop and new wave, recently self-released with Flo Dill (NTS).

A treasure trove of lo-fi and often pop inspired reggae cuts, mixing heartfelt Lovers Rocks style paeans and quirky private press oddities, all guaranteed to 'make-a-move and tap', these are, in the main ridiculously rare or impossible to find "alternative" bombs, that are just as sound system rocking and massive bass line quaking showcases of the enduring legacy of this Jamaican music phenomenon. Musical, simply produced, but with intelligible and uplifting optimism that is just superlatively catchy.

While Paul Thompson's 'Can I Take You Home' and Ras Ibuna's 'Black Beauty' are more straight-ahead Lover's style cuts, there is the parallel dance pop "private pressing" vibrations of the two Keith Robinson songs and Majority's 'Caroline' included - all part of a thread; a "joining the dots" a warmth the whole album exudes.

Regular price £24.75

Tags: 2xlp, Avalanche, Burning flames, Dub, Emotional rescue, Keith robinson, Majority, Ras ibuna, Reggae, Reggae-pop, Thompson, Warp speed

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