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JahYu – Lineage of the Sun (FREE DL!)

A massive album by JahYu (fb, soundcloud)! An excellent blend of oriental vibes, big stepper riddims and just brutal whompathumpawubwub bass. Available for free download via Steppas!

JahYu: the Korean word for ‘freedom’, this is an artist whose music is rooted in the notion of freedom, freedom of sound, freedom of expression, freedom from mind and freedom of the soul. JahYu uses his creative freedom to connect directly with his ancestors and create music that somehow transports the listener through time and space. Oriental flute and string melodies slide effortlessly amongst powerful roots-based dubstep, creating a sound that is unique and full of flavour. This Korean-German producer blends both sides of his heritage, the digital steppers that emerged from Europe in the 1990’s alongside the traditional oriental music of his mother’s homeland, Korea, augmented by a deeper exploration of contemporary bass music. – JahYu-fb

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Dub Dynasty – Thundering Mantis

Dub Dynasty aka Alpha & Omega + Alpha Steppa released this double-LP a couple of months back and it’s been on heavy rotation at Inna Dub Style HQ.

Dub Dynasty aka Alpha & Omega Meets Alpha Steppa’s much anticipated second album. Dub Dynasty’s 2013 debut ‘Unrelenting Force’ received critical acclaim with support from media platforms such as Q Magazine, Mixmag, Wire, BBC and Rinse FM to name a few. Dub Dynasty once again deliver an international line-up featuring vocalists and instrumentalists from around the globe; UK, USA, Zimbabwe, Jamaica, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Suriname. With diverse contributions ranging from the soulful vocals of Wellette Seyon, Cian Finn and Prince David, to the militant chants of N’goni and Ras Tinny, traversing the enchanting flute melodies of Don Fe to the spoken word teachings of internationally recognised spiritual guru Mooji. This album is a musical journey to be experienced both at home and at soundsystem sessions across the globe. –steppas.com

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Frenchtown HiFi vol. 1

FRENCHTOWN HIFI VOL. 1 (DUB versions only) by Chrisfari on Mixcloud

Frenchtown Hifi is a real heavyweight 2CD-release featuring top-notch french dubs by various dubartists like Jacin, Val Dawa, Ackboo and Fu Steps… This mix features the dub versions. The whole set is available on iTunes and on Spotify too.

The productions have a distinctive ‘french’ touch, mostly defined by a roots and dub stepper sound, but are spread out across the whole spectrum, ranging from Ackboo’s heavy “Lef Mi Nuh Babylon” to the mellow and conscious “Rise Up” by Inner Rose. There are also a few digital injections, courtesy of Creation Culture. -wordsoundandpower

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Adam Prescott – Liberation Mix (FREE DL!)

Reggae Roast’s champion selecta and producer Adam Prescott has put together an exclusive mix ahead of the Bristol launch party for ‘Liberation Riddim‘. The third release to come out on Hundred Years.

This nice mix from Adam Prescott features artists like Judah Eskender Tafari, Linval Thompson, Blood Shanti and Kibir La Amlak. It starts off easy rootsy and smoothly moves onto some more serious steppers. Go on, click through for an irie free download!