Next up we have a Dubby mix.  Music is the answer folks.


Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks and The Light of Saba

The “Light of Saba” is a compilation of the work of Jamaican saxophonist Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks and his collective, The Light of Saba.

Originally cutting sides in the 1960s at Studio One, Cedric Brooks ended up studying music in Philadelphia in 1968 and this resulted in a major artistic and personal turning point as he enrolled at the esteemed Combs College of Music.  Brooks’ musical and philosophical horizons expanded through meeting saxophonist Sonny Rollins, avant-garde vocalist Leon Thomas and members of Sun Ra’s outer-worldly Arkestra.

When Brooks returned to Jamaica in 1970 he began recording at Studio One making an instant impact on Burning Spear’s Door Peep.  Brooks recorded some forceful instrumentals under the name Im & David with the trumpeter David Madden.  His determination to start an afrocentric group that would explore Jamaica’s rich musical traditions and the Rastafari faith resulted in the formation of the Mystics along with Madden and their aim was to push the boundaries of jazz-influenced reggae.

The group was renamed Light of Saba in 1974 and the eponymous album that soon surfaced was a complex stew of instrumental reggae jazz with African rhythmic underpinnings.  The “Light of Saba” is a superb compilation of tracks from the Light Of Saba, which was basically a loose conglomerate of musicians centred around saxophonist Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks and trombonist Calvin ‘Bubbles’ Cameron.

For Spring/Summer 2020 Satta have taken influence from the artwork featured on the 1974 album for their Washed Black Light of Satta Tee.

Available to purchase here-

Washed Black Light of Satta Tee

Paris. Jan 2020

A sneak peak at some things to come for AW20.

Vaughan Oliver

It was sad news to hear that Vaughan Oliver passed away yesterday.  Oliver was a graphic designer known for his record covers and he was the in-house designer for 4AD.

His most famous 4AD designs include Doolittle and Surfer Rosa by Pixies, Treasure by Cocteau Twins and The Drift by Scott Walker.

60 from The Social

Ballyhackamore Social Club – 10 tracks from each of the residents.

Next up is the Boxing Night party with us warming up for Rodger, Jordan and Black Bones.

Christmas Shipping and Returns

Last dates for Christmas Shipping are

UK – Monday 23rd December

Europe – Friday 20th December

Rest of world – 19th December.

Our returns period for Christmas orders is extended to Friday January 10th, 2020.

James Massiah – Natural Born Killers

James Massiah is a poet and musician from South London and this EP is superb.


Soulland Over/Out

The new Over/Out collection by Soulland focuses around managing internal waste.  As with all clothing companies, they found that there was left over fabric rolls after every season and it had no use so they decided to up-cycle the fabric to produce a distinct and ethical capsule collection.

No additional fabrics have been purchased, transported or manufactured in the production of the Over/Out collection.⁠

The Trey Over Shirt is made up from a variety of differing fabrics and focuses on variations of orange, red and pink tones and original Soulland prints.

Available to purchase here-

Multi Trey Over Shirt