Friday, May 20, 2005
1. Blood & Fire
Cover of If Deejay Was Your Trade (March 1994), Blood & Fire’s first release
This reggae label finds, initiates, syncopates and distributes the best music on this side of earth. They do royalties, they do research and they do aesthetics. BAF will introduce you to the best sounds while making it worth your while without you feeling inept. It will challenge your pre-conceived notions about why “Redemption Song” is more about redeeming. The website “board” is one of the original music listserves and is ripe with information that is infallible. These people mean it - so check it. And if you are ever anywhere near their live Soundsystem, it’s guaranteed bliss.