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|Deadly Dragon review:
Originally released as a 12" on Delroy Francis' CLAY POT label, this tune has been one of the most heavily sought after piece of digital roots from the 80s...achingly heartfelt tune whose sufferers vibe goes head-to-head with a riddim drenched in heavyweight bass and tuff keyboard stabs.
Park Heights! Reissues!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let us now bow our heads and give a three fisted Brap Brap Brap gun
salute to the golden years of New York City Reggae!!!!!
There was a time in the 80s and 90s when New York City could stand head to head with Kingston as the hottest place for dancehall music....clubs like Q Club, Reggae Lounge, Love People, Biltmore Ballroom ran things at night while during the day Utica Avenue, Fulton and Church was like MUSIC CENTRAL with tons of record stores and labels booming up the big tunes for the people. New York had its own sound and its own artists, and one of the finest spots was the store called PARK HEIGHTS ran by Delroy Francis and his wife Flavia. The two of them ran one of the hottest stores and from early on began producing a slew of unique records both Roots, Digital and dancehall. Delroy had his finger on the pulse of the new digital language of the mid-eighties and combined that heavy production with some of the best underground singers and DJs who were then living in Brooklyn.
Well we are proud to introduce our first set in what will be a long series of Reissues done in collaboration with Delroy Francis and his Park Heights label. These tunes come directly from the original master tapes and were pressed right here in New York in lovely, high quality vinyl! Strictly Limited to 700 pieces