Jstar News

JSTAR IS BACK! BRAND NEW 7″ with DUBMATIX – “SCENARIO”

JSTAR IS BACK! BRAND NEW 7″ with DUBMATIX  – “SCENARIO”

After a pandemic hiatus of studio shutdowns, things falling apart , then being put together again, and now, er, falling apart again, the classic Jstar 7″ is back! (rare Jstar 7″ can be found here) This time it’s a collaboration with most excellent Canadian reggae producer, Dubmatix. It’s a remix of Tribe’s gamechanging hip-hop classic,… Read More

JSTAR: Selectors Choice Mix for Greensleeves Records

JSTAR: Selectors Choice Mix for Greensleeves Records

When I was growing up and buying records, one of the stand out labels was Greensleeves. Second hand shops would be full of either distinctive green and yellow 12″ sleeves or a design with a huge comic strip style sound system party going on. New releases were coming out and brighter riddim albums appeared, as… Read More

Jstar  – Mr. Soundproof SM Radio Show 2022 (Unreleased)

Jstar – Mr. Soundproof SM Radio Show 2022 (Unreleased)

In Summer 2021 I created this very cool mix for Mr. Soundproof on “Soul messin Radio ” www.smradio.org I never heard back from the station, and now enough time has elapsed to let me upload this! hopefully the station is doing well, perhaps there is a story there somewhere… As this starts with a Red… Read More

SPACE DUB BLUES HIP HOP

SPACE DUB BLUES HIP HOP

    Canadian blues bashers, ‘Satellite & the Harpoonist’ get a solid Jstar space dub remix! More Jstar gold on spotify here –   https://soundcloud.com/jstar-1 https://jstarmusic.bandcamp.com/ Read More

Jstar goes totally Balkan Again – with Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra

Jstar goes totally Balkan Again – with Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra

After the success of my “Balkan Reggae” remix, Asphalt Tango Records have asked me to do another remix. Now I don’t really have a large knowledge of Balkan, Gypsy, Sinti, Klezmer and other music in a similar style but I have really enjoyed some nights out listening to this music. Džambo Aguševi Orchestra are megastars… Read More

Jstar’s Spring Clean Seven Inch Selection at Mixcloud

In news this week, I have gotten off the sofa and done a spring clean of the house and my record collection, before it gets shipped to New Zealand shortly. Here’s the first of a few mixes coming your way from that vinyl goodness. A Spring Clean for your ears in a world of 3… Read More

Dem Nah Ready  -Jstar meets Max RubaDub

Dem Nah Ready -Jstar meets Max RubaDub

In more shocking news this week, Jstar released a new record! (ok there are 4 other releases this month , but we are talking VINYL here!) This time it’s a collaboration with Swiss producer Max RubaDub featuring Crosby Bolani rocking the microphone skills. It’s a soundboy slayer! David Rodigan and Don Letts have played it… Read More

I have a new record out. WARRIOR EP.

I have a new record out. WARRIOR EP.

Big thanks to all the support we’ve had for this release – the guys at Monkeyboxing, 45Live , and all at you buyers at Juno who already made it number 1 on the reggae/ dancehall charts Main vocal on the A-side comes courtesy of Dark Angel aka Mowty Mahlyka, who is well heartstrong, uncompromising and… Read More

A release for Grenfell – Babylon Children EP

A release for Grenfell – Babylon Children EP

I lived in West London almost all my life, and it won’t have gone unnoticed across the world the terrible tragedy that occurred in that area at Grenfell Tower in June 2017. One of my favourite tracks growing up, and becoming immersed in reggae, was the Aswad live version of “African Children” performed at Meanwhile… Read More

TACK>>HEAD / Jstar official remixes

TACK>>HEAD / Jstar official remixes

So I’ve been asked to do something a little different and remix some Tack>>Head tracks for Echo-Beach Records. Tack>>head were a band active from 1987 – mid 1990’s consisting of Doug Wimbish (bass), Keith Leblanc (percussion) and Skip McDonald (guitar – aka Little Axe) ; they all played on lots of pioneering Sugarhill Records amongst… Read More

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