Saturday, February 27, 2010

"All who gone abroad, remember yard..."

Just a quick update - DKR crew has just returned from an awesome time in Kingston, so we're back to work here in Brooklyn on upcoming releases. In approximately two weeks we will have our next releases, the first round of a multi-part reissue program of tunes from one of our favorite producers, who's work we feel has yet to receive the attention it deserves. We hope to change that, so keep an eye out. The King Kong 12", 14 Karat label 12"s, and Philip Myers 7" are all still available, so get in touch if you would like to place a wholesale order, or check any of the retailers linked on this blog for individual copies. We've also added another name for our works. In thinking about our often-used acronym, we came up with Deeper Knowledge Records as something a little more suited to some of the serious roots music we have in the works. But really, our name is of no concern in light of the many big tunes that are on the way, so thanks for your continued support. I'll end this message with a photo of the mythical CHANNEL 1 studio, circa February 2010. We recently had the pleasure of standing witness to this legendary spot, and we won't soon forget it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010





King Kong - He Was a Friend / Dub // Try Not I / Dub

High quality US pressing.

One of the baddest double-sided late 80s digital twelve-inches from one of our favorite singers, now back on road! King Kong self-produced and released this disco in the UK, with "He Was a Friend" also coming out on seven-inch in JA on the Jah All Mighty label. "He Was a Friend" is an awesome far-east tinged riddim, the lyrics a memorial tribute to the late great Tenor Saw, a spar and friend of King Kong. "Try Not I" is a pure sound killing tune, over a spare but heavy and menacing riddim.

FOR WHOLESALE ORDERING INFORMATION, please email digikillerrecords at gmail dot com. the minimum wholesale order is 15 pieces. For retail/individual sales, please visit any of the online shops linked on this page.

Soundclips are below:

He Was a Friend

He Was a Friend DUB

Try Not I

Try Not I DUB

Monday, February 8, 2010

Junior Militant 7" repress and more...

The Philip Myers 7" has been repressed and should be restocked in some places, and now available in some new places where it was not before. Check the fine retailers linked on this blog if you're looking for a copy. In the grand tradition of many reggae 45's, some copies have a mis-printed label with the credits cut off. Sorry about that! But the tune should mash it up sameway! The first batch of 14 Karat 12"s are sold out for the moment but they will be repressed very soon. Please get in touch if you'd like to place a wholesale order. We have a steady stream of releases planned for the rest of 2010, more big tunes! And be sure to check out our bredren GOLDSHOP's reissue series of killer tunes from NYC's immortal WITTY label. Thanks for all your support. More more more music...