Let Jah music play.

Roly Porter has dropped a 60-minute tribute mix to spiritual sound system legend Jah Shaka and his label for The Vinyl Factory.

Influenced both by the Rastafari faith and the US civil rights movement, Shaka’s name is a nod to 18th century Zulu monarch, King Shaka.

Shaka has been operating his fabled reggae sound system since the ’70s, gaining a dedicated fanbase in many post-punk bands of the era, including The Slits and Public Image Ltd. In 2009, a performance of Shaka was featured in the All Tomorrow’s Parties documentary.

Formerly of dubstep duo Vex’d, Roly Porter released his debut solo album Aftertime in 2011, followed by Life Cycle of a Massive Star in 2013. Porter’s third album, Third Law, was released through Tri Angle last January.

Porter blends artists from Shaka’s label into the mix, including tracks by reggae heroes Max Romeo and Johnny Clarke.

Revisit Roly Porter’s FACT mix from last year.


01. Jah Shaka – ‘Great Day Dub’
02. Jah Shaka – ‘Seven Seals Dub’
03. Jah Shaka ft. Tony Tuff – ‘Give Thanks Dub’
04. Jah Shaka ft. Icho Candy – ‘Revelation Time Dub’
05. Jah Shaka ft. Tony Tuff – ‘How Long’
06. Jah Shaka – ‘How Long Dub’
07. Jah Shaka – ‘Babylon Dub’
08. Johnny Clarke – ‘Babylon’
09. Jah Shaka – ‘Talking Drum Dub’
10. Wicked Man – ‘Ras I’
11. Jah Shaka – ‘Wicked Dub’
12. Twinkle Brothers – ‘New Day’
13. Max Romeo – ‘Fari, Captain of my Ship’
14. Jah Shaka – ‘Just Infatuation Dub’
13. Jah Shaka – ‘Numberless Dub’
14. Jah Shaka – ‘Judgement Dub’
15. Max Romeo – ‘Rich People’



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