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Date set for Midlands Roots Explosion Volume One

Reggae Archive Records is shining the spotlight on some of Birmingham’s reggae acts with the release of The Midlands Roots Explosion Volume One later this summer.

The album will be released on 29 June, available on high quality double vinyl in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, on CD and as a digital download.

The new record is the first in a series of compilations that hope to showcase some of the unreleased, forgotten and barely known musical gems from what was such a vibrant scene.

It's only appropriate that the first volume leads off with the band that put both Handsworth and Birmingham on the musical map, STEEL PULSE, with the band's first release from 1976, “Kibudu – Mansatta - Abuku”.

Other highlights include chart toppers MUSICAL YOUTH, Wolverhampton's CAPITAL LETTERS, Leicester's GROUNDATION and Birmingham bands BLACK SYMBOL, IGANDA and ECLIPSE, among many others.

Pre-order the album now: