Living HeART: 25 Years of Xterminator Records

February 20, 2014

Intro by Jesse Serwer, Words by Kareem Burrellโ€”


This year marks the 25th anniversary of Xterminator, the reggae and dancehall label founded by Philip “Fattis” Burrell. In celebration of this milestone and the late producer (who passed away in 2012), Fattis’ son Kareem Burrell has organizedย Living HeART, a compilation collecting unreleased productions from his father, and new tracks he’s produced for core Xterminator artists like Beres Hammond. The project is out March 11 via XTM.Nation, as the label is now known under the direction of Kareem.

Pre-orderย Living HeART here, and preview tracks from from Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Pressure Busspipe and Jahman featuring Jesse Royal.

In light of the 25-year milestone and Living HeART, we asked Kareem to share his picks for his favorite classic productions from the Xterminator catalog. Click through for stories behind some of the label’s signature releases, plus rare and exclusive photos courtesy of the Burrell family.