Author Archives: krikon

In a sonic landscape full of sex, violence and an ever growing influence of American gangstarap (I love quality gangstarap but I’m against Jamaican music trying to emulate it) it’s re-assuring we got a new generation of Rasta prophets who int  More...

I where never huge on 45’s and 10″ or 12″ singles. I feel they’re for dj’s and as a regular fan these formats are too inconvenient. I don’t want to get up and change side or disc after every tune. There is however no d  More...

It’s quite amazing when you think of it, the impact that Jamaica has had on it’s former colonial master and the rest of the world. The seeds of this un-proportional influence was sown in the 50ies and 60ies when the Jamaican immigration to the  More...

These days Reggae is very much international and one place where it’s very popular is in the “Virgin Islands” and especially on “St.Croix” an island who has made Reggae very much their own. It’s not like they have just   More...

Im not a fan of Radio, it has potential to introduce folks to great music and artists they have not heard, yet they ruined it by just playing top-40 junk. There’s always the exception though. The first time i heard “Peter Hunningale” wa  More...

October 30, 2016

This could be the next big Reggae book to be published, the photo’s in the preview shows a bunch of “flower power” like images that seem to be more “Haight Ashbury/San Fransico” than “Kingston/Jamaica” so that is   More...

While being one of the most musical places on earth with more talent than anywhere else Jamaica is also a poor country. A lot of people can not afford purchasing instruments, paying for tuition etc… This has lead to traditional bands not being that   More...

Limonious was not the only skilled illustrator who specialized in doing cover art for Reggae albums (i just love Jamal Peete’s paintings) but he is by far the most prolific and important of the handful that exists. The sheer number of covers alone m  More...

For the longest, artist “I-Kong” was one of Roots Reggae’s “best kept secrets”, he released an obscure album in the 70 ies that went for ridiculous sums (the few times it popped up) on Ebay and was only known by the hardcore   More...

October 16, 2016

There is an new generation of Roots artists emerging out of Jamaica making sure the Roots Reggae scene and voice of Jah will not die when put against slackness, sex and an increasingly gangstafied Jamaican dancehall scene. Among the elite of these artis  More...