Tags Archives: reggae

March 4, 2017

While there is a lot of shot on video movies coming out of Jamaica these days there are not too many “pro” looking movies with decent production values. This 22 minute short looks very polished though. I’m not going to blabber away, just  More...

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...

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...

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...

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...

In recent years there has been an strong retro trend in music and among the leaders of this movement is the New Jersey label “Daptone Records” who does soul and funk the old fashioned way it used to be made, organic and with real instruments. This is   More...

I gotta admit, i don’t claim myself as the biggest Toots fan in the world, I do like him and his music, got some of his songs on compilations(and even his Funky Kingston album) but I’ve never been one of the huge fans. This documentary revea  More...

German Reggae? I know it sounds like a joke to those not familiar with the scene but in recent years there has been quite an explosion of Reggae acts all over Europe that is every bit as authentic and sounding just as good as anything coming out of Jamaic  More...