Dub music [insert echo sound effect]. The scene is Jamaica in the late 60’s. Just years after gaining independence from the U.K., this young island nation is experiencing the turbulent transition that often accompanies a change of power of such magnitude.… Read More
I first met Iya Terra in Portland, Oregon, on April 21, 2016.
They were opening for The Movement on the first night of a west coast run together, and their van pulled up to The Goodfoot a few minutes early. Always a good sign.… Read More
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favour fire.
-Robert Frost from “Fire and Ice”
Fire invokes transformation and purification. The Phoenix falling in a ball of flame, only to rise again from the ashes.… Read More
In October 2007, I flew from Washington, DC to California to join Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad on their first ever West Coast tour. Two of the shows were with a band I had never heard of before named The Simpkin Project, from Huntington Beach, CA.… Read More
Red Ninja – Live Set. This Is Music For Your Meditation
It’s not often that the music styles of old find renewed life through generations of singers; sometimes, though, our ears are blessed by something deeper than the edits that time forces upon art forms, something pure and resonant that has a lasting impression.… Read More