Bass player and songwriter for Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, James feels, plays and lives the music. Lucky for us he also has the knack for remembering what happened and writing it down in his own voice.
Reggae music is a powerful resource the world can depend on. “Through times of sorrow and celebration”, we turn to music. We turn to dancehall, ska, jungle, hip hop, Cali reggae, Hawaii reggae, dub, punk etc – but we are learning, in fact, that this world gazes and gathers in… Read More
I’ve only had so many ocean encounters in my life. One particularly memorable experience found me with a snorkel, mask, and flippers, coasting over a very shallow coral reef. If I just let myself float, the waves would carry me intensely over canyons of wild and beautiful reef,… Read More
Reggae music entered into the scene right on time. Not a moment too late, but always on the edge of the next generation. Still in its infancy in the context of its greatness, we have now had some decades to reflect on and see seeds of Reggae music and… Read More
Showcase Vol. 1, by Lone Ark meets The 18th Parallel, was released through Fruits Records September 3rd, 2021 on LP, CD, and digital.
Good God. So much history of reggae’s sound and goodness packed into six tunes and their five dub counterparts that it will bounce right back outta your… Read More
In the middle of summer 2021, Zion I Kings came through striking hot with the release of the “Mash Down Riddim” to the masses. Forever honoring the legacy of His Excellency Haile Selassie I, “Mash Down Riddim” is the 9th riddim to come from this heavy modern reggae production team/trio… Read More