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First Listen: Of Good Nature – Good Life

Reggae has always been a genre that lends itself to crossover, particularly in the US. Many of America’s favorite reggae acts have some degree of musical fusion that occurs, be it bands like Sublime with their distinct blend of ska, punk and reggae, or 311 with their more compositional… Read More

First Listen: Artikal Sound System – Come On Over

The lead vocals of Logan Rex immediately hook the listener on the latest single from Artikal Sound System, “Come On Over.” Sparse guitar and keys tastefully backup this intro verse before the full band drops the riddim on this energetic new track from their upcoming album Time, available December 7.… Read… Read More

First Listen: NomaD – Grown Tingz (feat. HIRIE)

There are a lot of paths through the music industry—performer, producer, management, merchandising—and some individuals find themselves filling many of those roles throughout their career. With a Grammy on the shelf, and seven other nominations to boot, Damon Elliott a.k.a. NomaD approaches his debut release Grown Tingz, out September 28, with… Read More