I’ve been a fan of Pressure since the first time I heard him on the tune “Jah In Dem,” a collaboration with Vaughn Benjamin (Midnite/Akae Beka) from the 2003 Midnite Branch-I album Geoman. Shortly after, I saw him perform live at Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (2005 I believe?)… Read More
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“Savanna” is the new single from Jamaican-Canadian artist Jonathan Emile, off his upcoming album Spaces-In-Between (January 24 – Mindpeacelove / Tuff Gong International). The single drops this Friday.
Based in Montreal, Emile is a rapper, singer, producer, activist, and cancer survivor. … Read More
The American reggae community continues to grow, with talented new artists sprouting up in many communities throughout the United States. California and Florida have always led the pack when it comes to the number of bands and strength of the fanbase, probably due to the… Read More
Kingston, Jamaica’s Abby Dallas drops her new single “Rude Boy Lovin’” tomorrow (August 9) on Ineffable / Nebilus Records. “The song is about love and female empowerment. The female in the song is not afraid to say what she wants and how she wants to… Read More
One of my favorite aspects of the progressive roots scene is the fraternal sense of community that is not only evident amongst fans, but also shared amongst the artists themselves. One of the ways that this endearing characteristic surfaces on what has become a regular basis are artist… Read More
HEAR ME NOW! Miami Cumbia-Dub Rockers Locos Por Juana are coming cool and correct in their new release “Children of the Light.” Celebrating reggae’s tradition of versions, this Grammy-nominated fusion group is playing on the Simply Red familiar favorite “Holding Back The Years” all the while tapping… Read More