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First Listen Premiere: ANORA -“Mama”

Southern California is home to a countless number of musicians, but if there is one in particular you need to know about, it is ANORA. You may already be familiar with her through the collaborations she has done with Stick Figure and HIRIE, but if not, allow me… Read More

Unsung Heroes: Chris “Peanut” Whitley

When I first started learning keyboards as a teenager, I would hear stories from other musicians about this great keyboard player named “Peanut” who lives in Virginia and has played for all the reggae greats. Through the years, I heard the music he produced with singers, and would… Read More

Album Showcase: SunDub – “Spirits Eat Music”

Bump up your speakers and make you believers in good vibes again

                                              — SunDub “Jump and Dance”

Last week, Brooklyn-based SunDub released a reggae masterpiece. Titled Spirits Eat Music, like the lyrical excerpt above says, this collection of pure reggae perfection will brighten moods, kindle consciousness and prompt boogie.  As… Read More

Unsung Heroes: Amani Smith

In the late eighties and early nineties, if you wanted reggae music, it was probably coming from RAS Records, straight out of Washington D.C. They had a mail order catalog (pre-internet) and were the publisher for a lot of the famous acts coming out of Jamaica at the time.… Read More