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First Listen: JonQuan & Carlton Livingston – “Accidental Badman”

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The extended lockdown that most of the nation endured due to the COVID-19 pandemic created a serious amount of angst for people. Beyond the tragedy at the heart of the matter, our lives were severely diminished as we had to limit interactions with friends and family, often cancelling meaningful events, celebrations of milestones and other social gatherings that we all enjoy.… Read More

Vinyl Giveaway: Alborosie “Back A Yard Dub” 12-inch Vinyl LP

Win a copy of Alborosie’s Back-A-Yard Dub vinyl LP, courtesy of VP Records and The Reggae PodClash. The album is a strictly instrumental dub mix of the acclaimed Wailing Souls album Back-A-Yard, which he produced last year. Back-A-Yard Dub features a rhythm section anchored by Roots Radics bassist Errol ‘Flabba’ Holt and recorded at Alborosie’s Shengen Studio in Kingston, Jamaica.… Read More

Soundtrack of 2020

As 2020 comes to a close we reflect on who we are as a community through the lens of what we know best: music. Rather than our favorite new releases of the year, we’re sharing the music we’ve actually been listening to, regardless of when it was released.… Read More

Reggae Release Radar Archive

Reggae Release Radar started back in October of 2020. It is an ever-evolving weekly list of new reggae releases (albums/singles/EP’s) from independent artists and prominent labels alike. RRR is open to all artists regardless of size or status and provides an opportunity for up-and-coming artists to be included alongside globally recognized headliners.… Read More


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