Vintage dancehall music serves as the lifeblood of reggae historians, vinyl collectors, record selectors and soundsystem enthusiasts worldwide, yet you may be hard-pressed to find names like U-Roy and I-Roy listed as influences in the biographies of contemporary American reggae artists or mentioned in their online fan groups.… Read More
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Devin Morrison Interviews Nathan Feinstein.
For our second installment of Two On The Mic, Devin Morrison speaks with Iya Terra founder and frontman Nathan Feinstein. Some years ago Devin’s endorsement of Iya Terra actually played a huge role in getting them some early support tours and looks from other managers and agents in the scene.… Read More
“Learning to Swim,” the track that kicks off the new Skints album album/5UnKQPs5N85SFpXL5v7vF8?si=hblb0Z09R1KTLE0usYv2zw">Swimming Lessons, starts off innocently with a sunny lovers rock feel: a light reggae beat, gentle piano riffs and singer Marcia Richards’ raspy yet cheerful vocals referring back to the swimming lessons of her childhood.… Read More
O‘ahu, Hawai‘i’s The Green will release three tracks on Feb 22 from their forthcoming acoustic album, Black & White, out March 22 via longtime label partner Easy Star Records.
When I heard that The Green would be releasing an acoustic album in 2019, I thought to myself “Finally!”… Read More
“The goal is to write and record the baddest riddims possible and watch Babylon tumble from the weight of pure bass.”
-Maddie Ruthless, NYC, 2018
Over the years, I have had the privilege of interviewing quite a few musicians from within the reggae community and beyond.… Read More
Guest Post by Jay Canter. Jay Canter is the founder of Streetlevel Uprising, a 100% conscious, high energy reggae-rock band based in Lawrence, Kansas.
I first heard about Steel Pulse when I was in high school. My bud Tom and I were in a band together and we were hanging out at his house one day, talking music like always.… Read More
Few labels have the sort of brand recognition affiliated with British imprint Trojan Records. Browse Trojan’s artist list and it’s hard to find a prominent Jamaican artist who’s name isn’t there – and equally easy to discover your next new favorite classic.… Read More