Massive B heats up again with politically conscious anthem, “Babylon Bitch”, voiced by iconic Reggae Dancehall artist Anthony B. The record joins Massive B’s catalogue alongside a wealth of activist led compositions. “Babylon Bitch” arrives at the perfect time as tensions remain high regarding elections in both the… Read More
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San Diego Dub-Reggae group Boostive has just released the music video for their first single “Runnin” after signing with Slightly Stoopid’s label, Stoopid Records. This band’s heavyweight sound has earned them a tour with Lee “Scratch” Perry, collaborations with Matisyahu and performances at California’s most renown festivals.… Read More
As the US reggae scene evolves over time, there are some major forces at play, shaping the scene and helping get this music in front of more people who will love it.
It’s hard to know how to begin talking about a band like Midnite. Even the usually all-encompassing label of “band” feels like an inadequate way to describe the phenomenon of this groundbreaking St. Croix roots unit. So much of the way they operate falls outside of the normal… Read More
NYC, 2am, 1990-something. A Ford Bronco drives through the still bustling streets with its windows down and a bunch of rowdy revelers inside singing loudly along with the blasting reggae music.
I am living while I am living to the father I will pray
Only… Read More
As a young man devouring music in Oahu, Roger Bong was captivated by the native sounds of the islands, from funk to soul, jazz, reggae and more. What began as collecting records eventually became blogging, and some years later Aloha Got Soul (AGS) launched the first and… Read More
Thank you to Carter Van Pelt for contributions to this list.
So many of Jamaica’s foundational artist are no longer here on Earth. All too frequently we read that another legendary singer, musician or producer has passed. When that happens, facebook timelines are flooded with tribute posts and YouTube clips… Read More
For this third edition of “Two On The Mic,” I got on the phone with my very good friend Pachy Garcia, who has recently released an insanely good Dub record entitled “Pachyman In Dub.”
This was a special interview for me and one that I was really happy to do.… Read More