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
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I was a casual reggae fan in high school. It wasn’t until college that I got more actively interested in and passionate about reggae music. At some point during my lengthy stay at University of Delaware, I became friends with a grad student named Louie White.… Read… Read More
The music video for the single Push On Thru features a 1993 Saab 900 cruising on snowy rural roads in the New Zealand countryside. Listen to album + watch.
I could relate to the way the video showed winter’s sky, farm animals on dirt roads, and music blasting out rolled… Read More
Last June I listened to this 2001 album from the German band SEEED for 3 hours straight while driving home from Bonnaroo. I am happy to present ‘New Dubby Conquerors’ from SEEED as our #ThrowbackThursday album of the week.
Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister receive credit as being the pioneers of Downtempo music.
In 1996, as part of its ongoing DJ-Kicks series, Berlin based label !K7 put out what was to become one of their best known albums- DJ-Kicks: Kruder & Dorfmeister.… Read More
I discovered Reggae Regular’s 1984 album Ghetto Rock at Deep Groove in Richmond, VA.
Ghetto Rock features everything that I enjoy about UK reggae- vocal harmonies, the occasional synth stab, and a deep riddim section. With the exception of Marco Benevento’s, Between the Needles and Nightfall I have… Read More
‘Solace’ (2004) the second album from Xavier Rudd, helped the Australian roots musician develop a grassroots following throughout the US. Rudd’s songs create a melodic social awareness supported by exceptional slide guitar, foot stopping, didjeridu, harmonica, and various percussive instruments.
Its an interesting daydream to wonder what would have happened if… Read More
Serge Gainsbourg’s ‘Aux Armes et caetera’ (Aux) is this weeks #ThrowbackThursday featured album. In 2005 Aux was my introduction to Gainsbourg’s catalogue, a collection which I have had a hard time digging much deeper into than casual listens to his recordings with Jane Birkin.… Read More