Interview with Macka B

This piece was published in the November/December 2015 issue of Riddim. Here it is in English for the first time… Macka B is not afraid to speak his mind. A conscious Rasta, strict vegan and lyrical deejay for over 30 years, … Continue reading

Interview: Jahdan Blakkamoore

This was published in the May/June 2015 issue of Riddim. Here it is in English for the first time… Jamaica’s national motto is “out of many, one people”. Deejay and singer Jahdan Blakkamoore is not Jamaican yet embodies a similar … Continue reading

Reason Time – Reggae Album sales are low, but what does this mean?

  Reason Time… an occasional column by Angus Taylor. All his opinions his own. All research subject to deadlines!   On March 1st the Jamaica Observer published yet another article about album sales in reggae being low – based on Billboard Chart … Continue reading

2013: My year in review

I’ve decided not to write a top ten list of the best reggae albums in 2013. I feel like the list format is taking over all media – with attention spans and social networking habits dictating that a list is … Continue reading

The London International Ska Festival 2013

The 25th anniversary edition finds its dancing feet. In 2012 the London International Ska Festival suffered a disappointing no show from Dandy Livingstone – who allegedly left the Islington Academy for Jamaica just before his 40th anniversary UK comeback concert. This year … Continue reading

Riddim magazine interview with Warrior King

Another Riddim Mag piece translated into English – for Riddim #59 published in December 2011. A decade is a long time in reggae. In ten years a Sizzla or a Luciano can have over 20 albums issued bearing their name. … Continue reading

Interview: Toots Hibbert (2012)

“I can talk to you for a few minutes”. “Toots” Hibbert sounds tired. His voice is a wheezy husk, a thousand miles down from the roar that has been evangelising at audiences all year from Jamaica to the USA to … Continue reading

The Last Days of Dub Vendor (the shop, that is)

Here is a little piece I wrote for Riddim mag last year about Dub Vendor just after the riots (apologies if hindsight has proved anything I said wrong…)   On Saturday 6th August, 25 years after the infamous Broadwater Farm … Continue reading

Interview with Gramps Morgan

Another piece of original content. This piece was published in Riddim issue 62 in July in shorter form. “I’m literally downloading it right now!” laughs the rich voice of Gramps Morgan down the phone when Riddim asks him if he’s … Continue reading

Interview with Midnite

Some original content for my website. A shorter version of this interview with Vaughn Benjamin of Midnite was published in German in Riddim magazine Issue 60 in February.