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BBC Review: Konshens – Mental Maintenance

Earthy-sounding singer-deejay Garfield Spence AKA Konshens has released albums in Japan and Europe (as part of the duo Sojah, with his brother Delus), but on a wider international level his career has been built on singles. Many of these are … Continue reading

Third Roots Reggae Mix

Hi everyone. Sorry for lack of original content posted on here in the last few months. I’ve  been so busy with interviews (and trivial things like sleep, food etc) but I’m hoping 2012 will be different. Check out my latest reggae mix … Continue reading

Afrikan Simba announces Goodly Words for 28th January

Afrikan Simba has announced his 4th annual Goodly Words Festival. Details from his press release and flyer below: “Vital Resource & Royal Roots Promotions present on Saturday 28th January @ the Black Grape Platinum Suite, West Green Road, Tottenham, London … Continue reading

Thank you Ras Achis…

…for choosing me as his Reggae Journalist Of The Year for the second year in a row. It’s been a funny year for me – where balancing various commitments meant I haven’t been as prolific as I would like – … Continue reading

Rodigan Receives MBE

Long-serving reggae broadcaster David Rodigan has been appointed to receive the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire or MBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours list. Rodigan, who turned sixty in 2011, began his career as … Continue reading

BBC Review: Tappa Zukie – X Is Wrong

BBC Review A bona-fide legend makes a welcome return. Angus Taylor 2011-12-16 David Sinclair AKA Tappa Zukie was one of the great deejays and producers to come out of West Kingston’s Greenwich Town area in the 1970s. His blazing-horn-based productions … Continue reading

A Free Gift From Lloyd Brown

November is the traditional time when reggae singer Lloyd Brown drops his annual album releases. This year, however, due to the special milestone of his 15th album ’30’, celebrating three decades in the business, Lloyd’s fans will have to wait … Continue reading

Cornell Campbell and Soothsayers announce 2012 UK and European tour

This looks worth attending. One of reggae’s most beautiful veteran voices and one of Britain’s best bands are going on tour next spring.

Soul4Soul and Freddie McGregor ask What’s Going On

This was meant to be on United Reggae but due to a mix up it’s going on here as original content… In an interview with United Reggae bold reggae coverist Lloyd Brown said these days he wouldn’t try to sing Marvin … Continue reading

New Music from Necessary Mayhem

Curtis Lynch Junior of Necessary Mayhem has two simultaneous releases to see us into Autumn. The first is his Dancehall Style Riddim: a revamp of one of the unstoppable backings of the 80s – The Answer. The other is an … Continue reading