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Reggae By The Sea: Notes from the Brighton scene

This year I have made some great links in Brighton: a city with its own unique take on reggae music and a thriving PA and live scene. On Saturday 30th April I was invited by my friends at Unity Hi … Continue reading

Soothsayers – We’re Not Leaving

Anyone who has missed the sounds of South London’s Soothsayers since their 2009 third album ‘One More Reason’ and its 2010 companion ‘Red Earth Dub’ will have been cheered by two uploads on their Soundcloud this year. First came the … Continue reading

Second Reggae Mix

Thanks to everyone who listened to my first reggae mix. Here is a second one for you to hear. This time I have uploaded it on Mixcloud. Hope you enjoy it… Angustaylorwriter.com Roots Reggae Mix 2 by Angus Taylor on … Continue reading

One Pants by Doniki

Vinyl-heads will remember British producer Matt Downs releasing rhythms like Jah Glory and theEverbless in 2006. CD buyers may recall his tuneHigher Level with Zareb being featured on the 2008Greensleeves Spring sampler. Now Downs has a new 45 out on his Lionvibes label: a … Continue reading

Reggae Mix to the world…

Great news… My reggae mix has been picked up by This Is Music who manage some big acts like Simian Mobile Disco, Little Boots and Findlay Brown. You can listen to it again on their May newsletter… 

Tippa Irie & Demolition Man in Brick Lane

On Sunday I had the privilege of seeing the great Tippa Irie perform at the Vibe Bar in Brick Lane. Mc-ing over tracks spun by his associate Johnny, Tippa showed us why he is one of the premier entertainers in … Continue reading

Giddeon Family, Tan Tan & Junior Marvin live in London

  On 15th April I was invited by my good friends at Giddeon Family band to watch them back legendary trumpeter Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton at Anda De Bridge in Shoreditch. Not only is Tan Tan a great hornsman but … Continue reading

Tetrack’s Unfinished Business

The harmony group Tetrack who worked with Augustus Pablo in the 1970s and 1980s are back with a new album ‘Unfinished Business’, scheduled for release in autumn of this year.

Last Night by Mr Williamz

After some lovers business with Chantelle Ernandez and the ‘Love Directories’ compilation, then roots and dub for his Gorilla rhythm, Curtis Lynch and his unstoppable deejaying machine Mr Williamz have returned to the sounds for which they’re known best. The … Continue reading

New tunes from Frenchie

I’m a bit late to the party on this (as my esteemed colleague Erik Magni has already written eloquently on the subject) but London-based Parisian producer Frenchie has sent me a armful of his new tunes on vinyl. The rootsy … Continue reading