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Taken from his forthcoming debut album Chronology, Reggae/Dancehall singer Chronixx has dropped a new single, Likes. It comes ahead of a load of US dates with Zincfence Redemption, Jah9, Jesse Royal, Kelissa and Max Glazer (Federation Sound)., starting March 2nd. On the self-produced track, Chronixx speaks is mind on a number of issues, from the …

A while ago we featured Bad Boy Stepping, the new single from West London reggae producer and DJ JStar. We’ve been back and asked him what rocking his DJ sets and he’s picked out a bunch of his set-fillers and favourites. “Right now I seem to be DJing a lot of the album material as …

West London-based reggae producer Jstar, apart from earning a stamp of approval from legendary tastemaker David Rodigan, has returned with a new single, ‘Bad Boy Stepping’, and he’s drafted in another legend, Jamaican MC Ranking Joe. It’s the second single to be taken from his recent ‘Stand to Order’ album, and it has Freedo, Dreadsquad …

Rising reggae star S I E (Success is everything) is a man in trouble. The Rochester, NY born / LA based songwriters new track, Read It, is a tale of steamy text messages, secret lovers and getting caught in the act. “How could I let you read it, before I delete it, you should’ve never …

Whatever John Peel show you use, compiling a complete playlist, or even an accurate one, given the breadth of the music chosen, much of it remaining in obscurity, is nigh on impossible. One of the enjoyable things though, it’s – apart from the cross genre breadth that Peel utilised meaning the music jumps from one …

Thievery Corporation

Thievery Corporation are back with their new track, “Let the Chalice Blaze”.  After 20 years, you may be familiar with the sophisticated shuffling bossa nova beats, but it’s still impossible to resist the head nodding on a Thievery Co track, especially when the cowbell kicks in. With the new album recorded in Jamaica, it’s reggae …

It’s an unlikely story. A 65 year old Oxfordshire born man who, over the course of his life, has become a world renowned, international DJ and broadcaster who has championed the music of Jamaica across the world, despite, as he says ‘…looking like an accountant or a dentist.” He’s headlined festivals, has regular shows on …

Ska and Rocksteady pioneer Prince Buster died on the 8th of September, at his home in Miami at the age of 78. Cited as creating the ska sound when he told his band to play on the off-beat, his influence on Jamaican music was vast. Buster (real name Cecil Campbell), a street boxer, teamed up …

Hip hop owes a debt to reggae although it’s one that is not always appreciated or acknowledged. Jamaican foundation DJs of the early 1970s, like U Roy and Big Youth, chanted over riddims that were usually instrumental versions of popular songs in Jamaica and individual sound systems battled to rule the dancehalls. Fast forward to …

In the reggae pantheon, no one stands taller than the original Wailing Wailers, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. These three men, as members of that seminal group, ushered in the roots reggae revolution of the 1970s and still exert a profound influence on the genre and, music in general, today. They were artists …