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News: Madonna, Eurovision, Future and Daring Greatly

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1980 was the year I first properly got into music. Not quite in my teens I’d received a stereo radio cassette player for my birthday and a wedge of Boots vouchers, (sounds shit today, but at the time most Boots had a semi-decent music department; as well as a chemist???). With those vouchers and a …

  Although of course always overshadowed by his father Bob, it shouldn’t be forgotten that son Stephen “Ragga” Marley is an artist of some repute in his own right. Indeed, he is an eight time grammy winner, his last one coming for 2011 album Revelation Pt.1 – The Root of Life (Best Reggae Album in 2012.) The follow-up …

In support of his album Differentology, out this week via a joint release from RCA and VP Records, comes the new video from one of Trinidad & Tobago’s biggest exports, Bunji Garlin. His new album mixes up Soca, EDM, dancehall and even hip-hop into something thats exciting, engaging, and might just propel him into global …

Following in his fathers illustrious steps, Bob’s eldest son Ziggy is returning with his fifth album, Fly Rasta, that comes out on 14th April via Tuff Gong records. Although he might not have the worldwide adoration and all time classic records enjoyed by his father, he has made consistently great records and recently recieved his …

I’ll keep it brief, because time is short, and you should be listening to music out in the balmy summer evening, possibly with this on the stereo – the self-proclaimed ‘rebirth of Calypso’ from London’s Trinidad & Tobago born (damn it, he used to play the trumpet in the national youh orchestra there!) Konata Alleyne, …

Did you hear the one about the writer, the rapper and the producer? Sounds like the start of a old joke, the sort of thing that Ronnie Corbett would do between the good bits on the Two Ronnie’s (well, maybe not the rapper bit), to waste a bit of time, on a set that looked …

The Orb are very reminiscent of a time in my life when, it is fair to say, I did a lot of chillin’. I was a research student but, unlike most of my peers, used to get up very early and get my work done by lunchtime. I would then spend long afternoons listening to …