Monthly Archives: October 2012

Marvin Sparks Talks Blogging, Bashment and British Rappers

Over the past five years, British blogger and journalist Marvin Sparks has earned a reputation interviewing hip-hop and r&b stars, but describes himself as a writer with ‘a passion for music and Jamaican culture’. His blog and Twitter feed (@MarvinSparks) … Continue reading

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The £100m Reggae Robbery: Part 2

Below is the second of a three-part report, originally published in New Nation newspaper in 2004, exposing how record companies and so-called ‘collection societies’ deprived reggae artists of millions of pounds in publishing and royalty revenues. Read part one here: … Continue reading

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The £100m Reggae Robbery

Below is the first of a three-part report, originally published in New Nation newspaper in 2004, exposing how record companies and so-called ‘collection societies’ deprived reggae artists of millions of pounds in publishing and royalty revenues.

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New Collie Buddz Video: Won’t Be Long

Check out the video for Collie Buddz’ latest single, Won’t Be Long, which was released earlier this week.

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Dancehall Queen Interview: Lady Saw

With a Grammy Award for her collaboration with No Doubt, Underneath It All, and seven studio albums to her credit, Lady Saw is the undisputed queen of dancehall.

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Randy Valentine’s Bring Back the Love is a Breath of Fresh Air

We love the latest video from aspiring British reggae singer Randy Valentine, Bring Back the Love; it’s like a breath of fresh air compared to most of the new material we’ve heard over the past month.

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So Solid Crew’s Megaman: Godfather of Contemporary British Dancehall Crews

Strange but true: UK garage producer and rapper Megaman is the inspiration behind two of Britain’s leading dancehall crews, Suncycle and Warning (pictured, above).

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Last Event of 2012: Bashment Vibes @ The Albi, Dalston E8 2PB

What: Our weekly party with music from the Bashment Vibes sound system Where: The Alibi,91 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London E8 2PB

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Listen and Buy: Best Dancehall Songs 2012

Dancehall mix featuring 70 of the most popular songs played on London’s underground club and party circuit in 2012.

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Elephant Man Talks Celebrity, Children and the Murder of Radio 1’s DJ Village

For over a decade, Elephant Man aka The Energy God has played a major role in helping to export Jamaican music and culture across the globe.

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