Monthly Archives: July 2013

Pioneering Observer: Niney Talks Dennis Brown, Joe Gibbs and Jo Jo Hoo Kim

Winston ‘Niney the Observer’ Holness is one of the reggae industry’s founding fathers and an unsung hero of Jamaican music. As an artist, he is best known for his 1971 roots anthem Blood and Fire , but his production and … Continue reading

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Lyrical and Cultural Diversity: Serocee on His Reggae Roots and Working with Toddla T

British rapper Serocee is a veteran of the underground dancehall and hip hop scenes who first caught our attention back in 2006 with his debut release, Life. The track, which samples the Gaylads’ reggae classic Joy in the Morning , … Continue reading

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Listen to and Buy: Tropical Escape Riddim

With its booming drums and plucky guitar riff, the Tropical Escape riddim is easily a modern-day classic, writes Nadine White.

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Alborosie Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Sound the System Album and Tour

Sicilian-born roots singer Alberto ‘Alborosie’ D’Ascola is to celebrate his 20th year in the music business with a new album and tour of Europe.

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Stylo G: Ready to Take on the World

In August, we interviewed Stylo G and predicted that he was on his way to becoming a British dancehall legend. Sure enough, just 10 months later, he released Soundboy and made history by becoming the first British dancehall act to … Continue reading

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