Monthly Archives: August 2013

Ready, Freddie, Go: McGregor Talks Business, Royalties and Rastaman Camp

Although the term ‘living legend’ has become something of a cliché, it’s a suitably accurate description for Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer Freddie McGregor.

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On the Grind: Bashment DJ Joe Grime

The Bashment Show 15th August 2013 by Joe Grime on Mixcloud Having earned his stripes juggling alongside top sound systems on east London’s notoriously competitive party circuit in the early 2000s, Joe Grime is one of the UK’s hardest working, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Mighty Diamonds – Heads of Government

The Mighty Diamonds are known for delivering consistently harmonious melodies and their 14th studio album, Heads of Government , is testament to that, writes Nadine White and Orantes Moore.

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Dready Links up Vybz Kartel, Busta Rymes and T Pain for Another Classic: You Already Know

Ex-So Solid Crew producer JD aka Dready, the man who brought together Mavado and London-based rapper Chipmunk for the hits Every Gyal and More Money More Gyal, has dropped another first class collaboration.

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Review: Bass Odyssey Anniversary – Stone Love, Killamanjaro, Silver Hawk and Lady Saw

Earlier this month, we travelled to the rural parish of St Ann, where Bob Marley was born, to celebrate the 24th anniversary of world famous sound system Bass Odyssey.

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All Hail Stush: First Lady of British Dancehall

Stush is one of the most successful female artists to have emerged from Britain’s underground music scene over the past decade and one of the few dancehall acts to maintain a lengthy relationship with a major record company. After breaking … Continue reading

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Rough, Rugged and Real: Red Fox

If it wasn’t for New York-based dancehall rapper Red Fox, this website would probably have another name; maybe Reggae Vibes or Dancehall Vibes. His 1997 collaboration with Rayvon, Bashment Party, helped establish the term ‘bashment’ as a fashionable adjective for … Continue reading

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Bashment Vibes Featured in The Heatwave’s ‘Voice Kartel’ Podcast

A few weeks back, we hooked up with our friends British sound system The Heatwave who were visiting Jamaica for the first time, writes Orantes Moore. We had a good chat (look out for the interview later this month) and … Continue reading

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Review: Sumfest 2013 – Dancehall Night

Sumfest is billed as ‘The World’s Greatest Reggae Show’ and after 21 years of delivering top quality concerts, it’s pretty hard to argue with that description. The event (we’d call it a festival back in Britain), which is held annually … Continue reading

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Interview with Niney the Observer: Part 2

Below is the second part of our interview with groundbreaking producer Niney the Observer. Read part one here.

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