Tag Archives: Bob Marley

Bob Marley Celebrates Double Anniversary

50 years ago today, Bob Marley and the Wailers’ debut release, Simmer Down, topped the Jamaican music chart.

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British Dancehall DJ Gabriel Heatwave on the Politics of Jamaican Music

Over the past decade, London-based sound system The Heatwave have built a solid reputation among 18 to 30-year-old dancehall fans as Britain’s premier party hosts. We’d planned to sit down and chat with DJ and founder Gabriel on several occasions, … Continue reading

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Festival Review: Sting, 26 December 2013 @ Jamworld, Portmore, Jamaica

The annual dancehall festival Sting takes place every Boxing Day at the Jamworld Entertainment Centre in Portmore, Jamaica, and is billed as ‘The Greatest One Night Reggae Show on Earth,’ writes Nadine White.

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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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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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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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Studio One Legend Bongo Herman Talks Dancehall, Reggae and Rockers

Legendary drummer, percussionist and singer Bongo Herman is one of reggae’s few remaining living legends having featured on Rasta anthems such as Satta Massagana and Know Fari since the late 1960s. In the interview below, Herman talks about the problem … Continue reading

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Top 10 Wailers Albums

Last month, Nielsen Sound Scan, the organisation that tracks music sales across the US, Britain, Canada and Japan, revealed the compilation Legend: Bob Marley and The Wailers had become the 9th best-selling album of all-time. Legend has been certified platinum … Continue reading

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James Bond Singer Adele to Visit Our Hometown

Adele is the voice behind the theme song for the latest James Bond film, Skyfall, released in UK cinemas on 26 October. However, last week, the singer revealed plans to visit Goldeneye, near Oracabessa in Jamaica, the home of Bond … Continue reading

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