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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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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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Golden Touch: British Dancehall Rapper Mr Midas talks Social Media and Mixtapes

Over the past 10 years, dancehall rapper Mr Midas has established himself as one of Britain’s leading MCs, releasing a series of underground singles and mixtapes and making his small screen debut alongside Jermaine Jackson in Channel 4′s hit reality … Continue reading

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Gappy Ranks: Money Finger, Hello and Maybe

With over 10 years of hard graft to his credit, British rapper Gappy Ranks continues to fly the flag for reggae and dancehall with three new singles: Money Finger , Hello and Maybe , writes Nadine White.

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Brand Manager Suze Webb Talks EDM and Dancehall Aesthetics

Dancehall DJ and blogger Suze Webb aka The Large may be one of the hardest working women on London’s underground music scene.

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Listen and Buy UK Dancehall and Reggae Mix (2003-2006)

Bashment Vibes: UK Reggae and Dancehall Mix 2003 – 2006 by Bashment Vibes on Mixcloud 70-minute throwback mix featuring 38 rare and mostly British reggae and dancehall songs from our old radio show on Itch FM between 2003 and 2006. … Continue reading

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Lots of British Music Playing in Jamaica

Been in Jamaica for the past five weeks and surprised to find that underground British music is more popular now than at any time since the early 1990s.

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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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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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Top 20 Dancehall and Reggae Albums 2000-2010

Below is our list of the top 20 dancehall and reggae albums of the noughties. Technically, the decade ended in 2009, but there were some great releases in 2010 and we found it impossible to leave two of them out.

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