Tag Archives: Studio One

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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Sweet Like Sugar Minott: British Newcomer Randy Valentine

British newcomer Randy Valentine is a star of the future and clearly destined for great things. Over the past 12 months, the young singer has completed successful tours of Europe and Central America, and earlier this week, Girls Alone , … 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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Review: Dennis Brown 2013 Tribute Concert, Kingston, Jamaica

Last week, Bashment Vibes was privileged to gain VIP access to the annual Dennis Brown Tribute Concert, which took place in Kingston, Jamaica, on Sunday evening. Best described as a massive street party to celebrate what would have been the … 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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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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Top 10 Dark and Scary Dancehall Songs

Below is our list of the 10 most gothic dancehall songs. Enjoy, but avoid reading this after midnight, especially if you are easily frightened or live alone…

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Tommy Lee is a Dancehall Goth, But He’s Not the First

Vybz Kartel’s young protégé, Tommy Lee Sparta, is best described as dancehall’s answer to Marilyn Manson. With only a handful of singles to his credit, Lee’s blasphemous music has elevated him to the forefront of Jamaica’s dancehall scene over the … Continue reading

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Wayne Wonder Talks Buju Banton, Alter Egos and Music Fusions

Below is an interview with dancehall singer Wayne Wonder published in New Nation newspaper shortly after the release of his breakthrough album No Letting Go in 2003. His new single, Caught Up, is out now.

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Interview with David Rodigan MBE

Below are extracts from interviews conducted with legendary DJ and broadcaster David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan in 2003 and 2004.

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