Category Reggae

Various Artists (Reachout International Records) Essential Dub

Great modern Dub styles from many renowned artists. All Good! RIYL: Dub FCC: Clean? Advertisements

Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Soundsystem (Subatomic) Superape Returns to Conquor

81 YO Perry joins forces with contemporary dub pros to give us this incredible mix of old skool and new. Phat modern basslines infuse this whole album. All good- check the dubstrumentals too! Try 1,3,4,10, 13. RIYL: Dub FCC: Clean

Christos DC (Honest Music) Tessera

Positive, Heartfelt, Conscious, and Upbeat Tunes from Greek-American Producer. Try 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 12 but they are ALL GOOD! Sly & Robbie on Drums & Bass and they show their skills on this album. Different Vocalists provide a unique feel to each track and some are better than others. Try 6, 7, […]

King Schascha (Self) Rudeboy Skankin

Solid Skankin tunes from legit sounding dudes. Upbeat, happy, & positive tunes! I liked 1 & 3

Kabanjak-Dubs and Downs,

Kabanjak’s most recent release is titled Dubs and Downs. The album has a straight forward Reggae sound with a smooth mellow vibe to it. Perfect to chill to with a cold drink on a hot summer day. Tracks: All Good

Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno Project-1000 Watts

1000 Watts is the latest work from the Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno Project. The music is pretty much a mix of Reggae and Dub. The album is breezy and has been described as “a sun-drenched record”. Tracks: All Good

Cuicani – Now & Then (Bantu)

Two CDs with songs from 3 recording sessions from this five-member band from LA. CD1 (Then) is earlier material with classic reggae, dancehall, & cumbia, while CD2 (Now) includes folk, soul, blues, & pop.

Jah9 – New Name (Rorystonelove)

Jah9 (Janine Cunningham) grew up as the daughter of a Baptist minister; first in rural Jamaica, and later in the heart of Kingston. Always sensitive to injustice, she gravitated toward the Rastafarians in college. There her talent as a singer & poet merged with a new-found love of roots reggae & dub. The results are […]

Nappy Riddem-Fort Knox Records

Rock Steady is an EP from Nappy Riddem. The music is Reggae with touches of Electronica. The tracks and vocals are sunny and upbeat with a positive vibe infused into the music. Label: Fort Knox Records Tracks: 1,2

Breathe&Flow- Wade Fernandez

“Soaring From the Menominee Indian Reservation roots to rock all original by Wade Fernandez.  http://www.wadefernandez.com/   Track 6 begins with Flute Playing by Wade and words that describes the choices “Black Gold” soars with electric while the words speak from the heart “steal from our Mother to make our poison..” Track 9 traditional language.  Now is […]

John Brown’s Body – Kings and Queens

Group’s seventh and latest full-length studio album and first since Amplify in 2008. Future roots, reggae, and dub with intricately balanced weaving of vocals, percussion, keyboard, bass, guitar, and stunning 3-piece horn section. Album begins dark and heavy (lyrically, rhythmically, and instrumentally) as dub goes and progresses into the sublime sounds characterized by JBB’s unique […]

Trapped Animal

The Slits– Trapped Animal release date: October 20,2009 on Narnack Records The Slits are a female punk rock group with reggae influences that originally formed in the late 70s. Only Ari Up and Tessa Pollitt remain for original members and they’re joined by Hollie Cook (daughter of Sex Pistols drummer, Paul Cook), Anna Schlute and […]

Solid Ground

Talented New Zealand band ranges from Reggae & Dub to Afrobeat with immense talent. New to band: Andrew Christiansen (trumpet), Nigel Patterson (keyboard).

Major Lazer – Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do

Diplo and Switch’s rediculous dancehall album about a guy who lost his arms in a zombie war and replaced them with lazers. Play ALL. FCC = 4,9

Ya Foy!

Algerian Lamine Fellah, now living in Ecuador, creates a fusion of Reggae, Latin, & North African Rai music. Reggae often dominates, but there’s much more to it. Note high profile guest artists. Interesting.

Ya Foy!

Algerian Lamine Fellah, now living in Ecuador, creates a fusion of Reggae, Latin, & North African Rai music. Reggae often dominates, but there’s much more to it. Note high profile guest artists. Interesting.

Josh One, Tolerance

Artist: Josh One Album: Tolerance Label: Boomnote Josh One made a “kitchen sink” album with most genres covered in this one! 1-Hip Hop, 2!! – Female Vox with hip hop beats, 3 R&B, 4!! – Dancehall, 5 – Female Pop, 6 – sounds like a parody, 7 – Phatty bass, 8 – hip hop, 10! […]

Josh One, Tolerance

Artist: Josh One Album: Tolerance Label: Boomnote Josh One made a “kitchen sink” album with most genres covered in this one! 1-Hip Hop, 2!! – Female Vox with hip hop beats, 3 R&B, 4!! – Dancehall, 5 – Female Pop, 6 – sounds like a parody, 7 – Phatty bass, 8 – hip hop, 10! […]

Culture Pirates (Promo)

Destroy Babylon is a band that takes their name from a Bad Brains song of the same name. They are described as a band with the lyrical/topical prowess of the Clash and Gang of Four mixed with a bit of Black Uhuru, Bad Brains, 60s pop and a bit of jazz fusion. They were originally […]

Culture Pirates (Promo)

Destroy Babylon is a band that takes their name from a Bad Brains song of the same name. They are described as a band with the lyrical/topical prowess of the Clash and Gang of Four mixed with a bit of Black Uhuru, Bad Brains, 60s pop and a bit of jazz fusion. They were originally […]

Montego Bay

This female roots reggae artist (real name Ventrice Harriott) is the daughter of Rocksteady legend Derrick Morgan.  Nicely produced by several reggae veterans. Filed under Reggae music

IV

The Aggrolites play an interesting brand of old-school ska and what they call “dirty” reggae (raw, stripped down reggae). They were the backup band for Tim Armstrong (Rancid) on his solo album and this is their newest album to hit the streets. Firecracker has an interesting mix of soul, jazz and gritty ska and it’s […]

Musically Massive

Here’s what the industry is saying… Already an established visual artist working in video and handmade objects, David Last decided to apply his relentless creativity to new musical creations… he has released albums for labels like Francois K, WaveTec, Foundsound, Geometric Deck, Audio.NL and many others.  MC ZULU’s unique dancehall vocals have been heard in […]

DJ Vadim, U Can’t Lurn Imaginashun

Artist: DJ Vadim Album: U Can’t Lurn Imaginashun Label: BBE   This is a kitchen sink album, where so many styles are represented. The instrumental ones are great for the RPM folks (2, 9, 15, 18) and the rest are all fair game for URBAN Djs. Try 1 (dub), 2(electro), 3(soul-MC), 4 (R&B/Funk), 7 (jazzy dub). […]

DJ Vadim, U Can’t Lurn Imaginashun

Artist: DJ Vadim Album: U Can’t Lurn Imaginashun Label: BBE   This is a kitchen sink album, where so many styles are represented. The instrumental ones are great for the RPM folks (2, 9, 15, 18) and the rest are all fair game for URBAN Djs. Try 1 (dub), 2(electro), 3(soul-MC), 4 (R&B/Funk), 7 (jazzy dub). […]