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  • hip-deep September 3, 2015

    Dread Inna Inglan: How the U.K. Took to Reggae

    Jamaican music journeyed to England in the ‘60s when immigrants from the island flocked to the U.K. in search of jobs and a better life. But as racism, unemployment and poor living conditions developed in the ’70s, a new generation … Read more »

  • blog May 22, 2014

    Dis Is Reggae Soul… On Vinyl?

    In their two-year existence,  Paris DJs have put together a prolific track record of albums, compilations and singles ranging from a vintage Angolan/transcontinental bass mixtape by Batida to a compilation of ‘70s funk from the West Indies. While all of their … Read more »

  • interview February 13, 2014

    Dennis Bovell: UK Reggae, Lovers Rock, and the Power of Linton Kwesi Johnson.

    It’s not entirely hyperbole to state that reggae in the United Kingdom wouldn’t exist without Dennis Bovell. It certainty wouldn’t have become what it did. The sound system operator-turned-producer, band leader of Matumbi, bass player, dub innovator, lovers rock songwriter … Read more »

  • blog November 16, 2012

    Beres Hammond’s “One Love, One Life”

    A fresh release from the legendary Jamaican singer Beres Hammond dropped this past week and, as a double disc set featuring twenty tracks, it contains enough tunes to carry us all through the impending winter unscathed. The album, One Love, … Read more »

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