MIDNIGHT RAVER | ROOTS/REGGAE/DUB/CULTURE

Alpha Blondy | Summerjam | 2017

Alpha Blondy | Summerjam | 2017 After various TV shows for Kassi, Blondy recorded his first solo album in 1982, entitled Jah Glory. This album was to have enormous success and would become later a symbol of resistance because of the song “Brigadier Sabari,” which documents his experience of...
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Micah Shemaiah “Roots I Vision” (2018)

Perhaps the most anticipated roots reggae release of 2018 is Micah Shemaiah’s Roots I Vision (Evidence Music), which was released on February 16, 2018. Micah describes the album: “Roots I Vision is coming out of my own troddings and the way I see the world in the future....
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Capleton feat. Chronixx “Help the Weak” (2018)

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Big, big chune! Clifton George Bailey III, better known by the stage name Capleton, is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist. He is also referred to as King Shango, King David, The Fireman and The Prophet. His record label is called David House Productions. He is known for his Rastafari movement views expressed in his songs. Bailey was born in Islington in St....
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Lutan Fyah | Reggae on the River | August 6, 2017

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Lutan Fyah blasts off at Reggae on the River 2017.  More majestic video work from nomotrouble. Born in Spanish Town, Saint Catherine Parish, Jamaica, Martin studied Architecture at the University of Technology and played professional football for Constant Spring F.C. before focusing on music. Using the stage name...
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Sounds and Pressure Vol. 7 (Pressure Sounds)

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Pressure Sounds Sounds and Pressure Vol. 7 is the latest in the long line of brilliantly-produced compilation albums from the UK record label.  The album includes a killer Lee “Scratch” Perry/Tommy Cowan production titled “Gone to Negril,” sung by Althea and Donna.  Producer Tommy Cowan cut the first...
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Zion I Kings ‘H.I.M. Teachings Riddim Compilation’ (2018)

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The first stellar reggae release of 2018 is the ‘H.I.M. Teachings Riddim Compilation’ album by Zion I Kings. With ‘H.I.M. Teachings’ the ZIK come with a futuristic vibe on an unforgettably brilliant riddim.  This riddim most recently appeared on Lutan Fyah’s excellent Music Never Dies LP as the...
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Tribal Seeds “Roots Party” EP (2017)

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Tribal Seeds’ Roots Party EP is by far one of the finest reggae releases of 2017.  A showcase album of sorts, with both vocal and dub tracks, it is a refreshing reggae album that fires straight from the roots.  Included here are my two favorite tunes from the...
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