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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Tribal Seeds “Gunsmoke” feat. Protoje

Gunsmoke is taken from Tribal Seeds’ latest EP, Roots Party, which hit #1 on Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart. The band is currently on tour with The Original Wailers and The Expanders in support of the release, and will be playing shows in Minneapolis, MN, Las Vegas, NV, Boulder, CO and more, before wrapping up the string...
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A Raver Reasoning with Natural High Music

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It was Dre Island’s 2014 single “Live Forever” that really turned me on to this production crew from Half-Way Tree.  Jordan “Tallman” Armond emailed me the pre-release single just to get my thoughts on it.  The tune had an infectious, organic sound and a heavy roots vibration, a...
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Riffin’ with Dermot Hussey (August 11, 2017)

Riffin’ podcast from our good friend Dermot Hussey. Riffin’ is Dermot Hussey‘s groundbreaking weekly podcast which features new and emerging artists in a variety of genres including world, reggae, latin, and jazz. Hussey spent his career in broadcasting and is recognized the world over for his musical knowledge...
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Jesse Royal “Always Be Around” (Easy Star) 2017

Plus exclusive interview with Jesse Royal! Included here is the brand new single from Jesse Royal titled “Always Be Around,” which is the first single from his forthcoming album on Easy Star Records titled Lily of Da Valley. Hailing from Maroon Town and the Distric of Orange in...
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Midnite | Offering | Northwest World Reggae Festival | 2011

Today Midnight Raver shares one of Midnite’s best live performances ever.  Vaughn Benjamin treats the crowd to a 3+ hour set of blistering reggae under a Marcola, Oregon sky, full moon and meteor shower. Give thanks to vidbybill for capturing… 1-Mighty Race 2-Esta Es The Truth 3-Bless 4-Listen/Stay/Jah...
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