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The Armagideon Man who hails from St. Ann: An EXCLUSIVE Interview with Willi Williams

WILLI WILLIAMS SITS DOWN FOR AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH MIDNIGHT RAVER The long-awaited Willi Williams/Yabby You project Unification: From Channel One To King Tubbys With Willi Williams And Yabby You was released by Shanachie records on September 30, 2014. However,… Continue Reading

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From Kingston 14 to Georgia Avenue: The Delroy Wright Interview – Part II

We continue with LIVE & LEARN week here at MIDNIGHT RAVER.  From Kingston 14 to Georgia Avenue:  The Delroy Wright Interview – Part I was posted yesterday.  Today I’m sharing Part II of the interview.  Stay tuned for Part III… Continue Reading

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From Kingston 14 to Georgia Avenue: The Delroy Wright Interview – Part I

Today I find myself at a home in Gaithersburg, MD sitting across the kitchen table from one Delroy “Barry” Wright, record producer and owner of Live & Learn records.  I had been seeking to link with the elusive Ras for… Continue Reading

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The Riddims That Hit ’em: The Best Reggae Riddims

Over the next several weeks we will focus on Jamaican reggae riddims.  In reggae, riddim is king and queen, alpha and omega.  So today I have included 10 of my favorite reggae riddims.  It was torture coming up with these… Continue Reading

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Roots Radics Meet Barrington Levy at Channel One

A MIDNIGHT RAVER MIX [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/161159172″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

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Vintage Scientist mixes given Jah Life

The recently released Scientist LP titled The Dub Album They Didn’t Want You To Hear effortlessly takes its place alongside the best reggae releases of 2014. Brooklyn’s Deeper Knowledge Records, along with Hyman Wright’s Jah Life label, put out the album… Continue Reading

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Radical ‘Bassa’ from Channel One: An Interview with Errol “Flabba” Holt

I had the pleasure of meeting and reasoning with the great Errol “Flabba” Holt while he was in D.C. with Israel Vibration in 2013.  It was a great interview – Flabba was so friendly, energetic, and open about his life… Continue Reading

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Scientist in the Mix

Here is a fantastic mix of Scientist dub tracks selected by the wizard himself.  He did a selections mix for Red Bull Music Academy last year.  Hopeton Overton Brown AKA Scientist was King Tubby’s apprentice and hand-selected successor to the… Continue Reading

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Rockers From Higher Powers I-Tal & Session in Midnight Dread #41 Oct. 19th-20th 1980

Domestic bliss on board. I-tal forever puts Painesville, Ohio on the reggae map with their premium debut, the majestic & soaring “Rockers” contained herein. Burning Spear is about to make his west coast debut in San Francisco so 33 years… Continue Reading