Alborosie Meets Kymani Marley, Steel Pulse

Specialist Presents Alborosie And Friends Genre: Reggae Label: Greensleeves Catalog Number: VPGS7016 Release Date: 17.06.2014 Alborosie & Friends pairs the multi-talented  musician /producer with some of reggae’s greatest voices, celebrating a range of classic hits and developing talents.  The 2 CD… Continue Reading


10 things you didn’t know about Steel Pulse

1.  The band released their first single Kibudu, Mansetta And Abuku in 1975 on the Dip label. 2.  Steel Pulse was a regular opener for punk groups like Stranglers, Generation-X, XTC, and the Adverts around London from 1975-1977.  This resulted… Continue Reading


Natty Dread Marches on Washington

David Hinds of Steel Pulse talks Trayvon Martin, Martin Luther King, and a new album and documentary with MIDNIGHT RAVER. When you consider the great reggae poets of the past forty years, names like Linton Kwesi Johnson, Mutabaruka, Benjamin Zephaniah… Continue Reading


Steel Pulse “Save Black Music” 12″ (Elektra)

And here we have yet another Steel Pulse vinyl single, “Save Black Music” from the Grammy Award-winning album Babylon The Bandit.  Overall, a mediocre effort from Steel Pulse with several outstanding tracks.  The opening track “Save Black Music” is striking… Continue Reading


Steel Pulse “Handsworth Revolution” / “Revolution Version”

This right here is a first.  Unless you are in possession of one of Steel Pulse’s 12-inch singles, which are fairly rare to come by, you have probably never heard a Steel Pulse dub track.  I’m not sure why they… Continue Reading


David Hinds: “Jah Vengeance” Single (2009)

Crucial single from the frontman for Steel Pulse.  Perhaps a shout to the classic Yabby You tune. [vodpod id=Video.16528266&w=425&h=350&fv=] Here is the classic tune performed by Yabby You and the Sons of Jah, a Jamaican reggae band. They made at… Continue Reading


Steel Pulse Live at the London Hammersmith Palais, September 1985

It’s 1985 and Steel Pulse is entering a transitional period.  Commenting on that period lead singer David Hinds recalls, “By the mid-’80s, our style of politically conscious, spiritually-aware reggae music was being phased out. We had to try to get… Continue Reading