A beginner’s guide to Yabby You by David Katz

Check this fascinating feature about Yabby You by our friend David Katz at FactMag.com… The reggae world is populated by eccentric visionaries, from the shamanic excesses of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry to the esoteric quietness of Augustus Pablo. With Rastafari as… Continue Reading


Linval Thompson shows who’s the boss

Singer turned producer Linval Thompson is primarily known for songs such as the highly popular Don’t Cut Off Your Dreadlocks and the anti-police anthem Six Babylon. Apart from voicing his own productions he has also been the mastermind behind strong… Continue Reading


David Katz talks with Midnight Raver about ‘Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae’ (Revised and Expanded)

A MIDNIGHT RAVER/WORLD-A-REGGAE EXCLUSIVE! mY GOOD friend David Katz, author of the alpha/omega of books documenting the history of reggae, just released the revised and expanded edition of ‘Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae,’ which tells the story of “the… Continue Reading


Icons: Looking Forward With Lee “Scratch” Perry

While others might debate his sanity or dwell on his imposing legacy, The Upsetter himself stays focused on creating something new. Ask a lot of people both inside and outside of Jamaica about Lee “Scratch” Perry and they’ll tell you… Continue Reading


The Heart of the Congos

If you were to ask me, outside of Bob Marley and the Wailers, who is your favorite roots reggae collective?  I would have to say “Well, The Congos of course.” In my opinion, The Congos are the most spiritual of… Continue Reading