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I-Roy “Magnificent 7” / “Leggo Beast” (Foundation DJ track)

Many thanks to our good friend Doctor Dread for donating this classic! I-Roy is a foundation DJ, pure and simple.  One thing to note here on the A-side titled “Magnificent 7″ is the now-classic reasoning at 3:10 between I-Roy and… Continue Reading

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Little John “What You Want To Be” (Rusty International) 12″ vinyl

Here we have a classic dancehall killer from Little John.  “What You Want To Be” was repressed to 12″ heavy vinyl by the Rusty International label.  Along with the single is a deejay track by Billy Boyo titled “Disc Jockey”… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER’s Album Pick Of The Week

‘Reggae Music Will Mad UnU’ by Sinbad w/ production by Frenchie! Here is what our good friend and journalist John Masouri has to say about the album: “Reggae Music Will Mad Unu heralds the return of a legendary Jamaican pioneer… Continue Reading

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New Pressure Sounds Vinyl: The Return of Captain Sinbad

Just received my copy of Captain Sinbad’s ‘Reggae Music Will Mad Unu,’ his first LP in more than 30 years.  Captain Sinbad made his reputation on local sound-systems before transferring his talents to the studio. By the time he started… Continue Reading

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Trojan Sound Talks Jungle, Ragga, Dubstep with MIDNIGHT RAVER

MIDNIGHT RAVER INTERVIEW WITH THE LEGENDARY TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM INTERVIEW AND POST BY MIDNIGHT RAVER EDITOR GLEN LOCKLEY Today we are joined by a stalwart of the UK reggae scene – Adam Dewhurst aka Daddy Ad, legendary selector for the… Continue Reading

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Damian Marley. Nas. Cut Chemist. The Roxy, May 20, 2010

What we have here is Damian Marley and Nas performing on their Distant Relatives tour at The Roxy in Los Angeles on May 20, 2010 backed by DJ Cut Chemist of the Jurassic 5.  What do we get?  A rabid… Continue Reading

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Roger Steffens’ Interview w/ Cindy Breakspeare, November 27, 1993

For those who do not know who Roger Steffens is, he’s partially responsible for reggae’s popularity in North America.  A DJ, collector, archivist, journalist, lecturer, and actor, his life has been literally consumed with reggae and Jah culture for the… Continue Reading

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Talk Of The Nation Podcast: Bob Marley

I have included the podcast from NPR’s Talk Of The Nation marking Bob Marley’s 60th birthday.  The podcast includes a lively discussion about Bob’s impact on popular music and the world. “His music came to symbolize a religion, an entire… Continue Reading