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Raver Reviews: Jesse Royal impressive in US live performance debut

On one of the coldest nights of the year a near-capacity crowd showed up at Washington DC’s 930 Club to witness Jesse Royal‘s debut live performance in the US. The “Small Axe” performed a blistering set of singles from his… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley – Waiting in Vain (Live Dub Architect Mix at 9:30 Club – Washington DC)

I attended the Bob Marley Birthday Tribute show at the 930 Club in Washington, DC on Friday night February 6, 2015 – the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birthday (February 6, 1945).  The show featured Jesse Royal in his debut… Continue Reading

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2014 In Dub

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A collection of some of Jah Raver’s dub selections for 2014. 2014 was an extraordinary year for dub.  Dub reggae in particular was showcased in fine style with strong releases from Roberto Sanchez & the Rockers Disciples, Blackboard Jungle Sound… Continue Reading

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Easy Star Records 2014 Winter Mix

Easy Star Records doing big t’ings in 2015!  Check their 2014 Winter Mix, curated by our good friend Dub Architect! [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/182621821″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Track list: 00:00:00 – Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – “Whatever Cost” from… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, 930 Club, Washington, DC!

DC MASSIVE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR DOCTOR DREAD’S BOB MARLEY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FEBRUARY 6, 2015 AT THE 930 CLUB FEATURING: THIRD WORLD JESSE ROYAL DUB ARCHITECT PLUS A SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY ROGER STEFFENS! CLICK HERE TO GET TICKETS!

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Easy Star’s Backbeat Soundsystem

Eight-piece funk reggae outfit Backbeat Soundsystem are a band laden with groove, their up-tempo song craft drawing from numerous influences in creation of a tight, elated sun-clasped sound. Since forming in the charming Cornish idyll of St Austell, Backbeat have… Continue Reading

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MIDNIGHT RAVER’S selections for best dub mix in 2014!

2014 was a great year for the dub mix.  Just as I thought that Jamaican dub reggae was headed too far down the EDM path, several talented producers stepped in, releasing some of the most authentic dub tracks I’ve heard… Continue Reading