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Jesse Royal “Always Be Around” (Easy Star) 2017

Plus exclusive interview with Jesse Royal! Included here is the brand new single from Jesse Royal titled “Always Be Around,” which is the first single from his forthcoming album on Easy Star Records titled Lily of Da Valley. Hailing from Maroon Town and the Distric of Orange in...
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The Easy Star Success Story w/ Dermot Hussey

Have a listen to Dermot Hussey’s fantastic radio feature about Easy Star Records, one of the most successful reggae labels on the planet.  New York City’s Easy Star Records have been at the forefront of roots reggae and experimental dub music for more than twenty years.  Having signed...
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How XM’s The Joint is destroying reggae

If you’ve paid any attention to the news coming from Jamaican media sources then you know that there is a campaign afoot to marginalize and delegitimize reggae produced overseas by non-Jamaicans. It seems that there are some in the Jamaican music and media establishment who would like to...
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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! Track list: 00:00:00 – Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – “Whatever Cost” from Steady – smarturl.it/1eyozf 00:03:57 – The Expanders – “Top Shelf” from Hustling Culture (in stores...
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New York City reggae outfit New Kingston is preparing to release its third full-length album KINGSTON CITY on indie reggae powerhouse label Easy Star Records. The record, which will come out January 27, 2015, includes 12 songs and guest appearances by members of Tribal Seeds, Hawaiian singer-songwriter Kimie...
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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 been smashing up stages all across the UK....
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