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Midnight Raver meets Barrington Levy inna Kingston Town (EXCLUSIVE interview!)

[metaslider id=26746]It was during my recent trip to Jamaica in December that I had the unique opportunity to sit down with Barrington Levy and talk with him about his life, career, and his new album. I received the phone call… Continue Reading

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The Tao of Eek-A-Mouse: Rare Vinyl Cuts (An Exclusive Jah Raver Mix)

There is no doubt that Ripton Joseph Hylton AKA Eek-A-Mouse is one of the most uniquely talented artrists to ever emerge from Jamaica.  He is one of those few reggae artists whose music is so widely appealing that even the… Continue Reading

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From Kingston 14 to Georgia Avenue: The Delroy Wright Interview – Part II

We continue with LIVE & LEARN week here at MIDNIGHT RAVER.  From Kingston 14 to Georgia Avenue:  The Delroy Wright Interview – Part I was posted yesterday.  Today I’m sharing Part II of the interview.  Stay tuned for Part III… Continue Reading

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From Kingston 14 to Georgia Avenue: The Delroy Wright Interview – Part I

Today I find myself at a home in Gaithersburg, MD sitting across the kitchen table from one Delroy “Barry” Wright, record producer and owner of Live & Learn records.  I had been seeking to link with the elusive Ras for… Continue Reading

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Roots Radics Meet Barrington Levy at Channel One

A MIDNIGHT RAVER MIX [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/161159172″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

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Vintage Scientist mixes given Jah Life

The recently released Scientist LP titled The Dub Album They Didn’t Want You To Hear effortlessly takes its place alongside the best reggae releases of 2014. Brooklyn’s Deeper Knowledge Records, along with Hyman Wright’s Jah Life label, put out the album… Continue Reading

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Reggae MD, Good For You

Now ear this. A new full-time full up stream for Midnight & All-Day Ravers: After many months, & special tests Doug Wendt presents a special tonic & degree,
 Extra something guaranteed, recipe balanced carefully, FDA I-proved, Reggae MD Vital vinyl,… Continue Reading

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Ten Things You Did Not Know About Barrington Levy

Levy suffered severe physical abuse from his deeply religious father. The beatings become so unbearable that he runs away from home at age 9 and never returns. He is raised on the streets, sometimes by an aunt, and sometimes by… Continue Reading

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“Rasta Have The Handle”

Here are several deep tunes from Hugh Mundell recorded after his break with Augustus Pablo.  “Rasta Have The Handle” and “Going Places” feature production by Henry “Junjo” Lawes and riddims by the Roots Radics.  Scientist on the mix of course…… Continue Reading

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‘I Hold The Handle!’ Barrington Levy in Fine Style (A Midnight Raver Mix)

A scorching mix of my selections of Barrington Levy’s finer tracks. You will never hear these on the radio. You will never hear him perform these live. These are the forgotten gems, murderous musings from the man who kept reggae… Continue Reading