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Early Midnite live performance (2003)

Big up Nyabinghi Drum News for bringing us this most crucial vintage performance from Midnite.  Historical t’ing here…Notice the difference in Vaughn Benjamin’s stage presence inna the early days. Ron Benjamin is the same Ron…happiest man in the room! What a live and raucus show though. WOW… And...
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So what’s in your player?

So I was up in the vinyl room this morning organizing some stuff and I was actually listening to some CDs that I had spinning in my old Sony 5-disc changer. I really enjoyed what I was listening to all morning so I decided to do a little...
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Midnite “Meditation” (Babylon Fruits)

Lets run it back 20 years to 1997 and Midnite’s debut album Unpolished. This sounded like nothing else I had ever heard before and I thought it was brilliant. Things were finally looking up for reggae. “Meditiation”… “Babylon ripe, yeah, Babylon ready for a pickin'”
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Dezarie Live and Dread: A live selections playlist

Included here are twelve deadly live selections from Dezarie backed by Ron Benjamin and Midnite.  The selections are from two shows performed in northern California in 2009 and 2010.  The audio was brilliantly captured by our friend NomoTrouble, who has captured countless hours of Virgin Islands reggae performances...
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From Zion High to Zion I Kings: The Evolution of King David

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As co-founding member of Zion High Productions and bassist for Zion I Kings, David “Jah D” Goldfine is one of modern roots’ most ardent and respected torch-bearers. Along with I Grade Records and Lustre Kings, Zion High has been the catalyst behind one of the most fascinating transformational...
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Raver Reviews: Ten Best U.S. Reggae Albums

The US reggae scene is as rich with talent as it has ever been and the world is starting to take notice. Just consider the fact that US reggae acts have taken the Itunes Reggae Album of the Year award six of the past seven years. Now lets...
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