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Sly & Robbie strike gold!

Our friends Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare are the recipients of the Musgrave Gold Medal! The enduring drum and bass team of Lowell ‘Sly’ Dunbar and Robert ‘Robbie’ Shakespeare are among this year’s recipients of Musgrave Medals from the Institute Of Jamaica. Eight persons will receive medals, with...
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Omar Perry drops ‘Be Cool’ (Tabou1)

Be Cool is the brand new album by the sensational Omar Perry! Seven scorchers produced by Sly & Robbie and mixed haaaaaard by Dub-Stuy crew in Brooklyn. Over the last 15 years, OMAR PERRY has made a first name for himself, his last name having been in the...
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Midnight Raver’s DREADA DUB VOL 7: Who Seh Dub Is Dead?

The long-awaited Vol. 7 of Midnight Raver’s DREADA DUB SERIES includes some of the very best dub mixes from 2014: UNRELEASED dub mixes from Sly & Robbie feat. Paul “Groucho” Smykle from the forthcoming DUBRISING LP FROM TABOU1 (Jah Raver’s selection for best reggae/dub LP of 2014!); UNRELEASED alternate...
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The Riddims That Hit ‘Em: Mad Professor

Massive respect to Mad Professor for dropping by to give us his picks for this series.  Mad Professor is considered one of the leading producers of dub music’s second generation and was instrumental in transitioning dub into the digital age.  He’s been staying busy selling out clubs and...
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Ten Things You Did Not Know About Sly and Robbie

MIDNIGHT RAVER is currently working on a feature about Sly and Robbie, who are responsible for five Grammy-worthy albums in 2013.  They were nominated for their album SLY AND ROBBIE & THE JAM MASTERS NEW LEGEND.  However, I feel that the albums BITTY MCLEAN:  THE TAXI SESSIONS and...
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This week on Riffin’

FRIDAYS: 7.00 PM JA TIME, 8.00 pm US SUNDAYS:  5.10 pm JA Time, 6.10 pm US LIVE STREAM: THE FRIDAY RIFF 8/9, 7 pm EST:  The GARIFUNA COLLECTIVE, keeps the spirit of Andy Palacio alive With their new album AYO. THE STEPPER dubbing With SLY & ROBBIE....
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Robert French ‘Mr. French’ Showcase

HIGH QUALITY VINYL TRANSFER Here is a great early 80s dancehall album that I can almost guarantee you haven’t heard.  How do I know this?  Because I had to go on safari to find this record.  Recorded and mixed at the legendary Aquarius studio with backing from a...
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