Monthly Archives: June 2017

Chinese Man – Shikantaza

Dude at 4:00 is my favourite.

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Rise Of The Pyramid

I’ve made no secret of the fact that my favourite artist from Jamaica’s ‘Reggae Revival’ has been Kabaka Pyramid and his was also my favourite show at last year’s Boomtown. He has a fire and presence that is sadly lacking … Continue reading

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Youthstar feat. Chill Bump & Illaman – Boogie Men

Some banging UK Hip-hop all the way from France as Chinese Man Records unleash their favourite rapper Youthstar, a Londoner now in Bordeaux – alongside fellow displaced Brit – Miscellaneous, the rapping half of Chill Bump who is now based … Continue reading

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Red Fox – Brooklyn Swing

Red Fox was a favourite of mine in the 90s when he was part of Ruff Entry alongside the likes of Shaggy, Rayvon and Screechy Dan, so it’s great to see he’s still on top form with this classic Dancehall … Continue reading

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Nattali Rize – Rebel Frequency

Another big tune from Nattali’s solo album ‘Rebel Frequency’. Catch the Australian Reggae star in the Hidden Woods at this year’s Boomtown.

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Monoswezi – Loko U Muka

The African Nordic musical fusionists return with a beautifully uplifting first single from their forthcoming album ‘A Je’ which is due end of July. The video was shot in Udaipur and there’s a complimentary addition of the Indian Harmonium to … Continue reading

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Captain Ska – Liar Liar (Ge2017)

After topping the download charts, it looks like Captain Ska will be riding high in the official UK singles chart with this relevant revamp of their 2010 track aimed squarely at our country’s current leader (though for how long remains … Continue reading

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Mr Jukes ft. Charles Bradley – Grant Green

The third single from Mr Jukes’ (the soulful alter ego of Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman) forthcoming album is possibly the best yet and that’s hardly surprising when you consider the vocalist drafted in for it is none other than … Continue reading

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Dubioza Kolektiv – Himna Generacije

My favourite Balkan rock band are as super charged as ever on their new single. If the troubles of the world are weighing heavy on your mind then this is the perfect remedy to shake them off for just a … Continue reading

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Rags Rudi – Last Train To Python

Let’s face it, nothing really beats Reggae, Punk and Ska for speaking out on social issues, yet all of these genres (save for some of Punk’s offspring and a handful of Reggae acts) seem to be largely ignored by all … Continue reading

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