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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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Mountains – Cistem Failure

Bristol’s Riotska Records have just released this excellent first single from ‘travelling Anarchist feminist queer band’ Cistem Failure’s upcoming album ‘Resilience’. It reminds me a little of Dresden Dolls but in a similar Folk Punk style to the likes of … Continue reading

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Split Prophets – Roadhouse

Some more Bristol favourites, this time it’s Split Prophets representing the Hip-hop side of the city with some classic sounding rowdiness. The track is from their Delta Bravo Kilo album which you can grab here.

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Black Roots feat. Jah Garvey – I Believe

Brand new tune from one of the leading British Roots Reggae bands of the 1980s. The band are from right here in Bristol and this track also features fellow city resident Jah Garvey, who settled here from St Anne, Jamaica … Continue reading

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Gemmy – Bamboozled

I recently played just after Buggsy here in Bristol and had just enough time to ask his DJ – Gemmy, if there was any of his own material forthcoming. As there’s been nothing since 2013, I was pleased to hear … Continue reading

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Talisman – Relijan

Great to see these Bristol Roots Reggae legends back on fine form. This track is the first single from their new album ‘Don’t Play with Fyah’ which they’re stating is their greatest yet, no small claim after 4 decades in … Continue reading

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Blackout JA + Dreadsquad

Two wicked tunes from the Bristol based emcee with the big Buju like voice. In this first one Blackout JA calls for equal rights and justice after the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore police custody last April that sparked … Continue reading

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