When is it time to retire from music?

On today’s Reggae Lover episode, the questions are: When is it time for an artist to retire? Is there a specific time to call it quits, and how does that look? Or should we ask: How does that sound?

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In the reggae industry, it seems like musicians keep on performing until the very end of life. Artists from other genres approach retirement in different ways. We explore the possibilities and give suggestions. Of course, we include specific reggae and dancehall artists in the discussion. Please leave a comment with your feedback on the conversation.
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Its Sound Clash Time Again

This Reggae Lover episode is about the global state of sound clash in 2019. Our special guest is Dr. Rock, host of Front Lines, the West Coast’s only Sound Clash talk show.

Sound Clash Time Again - Reggae Lover Podcast

Download Episode 142 of Reggae Lover

Introduction to Episode:

Dr. Rock is the selector behind Great Stone Sound and has studied the game for 30+ years. He hosts two radio shows on the Portland, Oregon based internet station, Nice Up Radio. You can hear him on Front Lines (Thursdays 7-9pm PST) and Dr. Rock’s Free Clinic (Sundays 7-9pm PST).

Podcast Episode Summary:

  • Rock’s favorite sounds are Stur Mars (late 80s) and King Addies (90s – present).
  • When trying to introduce white people to sound clash, he has pointed to the Red Bull Culture Clash. From there, more hardcore.
  • He fell in love with reggae as a youth in the Bahamas in the mid-80s.
  • Why he became a selector
  • Tips for young sounds to build a brand and a following.
  • Who are the top sounds from the West coast?
  • Insights learned from interviewing top clash selectors from around the world.

Quotable:

“There’s something so pure about the sound clash, the dubplate, and the dubplate forward. It is almost religious in its effect. When you see it, you want to share it with people.”
– Dr. Rock on Reggae Lover Podcast 142 – Sound Clash Time Again.

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