Kabaka Pyramid Immaculate Interview

Reggae star Kabaka Pyramid drops by to talk about his new mixtape, “Immaculate,” challenges of the year 2020, his mission and motivation in music, and much more.

Buzzworthy

  • Discussing the MOBO and GRAMMY Awards reggae nominations.
  • Steve McQueen’s Small Axe movie series on Amazon Prime.

Tastemaker

  • “Immaculate” mixtape by Federation Sound featuring Kabaka.
  • Kristine Alicia’s […]

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The Best of 2020 Reggae

Wrapping up the best of 2020 reggae artists, songs, albums, promoters, sounds, and events.

Access this Reggae Lover podcast episode now.

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Sound Clash Culture in 2020 and Beyond

A discussion on Sound clash culture in 2020.

Listen for analysis of what’s been going on with sound clash culture in 2020 and predictions of where we see things going in the future based on key indicators like dubplate cutting, the lack of youth in the arena, and more.

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This is for others who share a passion for sound clash and listeners who have the slightest curiosity. Read on for a collection of sound clash culture-related resources and links in one place.

Among the themes discussed on this sound clash culture in 2020 episode:

  • Which sounds are in the top, heavyweight tier globally?
  • Why are European and Japanese sounds not joining the online dub showcases and clashes?
  • How was the golden era of sound clash and reggae music financed?
  • Is sound clash culture bordering on extinction?
  • The expensive hobby of cutting dub plates and its economic implications.

For the full show notes including Buzzworthy, The Tastemaker segment, plus Sound Clash Resources and links, visit ReggaeLover.com

Top 5 Riddims

Top 5 Riddims

Kahlil Wonda and ĀGARD list and discuss their personal Top 5 reggae riddims of all time.

With both hosts differing greatly on the riddims selected, this is an interesting one. What are your top 5 riddims?

According to Wikipedia, “riddim is the Jamaican Patois pronunciation of the English word rhythm”.

Top 5 Reggae Riddims

Kahlil Wonda’s Top 5 Reggae Riddims

  • Love Punany Bad
  • Fat Ting
  • Kutchie
  • Cuss cuss
  • Showtime

ĀGARD’s Top 5 Reggae Riddims

  • Baltimore
  • Tonight riddim
  • Declaration of Rights
  • Pretty Looks
  • My Conversation

Buzzworthy

  • Buju Banton announced the release of his 25th-anniversary edition of “‘Til Shiloh”, on December 18.
  • RIP Musician, Dalton Brown: Reggae Mourns The Loss Of Another Icon

The Tastemaker

Jaz Elise teams up with dancehall star Govana for the official remix of her single “Fresh & Clean.”

backing band culture

Backing Band Culture

This episode takes a look at the world of reggae backing bands and the legends they support. 

Our guest is Stevie Culture, a musician from the west coast of Jamaica who’s has been playing and performing Reggae music for more than 2 decades.  

The backing band culture seldom gets highlighted or explored though it’s a major part of Jamaican music culture. This is a tribute to the musicians in the background, working to support the major Reggae artists. 

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Reggae Backing Band Culture

Every big show is facilitated by these amazing people behind the scenes.  They never get the recognition they deserve – until now that is. 

Stevie Culture has been a member of major reggae backing bands, Sane Band, the Fifth Extension, Prophecy Band, and Ninja Force Band. He has been on stage with some of the greatest artists of all time including Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor, Yellow Man, Garnet Silk, and Capleton. He has traveled around the world touring and playing reggae music.  We are grateful that he could share these stories on your platform.

The Tastemaker

  • Xavier BLK & King Charlz – “Night Time’
  • Wake Up (EP) by Ijahknowah

Buzzworthy

Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Skip Marley, Koffee, and Shenseea bring the vibes to the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards with their reggae cypher.