One of reggae's emerging masters of dubwise producon, Alborosie

Alborosie’s new album, “Freedom & Fyah” now available

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One of reggae’s emerging masters of dubwise production, Alborosie has honed his craft through the creation of six studio albums.

Alborosie - Freedom & Fyah - Artwork

Alborosie – Freedom & Fyah – Artwork

Along the way, he has become the biggest selling European roots reggae artist. His latest album, “Freedom & Fyah” demonstrates his production skill and depth of feel with 13 contemporary and authentic reggae jams. All tracks are produced and performed by Alboroise.

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Alborosie – Freedom & Fyah

Featured performers include Ky-Mani Marley on the ballad and Protoje on the track “Strolling” and reggae legends, the Roots Radics band on the track “Everything featuring Pupa Avril.” Stand out tracks include “Poser

which has chalked up over 1 million YouTube views and “Rocky Road

which is up to 500k YouTube views. Alborosie’s YouTube channel puppaALBO has 17k subscribers.

"Episode 36 - Barrington Levy Roots, Reality, and Culture"

Barrington Levy Roots, Reality, and Culture Mix

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Barrington Levy is one of the only reggae singers to have great success throughout the entire decade of the the 1980s. He recorded prolifically with many of his releases topping charts in Jamaica and the UK while he maintained his relevance in the dancehall from then until now.

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A Reggae Lover Podcast listener suggested that I feature Barrington’s work, so I have selected this portion of tunes which highlights some of my favorite reality tunes and features many of the Joe Gibbs and Volcano roots recordings. A follow-up mix that covers lovers rock will be coming soon.

Barrington Levy Playlist:

1 Now A Days
2 Don’t Fuss or Fight
3 Do Good
4 Murderer
5 Too Poor
6 Praise His Name
7 Sensimelea
8 Under Me Sensi
9 Collie Weed
10 Dont Pretend
11 Mine Your Mouth
12 This Little Boy
13 Jah Is With Me
14 Prison Oval Rock
15 Money Move
16 Teach The Youths
17 Black Roses
18 My Time

Jah9 and ‘Inna De Yard’ – Steamers A Bubble – Official Music Video

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Ground breaking roots reggae singer Jah9 has released the official music video for her single ‘Steamers A Bubble.’  

'Steamers A Bubble'

‘Steamers a Bubble’ is done on the Apartment riddim, originally recorded in 1982 by the Roots Radics band for producer Franklyn ‘Ben Up’ Irvin (Shambala/Hit Bound Records).  In its 2013 incarnation, the riddim has been aptly renamed ‘Inna De Yard’.

The video for this song is a tribute to the grounding spaces of grassroots Jamaica where the griots of reggae brought forth music that has inspired generations the world over.

Coronation celebration with Jah9 and 'Inna De Yard'

November 2nd, the official release date for this video, holds greater significance as the 83rd anniversary of the Coronation of His and Her Imperial Majesty as is alluded to in the song, where she says “the King and Queen crown same time.”

This event is noteworthy because it signifies a break in tradition as the first time that an Empress is crowned on the same day as the Emperor, highlighting not just the significance of female balance but also family.

Watch ‘Steamers A Bubble’ Official Video

‘Steamers a Bubble’ is now available on 7″ vinyl with exclusive dub mix by original Channel One Engineer ‘Soljji’.  Contact steamersvinyl@gmail.com to order.

Dub Champions Festival With Scientist, Roots Radics Band, & Special Guest Johnny Osbourne

 

Scientist & Roots Radics rid NY of the Evil Curse of the Vampires! w/special guest Johnny Osbourne and opening sets from Subatomic Sound SystemDeadly Dragon Sound SystemDeejay Gravy. Details & RSVP here: http://bit.ly/SRRdcE Sign up at www.DubChampions.com for ticket discounts — at B.B. King Blues Club.

 

The 80’s or The 90’s, Which Was Bigger For Dancehall?

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Here’s a snippet of live radio vibes with a skillful transition by Kahlil Wonda out of Buju Banton‘s ladies anthem “The Grudge,” and into “I’m Not Crazy” by veteran reggae singer Don Carlos.

Both songs are classics, but the Buju off of his”Mr. Mention” album which was released in 1993, and the Don Carlos was produced by Henry “Junjo” Lawes with Roots Radics Band on the rhythm track.  Mixed by Scientist at Channel One (Kingston, Jamaica), “I’m Not Crazy” was released in 1981 by Greensleeves UK.

Cover of "Mr Mention"

Cover of Mr Mention