AMP Outernational & Jstar - Holy Rastafari

AMP Outernational & Jstar – Holy Rastafari 7” Welcome to the first of an irregular series of posts where I highlight some of those singles that have slipped under the radar. Hopefully they will be new to you and the words ‘sorry mate, we all knew about that one’ won’t echo around the comments section! First […]

Deliver Us - Neville Grooves

Deliver Us, a new single from Easybeat Productions Yesterday was a long old day and this post may be heavily influenced by a lack of sleep! Norfolk is a lovely County to live in, culture, heritage, nature in abundance and it is not as completely inaccessible as some people think. London is a couple of hours away, but […]

Horus Records

Horus Records release a new 7″, Shaka Blacks’s Righteous Day. Horus Records is one of those labels I have an instant affinity with. An innocuous post on Facebook linked their forthcoming single ‘Righteous Day’ and it was love at first click. It brought to my attention another excellent label, run by passionate reggae people. Due for release very soon, ‘Righteous Day’ […]

After the City by Iyahkayah Yahnahyanh

Iyahkayah Yahnahtanah’s new single After the City Since starting this blog I have found it pretty amazing how much new reggae is appearing each month, much more than I was expecting to see. Most of this seems to be driven by small labels releasing tracks digitally and in limited vinyl runs. It’s those vinyl releases that get […]

Pure Vinyl Records

I dropped into Brixton’s Pure Vinyl Records yesterday, what a great little shop!  Situated a few yards from Brixton tube station in the Reliance Arcade, this shop is a little gem and well worth a visit if you are in the area. I met Markie, partner of the owner Claudia who was very helpful and […]

Holy Won

In an age when the public is force fed so much musical pap, take a step forward One Direction, good artists are often overlooked. Holy Won is one such artist and although he has flirted with success, he has never had the recognition that his undoubted talent deserves. I hope his new six track EP will change that, he […]

teel Pulse - Handsworth Revolution

Guest writer Ben Walton goes forward in time with Handsworth Revolution… ‘Handsworth Revolution’ – the album – was released by Steel Pulse on the Island label in 1978. In the UK, it was the year of firefighters and car factory workers’ strikes, the death throws of Jim Callaghan’s floundering Labour Government and a lot of […]

Jashwha Moses - Rising High Again

Jashwha Moses The Rising Release date: 22nd June 2015 Sugar Shack Records LP (FOD108V), CD (FOD108CD) and Digital Download One of the benefits of running this review site is learning about bands, producers, labels and songs that are new to me. I have a pretty good knowledge of the reggae scene, not encyclopaedic, but perhaps […]

Here at reggaerootsreview.com we do have a focus on the past and try to highlight the great back catalogue from reggae’s history. But this post is to bring your attention to a modern artist, Empress Nelly. Empress Nelly (Janelle Prince) is a songwriter from the US whose style of music incorporates elements of roots & […]

The Midlands Roots Explosion Volume One Reggae Archive Records This summer sees the release of an early contender for roots compilation of the year. Midland Roots Explosion is a selection of tracks from English reggae bands working the Midlands circuit in the late 70’s. The headliners for this collection are Steel Pulse, whose album Handsworth […]