Rebel Lion - One Big Family -

One Big Family Celebrating 20 years of Rebel Lion Saturday 29 December 2017, 8pm-3am The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich, UK I guess if you are reading this then you are a serious reggae fan and you don’t need me to tell you that sound system culture is the lifeblood of reggae. Taking the UK as an […]

Sista Lexxy – Learning Rastafari - Pandadread -

Sista Lexxy & Jerry Lionz – Learning Rastafari Pandadread 7” Guiding Star Orchestra – Upfull Melody Tribe 84 7” Christmas is here, woohoo, I love Christmas. For me it is two weeks off work, time at home with the family and a bit more freedom to do what I want! When you add in turkey, […]

Shelly Ravid - Livin' Large EP -

Shelly Ravid‘Livin’ Large’ EP, No Joke Records It was about this time last year that I first encountered the music of Shelly Ravid, and featured her self-released ‘Let Them Know’ EP on my blog. Shelly came across as a very motivated artist, who had strong views on how she should be represented in the post. […]

Samur-I Sounds - Unity Gain -

Samur-I Sounds Gloucestershire’s​ ​only​ ​analogue​ ​dub​ ​reggae​ ​collective One of the best things about writing a reggae blog is discovering new music that I wouldn’t ordinarily hear. I get sent a lot of music to listen to by band and labels, and feel privileged that they are willing to share the fruits of their labours […]

Danny Red - Watch Your Step -

Danny Red – Watch Your Step Mark Wonder – One Love Vibes Roots Tribe / Slimmah Sound 7” singles These two singles dropped on my doormat the other day, massive thanks to the lovely folk at Tribe 84 Records for sending them over. What first strikes you is the fantastically vibrant artwork from graphic artist […]

Bob Marley

If you’re a reggae fan or specifically a Bob Marley fan and you haven’t yet taken a look at the book Wake Up and Live, you may want to do so. As we wrote back in June, this is the latest book to try and capture what makes Bob Marley so special, and it’s a […]

Dub Kingdom - Alpha Steppa -

Alpha Steppa – Dub Kingdom Steppas Records, LP, CD & Digital I think it is only right and proper that I celebrate my 150th Reggae Roots Review blog post with a piece on one of my favourite and most featured reggae artists, Ben Alpha Steppa. Ben himself is celebrating seven years of Steppas Records with […]