Road to Zion - Becoming Insane - reggaerootsreview.com

Road to Zion – Becoming Insane CD & Digital What I love about Italian trio Road to Zion is that they always sound like they are having such great fun. Behind their caustic, hard edged, reggae SKA infused sounds, is great enthusiasm and vigour. October marks the release of their third album called ‘Becoming Insane’ […]

The Kingstonians - Sufferer - reggaerootsreview.com

The Kingstonians – Sufferer Doctor Bird / Cherry Red Records, CD & Download I do find stories about musicians who achieve critical and commercial recognition after their death rather sad. Going to your grave, often in poverty, with little to show for the hard work you put into a musical career feels a cruel way […]

Foundation Sound - Kelvin Judah – Soon Come - reggaerootsreview.com

Kelvin Judah – Soon Come Foundation Sound 7” Norwich ‘A Funky City’ The City of Norwich in the UK has a motto which reads ‘A Fine City’. Having lived here for about ten years I can whole heartedly agree with that. In fact, when it raises itself from its sleepy slumber you can justifyably call […]

Studio1 - Version Dread - reggaerootsreview.com

Version Dread – Studio One LP, CD & Digital OK, this may sound a little odd, but sometimes you see advance information about a release and it fills you with so much excitement that it transports you to Christmas morning as a six year old. Hands up, I know I am sad, but that’s how […]

Joseph Lalibela - Make Haste - reggaerootsreview.com

Joseph Lalibela – Make Haste Jah Roots HiFi – 12” single Firstly a big thank you to everyone who takes the time to send me their digital files and vinyl singles. I really do appreciate you passing me the fruits of your hard work. I feel quite humbled… Google Spiders I always try and do […]

Super Ape Returns To Conquer - reggaerootsreview.com

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Subatomic Sound System Super Ape Returns to Conquer Subatomic Sound – Digital, CD, & LP There is an English variation on the American saying ‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ which says ‘Don’t f*** around with it’. It’s a phrase that came to mind when I first heard about this […]

Bunnington Judah - The Signs - reggaerootsreview.com

Bunnington Judah – The Signs & The Signs in Dub Shieldrum Records Digital Release This was almighty close, I nearly missed this release and I am glad I didn’t. Facebook is a great way of advertising new music, but with so much coming out, posts do sometimes get lost in the information noise. Thankfully I […]

Akinsanya & Mauma G - Kween Naanii - reggaerootsreview.com

Gaama Akinsanya Palmer Kween Naanii (feat Mauma G) Download single This was not the Sunday morning I was expecting. My usual coffee, toast and Match of the Day was interrupted by an email promoting a simple but very jaunty Ska track. The press release piqued my interest, it talked about ‘The Queen of the Maroons’, […]

Micah Shemaiah - Keep On Keeping On - reggaerootsreview.com

Micah Shemaiah – Keep On Keeping On Irie Ites Music, 7″ single I get sent a lot of promo emails, I mean alot. I have enough material each week to turn this blog into a full time venture. If I could find a way of generating a decent wage from reggae writing then that would […]

Dub Gabriel - ADSR Dub - reggaerootsreview.com

Dub Gabriel – ADSR DUB San Francisco based Dub Gabriel is back with a big pot of genre splitting hedonistic dub. That’s my excitable headline, but does this new album ADSR Dub match those big words? In this review I hope I can convince you that this is an album you need in your collection. […]