Rebel Lion - One Big Family - reggaerootsreview.com

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 - reggaerootsreview.com

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, […]

Samur-I Sounds - Unity Gain - reggaerootsreview.com

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 - reggaerootsreview.com

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 […]

Dub Kingdom - Alpha Steppa - reggaerootsreview.com

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 […]

Instrumental Thursdays - i&i Musik - Wahever Records - reggaerootsreview.com

Archiver & Matteo Boyero Instrumental Thursdays – LP & Digital i&i Musik and Wahever Records If you look at my Facebook feed you would think that the reggae world is dominated by the vinyl single, I imagine your feeds are similar. There is some truth in that of course, as the vinyl single is obviously […]

BIG Ganja Tunes vol.2 - reggaerootsreview.com

BIG Ganja Tunes Vol. 2 Ganja Pandas I must admit it was the cover art that first drew me to this compilation. You may well recognise the original photo this was inspired by, but GANJA DJ PANDAS, what’s not to love! This release is more than about pandas obviously, so please forgive my slightly flippant […]

Frenchtown HiFi volume 2 - reggaerootsreview.com

Frenchtown HiFi Volume 2 Frenchtown Records – double CD & Download I am a little late to the party on this one, as this marvellous double CD package from Frenchtown Records was released back in July. But this week does mark it being available on digital and streaming platforms, so that’s not too bad I […]

Hollie Cook - Freefalling - Survive - reggaerootsreview.com

Hollie Cook – Freefalling / Survive OK, so the big question here is pink or black… let me explain… as I mentioned a little while ago, reggae chanteuse Hollie Cook is back with new material. The first track from the new album was Angel Fire and it is fair to say it was well received. […]

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’ […]