Shelly Ravid - Livin' Large EP - reggaerootsreview.com

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 - 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 […]

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 - 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 […]