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Root Sea - One Sea - reggaerootsreview.com

Root Sea One Sea, Digital Album Download Family dynasties, there are plenty of those in music. Whether it’s the Marley’s, the Buckley’s or the Jackson’s, we can all name our favourites. The group I am writing about today, Florida based Root Sea, has a strong family aspect to it. They may not be as famous […]

Bob Marley Legend - reggaerootsreview.com

Bob Marley – Legend 35th Anniversary Double LP Edition How do you review an album called Legend, full of legendary songs by a legend of a singer? I did think about getting on my soap box and ranting about ‘exploiting back catalogues’, but this is not the time and place for that piece. I don’t […]

Horus Records - Toxic - reggaerootsreview.com

Toxic featuring Aphrodite Delacrux Horus Records – 7” & digital download Cover versions in music are an emotive subject, particularly if you are really passionate about music. Hearing one of your favourite songs, by one of your favourite artists, mangled in an attempt to ‘reinterpret’ the song is extremely annoying! The one that grates most […]

Renaldo Domino - Never Thought - reggaerootsreview.com

Never Thought / Version – Renaldo Domino / xRob Black Think Again! / Lunar Report – Lone Ranger / xRob Black Happy As A Lark – 7” singles, digital download I am a big fan of the current vogue for souly/ska crossover releases. The pinnacle for me was the beautiful, emotional and incredibly poignant album […]

Dubateers – Excluded - reggaerootsreview.com

Dubateers – Excluded Limited CD & Digital download I get sent a very wide range of reggae to review and it can be a very broad spectrum. At one end are the sanitised, light songs that I like to describe as the ‘sun, sea and everything is great’ poppy reggae. They have their place in […]

Mahom - King Cat - reggaerootsreview.com

Mahom – King Cat Flower Coast Records – LP, CD & free digital download So Brexit D-day is drawing close, or maybe you could call it Bidet, as Britain’s harmonious relationship with Europe is about to be washed down the pan! But here at Reggae Roots Review we don’t want to leave Europe and such […]

Frenk Dublin ft. Clinton Sly - Good Vibes We Bring - reggaerootsreview.com

Frenk Dublin ft. Clinton Sly – Good Vibes We Bring Dub Communications 7” I am not sure if anyone has coined the term ‘winter reggae’ before. I am not thinking of snow, mince pies and Father Christmas, but reggae that has a darker, colder, edgier feel to it. This new release from Dutch label Dub […]

Little Harry - Youngest Veteron - reggaerootsreview.com

Little Harry – Youngest Veteron High Smile HiFi, LP and Digital Download Thirty five years between your first and second albums is quite a gap, it certainly puts the likes of the Stone Roses in the shade. But thankfully for us reggae deejay Little Harry has persevered. Backed by Swiss digi marvels High Smile HiFi, […]

Gentleman's Dub Club - Stardust - reggaerootsreview.com

Gentleman’s Dub Club, Stardust my journey from Suffolk to outer space Gentleman’s Dub Club are back with a new single and album on Easy Star Records, and I think it is high time I reacquainted myself with possibly the most dapper and coolest reggae band on the live circuit. I first came across Gentleman’s Dub […]