G.T. Moore - The Harry J Sessions - reggaerootsreview.com

G.T. Moore, The Harry J Sessions Partial Records LP The phrases ‘lost master tapes’, ‘archive recordings’ and ‘treasures from the vaults’ are vastly overused in the music business. They are often just bait for the music connoisseur, another marketing ruse to part us from our well-earned cash. There may well be some gems that are […]

The HD Project - The Beautiful Struggle - reggaerootsreview.com

The HD ProjectBuzzin – digital download If there is one common thread that connects all the people who produce, create and release the wonderful music I feature on this blog, then it’s talent. No paying for reviews here, no payola from ‘the man’, if I like it I feature it and if I like it […]

Foshan Roots - Sky Warrior Dub - reggaerootsreview.com

Foshan Roots – Sky Warrior Dub Springline Records Dubophonic – digital download With over 4,000 downloads and counting in its first week of release, I think it is fair to say that the Foshan Roots album ‘Sky Warrior Dub’ is causing a stir. What makes it more interesting is that it’s not a new set, […]

M.L.K. & The Breadwinners - The World Is In Trouble - reggaerootsreview.com

M.L.K. & The Breadwinners The World is in Trouble, LP & DDL Christmas is not just a time for getting presents, which I know is quite difficult to believe! It is also a time to relax, and relaxing for me starts to open the floodgates of blog inspiration. And that means I can find the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]