Cian Finn - This Applies in Dub -

Cian Finn – This Applies in Dub Emerald Isle & Steppas Records LP, Digital Hello, it has been a few weeks since I last put pen to paper (or fingers to keys). Between you and me I must admit blogging was stressing me a little. The words were not flowing and the pressure of trying to […]

Dub Kingdom - Alpha Steppa -

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 […]


Alpha & Omega meets Ras Tinny No Beginning No End Steppas Records – LP / Digital Download 1.Roots Music 2. Dancehall 3. Every Human is a Refugee 4. JahYu – It’s Critical 5. Mystical Sound 6. Roots Dub 7. Sound System 8. Refugee Dub 9. It’s Dub 10. Mystical Dub 11. 18 Species of Bird […]

Feminine Hi-FI

Feminine Hi-Fi, Brazil’s female reggae collective All eyes will be on Brazil in the coming weeks as the Olympic circus arrives in Rio. The politics surrounding the whole event seem to be taking over, with the media focus on drug cheats, the Zika virus and the huge amounts of money spent on sport when it […]

Dub Dynasty - Holy Cow

Dub Dynasty – Holy Cow Steppas Records Double LP / CD / Digital Cards on the table, I am a self-confessed worshipper at the altar of Steppas Records and I have been buying into Ben Steppas brand of heavy uplifting dub for many years now. Indeed, his last year’s solo album ‘Rooted and Grounded’ was one of the reggae highlights […]

Grand Ancestor

Reggae Roots Review talks to Ric and Jason, owners of Grand Ancestor, the Washington, D.C. and New York-based record label.  If GA001 means anything to you, then you are part of a select club that are tuned into the releases of New York and D.C. based record label Grand Ancestor. Label owners Ric and Jason specialise […]

Alpha Steppa - Rooted & Grounded

Alpha Steppa – Rooted & Grounded Steppas Records, ASLP003-04  Double LP (Gatefold) / Double CD / Digital October sees the eagerly anticipated release of Rooted & Grounded by Ben Alpha or Alpha Steppa as most know him. Ben has been ploughing a very particular dub furrow for a few years now. His singles sell out […]