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 […]

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 […]

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 […]