Written by Guest Blogger Dana Kelly As if being one of the godfathers of reggae wasn’t a big enough accomplishment, Peter Tosh can also add brilliant singer/songwriter/composer to name a few. Oh yeah – not to mention being one of the founding members of the Wailers…just to top it off. Devoted Rastafarian, he used his [...]
BUY HERE My favorite year in music has to be 1994. Many musically historic moments occurred this year: Nirvana played their final concert, the Verbier Festival launched in Switzerland, Oasis’ Definitely Maybe became the fastest selling debut in the UK, the Eagles reunited for their Hell Freezes Over tour, Green Day revived Punk with their [...]
BUY HERE It is not everyday that nitrogen stamina surfaces in the form of two top-shelf DJ/Producers and a temptress with a spin history that arches M.I.A, Santigold, Thom Yorke, Afrojack, and Rusko (deep breath) in electro-reggae-fusion fashion. Unless you are Diplo (Thomas Wesley Pentz) and Switch (Anthony John Culverwell) under the the guise of Major Lazer and [...]
Listen to “This World” here BUY HERE At the tender age of twenty-one, Selah Sue imparts a developed sound truly her own. The Belgian says, “Musically speaking, I know what I want,” and that confidence translates into her soulful reggae melodies. There are no mixed emotions in citing her influences either. Without being said, a [...]
Listen to “My Home” here BUY HERE Nneka‘s “My Home” rides in on a classical piano intro taking turns at an unexpected reggae avenue to end at a fearless 60′s rendition of modern Motown rock. Enters the horns, and the sedated reggae beats again. The African folk-soul
Listen to “Original Don” here BUY HERE “Original Don” is Major Lazer‘s latest cannonball of a banger mélange. Marching to a mashed-up reggae beat, the single is a collaborative project between Lazer duo, (none other than DJ sensations, Diplo and Switch) and their Dutch friends, Partysquad.
Max Tannone did it again. The NYC producer and DJ who delivered us the irresistible Jay-Z/Radiohead mashup album, Jaydiohead, just dropped his latest gem. Mos Dub, pits the lyrical stylings of Mos Def against the classic sounds of vintage reggae and its latter day cousin, dub. Sure it’s a mashup album, but its organic feel [...]