Get ready for New York's J'ouvert festival with this excellent mix and history from Abe Beame.
R.I.P John Holt October 20, 2014
We pay tribute to reggae legend John Holt
Alexy Piyevsky feels the breeze in the West Indies Here is the second installment of my Duke Bloggin reggae compilation series. Unlike the first volume, this one had no specific theme or aesthetic inspiration in mind. Instead it’s an eclectic collection of new or newly discovered songs I have recently enjoyed, mixed in with a […]
Dub Club is no longer just another weekly in L.A., if it ever was to begin with.  It’s an institution, respected by Reggae heads from Silver Lake to Kingston. There are other places in the states where you can listen to DJs spin Reggae, Dub, Ska, Dancehall, and anything else worth listening to that’s come […]
If you’re unfamiliar with Freddie McGregor, allow me to temporarily redirect you to a post that Son Raw wrote five years ago when he was operating under his serf name, Sach O.  To call McGregor an O.G. does him a bit of a disservice. He has been doing it since he was 7 years old, […]
I’m currently writing an article on the legacy of King Tubby, dub creator, and the man who invented the remix, contrary to what Puff might claim. The process has led me down a wormhole of research into Jamaican culture and history. The names that filter into the American interpretation of reggae rarely go beyond the […]
Several months ago, I interviewed Dan Ubick, the point guard for the Stones Throw dub resucitation experts, The Lions. The stated purpose was to profile him for my LA Weekly column. The stealth reason was to pick up tips on some obscure dub and roots reggae records that I haven’t heard. There were answers, but […]
We have Alex Piveyski and Jah to thank for this. Download: ZIP: V/A – Duke Bloggin Meets the Congos in Midtown (Left-Click) I have a confession to make: this compilation is actually a failed album review. Icon Give Thank, a collaboration between venerable reggae legends The Congos and mad experimentalists Sun Araw and M. Geddes […]
This is two years old but Sach mentioned it recently and maybe there is a chance that you don’t compulsively monitor modern dance hall hits from Jamaica. Gone are the days when Bounty Killer and the Fugees played patty cake. Instead, there is his one-time protege Vybz Kartel, who dealt with the murder charges hanging […]
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DAYONE “MULTIPLY” from ASTRAL PROJECTS on Vimeo. The other Killa Cam, Sun Araw decamped to Babylon briefly early this year, and inevitably and burned enough bushes to keep the Bob Marley extended clan up in smoke. This is my best guess to explain the digital duppy gun dub wobble that is “Multiply.” I don’t know […]
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