Herrington Codner: Justice for Freedom

Canada-based singer/songwriter Herrington Codner released his intriguing reggae-rock crossover album ‘Real’ earlier in the year; intriguing in the sense that it combined rock band instrumentation of a sometimes 70s vintage with reggae rhythms in a vital urban sound that isn’t easily identifiable with any other current bands. And all the better for that – the […]

The Manor: Duppy Call

Here is the second full album release of new material from London’s ‘The Manor’. Recorded at the Catch a Fire studio in London, it’s produced by Brad Turner and Gibsy Rhodes, and released on Smash N Grab, Gibsy Rhodes’ subsidiary label of Springline Jamaica. Last year’s well-received ‘Community Rocker’ by Yabass (see reggaemusic.org.uk 12th January […]

Joel Savage: The Passion of Reggae and African Music

For this new hardback book, Ghana-born Belgian writer Joel Savage has interviewed some of the bigger names in recent and contemporary reggae, including Anthony B, Joseph Hill-Culture, Gregory Isaacs, U-Roy, Capleton, Julian Marley, Prince Malachi, Luciano, Lucky Dube, Julian Murvin, Andrew Tosh, ASWAD, Live Wyya, Seun Kuti, Femi Kuti, Faytinga, Manu Dibango, and Tutu Puoane. […]

Dubophonic Net Label

From Cyprus comes news of Dubophonic, a web-based label that offers freely downloadable Creative Commons licensed music in different variations on dub. To date Dubophonic has released six dub EPs/albums beginning in June 2013 with ‘Creation’ from Russian electronic dub experimenter Dub I. This initial release is a pretty unusual combination of electronic sounds and […]

onlyjoe: Play With Fire

From Unit 137 comes this new EP from London’s ten-piece onlyjoe, featuring four versions around the ‘Play With Fire’ track. It starts with a baseline vocal take on the title track, a crystal-clear roots sound with brass instrumentation and high-level production values that manages to sound very…musical. This is followed up with the Dubkasm remix, […]