Origin One: Dance Again (featuring Charlie P)

Here’s a new release from Nottingham-based DJ and producer Origin One (Kevin Thomson). It’s an advance single from his forthcoming EP entitled ‘Step in Time’. The EP, due for release on 24th March, includes vocals from Rider Shafique, Nadia Latoya (MELONYX), and K.O.G., and is aimed at highlighting the problems experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdown. With funds […]

Adrian Sherwood: Dub No Frontiers

Reggae music has without doubt been male dominated over the years. There are many cultural reasons for this, and of course at the peak of old-style analogue dub in the 1970s women were not exactly in the driving seat in any areas of music. Although there were many female artists – in Motown especially, and, […]

Hollie Cook: Happy Hour

I suspect that Hollie Cook must get mightily sick of being referred to as ‘daughter of Sex Pistol Paul Cook’ as she has now surely done enough to establish herself as one of the leading British female reggae artists in her own right (see reviews of her albums on this site 2012 to 2017). Her […]

Priestly Meadows: Prime

No, not another attempt to get you to sign up to Amazon’s delivery service, but the title of the debut EP from Priestly Meadows. This is confident reggae music from the Czech band who offered the first listens to their EP in Prague’s Palmovka area, not too far from the hipster bars and cafes of […]

Various Artists: Life Crisis

This new compilation is put together and released digitally on Thompson Sound. It features classic artists including Linval Thompson, Lone Ranger and Horace Martin in a collection of sounds that echo the vintage reggae era. The selection kicks off with Linval Thompson’s title track (featuring Jah Mickey and Lone Ranger) and takes us through twelve […]

Lee Small: Chameleon

This new release from Lee Small is a great reggae album in the classic tradition. Originating from the English midlands area, Lee has developed his career over the past ten years in London, with a style that displays his rock and soul influences. The new album ‘Chameleon’ is a full-on exercise in reggae music with […]

Peter Dyer: Ghost Train

Here’s Scottish reggae man Peter Dyer with his debut single ‘Ghost Train’. The track is produced by the Subatomic Sound System and is released on 25th July. One important aim of the release is to raise money for three Scottish charities with the first three months’ proceeds from the track. These charities include FDAMH who provide […]

The Skints: The Island

The Skints have featured on these pages many times. It’s hard to believe that this punky reggae outfit from London have been active for more than a dozen years but here they are again with a fresh political edge on their single ‘The Island’. The title denotes the UK in a post-Brexit world, alone and […]