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 […]

Terry Hall

Reggae and ska again lose one of their greatest artists with the passing this week of Terry Hall, reportedly of cancer.  He was the cornerstone of Coventry 2 Tone band the Specials, fusing black and white personnel and music at a troubled time, and emerging with their first chart single ‘Gangsters’ in 1979. This record, […]

Don Letts set to visit the North East

Acclaimed DJ, filmmaker and BBC Radio 6 Music host Don Letts is set to perform a one-off North East show when he rolls into Teesside this Autumn. Letts will bring his vast knowledge of reggae and punk music to Middlesbrough Town Hall for a special DJ set on Saturday 23rd November, celebrating the premiere of the eagerly anticipated documentary ‘Rudeboy: The […]

Mellow Mood: Large

From Italy we find Mellow Mood with a new collection of twelve roots reggae songs. This is their fifth studio album and is politically informed and socially aware throughout. The band has sought to reinvent itself and maintain a fresh approach with each successive album in order to capture something of the strength of their […]

Double Tiger: Sharp and Ready

Here is Brooklyn boy Double Tiger (aka Jay Spaker) with his first solo album, a compilation of recordings from the past five years of writing. Just released on leading NY label Easy Star Records, ‘Sharp and Ready’ kicks off with the fast reggae rhythm of ‘Rocking Time’, a great start to this collection of twelve […]