REGGAE

  • Trojan 50th: Events/Releases Announced

    By Chris Wells on April 18, 2018
    Celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, Trojan Records are proud to announce first details of a year-long celebration of their unique history, taking in a series of live events, catalogue music releases, a documentary and definitive coffee table book. Named after the flatbed truck that revered producer Duke Reid used to move his soundsystem around Jamaica, Trojan was launched in […]
  • Remix Joss – And Win $500

    By Chris Wells on March 9, 2018
    Singer Joss Stone has just launched a competition to remix any one of five cuts from her 2015 Water For Your Soul album. Prizes for the winners include $500, inclusion on the official remix EP and more. Visit https://www.indabamusic.com/opportunities/joss-stone-remix-contest/submissions/a2a41be2-1cc8-11e8-bc88-0ecda187fe01 for full details.
  • Dread On It

    By Chris Wells on February 22, 2018
    Being Blacker is filmmaker Molly Dineen’s first documentary for 10 years and tells the story of Steve ‘Blacker Dread’ Martin, music producer and record shop owner in Brixton – and also an immensely popular, larger-than-life figurehead of South London’s Jamaican community. It will be broadcast on BBC2, March 12 at 9pm and in the 11 days before that also shown […]
  • Gong For A Song

    By Chris Wells on February 19, 2018
    Grammy Award-winning artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley has announced his first solo UK performances since the release of the critically acclaimed album Stony Hill. So far there are four shows planned. Catch him at: Manchester, O2 Ritz [June 28]; Leeds, O2 Academy [29]; Birmingham, O2 Academy [30]; and Brixton, O2 Academy [July 1]. Tickets go on sale on 10am Friday […]
  • Vote For Romain

    By Chris Wells on January 28, 2018
    Romain Virgo’s Lovesick tour will hit the UK come the spring. Five dates have been announced thus far: Birmingham, O2 Institute [April 4]; Manchester, Band On The Wall [5]; Leeds, Wardobe [6]; Cardiff Tramshed [7]; and London, Scala [8]. Visit www.shoobs.com for more info and to book tickets.
  • Gyptian Winter Feast

    By Chris Wells on November 17, 2017
    Rootsy Jamaican reggae man Gyptian is lined up to headline Winter Reggae Fever upcoming at London’s O2 Forum on December 3. Support comes from Gage, Sheba and Vershon. He also has 10 other dates lined up around the nation. Catch him at: Fri 1st Dec – Baab-El-Salaam, Manchester Sat 2nd Dec – Piccadilly Banqeting Suite – Birmingham Sun 3rd Dec – 02 […]
  • Marley Doc: SE London Screening

    By Chris Wells on October 5, 2017
    To coincide with Black History Month, Stanley’s Film Club in SE London are screening Bob Marley – The Making of a Legend, a film documenting the early career of the reggae legend, on October 25, from 7pm. The movie was directed by Gian Godoy and Esther Anderson, both of whom will be attending in person for a Q&A hosted by […]
  • Welcome To Jamwax

    By Chris Wells on October 3, 2017
    Kevin Le Gendre gets some answers from Joe at Jamwax Records. When was the label founded? Joe: The label was founded in December 2013 when I just came back from a digging trip in Jamaica. It was a great session in a house with more than 35,000 vinyl [watch Jamwax youtube channel to see the session]. Most of them had […]
  • Revolution For Zephaniah

    By Chris Wells on August 2, 2017
    September 1 sees the release of a brand new album from internationally revered poet, writer and socio-political commentator Benjamin Zephaniah. Entitled Revolutionary Minds, the new set arrives during a series of live shows at festivals and venues throughout the UK. Zephaniah is, of course, strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls ‘street politics’. His […]
  • Horace Andy Live In Brighton

    By Chris Wells on July 24, 2017
    HORACE ANDY [KOMEDIA, BRIGHTON, JULY 19] The Komedia on Gardner Street is in the centre of Brighton, just a few minutes from the seafront, train station and main shopping areas, including The Lanes and North Laines. It’s the perfect location for a music venue, although Komedia also houses a cinema and sidewalk café, as well as several performance rooms. Downstairs […]