Archive for the ‘Reggae’ Category

Manu Chao

By • Mar 3rd, 2009

Manu Chao is a great little find, he has been entertaining my head for a couple of months now. He is a French Latin folk singer of French and Spanish (Basque/Galician) origin.  He moved to Paris as a very young child, when his parents decided to escape the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. During the Eightie’s, […]

The Red Eyes

By • Nov 24th, 2008

This Melbourne Indie crew play smooth Reggae/dub. A big part of their sound includes the trumpet playing of Richard Burns and (Adam)A13 who plays samples and turntable. The dynamics will change with their departure to pursue other options. Meanwhile that still leaves James Orr on sax and Adrien Shaw on trumpet; so they still have […]

Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Another One Bites The Dust

By • Oct 18th, 2008

I stumbled over Clint Eastwood & General Saint a week or two back while looking for some old reggae music. A colleague I work with was complaining that all the new reggae music sounds like hip hop. I suspect she is looking in all the wrong place. But I digress. Dancehall deejay Clint Eastwood first […]

Oliver Mtukudzi

By • Sep 28th, 2008

Oliver Mtukudzi is a truly legendary figure in contemporary African music, his albums are consistent best-sellers in his native land and beyond (he releases on average two albums a year). Trust me, this guy knows how to write a song, killer melodies (that will haunt you), rhythms from Zimbabwe and the South African townships and […]

Grand Analog – Around This Town

By • Mar 27th, 2008

Grand Analog have been classed as “rap ’n’ roll dub and soul”. It’s actually not a bad description. The band is fronted by Odario Williams. Members include Darcy Ataman, Damon Mitchell, Ofield Williams, Alister Johnson and Warren Bray. The thing I like about them is the left of center take on urban music. Head over […]

Blue King Brown – Water

By • Feb 5th, 2008

Blue King Brown are truly amazing. Their track “Water” has enough life and energy to solve Global Warming. This was the track they played at the Australia Day concert in Canberra and were far and away the best thing on the bill. I was truly blown away by the power and passion that these guys […]

B-Side Players

By • Oct 8th, 2007

Artist: B-Side Players Website: Track Name: Fire In the Youth Playback: flash Download?: No B-Side Players from San Diego California have just snuck their way in under my radar with the soulful track Fire In The Youth a combination of syncopated salsa rhythms and Marley inspired Jamaican reggae vocals. The music of the band’s […]