DJ Stylus and DJ Meistro of The Sol Power All-Stars kicked off The Vinyl District’s all vinyl monthly at Den Of Thieves with a night of deep, tropical wax. Get the set as a free download!
The Scottish band Orange Juice lasted 9 years from 1976 to 1985 and this song, “Rip It Up,” was their biggest hit.
Kali Uchis’ style in her song “Know What I Want” is stylistically clever and refreshing
Louisa ‘Markswoman’ Mark was a romantic reggae singer. Her debut album, Breakout, is a landmark in the history of British reggae music.
Boss UK bass music by the Owiny Sigoma Band on Gilles Peterson‘s Brownswood Recordings label.
I don’t want summer to end so I’m going to post one of my all time favorite reggae songs, Gregory Isaacs 1978 classic “The Border.”
I just heard this cut by Ernest Soul Wilson for the first time last week. It’s got the trademark Studio One sound and oozes with soul.
I’ve posted a lot of music by Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan lately. “Love Yuh Bad” is (another) catchy tune for the club and is the second single off the album.
Captain Planet is one of my favorite producers these days. On his latest single, “In the Gray,” he cooks up a viciously catchy reggae instrumental, but for me it Brit Lauren’s infectious vocals that make the tune.
“Everything is Nice,” the lead single from Popcaan’s debut album, Where We Come From, has become something of a ghetto anthem in Kingston, touching on struggles and triumphs of everyday Jamaican life. A working man’s feel-good anthem.