The Hempolics – Life Ain’t Easy

June 25, 2015

The Hempolics are another new band from the UK which I recently discovered on a website called 22tracks.  I stumbled upon this website while researching a previous post about a mix from DJ Sattamann, and followed a link to it from his RealRoots site. The 22tracks site features picks in various musical genres from top […]

FatLion HiFi – Pay Your Way

June 23, 2015

This is a BIG BIG tune from a new group called FatLion HiFi based in the UK.  I first heard this track a few weeks ago on David Rodigan’s BBC 1Xtra show, and haven’t been able to get it out of my head since.  What really drew me into this song are the beautiful instrumentals […]

Ken Boothe – Everything I Own

June 22, 2015

Most people mistake this classic as a song about romantic love, but it’s actually about the relationship between father and son.  This Ken Boothe cover topped the UK charts for 3 weeks in 1974; the original was by a band called Bread in 1972 and held 5th spot on the Billboard 100 in 1972.   […]

The Wizard (ft. Jesse Royal) – Raging Storm

June 18, 2015

Nastassja Hammond may not be a household name (yet), but her father, Beres Hammond certainly is.  Better known by her alias “The Wizard”, Nastassja Hammond is one of the few prominent female producers in the Jamaican music scene.  Her innovative productions are what helped define the “Rootstronic” sound developed by The Courtney John Project, which is […]

Jesse Royal – Finally

June 11, 2015

Jesse Royal just released a new track called “Finally” as he continues his meteoric rise in the reggae world. The song is on the “Steamaz” riddim and is about the recent decriminalization of marijuana in Jamaica.  While decriminalization is not the same as legalization, it does represent progress worth celebrating for the Rasta community in […]

DJ Satta Mann – SoundCrash Radio Show (Ep. 29)

June 10, 2015

Respect goes out to my cousin (the one called Vaibhav Bhan) who found this killer hour long mix by DJ Satta Mann and sent it to me.  I was hooked right from the intro which is a steppers track that starts with a voiceover from a dude with an Indian accent.  This struck me as […]

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