Bob Marley – Exodus 40th Anniversary

June 18, 2017

This month is the 40th anniversary of the release of Bob Marley’s magnificent Exodus album. The Exodus album was recorded in London a few short months after the assassination attempt on Bob in December 1976. Bob loved the people and the island of Jamaica, and he was heartbroken that there were people who wanted to […]

Common Kings – Lost in Paradise

March 1, 2017

Common Kings are group I discovered recently while at the gym listening to a couple recommendations from Google Play.  They definitely have more of a pop flavour than I usually listen to, but the song was undeniably catchy in its own way.  I don’t know which of those two previous sentences seems more unlikely, the […]

Thievery Corporation – The Temple of I & I

February 13, 2017

Good news for all the Thievery Corporation fans out there, they just released a new album a few days ago.  They sound like they are going back to their roots a bit here, and you can check out the full album below and on most streaming services.  I haven’t gotten a chance to listen to […]

Romain Virgo – Caress Me

February 1, 2017

Dedicating this TickuTalk post to Dennis Brown (dubbed the “Crown Prince of Reggae” by none other than Bob Marley) on what would have been his 60th birthday.  Last year, some of the best reggae artists in Jamaica put together a compilation album simply entitled “We Remember Dennis Brown”.  The entire album is great and covers […]

L’Entourloop (ft. Troy Berkley & Khoe Wa) – Lobster Shawarma

January 18, 2017

While this blog is mainly focused on music, there is no doubt in today’s day and age that accompanying visuals can go a long way in terms of increasing a song’s popularity.  I’ve featured the French outfit L’Entourloop on this blog before (see it here), and I was immediately hooked to the first song I […]

Protoje – Blood Money

January 13, 2017

Some exclusive and exciting news in the reggae world as David Rodigan just debuted a new, and as yet unreleased track from Protoje on his BBC1Xtra radio show this past Sunday night. The track is a real banger with great lyrics and sublime production from Winta James. I ripped the audio from the BBC1Xtra stream […]

Maverick Sabre – Come Fly Away

December 8, 2016

Ok, so I’m going to save the explanation as to how I found out about Maverick Sabre until the end of this post.  For now, a brief intro.  He was born as Michael Stafford in Ireland, and grew up in England.  As a singer/rapper, his career started around 2008, and he released his debut album […]

Chronixx – Santa Claus, Do You Ever Come To The Ghetto?

December 6, 2016

People don’t normally associate reggae music with Christmas.  Christmas reggae is something of a niche, within an already niche genre.  It’s rare, but it does exist, as evidenced by the last post on TickuTalk (which was a collaboration between Protoje and Major Lazer).  Shortly after that post, almost as if on cue, came this ballad […]

Major Lazer (feat. Protoje) – Christmas Trees

November 27, 2016

A few weeks ago, I saw a tweet from Protoje that caused quite a stir among his fans: You heard it here first @MAJORLAZER x @protoje https://t.co/lSAEoJSJK7 — Royalty Is Free (@Protoje) November 2, 2016 It was referencing the comments made below by Diplo regarding making a Christmas album: https://twitter.com/diplo/status/793845209880592384 Major Lazer has made some […]

Interview with Kumar Bent of Raging Fyah

October 25, 2016

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kumar Bent, the lead singer of Raging Fyah.  I can’t say enough about how great Kumar and his manager were to me in terms of flexibility when it came to accommodating this interview.  We met up at a quiet, unassuming café on College Street, and […]

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