Author Archives : Natasha Von Castle

Classic Shots from Wayne Tippetts Photography

Renowned photographer Wayne Tippetts has recently had his original work issued via the award-winning publisher Cafe Royal Books so we caught up with him for a chat about his life behind the lens… VP:  When did you start taking photos and at what point did you know that you wanted to make a career of it? WT:  In 1986 shortly after studying Social documentary photography at North East London Polytechnic,…

Read more

The Pioneers Cover The Beatles Classic ‘You Won’t See Me’

Legendary Jamaican vocal harmony group The Pioneers have collaborated with the ace producer Clive ‘Azul’ Hunt on the brand-new version of a Beatles’ album cut from 1965 “You Won’t See Me”. “You Won’t See Me” first appeared on the 1965 album Rubber Soul, a hugely underrated album track written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and produced by George Martin. The track went on to become quite the Soundsystem hit…

Read more

4 Favorite New Generation Bands To Discover This Fall

One of the most vibrant aspects of Reggae, is the band who presents the music. In the early days, Toots and The Maytals, Desmond Dekker and The Aces, Third World, and Inner Circle performed hits such as “54-46,” “The Israelites,” “Now That We Found Love” and “Tenement Yard.” These songs and more kindled a love for the genre and the band. Fast forward to 2023, and bands such as F.Y.A.H.,…

Read more

Havana Meets Kingston In Dub

A companion album to the critically acclaimed ‘Havana Meets Kingston’, this is Gaudi’s dub take on Savona’s original sessions in Cuba and Jamaica. Recorded at Egrem Studios in Havana (Buena Vista Social Club’s studio) and Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston (Bob Marley’s studio), this is a world first project bringing music together from both islands. It’s a sound-combination that meshes their distinct musical pathways, effortlessly blending Cuban percussion and melodies…

Read more

The Rebirth of the Cool Ruler

​​Iconic reggae and dancehall producer, King Jammy (Lloyd James), digs into his master recording archive and brings the legendary Gregory Isaacs’ late 1980s/1990s digi catalog to a new generation by pairing him with veterans Shaggy, Sean Paul, Bounty Killer, Junior Reid, Chaka Demus, Alborosie, Bunny General, and Ras Shiloh and now generation artists Jesse Royal, Projexx, Aza Lineage, Ras Demo, Brandon The Messenjah, Claire Angel, and Flinix. Riddims include the popular “China Town,”…

Read more

Alborosie and Kabaka Pyramid ‘Nah Sell Out’

GRAMMY-Award-winning Roots Rock Reggae artist Kabaka Pyramid teams up with Greensleeves Records’ very own Alborosie for a brand new scorcher ‘Nah Sell Out’. Heavy 808-style beats, wild orchestral hits and a Dread bassline are all skillfully blended by the Dub Mechanic Alborosie at his Shengen studio, proving once again why he is still one of the best contemporary Reggae producers in the game. Add to that the deadly combination of…

Read more

1 2 3 51