Tag : UK

45 Plus Years of Channel One in the UK

Channel One Sound System is one of the UK’s best-known and most loved reggae sound systems.  Having taken over the running of their father’s sound in 1979, Mikey Dread and his brother Jah T took the sound to local blues parties and dances.  Mikey took the name Channel One as homage to the legendary Channel One studio in Jamaica.  In 1983, Channel One started playing at Notting Hill Carnival, they…

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Greensleeves Unveils Blue Plaque in Honor of Windrush 75

Pictured:  Chris Sedgwick – Chris Cracknell – Dr. Jak Beulah Greensleeves Records, in association with Nubian Jak Community Trust, Transport for London and VP Records, unveiled their Blue Plaque on Shepherd’s Bush Green to mark the legacy of the iconic British record label, which will be installed permanently at Shepherd’s Bush Train Station. Special guest speakers included Dr Jak Beulah, Greensleeves label founders Chris Cracknell & Chris Sedgwick plus Councillor…

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Nadine White on Barrel Children – The Families Windrush Left Behind

Nadine White is an award-winning, UK-based journalist with passion for Reggae and Dancehall. She began her career as a journalist for The Voice newspaper, the Weekly Gleaner UK, and for the HuffingtonPost between 2018 and 2021, leading coverage around race, before joining The Independent as the newspaper’s Race Correspondent. In 2021, Nadine was included by Forbes magazine on their annual 30 Under 30 list of “young visionary leaders brashly reinventing…

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Record Store Day Exclusive For The UK – Max Romeo “Every Man Ought To Know”

Max Romeo is perhaps best known for his work in the mid to late 70s with the innovative producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, “War In A Babylon,” “One Step Forward” and The Prodigy sampling “Chase The Devil” among his most notable works. Yet, the music that preceded that fruitful era is equally as important to the development of the Reggae genre. His work with ‘The Gorgon’ aka Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee began…

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Peer to Peer with Gav Pauze

  DJ Pauze otherwise known as Gav Pauze started playing Jungle / Drum & Bass in 1995, playing clubs in England and Scotland. He studied music at Clarendon College (Midlands) in 1998 where he became a qualified audio engineer. His passion and drive for music was clear and the works progressed to playing Reggae on the radio featuring strictly positive, uplifting Reggae Roots and Dub with the “Unique Reggae Mix…

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Peer to Peer with Jamie Rodigan

  Originally hailing from West London, Jamie Rodigan has grown up with music in his blood. The son of the legendary radio broadcaster Sir David ‘RamJam’ Rodigan, music has played a pivotal role throughout his life. Jamie developed a love for reggae music through his trips to Jamaica in his youth with his father. VP:  What motivated you to pursue a career in music?  JR:  I was immersed in music…

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