With 25 years of experience in the worlds of dub and reggae music, Ryan Moore, aka Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, has taken his musical abilities worldwide, to places like hazy Triad-ridden buildings in Canada and makeshift studios in Jamaica. Working with notable reggae artists such as Sly Dunba ... More >>
Daneekah and Green B.In the male-dominated world of DJs, local selectors Green B. and Daneekah have managed to tilt the spotlight toward the ladies with their dancehall releases and long-running reggae party Coo-Yah. The two met one day on Haight Street while flyering for separate parties, a ... More >>
SpuddMungo's Hi-Fi Tartan and bagpipes. Celtic and Rangers. Reggae and dubstep? Yes, add another thing Scotland can claim for its own, thanks to Glasgow's Mungo's Hi-Fi crew, a three-man sound system and production team that's swiftly put its stamp on bass-driven music. Whether it's playing v ... More >>
Titan Ups at Cafe Du Nord last night. Crappy photos by Ian.Titan Ups Wicked MerciesFranco NeroDJ Dr. ScottJanuary 6, 2011@ Cafe Du NordBetter than: What the uninitiated think reggae sounds like.There are times when musical innovation is the last thing needed, and last night at Cafe Du Nord - ... More >>
Gappy RanksGappy RanksJuly 14, 2010 Cooyah at Paradise Lounge Better than: A gap year in Thailand after college With camera flashes blasting, and a 150 or so amped reggae fans thrusting hands in the air, British reggae artist Gappy Ranks (the stage name of Jacob Lee Williams) got his first tast ... More >>
EKAphotographyBuju Banton perfoming at Rock It Room, before the pepper-spray incident Despite a landmark peace negotiation brokered between controversial reggae star Buju Banton and LGBT activists yesterday afternoon, protesters pepper-sprayed the crowd during Banton's concert last night at the ... More >>
EKAphotographyBuju Banton meets the LGBT Posse In what may be a groundbreaking and possibly historical event, controversial reggae star Buju Banton met with representatives from the LGBT community this afternoon. Banton has been a frequent target of gay rights protesters for his 1992 song "Bo ... More >>
Opti-Mystic Soul: Buju Three-time Grammy nominee Buju Banton has been credited with ushering in dancehall reggae's conscious revival with 1994's "Murderer," an anti-violence tune which preceded the ascension of such artists as Sizzla, Capleton, and Fantan Mojah. Beginning his career as a po ... More >>
VoltageMusic.comDJ Tomas aka Dub ID Dancehall music may be the popularized, more commercial aspect of reggae, yet roots reggae is still holding firm. Witness Roots Roadblock, the First Thursdays monthly at Koko Cocktails presided over by DJ Tomas. The Umoja soundsystem selecta, Voltage mus ... More >>
Reggae's "Conquering Lion," the Legend-ary Bob Marley, would have been 64 on Friday. Born February 6, 1945 in St. Ann's, Jamaica, Robert Nesta Marley was a true musical visionary, a songwriter whose lyrics often seemed to come from Jah himself, who took reggae music to the highest "ites" while champ ... More >>
Is it easy being Green? In the case of DJ Green B, we'd have to say yes. The positive-thinking Boston transplant has been broadcasting her love for Jamaican music (and deep bass) from the Mission to the Western Addition and Potero Hill. She says that although dudes are still surprised to see a woman ... More >>
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