The Jamaican reggae singer and producer pioneered the sound of dub reggae and has collaborated with artists like Beastie Boys, the Clash, the Congos, and Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Anchored by its immortal lead single, ‘Police & Thieves’ provided a fortuitous career reinvention for roots reggae legend, Junior Murvin.
During the phenomenally eventful years of 1965-67, the studio changed for musicians & producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
Dub music is often associated with dance music, but its origins, invention and progression, firmly owes Jamaica its dues.
In inner-city clubs young West Indians were meeting Mods, who loved the sharp style, and British youths’ love affair with Jamaican music grew ever stronger.
After a three-year absence from touring because of an injury to frontman Toots Hibbert, Toots and the Maytals have just announced a new UK tour.
As ‘The Orb’s Adventures In The Ultraworld’ is given a 4LP reissue for Record Store Day, uDiscover interviews Alex Paterson about its 25th anniversary.
The well-established and deep-rooted links between reggae and punk are being celebrated on ‘Punky Reggae Selecta,' just out from Universal Music Catalogue.
Jamaica maintains its incredible output with numerous dancehall and roots reggae producers currently plying their trade in Kingston. Long may it continue!