Help Prince Fatty Complete his New Studio Build

To anyone who has enjoyed the musical works of Prince Fatty over the years . . . I am asking for your help. Right now, I really need your support to help me complete my new studio and keep dubbing in the analogue tradition. In return I am offering you some exclusive music and rewards, and the promise of continued musical works in future. This will be no ordinary recording studio. Thanks to the layout of the venue, we will be able to run permanent microphone lines down to the live stage on the floor below. This will allow us to capture the bands’ live performances at studio quality at the flip of a switch and also use the space… Continue reading Help Prince Fatty Complete his New Studio Build

The hidden history of the Black British soundtrack to football

The first reggae track on football was Clement Bushay Set’s Football Reggae in 1972, which included crowd noise, and celebrated both Derby County’s title triumph and the playing styles of various other professional teams. Like many other early songs from this period it was a tale of love between football and its fans in the Caribbean diaspora. However, in the 1970s and 80s, reggae’s music and messages evolved becoming more critical, presenting listeners with assertive black, post-colonial political statements. This can be seen in LP artwork of the more dub-styled internationally-focused Scientist Wins the World Cup in 1982, which shows a cartoon of a fictional all-black team beating England in the World Cup Final.

Events to celebrate Coventry’s ‘Sound System’ culture

THE ‘SOUND System’ culture which came to Coventry more than 50 years ago will be celebrated through three events with the first one this Saturday, October 2. The Coventry City of Culture Trust is placing a spotlight on ‘Dub and Roots’ and ‘Dancehall’, toasting the sounds of the city and the Caribbean. It will highlight how 1950s West Indian arrivals to the city – many from Coventry’s twin city of Kingston – built their own sound systems with huge speakers and amps, introducing new Reggae and Ska music to local audiences at parties.

ReggaeSpace “SummeRSkank” Sat 18 Sept

There’s still time to enjoy a Summer Skank at ReggaeSpace Online Radio The family is coming together one more time for the Summer. Come and ‘shake a leg‘ to good vibes on ReggaeSpace. Dress code: Smart & Comfortable • Ages: 8 to 80 • Food from your kitchen • Free Drinks All Night #ReggaeSpace #SummeRSkank #CaribbeanQueen #ElwoRootzFayaSound #FreedomSound F#HilltopSounds #LadyCoopz #PabloP #QueenEasy #SistaGardy #SwainyRoots #Yan #Yendis

Yendis – Rock All Riddim Medley Mix

Featured artists: Anthony B, Dreama, Jah Cure, Lutan Fyah, Richie Spice, Sizzla, Turbulence Productions: Reggae Vibes Music 1. Sizzla – Get Out A Babylon System 2. Jah Cure – You Can’t See My Soul 3. Lutan Fyah – Have Mercy 4. Turbulence – Stop The Fighting 5. Bescenta – Fire Bun 6. Fiyaneer – We Baal 7. Richie Spice – Got You Baby 8. Anthony B – Close To You 9. Dreama – Country Girl 10.Powerman – Deep In My Soul 11.Snatcha Lion – You RUle 12.Kendallaz – Love You Mama 13.Rufftop Rock I – Life Is What You Make It Download Stream / Buy

Cryptorastas: meet the first NFTs of the reggae scene

The NFT issue has given rise to talk, and its rapid expansion is the subject of analysis by experts around the world. To summarize: NFT is a form of Digital Certificate, which confirms that a digital work is original and exclusive. This is done with blockchain technology – the same used to create bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. From this, artists can sell their digital arts (jpg, gif, video, audio, etc.) and fans can collect, and also sell, invest and support. Among several, Cryptopunks is one of the projects that attract the most attention. Launched in 2017 and today valued at millions of dollars, they have become a kind of subculture within the NFT world, with several other projects inspired by… Continue reading Cryptorastas: meet the first NFTs of the reggae scene

Yendis – Ruff Times Riddim Medley Mix

Produced by Jeremy “Redd Lion” Gray for his label I-Sight Records. With relevant, positive, conscious messages and a head nodding groove, this release is sure to create a powerful impact in these Ruff Times we are living in today. 1. Bobby Tenna – Ruff Times 2. Sahie – No like Lose 3. Jahricio & AboriJah – One Life to Live 4. Joshua Hales – Unification 5. Lutan Fyah – No Gold Spoon 6. Ras Zacharri – Omnipotent 7. Redd Lion – Ruff Times Riddim Download  

The day Manchester’s punks, reggae fans and skins stood together against the Far Right

Thomas Blower’s images from the open air concert have been sitting in storage since he took them in 1978 It was the day Manchester came together to stand against the Far Right – and dance to some really good bands. On July 15, 1978, around 40,000 reggae lovers, punks and skins made their way to Alexandra Park in Whalley Range for the Rock Against Racism Northern Carnival. On the bill that day were local heroes Buzzcocks, roots reggae giants Steel Pulse and Lancaster punks China Street. But street photographer Thomas Blower was more interested in capturing what was happening in the crowd. The black and white images he took that day have been sitting in storage ever since, until they… Continue reading The day Manchester’s punks, reggae fans and skins stood together against the Far Right

Bob Marley statue to be unveiled in Liverpool

Positive Vibration Festival are delighted to announce that they have commissioned a 7ft tall statue of cultural icon, Bob Marley. The artwork is to be created by sculptor Andy Edwards who is well known in Liverpool for his brilliant Beatles statue on Liverpool’s Waterfront. After a turbulent and difficult year for everyone, divisiveness has come to define a lot of public discourse. It was for this reason that Positive Vibration Festival came up with the idea for a Bob Marley statue. The universality of Bob Marley’s message of love, unity and hope is much needed, and the festival wanted to pay tribute to that message and hopefully inspire people. After seeing the impact that Andy Edwards’ Beatles and Mohammed Ali… Continue reading Bob Marley statue to be unveiled in Liverpool