The leaves begin to tumble and the temperatures begin to drop here in London although we did have a little Indian summer for a few days.
Big respect and multo congratulations to Alborosie on winning the award for ‘Best Reggae Act’ at the MOBO’s in Glasgow. Well deserved considering all he has done to popularise roots reggae and dance-hall style. Do check out his excellent new album ‘3 Times Revolution’.
I am looking forward to shows in October especially up in Manchester at the W.H.P. where they literally turn an underground car park into a nightclub at weekends for a limited season, it is wild. Also hot stuff coming up with the Rootikal family in East Village, London and shows in Cologne, Dortmund, Stuttgart and Dublin. (please check out the dates page on this site)
Junior Gong has a storming new dancehall single ‘Set Up Shop’ which will be getting big forwards through autumn and into next year. It is a hit single, 100%.
Do listen to the Gregory Isaacs Tribute album produced by Dean Fraser; there are some fabulous interpretations of his songs from the new wave of young Jamaican artists, for example Cherine Anderson singing ‘’Soon Forward’ and Duane Stephenson singing ‘The Border’ and Busy Signal’s take on ‘Hard Drugs’.
In the light of the gang culture of England’s inner cities Macka B has hit with home with ‘Postcode War’ lifted from a forthcoming ‘Unplugged’ album.
Mr. Vegas has a new hit single on his hands, ‘Beautiful Life’ and Freddie McGregor has a roots rocker entitled ‘Jamaica Move Up’
Zion Train have an excellent new album with such thrillers as ‘Children Of The Rainbow’ featuring the voice of Aswad founder member Brinsley Forde.