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Author: Robert Heilman at Reggae Vibes

Arema – If Loving You

Release Info Title: Arema – If Loving You Label: City Boy Records | Format: CD-DR | Street date: December 2, 2017 | Website: N/A Tracks If Loving You If Loving You Dub Arema London has been a musical hotbed for Reggae runnings for decades; crisp and precise. The late ’70s saw the emergence of incredibly talented singers and players of instruments in dynamic frequency. From Roots to Lover’s Rock, the output was consistent and groundbreaking. Discussing the latter of the two styles, AREMA laid a Royal foundation that stands firm to this day. Leroy Wilson and the original lineup have just released...

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Vernon Maytone – Refreshed

Release Info Title: Vernon Maytone – Refreshed Label:  Musical Ambassdor |Format: CD-DR |Street date: November 13, 2017 | Tracks Money Worries Your Wish Wah Tek Dem Talking About Love Too Much Blame The Foundation Reggae Story Never Dis Be Independent Fight the Good Fight When Will It End Jerks This World Jamaicans Stand Proud Vernon Maytone When discussing the countless singers, groups and musicians who paved the Foundation road of Reggae music; it’s elementary to honourably mention VERNON “MAYTONE” BUCKLEY. As part of The Mighty Maytones, Vernon and Gladstone Grant created some of the most powerful music to come out of...

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Various – World Of Righteousness Riddim

Release Info Title: Various – World Of Righteousness Riddim Label:  Black Star Foundation |Format: CD-DR |Street date: November 17, 2017 | Tracks Luciano: Babylon Move Like Rug Marlon Asher – Trouble Anthony B – Negus Leah Rosier – Let Love Jahbar I – Upendo Rapha Pico – No Escape Mikey General – Stand Firm Robina Souilljee – Don’t Judge Asher-E – World Of Righteousness Brainpower – Je Moest Waarschijnlijk Gaan Black Star Foundation There’s a massive amount of juggling projects on the market at any given time. Some good, some great and some fantastic. Fantastic is the frequency of “World Of...

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Red Lions and Binskee – Red Lions Dub

Release Info Title: Red Lions and Binskee – Red Lions Dub Label:  I Sight Records |Format: CD-DR |Street date: May 2, 2016 | Tracks Mr. Bassie Red Lions Miwok Lately Mind What You Nyam Glory & Strength Stars Stepping Up Deep Dreams Garden Of Tropical Meditation Red Lions Traveling north across the Golden Gate Bridge, city vibes are erased by the absolute beauty of West Marin. Amid the green region below Mt. Tamalpais; there’s serious Roots Reggae runnings flowing and growing. RED LIONS are a Royal example of the organically committed Roots movement in Northern California. The veteran duo of Jeremy...

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Leah Rosier – The Black Star Tracks

Release Info Title: Leah Rosier – The Black Star Tracks Label:  Black Star Foundation |Format: CD-DR |Street date: November 17, 2017 | Tracks No Puppets Smile Vibe High Make It Burn Not Cursed Babylon Burning Rude Boy Realize Let Love Come Rain Come Shine Butterflies Rude Dub Leah Rosier Hard work, determination and consistency… three of many elements to make an impact in the ever shifting Reggae arena. Amsterdam based LEAH ROSIER possesses these attributes and so much more. The culmination of her experience and dedication is front and centre on her third album “THE BLACK STAR TRACKS”. Superb project riding...

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Vernon Maytone interview

“ON JAH MISSION” When: May 2013 Where: Montreal / California (by phone) Reporter:  Robert “Higherman” Heilman Copyright:  2013 – Robert “Higherman” Heilman About a decade ago, Reggae Vibes published Peter I’s extensive interview with Vernon “Maytone” Buckley”, one half of the Mighty Maytones. Along with Gladstone Grant, this duo put out some of the most remarkable works to come out of Jamaica; EVER. It’s only fitting that we revisit this forward Rastaman, who is as vibrant and active as ever. Robert “Higherman” Heilman caught up with Mr. Maytone by phone to find out what this legend has been up...

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Christos DC – Tessera Dub

Release Info Title: Christos DC – Tessera Dub Label:  Honest Music |Format: CD-DR |Street date: December 15, 2017 | Tracks Human Dignity Dub ft. Tippy I & the Skankin Monks What Is Happening Dub ft. Tippy I & Akae Beka Pressure Dub ft. Mad Professor Speak the Fire Dub ft. Zafayah & the Skankin Monks Roloi Komboloi Dub ft. Y & D Duke Production Say What You Want Dub ft. Tippy I Communion Dub ft. Tippy I, Harrison Stafford & Kenyatta Hill Heart of Gold Dub ft. Tippy I Boots & Tie Dub ft. Paolo Baldini Dubfiles & Sly & Robbie...

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Purpleman – The Dancehall General

Release Info Title: Purpleman – The Dancehall General Label:  J Island Records |Format: DR |Street date: July 21, 2017 | Tracks Identification Ready Fe Dem ft. Eek A Mouse/Baby Demus Sugar Baby Coming In Hot Throw Me Style Dancehall General Rub A Dub Style ft. Johnny Osbourne Launch An Attack Rip Off ft. Eek A Mouse/Glen Ricks Wicked Affi Run Live Up Purpleman The dawn of the 1980’s was a time when the dances were changing. Dancehall vibes in Kingston were sizzling hot and a seemingly endless list of artists were sharpening their sound. True veteran PURPLEMAN was right there; releasing...

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