Reggae Vibes is the leading black music magazine in France, with extensive coverage of reggae, soul and hip hop. My contributions this month include a front cover feature celebrating Trojan Records' 50th Anniversary, and an article on Jamaican roots singer Micah Shemaiah.
Riddim Magazine is the leading specialist reggae magazine in Germany and beyond. My contributions to this latest issue include a front cover feature on Beres Hammond, celebrating his forthcoming album for VP Records, Never Ending, and a piece on Alborosie, who's recently collaborated with members of Bob Marley's former backing band on Unbreakable: Alborosie Meets The Wailers United.
After a successful UK book tour shared with Roger Steffens, I'm pleased to announce this second pressing of my book Simmer Down, published by Jook Joint Press. It's both a celebration of the music by the original Wailers' line-up, reliving every track they recorded, plus the inside story of their remarkable journey from doo wop to dreadlocks, complete with quotes from many of those who knew them best.
“Jamaican popular music demonstrated a triumph of creativity by borrowing nothing to build something” - Edward Seaga. Reggae’s Golden Jubilee: 50th Anniversary – Origins Of Jamaican Music (VP Records). 2012 was Jamaica’s 50th year of independence and to mark the occasion, VP Records invited former Prime Minister Edward Seaga to choose the tracks for a 4-CD deluxe box set entitled Reggae Golden Jubilee – Origins of Jamaican Music, released in November 2012. As a former record