This month's cover story features Steel Pulse, whose latest album Mass Manipulation has been widely acclaimed. My thanks to lead singer David Hinds for the two hour interview that underpins this feature and also to Shaggy, for giving us the low down on his new album Wha Gwaan?, which is another candidate for Reggae Album Of The Year. In this same issue I pay tribute to the late Castro Brown, review new albums by I Taweh, Collie Buddz and Jemere Morgan, whilst this month's Run
I wrote the front cover story for Riddim Magazine's summer issue, which includes an in-depth interview with Steel Pulse lead singer David Hinds. This specialist reggae quarterly was launched in 2005 and remains essential reading for German language speakers the world over.
My contributions to the latest issue of Reggae Vibes are the Jah9 cover story, a lengthy feature on VP Records' 40th Anniversary and an interview with Christopher Martin, talking about his new album And Then. Thanks to Miss Pat for sharing her family's history, and Gilbert, Pierre and my fellow journalists for making this specialist French language reggae and hip hop magazine so essential.