This month's cover star is Jamaican singer Lila Ike, who I had the honour of interviewing prior to her recent European tour dates. She's the latest female sensation whilst Zac Starkey, son of Beatle Ringo Starr and singer Sshh tell the story of their Trojan Jamaica label, and a new album they've recorded with Toots, Mykal Rose, Big Youth, Sly & Robbie and other reggae legends. Buju Banton, Christopher Martin, Pressure Buss Pipe and Leba Hibbert (with a cover of Bob Marley's N
I wrote the cover story of this latest Reggae Vibes - the French publication with the vision and conviction to run an impressive 14 page spread commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Bob Marley's Survival. My other feature is on Shaggy, who celebrates the release of his latest album Wah Gwaan?!
I often used to DJ at Brighton reggae clubs and house parties in the 80s, but had hardly played a vinyl selection since before being invited to the Ritzy in Brixton on August 14th, 2019 where I shared the bill with Sir Coxsone and David Katz. I'd like to thank everyone there for making it such a great night - especially Lloydie, David, Culture B and my son Felix - and for helping me relive some wonderful feelings as the crowd danced and sang along to songs by Buju Banton, Gar