#Reggae

Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix | Overdubbed

UbuntuFM | Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix | Overdubbed

#Reviews #Reggae #Dub Dubmatix

It’s about time for a Grammy…In Reggae, all roads lead to the “Riddim Twins”, Sly & Robbie. Now, Sly & Robbie meet Dubmatix. The Canadian producer and multi-instrumentalist got his hands on original Sly & Robbie tracks and spent months crafting this new album, "Overdubbed". 

The opening track ‘Dictionary’ spells out the terms for this album. MASSIVE bass is taking away your breath. “Are You Ready?” is the rhetorical question. Yes, we are!

For those of you who are not familiar with Sly Drumbar’s and Robbie Basspeare’s work - which is after all possible, especially for the younger generations - don’t worry, you will be able to quickly catch up. After listening to

Bill King, Wayne McGhie & Pablo Paul | 'Promises'

UbuntuFM | Bill King, Wayne McGhie & Pablo Paul | 'Promises'

#Releases #Reggae #Funk Bill King

The backstory to this track is as interesting as the track itselfIt was 1974, and Toronto was undergoing a cultural shift. The usual pop fare was starting to assimilate the rhythms of the Caribbean – not just Soca, and calypso – but a music known and beloved by those who immigrated from Jamaica called, ‘Reggae.’ 

THE UNKNOWN RECORDING

Over a Forty-four year period, Bill King either stored in a garage, basement or transported fifteen 2” tape recordings, most absent track sheets, and recorded between 1974 to 1985. Some were jazz and others reggae and funk sessions with his various bands. 

Out of curiosity King had four of those 2" tapes baked (in order to attempt to preserve magnetic tapes you can bake

Reggae Workers of the World | RWW II

UbuntuFM | Reggae Workers of the World | RWW II

#Releases #Reggae #Soul #RnB Badasonics

Old School Reggae, Rhythm & Blues from New York, Los Angeles & CharleroiReggae music went through various stages of development whereby traditional Jamaican folk music blended with US Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and Soul. ‘Rudie Blues’, ‘Ska’, ‘Blue Beat’, ‘RockSteady’ to form the root of Reggae as we have come to know it.

Jamaica being its cradle, Reggae wasn’t invented on a rainy Sunday afternoon by a couple of people. It involved many workers from many places before it exploded all over the world. This album partially feels like a tribute to those unsung heroes. Yet, it has too many new elements - both lyrically and musically - to be deemed as just a mere tribute.

Reggae Workers of The World is a supergroup

Samini | Obimbra

Samini | Obimbra (Say No To Rape)

#Footage #Reggae #USA #JA #Ghana #SayNoToRape

Say No To Rape FEATURED | Based on the Reggae Sax Riddim this track sends a strong message across the world to condemn the act of rape and violence against women. A collaboration between Reggae Vibes Music based in NY & Kingston JA, alongside the High Grade Family from Ghana. 

Samini born in Accra, Ghana is a Ghanaian Reggae and Dancehall recording artiste from Wa, Ghana. 

Samini has released Six studio albums, with all being highly successful on the commercial market. 

His debut studio album, Dankwasere topped the local music charts for weeks and won two awards at the Ghana Music Awards.He has performed alongside Sean Paul, Akon, Shaggy, Damian Marley, Jay-Z. He

Dr. Dubenstein | Conspiracy Theory

UbuntuFM | Dr. Dubenstein | Conspiray Theory | Album review

#Reviews #Reggae #Dub #USA Dr. Dubenstein

Superb true-to-form concept albumDr. Dubenstein, former employee of the legendary RAS Records Label from Washington DC gathered up some high-carat collaborators to join him in his submarine.

It is indeed a very complete album with one overarching theme; that of ‘conspiracies’. You know, the stories that get debunked in mainstream media as outrageous and crazy, met by incredulous stares of the uninitiated, whilst remaining very persistent. Maybe because they bare witness of events that are otherwise are hard to proof. Who knows? Jah knows…

16 tracks plus one intro. 16 conspiracy

The Conscious Underground

UbuntuFM | The Conscious Underground

#Interviews #Reggae #Canada #RootsReggae Allan Agard

Interview with Allan AgardUbuntuFM's Ikenna Okeh interviewed Allan Agard from The Conscious Underground. TCU's track 'Dirty Politician' is in heavy rotation on UbuntuFM Reggae Radio and the band is about to release a new single. Get ready for some conscious words of wisdom and positive vibrations.

Ikenna: It's nice getting in touch with you, Allan. Please tell us about your band, The Conscious Underground.

Allan: I give thanks for the opportunity to reason with you. Well, the underground was formed back in 2012. We started it as an answer to what we were not hearing on the radio. Consciousness and truth were lacking, so we saw that as a path forward and knowing that we would be rejected

Bassment Sessions

UbuntuFM | The Bassment Sessions with Dubmatix. daily 8-9PM

#Shows #Reggae #HipHop Dubmatix

with DubmatixBassment Sessions hosted by Dubmatix is a weekly syndicated Reggae show heard on FM in Canada, UK, France and online in more than 20 countries. Daiy show: 8-9 PM 

Show host Dubmatix takes us on a musical journey of discovery across the landscape of groove! The Bassment Sessions are all about groove! Be it Funk, Reggae, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Grime or Hip-Hop. If it makes you feel good and makes you move, you will find here!

Dubmatix is a Canadian composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and seven-time JUNO Award winner & nominee hailing from Toronto

UbuntuFM meets Hosny Bronx

UbuntuFM | Hosny Bronx - Roots Reggae artist from NYC

#Interviews #Reggae Hosny Bronx

Interview with Reggae artist Hosny Bronx (USA)UbuntuFM community contributor Peter Hesen conducted an interview with Reggae artist Hosny Bronx (USA).

Greetings Rasta, how are you doing?

Yes Rasta, cool man, I’m fine, I’m here with you in South Africa, It makes me very happy. My new album is almost finished, I’m working on its release 

Q: We have featured a number of your tracks in recent months like ‘Free Child’, ‘New Moment’ and ‘Strong Life’ as well as your latest single ‘Dance As A Lion’ on our radio. It is our honour to now sit down

Onirose | Young Musician from the Caribbean

UbuntuFM | Onirose Interview

#Interviews #Reggae Onirose

King Mavuthela talked to Onirose,Young Musician from the CaribbeanOnirose​ a young musician from the Caribbean has released her album titled ‘I Got It’ which is making waves around the world. She had an interview with UbuntuFM's King Mavuthela. 

King Mavuthela: Hello and happy to talk to you here at Ubuntu FM 
Onirose: Hey! I’m truly delighted, thank you!

You can learn more about Onirose on her website onirose.com

King Mavuthela: Tell our listeners and your fans about Onirose. Who is Onirose? Your background…….
Onirose: Would you believe that I suck at the gift of description. Really, it’s like I’m met with a brick wall when