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New Town Kings – “Reach Out” – a summery package of swinging British reggae

New Town Kings – “Reach Out” – a summery package of swinging British reggae

Ross McGibbon May 20, 2018 0

NEW TOWN KINGS                                     27th April 2018 Ten years on from their debut album New Town Kings are stacking up fifty gigs a year. This album, their third, has a great roots sound, updated and

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Mellow Mood – “Large”- polished and deep reggae covering Rootsy ground alongside Lover’s Rock

Mellow Mood – “Large”- polished and deep reggae covering Rootsy ground alongside Lover’s Rock

Ross McGibbon May 20, 2018 0

LA TEMPESTA DUB / BELIEVE      6th April 2018 Large is very easy rolling. Smooth sounds and rounded deep bass notes from bass guitar and keys. The songs cover Rootsy concerns and are delivered in

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Hollie Cook – bouncy energy makes for a great live set

Hollie Cook – bouncy energy makes for a great live set

Ross McGibbon February 18, 2018 0

Live at The Key Club, Leeds 9th February 2018 You can tell Hollie Cook was in the reformed Slits by the dungarees and the Rosie The Riveter head wrap. Well, er, not exactly. The

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Dreadzone – Dread Times      is a reminder of a great British dance and Roots institution.

Dreadzone – Dread Times      is a reminder of a great British dance and Roots institution.

Ross McGibbon February 15, 2017 3

DUBWISER RECORDS                17th February 2017 Dreadzone are a great British institution. An alternative dance institution, one loved across decades of festivals and sweaty venues. Latterly, the sight and sound of the band grooving deeply

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Sherwood at the Controls makes case for On-U greatness

Sherwood at the Controls makes case for On-U greatness

James MacLaren June 24, 2015 0

James MacLaren

James MacLaren

Philosophy teacher and music enthusiast. Musical interests stretch from old school soul, post-punk and 80s Indie (reflecting my time as an 80s goth), UK folk revival, and reggae. I also love pop music.
James MacLaren

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  One of my primary musical obsessions, which I have nurtured since my teens in the 80s is the production of Adrian Sherwood – especially those on his label, On-U Sound, and those in

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