Reggae

Future Classic: Pupa Jim “Business of War”

At first I wasn’t too sure about this one. If I wasn’t away from the sound system I might even have skipped to the next song after the first couple seconds… But my patience was rewarded. Turns out this some pretty dope dubby stuff! You wouldn’t know by hearing it …

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Reggae

Bob Marley & Sevdee “Mr.Musick”

I first heard about this project about 2 years ago from my good friend and very talented producer SEVDEE. At the time we were holding down a weekly night called The Bridge at Blizzarts, one of Montreal’s favorite hangout spots. Sev made me hear this remix of Bob Marley’s “Wait …

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Reggae

“The Upsetter” – the Lee Scratch Perry Movie

A documentary on Lee Scratch Perry, legendary artist of the reggae and dub variety, a pioneer and founder of the sound – if you don’t know and consider yourself a fan and/or aficionado then this might be a good intro. But to be honest you should do your homework and …

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Music Documentaries
Reggae

BBC presents History of Reggae in the UK

An absolute must watch documentary from the BBC covering the history of the roots of reggae and caribbean music in the United Kingdom.

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Don Carlos “I’m not crazy” (1984)

It’s a snowy sunday morning in Montreal. You know, that Walt Disney type of snow. It might be just me but for some reason I like to listen to reggae in those type of moments, like to convince myself that the worst of winter is behind us and that next …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Prince Buster “Ten Commandments” (1967)

I was hanging out with good friends Kobal, Andy Williams and Serious Black last night, we were all djing at a Montreal Nuit Blanche event and after my set, Andy and Kobal played a back to back roots & reggae set. There were tons of amazing joints being played but …

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Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Desmond Dekker “Fu Man Chu”

Desmond Dekker was one of the first Jamaican singers to be able to export his talents out of the island and the rocksteady scene of Kingston. He was denied early in his career by labels like Studio One and Treasure Isle but he managed to catch the ear of Beverly …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Mad Lion “Take it Easy” (1994)

This one’s for the rude bwoyyys! Love those classic mid-90’s hip-hop / reggae productions. Stuff like “Don Dada” from Supercat, Louie Rankin‘s “Typewriter” and this super dope track from Mad Lion. “Take It Easy” was actually produced by KRS-One! Didn’t know that until I just looked into it just now…

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Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Black Uhuru “Youth of Eglington” (1981)

This is one of my favorite Black Uhuru tracks. They are a legendary Jamaican group whose members changed over the years but have always been backed by Sly & Robie on production. At the time this record was being made, Brixton was ablaze with riots, and this song is like …

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Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Serge Gainsbourg “Vielle Canaille” (1979)

I just watched the bio-pic movie on Gainsbourg and I had to share one of my favorite S.G jams with you all. Everyone knows Gainsbourg‘s classics “Je t’aime moi non plus”, “Requiem pour un con”, “La Javanaise” and so on… but not enough people know about his reggae record from …

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Future Classics
Hip-Hop Reggae

Future Classic: Sevdee x Bob Marley

More upfront heat from my homie Sevdee. For those who didn’t know, my homeboy SEVDEE is one of Montreal’s dopest producers DJ’s. On top of producing gems for Canada’s cream of the crop, he’s tackled remix projects like James Brown, Black Star, Jean Leloup. And for the seasoned listener you’ll notice …

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Radio Show
Reggae

Music Is My Sanctuary – Show #26 (Reggae Classics v2)

Pfew! Finally Pod 26 is here… sorry for the delay but when I took on the task of making another Reggae special I kind of forgot how long it took me to do the first one. Just to clear things up a little, I am by no means a Reggae …

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