Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Play Me Some Roots Rock Reggae 2011

Play Me Some Roots Rock Reggae. More conscious roots music for 2011 from Yard and Broad. More cruciality from Joggo, Mojo Morgan and Tarrus Riley. Perfect responds to sentencing in Miami with Hold On Buju. Another highlight is Rasta Chant by Jah Over Evil (J.O.E.) - formerly Lil' Joe, recorded shortly before his untimely death from a brain aneurism...RIP. Jahson Ites brings the EZ vibe all the way from Tonasket, Washington.

Riddim like Gorilla (Necessary Mayhem), Nyabinghi (Bombrush), Box Guitar (Tiger), Delly Ranks' Saudi Arabia (Pure Music), Fuss & Fight (John John) I-Love (Rootsdown) and the essential Prisonbreak from Bassrunner.

Lovers Rock Mixtape 2009 - Let It Flow

Let It Flow 2009. Fresh lovers rock in 2009 mix up with a few classics... Irie riddim like Those Guys, Coming In From The Cold, Stars (Full Attention), Soul Rebel and Movement. Rising UK artist Gappy Ranks is outstanding on Heaven In your Eyes while Anthony B croons the astonishing What A Feeling!!!

Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Repost..

Reggae Festival Review - Bradford Sunsplash 2011 by Tales From Bradistan

Review of the excellent 1st Bradford Sunsplash music festival this Sunday.
Great vibes...
The crowds came, the music played and the sun came out...
Pure niceness.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Reggae Festival - Bradford Sunsplash August 21st 2011

Bradford is hosting the 1st Bradford Sunspash this coming Sunday, August 21st, down in the Bradford Urban Gardens, Foster Square, and it promises to be a real session, Its the best thing I've seen happen in the city for ages and they're only asking for a £2- donation on the gate.... It runs from 12 to 8pm.

There is an impressive line up of UK and International artists, headed by lovers rock & reality queen Sylvia Tella (tune like Jamaica Land, Happy Home). The mighty Mafia and Fluxy Band will be there along with Yorkshire lovers rock songstress Adele Harley, Jamaican Hezron Clarke, Birmingham's Skibu and the Global Reggae Band. To top it all off there will be a performance by Italy-based Jamaican roots singer Raymond Wright (Critic Highway, She's Got her Own). I'm especially looking forward to seeing him... Veteran Bradford selector and producer The Rootsman wll be doing a sound system set in the afternoon, don't miss it! There will also be nuff other local bands, selectors and artists in the area. This is gonna be ruff... Anyone in the Yorkshire region - come show your support and make it a roadblock... Late minute addition to the lineup.... UK lovers and reality singer Peter Spence will also be playing, wicked.

The organisers state that ''Bradford Sunsplash™ is a social enterprise comprising a number of creative organisations formed specifically to establish Bradford Sunsplash™ as an annual event on the Bradford calendar; the primary purpose of which is to contribute to the vibrancy of the City of Bradford by bringing our diverse community together to share and celebrate our local talent and creativity''.