Monday, April 30, 2018

Strictly Africa Reggae Mix Part 2

 RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 43 28/04/2018
 More sunny african reggae vibes old and new once again with a few collaborators from Jamaica & beyond like Ijahman Levi, Jah9 & Capleton. MILITANCY... Check the amazing hi life-reggae sounds of Jerri Jhetto. Thieko is from Senegal. Kush & The Bloodfyah Angels' Thick Smoke is a real roots killa.

Continuous mix. 3hrs 20mins
 Thanks and blessings to Nan Lewis of for some great tunes...

Monday, April 23, 2018


 RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 42
Sweet reggae music from across the motherland with a few guest collaborators from further afield. Irie and militant sounds. Part 2 soon come...

Continuous mix. 2 hrs 45mins.


Monday, April 16, 2018

Keep On Trodding 2018

Keep On Trodding on...
 New Roots Selections 2018
RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 41 14/04/2018

A collection of mainly new music, including several promotional submissions. 
Highlights include tunes from the  new Brother Martino & Mirko Cisilino Showcase set - a heavywieght horns  selection, Joe Pigrim & Ligerians new EP and the latest Sly & Robbie collaboration with Dubmatix - Overdubbed. Black Uhuru come again with an irie new cut of Peter Tosh's Jah Guide. Havana Meets Kingston come with an all-star remake of Cornell Campbell's 100 Pound Of Collie. Its great to hear Leroy Sibbles again! Junior Reid visits Bob Marley's Guiltiness. Also two conscious singles by upcoming singer Shayne Amani. 2 tracks from the Suga Roy & Fireball Crew's tributary Honouring The Legends Of Reggae LP and a few Jahsolidrock productions later on. Excursions on the Milk & Honey and War riddims.
Continuous mix. 2.5hrs

Joe Pilgrim & The Ligerians
Step Out EP 2018

This artist/group only recently came under my radar despite them releasing music since 2011. This is their 3rd full set. This EP has a real goldschool UK roots reggae sound reminiscent of bands like The Naturalites & Realistics or Black Slate. Great sound.
download link on youtube
Special thanks to Boomrush promotions for this one

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Tartans - Solid As A Rock - Rocksteady & Reggae

The Tartans
Devon 'Soul' Russell - Prince Lincoln Thompson - 
Cedric Myton - Lindberg Lewis
Solid As A Rock
RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show #40 7/4/2018
Folows the early careers of four of reggae music's most distinctive, reclusive & leftfield talents. 

1st half focuses on The Tartans classic 1960s rocksteady & reggae singles together with flip sides from the MERRITONE, TREASURE ISLE, CALTONE labels,... While Devon mostly takes lead the other members all come to the fore on their respective compositions. 1967-70
We then move on to some their early solo works following the group's breakup in 1970 on STUDIO ONE, BLACK ARK & Lincoln's own GOD SENT. Features several LLOYD ROBINSON songs (Lloyd & Devon), including the smash hit Red Bum Ball with versions from U Roy & I Roy. Cedric Myton featured on Prince Lincoln's 1st lp Humanity before forming the Congos with Ashanti Roy.

Also features The Clarendonians, Peter Austin, Lynn Taitt, Frank Brown, Derrick Morgan, Austin Faithful, Roland Alphonso & Tommy McCook.

Continuous mix. 2.5hrs

Check the Prince Lincoln mixtape here