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Full Circle

Hot Albums 07 Jun 17 0

As the genre of Reggae continues to evolve, Iya Terra has remained distinguished in both sound and sustenance throughout their 4-year journey. Mashing up messages of traditional Roots music in a today version, the Los Angeles based band demonstrates a modern approach to creating conscious soundwaves that has them bound for infinite possibilities. Continue Reading

FREE UP

Hot Albums 02 Jun 17 0

Gary Dread, best known as drummer for The Movement, released his first studio album with reggae band JAHMEN called “Food For Ya Brain.”
His newest album “Free Up” is out now!

The Spark

Hot Albums 09 May 17 0

Sol Seed brings a distinct sound combining the best elements of Reggae, Rock, Hip Hop and Psychedelic Jam to form a positive musical fusion that is uniquely their own. Continue Reading

Fortunate Youth

Hot Albums 08 Mar 17 0

Album Review:
There are few bands this decade that have been as prolific and consistent as Fortunate Youth. Since their 2012 debut album Irie State of Mind, Fortunate Youth has continuously progressed their sound while maintaining the roots the band formed around. In a few short years, FY has gone from an eye catching opening act to a heavily demanded headliner. With the release of their self-titled 5th studio album, the Hermosa Beach 6-piece further solidifies their position among reggae’s upper echelon. Continue Reading

More Sand Than Money

Hot Albums 11 Feb 17 0

From the start of this album, the band is exactly as advertised. “Let It Out” opens with some high energy guitar riffs before segueing into a quick paced Jesse Lee rap verse and mellow harmony from J.P. People like myself who are just being introduced to Oogee Wawa will get a sense of the band’s style from this song, so it’s a great choice for the opening track. Continue Reading

Get Wiser

Hot Albums 28 Jan 17 0

Co-produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by veteran sound engineer Jim Fox at LION and FOX Studios. Guest musicians include Junior Marvin (additional guitars) of the original Bob Marley and The Wailers; Carmelo Romero (vocals), Jahaziel Garcia (trumpet), and Misael Clemente (sax and flute) of Puerto Rico’s Gomba Jahbari; Go-go Mickey (percussion) of DC’s own Rare Essence, and a string quartet led by DC native Eddie Drennon who was a member of Bo Diddley’s band

Exception To The Rule

Hot Albums 28 Jan 17 0

With their unique and undeniably original blend of reggae, rock and soul…STONE SENSES perfects the reggae-rock genre with a style and sound that bridges the gap between traditional roots-reggae and driving, melodic, feel-good rock. Continue Reading

Strength To Survive

Hot Albums 21 Jan 17 0

Over the course of nearly 15 years, SOJA (aka Soldiers of Jah Army) have been quietly turning into one of the most solid and accomplished reggae bands in the U.S. Despite an undeniably powerful instrumental sound, their progress was slowed early on by bandleader Jacob Hemphill‘s vocal affectations, which explicitly evoked Bob Marley and made him sound both annoying and somewhat ridiculous. Continue Reading

Water for your Soul

Hot Albums 20 Dec 16 0

Water for Your Soul is the seventh studio album by English singer and songwriter Joss Stone, released on 31 July 2015 by her own label, Stone’d Records.[4] It marks her first full-length studio album since 2011’s LP1, following the release of the covers album The Soul Sessions Vol. 2 (2012). Continue Reading

Set in Stone

Hot Albums 20 Dec 16 0

From the musical imagination of Scott Woodruff emerges a vibrant sonic soundscape, revealed in the newest Stick Figure release, Set in Stone. As with his previous releases, Set in Stone was written, recorded, produced and performed by Woodruff, a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and producer originally from Massachusetts. Continue Reading