Must-read article featuring Marc Ismail in today’s Jamaican Observer about the decline of Reggae [1, 2] and the Euroean Reggae scene! And as cultural pessimism seems to be the current state of mind among Jamaican journalists, the Gleaner asks whether there is still rebel music.
One of the most refreshing, likeable and constant Roots Reggae labels of the last years celebrates its 10th birthday: Heartical Records. No current label that is actually producing and not only rereleasing music has pleased me more in the last couple of years (with Soul of Anbessa close behind), and it’s a pleasure to announce the release of Heartical Story, a compilation of Heartical vocals and instrumentals on rhythms provided by the magnificent Basque Dub Foundation. Talk is cheap, so just watch the absolutely stunning Slaving Rhythm Mix above.
“Skinhead is, above all else, a style community. That is to say, it is a community in which the primary site of identity is personal style.” by Timothy S. Brown Journal of Social History Vol.38, No.1 (Fall 2004)