Reggae News You Can Use For Jan 31, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Thursday, January 31!

Estelle begins her 2019 world tour Montego Bay
Samini’s #Untamed picks up “2018 Album of the Year’ honors on Raggaeville
“Loving You Is Easy” marks first single for new Third World CD

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Jan 28, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Monday, January 28!

Guspy Warrior wants to help unify Gwanda
Lydia Ndwiga releases reggae cover of Travis Greene song
New Zealand still buzzing from last week’s UB40 show

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Jan 27, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Sunday, January 27!

Collie Buddz releases single “Bounce It” featuring Stonebwoy
Aimed at tourists, Kingston to build $25 million reggae museum
• What are the top ten Lucky Dude songs?

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

ATX Sound System: January 24, 2019

Awesome Sounds from Africa and Jamaica

When we don’t have the ATX Sound System turntables spinning, we like to keep our ear to the ground in two of our current favorite reggae hotspots: Portmore, Jamaica and Accra, Ghana. Thanks to the wonder of internet streaming, we’re able to tune in to local radio stations in each locale to get our fix of what’s new and bubbling in reggae, dancehall and Afrobeats.

Reggae News You Can Use For Jan 22, 2019


Your daily dose of international reggae news for Tuesday, January 22!

Buju Banton criticized for comparing himself to Nelson Mandela
February 2019 is reggae’s golden anniversary month in Jamaica
I-Reef ready for new release “Govern the Road”

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Jan 21, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for MLK Day on Monday, January 21!

Awa Fall talks about her new release “Words of Wisdom”
Bobi Wine’s powerful performance at the Rebel Salute Festival
Mighty Mystic announces new album “Enter the Mystic”

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Jan 20, 2019


Your daily dose of international reggae news for Sunday, January 20!

Ed Sheeran continues to refine his reggae street cred
Jäh Division set for January 24 release
Welcome To Jamrock Cruise sold out for 2019

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Jan 19, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Saturday, January 19!

Koffee answers five questions from the Jamaica Gleaner
Nattali Rize delivers to the masses on her new “Evolutionary” video
Spice battles to get out of her contract with VP Records

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

ATX Sound System: January 18, 2019

New Album: Eye Judah
Glued to the ATX Sound turntable this week is the debut LP from Ghana’s rising reggae star Eye Judah, entitled Genesis. Since first emerging in 2015, Eye Judah (real name Bernard Okaiteh) has been regularly name-dropped by such Ghanaian reggae royalty as Samini (who guests on one of the tracks here) and Stonebwoy.

Reggae News You Can Use For Jan 17, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Thursday, January 17!

Bob Marley estate to sell CBD-Infused drinks
“Famalay” jumps to the top of iTunes most downloaded reggae list
Lee Scratch Perry to celebrate birthday with special UK show

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Jan 15, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Tuesday, January 15!

Etana secures US media appearances ahead of Grammys
Flyaway to Jamaica via Santigold contest
Her new single “Ready” is generating buzz for Schen

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

ATX Sound System: January 11, 2019

Double Barrell

This week, we’ve had the surprise new mixtape from Deadly Dragon Sound in heavy rotation. Deadly Dragon is a sound system that originated in Chicago in the 1990s before relocating to New York City in the 2000s. Their Chinatown record shop was a mecca for serious collectors and selectors (before rising rents forced its closure in 2016), and their weekly residencies at various downtown clubs became a centerpiece of New York’s reggae scene.

Reggae News You Can Use For Jan 10, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Thursday, January 10!

Bugle featured on Grammy-nominated Black Uhuru album
Gawvy says that Marcus Garvey is his inspiration
Jamaica remains top tourist stop for so many reasons

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Jan 9, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Wednesday, January 9!

Dillgin set for EP release in Jamaica on February 13
Roots & Tings is the new project from Lateef the Truth Speaker
South African Music Awards adds new reggae category

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

Reggae News You Can Use For Jan 4, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Friday, January 4!

Etana continues to make reggae history
United Reggae publishes their list of 60 best songs of 2018
Young Voices releases 2018’s top dancehall tracks

Also, mark your calendar for April 19-21, which are the dates for the 2019 Austin Reggae Festival.

ATX Sound System: January 3, 2019

Pressure Sounds Hits 100

One of the pioneering reggae reissue labels, Pressure Sounds began in London in the mid-90s as an offshoot of Adrian Sherwood’s hard-dubbing On-U Sound label. On-U co-conspirator Pete Holbrook soon took over the label. He would go on to procure and release some of the most interesting and hard-to-find titles in the reggae/dub canon (from artists and producers such as Yabby You, King Tubby, Bunny Lee, Joe Higgs, Jimmy Riley and Lee “Scratch” Perry).