ATX Sound System: March 31, 2019

Remembering Ranking Roger and the (English) Beat

There’s a funny moment captured in an early British TV documentary of The (English) Beat, shot while the band was in the studio recording their second album in 1981. A massive pair of hedge shears is being opened and closed in the vocal booth by guitarist Andy Cox because the band decided that the “ssshk ssshk” sound they make would be a good addition to the rhythm track for the song “All Out To Get You”.…

Reggae News You Can Use For March 29, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Friday, March 29!

K’reema launches Yellow Baby Records and signs King Yellowman
Shaggy premieres his new single ‘You’
Sting reworks three classics for his new album ‘My Songs’

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

ATX Sound System: March 28, 2019

Unearthed Desmond Dekker and the Legacy of Leslie Kong

This week came news that a previously-unreleased album by Desmond Dekker and The Aces had been found in the Trojan vaults and is due for release in April, on Record Store Day.…

Reggae News You Can Use For March 27, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Wednesday, March 27!

English Beat founder Ranking Roger is dead at 56
Trojan Jamaica record label taps Mykal Rose for first release
Trump inspired reggae album tops the Billboard charts

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

Reggae News You Can Use For March 26, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Tuesday, March 26!

Stonebwoy continues to pile up the awards
Third World collaborates with Fiji on “Loving You is Easy”
UB40’s Brian Travers is diagnosed with brain tumor

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

Reggae News You Can Use For March 25, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Monday, March 25!

Burna Boy and Koffee collaboration coming soon?
Stonebwoy wins 2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award
T’Jean will not be silenced on his militant mission

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

ATX Sound System: March 24, 2019

This week we return from our SXSW hiatus to catch up on a pile of new tracks that have dropped in the past week. Here are several that stood out to us right off the bat. You can listen to them all on our Austin Reggae Fest Playlist on Spotify.…

Reggae News You Can Use For March 23, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Saturday, March 23!

Jamaica Gleaner interviews promising singer-songwriter Yanah
Mr Williamz releases his new single “Your Style”
“Music is Our Business” is the new album from Cocoa Tea

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

ATX Sound System: March 21, 2019

March seems to be bringing out the powerhouse collaborations, judging by the new tracks getting rinsed on the ATX Sound System so far this month. Here are some of our latest favorites, featuring several big names joining forces.

Wow, talk about a triumvirate: Mixpak founder Dre Skull on the production, a sweet vocal lick from Afro B (one of the leading lights of the UK’s afrobeats scene and the man behind megahit “Drogba”) and dancehall legend Vybz Kartel sounding like he’s genuinely enjoying himself on his snappy, swaggering verse.…

Reggae News You Can Use For March 20, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Wednesday, March 20!

Christopher Martin reveals video for his new single “Life”
Cuban sculptor Albertico Lescay helps bring Wailers statue to life
The Punky Reggae Party concept explained

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

Reggae News You Can Use For March 19, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Tuesday, March 19!

Hypebeast believes the hype for the new Koffee EP
Koffee Drops Debut EP “Rapture”
Pitchfork joins in on the Koffee bandwagon

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

Reggae News You Can Use For March 18, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Monday, March 18!

Long Walk To Freedom concert marks return of Buju Banton
Samini urges Ghanna to legalize cannabis
Zacheous Jackson is excited about his new single “Something”

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

Reggae News You Can Use For March 16, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Saturday, March 16!

Koffee is the new toast of the Jamaican reggae
Reggae music makes children more open-minded says new study
“Yardie” movie gets strong review from the New York Times

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

Reggae News You Can Use For March 15, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Friday, March 15!

Bounty Killer proclaims himself to be the Bob Marley of dancehall
DJ Khaled returns Jamaica to finish “Father Of Asahd” album
Osagyefo’s “Reality Check” affirms power of reggae in Ghana

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

Reggae News You Can Use For March 14, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Thursday, March 14!

Cara Feral making waves in Kenya reggae scene
“I Can See Clearly Now” hit No. 1 in Nov 1972
Rita Marley makes first public appearance since stroke

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

Reggae News You Can Use For March 13, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Wednesday, March 13!

Koffee talks about her rising stardom with Vice
Sizzla’s new album “Victorious” is slated for release on March 18
“Yardie” is directorial debut for reggae star Idris Elba

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