ATX Sound System: February 9, 2019

Raised on Reggae: Hempress Sativa

Hempress Sativa grew up surrounded by authentic reggae culture. Born Kerida Johnson in Kingston, she was raised by devout Rastafarian parents who entertained many musical friends (such as “Uncle” Dennis Brown) in the family home. Her father (Albert “Ilawai Malawi” Johnson) operated the Jah Love Sound System, which meant that Kerida was effectively raised on reggae music.

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 7, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Thursday, February 7!

Jah9’s new album “Field Trip” is climbing the reggae charts
New Music Express lists their seven essential Bob Marley Tracks
Shaggy talks to Rolling Stone about his new solo album

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

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 6, 2019



Your daily dose of international reggae news for Wednesday, February 6 — which is Bob Marley’s birthday!

Celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday: He would have been 74 today
Mr Soul Of Jamaica album from Alton Ellis’ reissued
Rum & Reggae Festival returning to Newcastle in June

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

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 5, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for Tuesday, February 5!

Akesse Brempong releases two new Afro-Pop gospel songs
Popcaan is dancehall’s biggest artist at present, says Bounty Killer
The Specials have released their first official album since 1980

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

Reggae News You Can Use For Feb 4, 2019

Your daily dose of international reggae news for MLK Day on Monday, February 4!

OV and Stoneboy combine for new single “Want Me”
Reggae Gold Awards select 50 finalists for this year’s prize
Top trending dancehall hits from 2018-2019

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

ATX Sound System: February 3, 2019

Ska-Beat-Sound Radio Turns Five

Every Thursday for the past five years, the Ska-Beat-Soul Radio Show has transmitted live from the south coast of England out to the world. It’s the creation of Paul Homer and Mark Howard, two longtime friends, DJs and (very) serious vinyl collectors.

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.