Okayplayer’s Eddie Stats explains why the Jamaican soundsystem is the best of all-time.
Tagged as: reggae
Who has the best system of them all? Rishi Nath votes for the NYC institution headed up by Bobby Konders.
Straight No Chaser’s Paul Bradshaw says Sir Coxson Outernational’s system is the best he ever heard.
David Katz put his vote in for the legendary UK system as the greatest of all-time.
Melissa Bradshaw details how Jamaican music took hold in the UK – and eventually was transformed into something uniquely British.
A little bit of NYC history repeating, from Bronx to Hot 97
Peter Nix takes stock of the underappreciated reggae artist’s career.
Notes from the secret society of British soundsystem operators
We sit down with one of the UK’s most respected dub producers.
How sound system culture’s battles and brawls shaped Jamaican music forever.
The cultural revolution of two spliffs and one beer, told by the man who unified punk and reggae
Treading on the Detroit-Kingston-Berlin axis
How a Canadian house DJ got massive in the dancehall game
The dubplate kingpin on the couch.
A crash course in riddimology
Jamaican music scholar David Katz tells the story of what happened to the island’s music when the deejays took over
How an immigrant from Barbados became one of pop's most versatile producers
Two Jamaican riddim twins get to the heart of reggae music
Tech talk with London's modern-day dub champ
The don of Jamaica's most famous family cooks up a rich reggae history