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Rasta Shook Them Up: Haile Selassie’s Visit to Jamaica

David Katz details the Ethopian leader’s historic 1966 visit to Jamaica – and what it meant for music on the island.

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RIP Bunny Rugs, Vocalist of Third World

David Katz remembers the passionate reggae singer.

opinion

The Ultimate Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Guide

David Katz reviews every original album credited to the dub innovator.

opinion

Babylon By Bus: DJ Derek’s Grand Finale

David Katz says goodbye to the charismatic reggae and ska selector, dancing the night away at his final show last week in London.

opinion

Junior Murvin RIP

David Katz remembers the lilting falsetto of one of Jamaican music’s most unique voices.

Lecture

Aba Shanti-I

Notes from the secret society of British soundsystem operators

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Don Letts

The cultural revolution of two spliffs and one beer, told by the man who unified punk and reggae

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Sly & Robbie

A crash course in riddimology

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Moritz von Oswald

Treading on the Detroit-Kingston-Berlin axis

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Kardinal Offishall

Canada's hip hop ambassador credits his mom for his first verse

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Steely & Clevie

Two Jamaican riddim twins get to the heart of reggae music

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Kool DJ Red Alert

A little bit of NYC history repeating, from Bronx to Hot 97

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Jeremy Harding

How a Canadian house DJ got massive in the dancehall game

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Adrian Sherwood

Tech talk with London's modern-day dub champ

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David Rodigan

The dubplate kingpin on the couch.

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alumni

Don Drummond: Jamaica’s Most Talented and Troubled Trombonist

David Katz remembers the mercurial and majestic Skatalites member who helped lay the foundation for reggae and dancehall.

opinion

The Melodians’ Tony Brevett RIP

Remembering a member of one of the most important harmony groups of the rock steady era.

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When Don Letts Met Bob Marley

How the punk met the reggae don – and helped inspire both scenes.

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If Deejay Was Your Trade: In Memory of Prince Jazzbo

The reggae historian remembers one of the genre’s greats.

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A Guide to the Discography of Paul St Hilaire / Tikiman

Reggae historian David Katz takes you on a deep dive into the voice of the Berlin dub techno scene.