Fed up with dancehall’s focus on sex and guns, Luciano and others brought rasta values back to the fore throughout the ’90s.
Tagged as: reggae
David Katz details the Ethopian leader’s historic 1966 visit to Jamaica – and what it meant for music on the island.
David Katz remembers the passionate reggae singer.
David Katz reviews every original album credited to the dub innovator.
David Katz says goodbye to the charismatic reggae and ska selector, dancing the night away at his final show last week in London.
Notes from the secret society of British soundsystem operators
The cultural revolution of two spliffs and one beer, told by the man who unified punk and reggae
A crash course in riddimology
Treading on the Detroit-Kingston-Berlin axis
Canada's hip hop ambassador credits his mom for his first verse
Two Jamaican riddim twins get to the heart of reggae music
A little bit of NYC history repeating, from Bronx to Hot 97
How a Canadian house DJ got massive in the dancehall game
Tech talk with London's modern-day dub champ
The dubplate kingpin on the couch.
David Katz remembers the lilting falsetto of one of Jamaican music’s most unique voices.
David Katz remembers the mercurial and majestic Skatalites member who helped lay the foundation for reggae and dancehall.
Remembering a member of one of the most important harmony groups of the rock steady era.
How the punk met the reggae don – and helped inspire both scenes.
The reggae historian remembers one of the genre’s greats.