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Dubplate Culture: Analogue Islands in the Digital Stream

The era of dubplates is gone. Matthew Bennett writes about its heyday, its demise and what we’re missing as a result.

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RIP Style Scott, Roots Radics Drummer

David Katz remembers the famed Jamaican percussionist.

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Key Tracks: Janet Kay’s “Silly Games”

David Katz on the classic lovers rock tune.

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RIP Count Suckle, London Soundsystem Pioneer

The UK soundsystem pioneer, remembered by David Katz.

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Zion In A Vision: Jamaica’s ’90s Rasta Renaissance

Fed up with dancehall’s focus on sex and guns, Luciano and others brought rasta values back to the fore throughout the ’90s.

Lecture

Sly & Robbie

A crash course in riddimology

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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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David Rodigan

The dubplate kingpin on the couch.

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Aba Shanti-I

Notes from the secret society of British soundsystem operators

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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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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.

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The Ultimate Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry Guide

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

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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.

Lecture

Adrian Sherwood

Tech talk with London's modern-day dub champ

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Junior Murvin RIP

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