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The Jolly Boys - Great Expectation

The Jolly Boys - Great Expectation

The Jolly Boys have an incredibly long and endurable history as musicians, having spent the past 60 years performing, they are one of the original sounds of Jamaican 'mento'. Undoubtedly The Jolly Boys are the...

Review posted on 30th November 2010

David Rodigan - FABRICLIVE.54

David Rodigan - FABRICLIVE.54

David Rodigan, a true legend, contributes a selection of choice cuts to the super successful FABRICLIVE series. Rodigan's contribution to reggae music is first class. A history of excellent radio shows, boss battles and outstanding...

Review posted on 2nd November 2010

Dj Fresh - Kryptonite

Dj Fresh - Kryptonite

Dan Stein aka DJ Fresh releases 'Krytonite' on his own part owned label Breakbeat Kaos. This album has been three years in the making and Fresh's contribution to drum and bass music is profound. Called...

Review posted on 12th October 2010

Mighty Mouse - Disco Circus (Volume2)

Mighty Mouse - Disco Circus (Volume2)

Producer duo Mighty Mouse are back with 'Disco Circus (Volume2)' having received huge acclaim by established DJ's, such as Annie Mac and Rob Da Bank, for their first volume. You can certainly see why this...

Review posted on 12th October 2010

Aeroplane - We Can't Fly

Aeroplane - We Can't Fly

Aeroplane were the Italian/Belgian duo Vito and Stephen Fasano, although Aeroplane is now just a one man operation with Vito in the Cockpit. 'We Can't Fly' was created in France, so with such a wealth...

Review posted on 12th October 2010

Eskmo - Eskmo

Eskmo - Eskmo

Eskmo is known for creating 12' dance format tracks, this new venture is a brave exploration into song based electronic fused tapestries that I have to say are quite compelling. Residing in San Francisco this...

Review posted on 12th October 2010

KRS-One, Leeds University, 5th October 2010 Live Review

KRS-One, Leeds University, 5th October 2010 Live Review

The many names of KRS-One illustrate the energy and message that KRS-One represents. Known as 'The Teacher' for his educational, political and knowledgeable sentiment and known as the 'The Blastmaster' for his powerful delivery and...

Review posted on 7th October 2010

Ninja Tunes - XX Box Set

Ninja Tunes - XX Box Set

Ninja Tunes are 20 years old and are celebrating this monumental achievement by releasing a box set containing a wealth of outstanding music and other treats, highlighting what this wonderful label has contributed to modern...

Review posted on 4th October 2010

Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong

Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong

Andreya Triana releases her debut album'Lost Where I Belong' much to the anticipation of many. Anyone who listens to the Ninja Tunes label are likely to have heard of her before performing some exceptional vocals...

Review posted on 28th September 2010

SUNceBEAT - 13th- 15th Aug 2010, Petrcane, Croatia

SUNceBEAT - 13th- 15th Aug 2010, Petrcane, Croatia

SUNcéBEAT, the first ever overseas adventure by Southport Weekender, occurred in Petrcane, Croatia, August 2010. Southport Weekender has been happening for over 23 years, with a famed reputation for organising quality 'soul' weekenders. The life...

Review posted on 1st September 2010

The Big Chill - 5th-8th August 2010, Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire

The Big Chill - 5th-8th August 2010, Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire

The Big Chill has undergone some serious changes since its inception in the 90's. It was created with future thinking ethos dedicated to eco awareness, art quirkiness and a line up that was different from...

Review posted on 19th August 2010

The Big Chill - 5th -8th Aug 2010, Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire

The Big Chill - 5th -8th Aug 2010, Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire

The Big Chill has become a significant date for many festival lovers and its popularity has grown since its conception in 1994. The Big Chill has become more widely known from 1998 when it found...

Review posted on 30th July 2010

SUNceBEAT - Croatia 13th/14th/15th August 2010

SUNceBEAT - Croatia 13th/14th/15th August 2010

Southport Weekender proudly presents 'SUNceBEAT' held in Petrcane, near Zadar, in Croatia. The site in Petrcane most famously known for hosting the 'The Garden Festival' is an exquisite location perfect for the Southport Weekender vibe....

Review posted on 27th July 2010

The Garden Festival, 2nd- 11th July 2010 Live Review

The Garden Festival, 2nd- 11th July 2010 Live Review

The Garden Festival hosted at Petrcane in Croatia is indeed becoming a hot place to check out on the festival circuit these days. Having received plenty of media praise and wonderful whisperings from those who...

Review posted on 19th July 2010

Bodi Bill - Two In One

Bodi Bill - Two In One

Berlin based electro rockers, Bodi Bill, release their UK debut album 'Two In One' on German label Sinnubus Records. Berlin is certainly a hotspot for dance music and minimal techno. Post rock bands have travelled...

Review posted on 14th June 2010

Macy Gray - The Sellout

Macy Gray - The Sellout

Macy Gray is back with her fifth studio album 'The Sellout'. You couldn't imagine a world without this charismatic character gracing us all with that soul and distinctive raspy voice. Macy Gray continues in fine...

Review posted on 14th June 2010

Plan B - The Defamation Of Strickland Banks

Plan B - The Defamation Of Strickland Banks

It's been four years since the release of Plan B's popular first album 'Who's Needs Actions When You've Got Words'. I remember seeing Ben Drew AKA Plan B during his first tour and the notion...

Review posted on 14th June 2010

Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh

Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh

The queen of 'neo soul' is back! Her unique jazz voice, likened to Billie Holiday and sassy lyrical integrity has made her popular worldwide and amongst many different types of listeners. This album has certainly...

Review posted on 14th June 2010

Robert Babicz - Immortal Changes

Robert Babicz - Immortal Changes

Robert Babicz is certainly a long standing member of the dance/progressive music fraternity. Having achieved success in the 90's when dance music was really going for it; Babicz was in it releasing tunes. He's still...

Review posted on 14th June 2010

The Herbaliser - The Best Of...

The Herbaliser - The Best Of...

It seems fitting to receive a 'best of' compilation of tracks from The Herbaliser who's discography and contribution to the UK music scene in 90's was first rate. A great signing for Ninja Tunes that...

Review posted on 14th June 2010

The Garden Festival, Petrcane, Croatia 2010 Preview

The Garden Festival, Petrcane, Croatia 2010 Preview

Wow! It's amazing to think that almost a whole year has gone by and I'm returning to the wonderful Garden Festival! I had such a good time in 2009 that I decided I had to...

Review posted on 3rd June 2010

Southport Weekender - Number 46, May 7th, 8th, 9th 2010

Southport Weekender - Number 46, May 7th, 8th, 9th 2010

We're back again at Pontins for the amazing Southport Weekender and I don't think anyone can quite believe how quickly time has gone! Although many Southport stalwarts liked putting on the woolly hat and raving...

Review posted on 14th May 2010

Subsource - Tales From The Doombox

Subsource - Tales From The Doombox

Subsource are a London band that have uses UK influences like punk, dub step and d&b to create a hard hitting live band able to rock crowds and create a lively energy. Certainly the influences...

Review posted on 10th May 2010

Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead

Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead

Mulatu Astake is also known as the father of Ethio-jazz. A virtuoso musician and notably known for his contribution on the vibraphone to music he has created a sound mixing African music with the influences...

Review posted on 10th May 2010

Juan Maclean - DJ Kicks

Juan Maclean - DJ Kicks

!K7 Records release the 30th DJ Kicks compilation and Juan Maclean has the privilege of selecting the tunes. The DJ Kicks series are legendary and I love them! American electronic musician Juan Maclean has been...

Review posted on 10th May 2010

Sound Iration - Sound Iration In Dub

Sound Iration - Sound Iration In Dub

If you're down with the kids right now or remember the days of the reggae soundsystem at Notting Hill Carnival or just appreciate chilled out dub music then you'll be very pleased about the release...

Review posted on 10th May 2010

Nas & Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley - As We Enter

Nas & Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley - As We Enter

'As We Enter' is released from the eagerly awaited album 'Distant Relatives' a collaboration album featuring Nas & Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley. They both wanted to create something new, yet in the vein of these...

Review posted on 29th April 2010

Noisia - Split The Atom

Noisia - Split The Atom

Noisia, is a Dutch Electronic music (Drum and bass) trio consisting of members Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen and Thijs de Vlieger from Groningen, The Netherlands. This trio certainly have been busy remixing well known...

Review posted on 29th April 2010

Ginuwine - A Man's Thought

Ginuwine - A Man's Thought

Review of Ginuwine's album A Man's ThoughtsGinuwine is back with his 7th album! Wow it's interesting to hear from Ginuwine again as indeed he did dominate the soul/r'n'b chart in the 90's. Well it seems...

Review posted on 27th January 2010

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt II

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt II

Review of Raekwon's album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt IIRaekwon is back! Anyone who knows about the Wu Tang Clan defo knows Raekwon. Indeed 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx' was a hip hop classic....

Review posted on 27th January 2010

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