reggae

London’s reggae connections celebrated

Photographer Alex Bartsch has revisited the sites of scores of reggae album cover shoots across London from 1967 to 1987, celebrating a heyday for the genre in the capital.

30 seconds interview: Natty

Future roots artist Natty is re-entering the musical fray in 2016 with his new album Release The Fear. We meet an artist excited by ‘music from the heart’…

Playlist: Rampage

Welcome to this week’s playlist. To celebrate Notting Hill Carnival we asked the legendary Rampage Soundsystem to come up with a selection of bangers for the street party. Dig into big ‘uns from Skepta, Drake, and Skrillex…

Interview: Dennis Bovell

‘Don’t let the machines stiffen it up’ - production genius, Slits cohort and dub eccentric Dennis Bovell tells us why you’ve got to keep your music loose…

30 seconds interview: J Spades

If your company is a measure of success, then Hackney-based rapper J Spades is already doing well. His debut single Slick Rick, features Prof. Green and Tinie Tempah and looks like a hit…

Interview: Adrian Sherwood

We quiz the On-U Sound veteran on how the role of the producer has changed and how John Peel helped kick-start his musical career...