Playlist: BASS Festival

BASS Festival 2018 has been celebrating 50 years of reggae this October, all across Birmingham. Get into the golden anniversary mood with this tasty playlist...

BASS Festival programme announced

BASS2018 will pay homage to 50 years of reggae, with live acts including Toots and the Maytals and Carroll Thompson, a four-week film series, The Art of Reggae exhibition and lots more.

In session: Zara McFarlane

Watch genre-hopping Zara McFarlane perform the hypnotic and irresistible Freedom Chain, at a recent PRS Present event in London.

Playlist: Positive Vibration

The UK’s award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage returns this June for a weekend of legendary acts and selectors. Here, founder Rory Taylor picks his favourite tracks from some of the artists on the bill...

Sound Effect – YolanDa Brown

The award-winning songwriter, saxophonist, bandleader and broadcaster shares the songs that have soundtracked her life, featuring Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin and more...

Interview: Natty

'First world problems ain't for me anymore' - Roots and reggae artist Natty on how his travels to Africa and South America have shaped his writing.

Interview: Zara McFarlane

With a deep love of everything from Pharoah Sanders to Studio One, Zara McFarlane's third LP Arise promises an explosive sonic mix. We get the skinny on how it came together...

Interview: Diggory Kenrick

Ace dub flautist Diggory Kenrick on his sonic adventures with Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Bunny 'Striker' Lee, and his enduring love affair with Jamaican reggae...