April 2020

Claye Program Review

Claye – Program – Review

Claye: Program Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Earlier in 2020 Claye released perhaps one of the standout albums of the year so far: Medicine. He’s clearly not someone who sits back and basks in the glory of his accomplishment, though. Because he’s just dropped another new track. And it’s picked up perfectly where Medicine left off. Claye Program, released via Prawley-Mae Music, is a fascinating dive into 2020 hybrid Afrobeats RnB, with a thoroughly conscious and philosophical twist. The production from Claye himself is top-class; of little surprise given the pedigree of this artist’s back catalogue – including

Nattali Rize Worldwide Rebellion Review

Nattali Rize – Worldwide Rebellion – Review

Nattali Rize: Worldwide Rebellion Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Music is providing many important narratives during the coronavirus pandemic. But one artist has perhaps offered a long-term musing on the current crisis. And she has, as always, done it in her own, initiable and utterly engaging style. That artist is Nattali Rize. Nattali Rize Worldwide Rebellion, released via Ineffable Records, Baco Records, MGM Village Again Association and Rize Nation, is the second single from Rize’s forthcoming album of the same title. And it acts as an ingenious teaser for the potential shape of the whole project. The track

Warrior King Blak Ah Kill Blak Review

Warrior King – Blak Ah Kill Blak – Review

Warrior King: Blak Ah Kill Blak Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Warrior King is no stranger to creating searing and powerful music that pushes narratives often avoided by other artists and media. And his latest track is no exception to this, giving a deeply raw and moving experience that sees him and the peak of his powers. Warrior King Blak Ah Kill Blak, released via Rootz Warrior Productions and Calibud Music, is a glorious yet unsettling piece of Roots/Dub. The production is slick, emphasising the necessary instrumentation to hammer the track’s message home. And the composition itself is

Lila Ike I Spy Review

Lila Iké – I Spy – Review

Lila Iké: I Spy Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Fresh from the groundbreaking announcement that the Revival king Protoje just signed a deal with major record label RCA, one of his protégés has just dropped her latest single. And given she’s also now under RCA’s wing, we spy a stratospheric career blossoming for Lila Iké. I Spy, released via In.Digg.Nation Collective and RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment, is the first release from Iké since 2019’s Sweet Inspiration. Production is from one of the hottest names in the business, Izy Beats. And the track shows just why Iké is being

Cal P & Teka ft Stonebwoy & Seun Kuti Rise Up Shine Review

Cali P & TEKA ft Stonebwoy & Seun Kuti – Rise Up & Shine – Review

Cali P x TEKA: Rise Up & Shine (feat. Stonebwoy and Seun Kuti) Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. 2019 saw many ingenious releases across the spectrum of Roots-derived music. Not least among these were Cali P x TEKA with their two groundbreaking EPs, Vizion I and Vizion II. Now, in 2020 they’re back with the first cut off instalment three. And that ground is still being broken. Rise Up & Shine, released via LowLow Records, sees the pair team up with global superstar Stonebwoy and member of music royalty Seun Kuti. It marks a forward movement from the

Singing Bee Who Start The War Review

Singing Bee – Who Start The War – Review

Singing Bee: Who Start The War Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. It’s always a pleasure to see the UK being represented. And the latest release from Singing Bee does a sterling job of this. Who Start The War, released by Essex-based UK Homegrown, is a heavy, heavy piece of Dub. Wholly unsettling, it hits you from the off and doesn’t let up. The production by the team at Truth is excellent, as is the mixture of live instrumentation and synths. But it’s the infinitely complex arrangement and Bee’s vocal which truly impress. The track opens with some striking

Free Reggae Download 2020 Press Release

Free Reggae Download 2020 – Press Release

Free Reggae Download 2020 – Press Release by Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. At Pauzeradio, we know times are tough for a lot people at present. The world is in the grip of a global pandemic. Life has changed in so many ways, for so many of us. But often it’s the smallest gestures that can make all the difference. That’s why, in light of so many people being on ‘lockdown’, Pauzeradio has decided to make DJ Pauze’s latest edition of the Unique Reggae Mix Show totally free to download. And what’s more, the special 2020 Roots and Dub Edition offers

Ziggy Ranking Father God Review

Ziggy Ranking – Father God – Review

Ziggy Ranking: Father God Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Trinidad’s finest Ziggy Ranking has just released another fresh cut. In a time of global crisis, he has a message for many of us. And while it’s overly spiritual, it should resonate regardless of your faith. Father God, produced by Canadian music producer and dubologist Jah Servant, is a forthright, brooding and purposeful affair. It pulls no musical or lyrical punches, and dresses up neither – showing Ranking at his most commanding. Overly Roots and Dub-led, the track is cleverly composed and arranged to make sure Ranking’s voice and

Jahmiel Jah Over Everything Review

Jahmiel – Jah Over Everything – Review

Jahmiel: Jah Over Everything Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Jahmiel was one of the iconic Dancehall acts of 2019. Not least because his album Great Man crossed over into conscious and musically ambiguous territory; doing so with finesse and skill. Now he’s back again with a brand-new cut, and once more he breaks his own musical boundaries. Jah Over Everything, released via DJ Bryan Productions, is another move away from traditional Dancehall. It’s a fascinating cut, and the production from Bryan is adrift from his own usual home of Soca and grimy Afrobeats (see the Trap Life Riddim

Julian Marley Week Day Fly Review

Julian Marley & Week.Day – Fly – Review

EXCLUSIVE: Julian Marley x Week.Day – Fly Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Sometimes a producer comes along who you just know is going to blow up. And 2020’s potentially hottest talent is Jahvanie ‘Week.Day’ Morrison. So, Pauzeradio has got an exclusive on his forthcoming track with the legendary Julian Marley. Will it be worth the wait until 17 April? Absolutely. Fly, to be released via his label Tru Ambassador Music, sees Week.Day and Marley delve deep into smooth Afrobeats RnB. The track has been pitched perfectly for an early spring release. Because it’s light, full of feel-good, summery

Claye Program Review

Claye – Program – Review

Claye: Program Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Earlier in 2020 Claye released perhaps one of the standout albums of the year so far: Medicine. He’s clearly not someone who sits back and basks in the glory of his accomplishment, though. Because he’s just dropped another new track. And it’s picked up perfectly where Medicine left off. Claye Program, released via Prawley-Mae Music, is a fascinating dive into 2020 hybrid Afrobeats RnB, with a thoroughly conscious and philosophical twist. The production from Claye himself is top-class; of little surprise given the pedigree of this artist’s back catalogue – including

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Nattali Rize Worldwide Rebellion Review

Nattali Rize – Worldwide Rebellion – Review

Nattali Rize: Worldwide Rebellion Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Music is providing many important narratives during the coronavirus pandemic. But one artist has perhaps offered a long-term musing on the current crisis. And she has, as always, done it in her own, initiable and utterly engaging style. That artist is Nattali Rize. Nattali Rize Worldwide Rebellion, released via Ineffable Records, Baco Records, MGM Village Again Association and Rize Nation, is the second single from Rize’s forthcoming album of the same title. And it acts as an ingenious teaser for the potential shape of the whole project. The track

Read More »
Warrior King Blak Ah Kill Blak Review

Warrior King – Blak Ah Kill Blak – Review

Warrior King: Blak Ah Kill Blak Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Warrior King is no stranger to creating searing and powerful music that pushes narratives often avoided by other artists and media. And his latest track is no exception to this, giving a deeply raw and moving experience that sees him and the peak of his powers. Warrior King Blak Ah Kill Blak, released via Rootz Warrior Productions and Calibud Music, is a glorious yet unsettling piece of Roots/Dub. The production is slick, emphasising the necessary instrumentation to hammer the track’s message home. And the composition itself is

Read More »
Lila Ike I Spy Review

Lila Iké – I Spy – Review

Lila Iké: I Spy Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Fresh from the groundbreaking announcement that the Revival king Protoje just signed a deal with major record label RCA, one of his protégés has just dropped her latest single. And given she’s also now under RCA’s wing, we spy a stratospheric career blossoming for Lila Iké. I Spy, released via In.Digg.Nation Collective and RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment, is the first release from Iké since 2019’s Sweet Inspiration. Production is from one of the hottest names in the business, Izy Beats. And the track shows just why Iké is being

Read More »
Cal P & Teka ft Stonebwoy & Seun Kuti Rise Up Shine Review

Cali P & TEKA ft Stonebwoy & Seun Kuti – Rise Up & Shine – Review

Cali P x TEKA: Rise Up & Shine (feat. Stonebwoy and Seun Kuti) Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. 2019 saw many ingenious releases across the spectrum of Roots-derived music. Not least among these were Cali P x TEKA with their two groundbreaking EPs, Vizion I and Vizion II. Now, in 2020 they’re back with the first cut off instalment three. And that ground is still being broken. Rise Up & Shine, released via LowLow Records, sees the pair team up with global superstar Stonebwoy and member of music royalty Seun Kuti. It marks a forward movement from the

Read More »
Singing Bee Who Start The War Review

Singing Bee – Who Start The War – Review

Singing Bee: Who Start The War Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. It’s always a pleasure to see the UK being represented. And the latest release from Singing Bee does a sterling job of this. Who Start The War, released by Essex-based UK Homegrown, is a heavy, heavy piece of Dub. Wholly unsettling, it hits you from the off and doesn’t let up. The production by the team at Truth is excellent, as is the mixture of live instrumentation and synths. But it’s the infinitely complex arrangement and Bee’s vocal which truly impress. The track opens with some striking

Read More »
Free Reggae Download 2020 Press Release

Free Reggae Download 2020 – Press Release

Free Reggae Download 2020 – Press Release by Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. At Pauzeradio, we know times are tough for a lot people at present. The world is in the grip of a global pandemic. Life has changed in so many ways, for so many of us. But often it’s the smallest gestures that can make all the difference. That’s why, in light of so many people being on ‘lockdown’, Pauzeradio has decided to make DJ Pauze’s latest edition of the Unique Reggae Mix Show totally free to download. And what’s more, the special 2020 Roots and Dub Edition offers

Read More »
Ziggy Ranking Father God Review

Ziggy Ranking – Father God – Review

Ziggy Ranking: Father God Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Trinidad’s finest Ziggy Ranking has just released another fresh cut. In a time of global crisis, he has a message for many of us. And while it’s overly spiritual, it should resonate regardless of your faith. Father God, produced by Canadian music producer and dubologist Jah Servant, is a forthright, brooding and purposeful affair. It pulls no musical or lyrical punches, and dresses up neither – showing Ranking at his most commanding. Overly Roots and Dub-led, the track is cleverly composed and arranged to make sure Ranking’s voice and

Read More »
Jahmiel Jah Over Everything Review

Jahmiel – Jah Over Everything – Review

Jahmiel: Jah Over Everything Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Jahmiel was one of the iconic Dancehall acts of 2019. Not least because his album Great Man crossed over into conscious and musically ambiguous territory; doing so with finesse and skill. Now he’s back again with a brand-new cut, and once more he breaks his own musical boundaries. Jah Over Everything, released via DJ Bryan Productions, is another move away from traditional Dancehall. It’s a fascinating cut, and the production from Bryan is adrift from his own usual home of Soca and grimy Afrobeats (see the Trap Life Riddim

Read More »
Julian Marley Week Day Fly Review

Julian Marley & Week.Day – Fly – Review

EXCLUSIVE: Julian Marley x Week.Day – Fly Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Sometimes a producer comes along who you just know is going to blow up. And 2020’s potentially hottest talent is Jahvanie ‘Week.Day’ Morrison. So, Pauzeradio has got an exclusive on his forthcoming track with the legendary Julian Marley. Will it be worth the wait until 17 April? Absolutely. Fly, to be released via his label Tru Ambassador Music, sees Week.Day and Marley delve deep into smooth Afrobeats RnB. The track has been pitched perfectly for an early spring release. Because it’s light, full of feel-good, summery

Read More »

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