October 2020

Kings Riddim Review

Kings Riddim – Review

Upsetta Records x Loud City: Kings Riddim Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. What happens when you combine Busy Signal, Capital D and Agent Sasco – then add in a quality, infectious riddim to boot? Upsetta Records and Loud City’s latest release is what. Kings Riddim, released via Upsetta Records and Loud City, sees the former’s co-founder JJ “Dante” Vezina join forces with the latter, in Upsetta’s first release in nearly a year. But the wait has been worth it, as the end result is a sumptuous and instantly memorable cut. The basic riddim itself is filled with detail. Central

Akae Beka Ras Teo All Hail Review

Akae Beka & Ras Teo – All Hail – Review

Akae Beka and Ras Teo: All Hail Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. The incomparable Vaughn Benjamin’s (Akae Beka) posthumous work continues to impress. Not least was his track with Tiken Jah Fakoly, Everything Bless (you can read Pauzeradio’s review here). So, once more the world is gifted with another fine song from this legend. All Hail, released via Jah Solid Rock Music, sees Akae Beka and Ras Teo join forces. Production and mixing are from the always on-point Roberto Sánchez of A-Lone Productions, with the Lone Ark Riddim Force band providing the musical backdrop. The result is a

Jah Bami Suns Of Dub How It's Happening Review

Jah Bami & Suns Of Dub – How It’s Happening (Justice) – Review

Jah Bami and Suns of Dub: How it’s Happening (Justice) Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. The first pre-release from Suns of Dub’s forthcoming project has just dropped. And it certainly bodes well for the full release – as it’s a lush, intricate and affecting affair. How it’s Happening (Justice) sees Suns of Dub team up with Jah Bami, across a composition from Aaron V (“AV”). The production outfit have taken an old skool Sound System Dub sound, complete with various devices, and brought it bang up-to-date – making the whole track work extremely well. It’s a heavyweight sound,

Love Inna Riddim Review

Love Inna Riddim (Escape Roots Remixes) – Review

Subtifuge: Love Inna Riddim (Escape Roots Remixes) Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Totally Dubwise are one of the more solid record labels on the Roots/Dub scene; consistently delivering quality and unique content. And their latest vinyl release is no exception to this. Love Inna Riddim was originally produced by Subtifuge. Here, Escape Roots take on the remix duties across two tracks with Totally Dubwise Recordings releasing it. Versions of two artists’ previous interpretations have been reimagined. And the resulting cuts are a clever and compelling, with some fine attention to detail. The basic riddim itself is highly attractive.

Micah Shemaiah Jamaica Jamaica Review

Micah Shemaiah – Jamaica Jamaica – Review

Micah Shemaiah: Jamaica Jamaica Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. The best artists know that sometimes, less is more – and that musical simplicity is sometimes the most important tool to deliver an important message. Micah Shemaiah has done just that with his latest single. Micah Shemaiah Jamaica Jamaica, released via Evidence Music, sees Shemaiah bring Roots and Dub vibes together with some old skool Hip Hop sensibilities across a stark and brooding track. Produced with Evidence Music, the end result is an intense and searing musical and lyrical analysis of the situation the country is in. There are

Gold Inde Biography

Gold Inde

Gold Inde Biography. Birmingham, UK has a long, proud and stellar history of gifting talented musicians to the world. Now, that pedigree is about to be elevated further. Because UK Homegrown can proudly announce that Gold Inde has arrived. And she’s ready to shine among the greats of her generation. Inde’s musical journey began as a child. She grew up surrounded by instruments and performers. Gold Inde fondly remembers the early influences that have helped shape her as an artist: “Music started in my childhood home. I was fortunate to have access to a piano, drums, a saxophone and whatever

The Message EP Review

The Message EP – Review

CKM Infinity Studio: The Message EP Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Cliff Manswell’s CKM Infinity Studio has taken a power move: getting a stellar and somewhat diverse group of artists together to release a riddim. It could be viewed as a gamble. But don’t worry, because it’s thoroughly paid-off. The Message EP, released via CKM Infinity Studio, sees Manswell conduct various artists’ interpretations across a basic riddim. But there’s nothing ‘basic’ in terms of the composition’s musicality – as Manswell and the team have delivered a thing of clever beauty. The riddim itself is undeniably Roots-driven, utilising various devices

Cherine Anderson Rise Up Review

Cherine Anderson – Rise Up – Review

Cherine Anderson: Rise Up Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. It’s always worth revisiting something powerful, especially when the timing is pertinent. With that in mind, songstress Cherine Anderson has re-released a track from 2016. And it is, of course, perfect. Rise Up, released via 20 Six Music Group, sees Anderson take on the Andra Day standard, which she originally covered in 2016. But Anderson being Anderson means that instead of a straight interpretation of Day’s track – she’s reworked it, and then reworked it again. The end result is something quite magical. Day’s original was undoubtedly a powerful

Joggo Why It Doesnt Matter To You Review

Joggo – Why It Doesn’t Matter To You – Review

Joggo: Why It Doesn’t Matter To You Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. In these troubling times, it has been heartening to see such a wealth of politically and socially-charged, conscious music coming out of the Roots scene. And Joggo has just added to this. Why It Doesn’t Matter To You, released via Joggo Music Productions, sees the artist create an almost throwback Roots-meets-Synthwave sound: heavy on the electronic, heavy on the unsettling and heavy on the conscious lyrics. The end result is a brooding and affecting track. It opens with a nicely compressed and scratchy vocal countdown, before

Kings Riddim Review

Kings Riddim – Review

Upsetta Records x Loud City: Kings Riddim Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. What happens when you combine Busy Signal, Capital D and Agent Sasco – then add in a quality, infectious riddim to boot? Upsetta Records and Loud City’s latest release is what. Kings Riddim, released via Upsetta Records and Loud City, sees the former’s co-founder JJ “Dante” Vezina join forces with the latter, in Upsetta’s first release in nearly a year. But the wait has been worth it, as the end result is a sumptuous and instantly memorable cut. The basic riddim itself is filled with detail. Central

Read More »
Akae Beka Ras Teo All Hail Review

Akae Beka & Ras Teo – All Hail – Review

Akae Beka and Ras Teo: All Hail Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. The incomparable Vaughn Benjamin’s (Akae Beka) posthumous work continues to impress. Not least was his track with Tiken Jah Fakoly, Everything Bless (you can read Pauzeradio’s review here). So, once more the world is gifted with another fine song from this legend. All Hail, released via Jah Solid Rock Music, sees Akae Beka and Ras Teo join forces. Production and mixing are from the always on-point Roberto Sánchez of A-Lone Productions, with the Lone Ark Riddim Force band providing the musical backdrop. The result is a

Read More »
Jah Bami Suns Of Dub How It's Happening Review

Jah Bami & Suns Of Dub – How It’s Happening (Justice) – Review

Jah Bami and Suns of Dub: How it’s Happening (Justice) Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. The first pre-release from Suns of Dub’s forthcoming project has just dropped. And it certainly bodes well for the full release – as it’s a lush, intricate and affecting affair. How it’s Happening (Justice) sees Suns of Dub team up with Jah Bami, across a composition from Aaron V (“AV”). The production outfit have taken an old skool Sound System Dub sound, complete with various devices, and brought it bang up-to-date – making the whole track work extremely well. It’s a heavyweight sound,

Read More »
Love Inna Riddim Review

Love Inna Riddim (Escape Roots Remixes) – Review

Subtifuge: Love Inna Riddim (Escape Roots Remixes) Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Totally Dubwise are one of the more solid record labels on the Roots/Dub scene; consistently delivering quality and unique content. And their latest vinyl release is no exception to this. Love Inna Riddim was originally produced by Subtifuge. Here, Escape Roots take on the remix duties across two tracks with Totally Dubwise Recordings releasing it. Versions of two artists’ previous interpretations have been reimagined. And the resulting cuts are a clever and compelling, with some fine attention to detail. The basic riddim itself is highly attractive.

Read More »
Micah Shemaiah Jamaica Jamaica Review

Micah Shemaiah – Jamaica Jamaica – Review

Micah Shemaiah: Jamaica Jamaica Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. The best artists know that sometimes, less is more – and that musical simplicity is sometimes the most important tool to deliver an important message. Micah Shemaiah has done just that with his latest single. Micah Shemaiah Jamaica Jamaica, released via Evidence Music, sees Shemaiah bring Roots and Dub vibes together with some old skool Hip Hop sensibilities across a stark and brooding track. Produced with Evidence Music, the end result is an intense and searing musical and lyrical analysis of the situation the country is in. There are

Read More »
Gold Inde Biography

Gold Inde

Gold Inde Biography. Birmingham, UK has a long, proud and stellar history of gifting talented musicians to the world. Now, that pedigree is about to be elevated further. Because UK Homegrown can proudly announce that Gold Inde has arrived. And she’s ready to shine among the greats of her generation. Inde’s musical journey began as a child. She grew up surrounded by instruments and performers. Gold Inde fondly remembers the early influences that have helped shape her as an artist: “Music started in my childhood home. I was fortunate to have access to a piano, drums, a saxophone and whatever

Read More »
The Message EP Review

The Message EP – Review

CKM Infinity Studio: The Message EP Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Cliff Manswell’s CKM Infinity Studio has taken a power move: getting a stellar and somewhat diverse group of artists together to release a riddim. It could be viewed as a gamble. But don’t worry, because it’s thoroughly paid-off. The Message EP, released via CKM Infinity Studio, sees Manswell conduct various artists’ interpretations across a basic riddim. But there’s nothing ‘basic’ in terms of the composition’s musicality – as Manswell and the team have delivered a thing of clever beauty. The riddim itself is undeniably Roots-driven, utilising various devices

Read More »
Cherine Anderson Rise Up Review

Cherine Anderson – Rise Up – Review

Cherine Anderson: Rise Up Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. It’s always worth revisiting something powerful, especially when the timing is pertinent. With that in mind, songstress Cherine Anderson has re-released a track from 2016. And it is, of course, perfect. Rise Up, released via 20 Six Music Group, sees Anderson take on the Andra Day standard, which she originally covered in 2016. But Anderson being Anderson means that instead of a straight interpretation of Day’s track – she’s reworked it, and then reworked it again. The end result is something quite magical. Day’s original was undoubtedly a powerful

Read More »
Joggo Why It Doesnt Matter To You Review

Joggo – Why It Doesn’t Matter To You – Review

Joggo: Why It Doesn’t Matter To You Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. In these troubling times, it has been heartening to see such a wealth of politically and socially-charged, conscious music coming out of the Roots scene. And Joggo has just added to this. Why It Doesn’t Matter To You, released via Joggo Music Productions, sees the artist create an almost throwback Roots-meets-Synthwave sound: heavy on the electronic, heavy on the unsettling and heavy on the conscious lyrics. The end result is a brooding and affecting track. It opens with a nicely compressed and scratchy vocal countdown, before

Read More »

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