Mandala Ghetto Priest JabbaDub Savannah EP Review

Mandala Sound – Savannah EP Review

Mandala x Ghetto Priest x JabbaDub: Savannah EP Review – by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Mandala Sound System may have cemented their status as one of the more inventive outfits to emerge in recent years, with their 2023 riddim that employs myriads of styles and musical oddities to bring the listener something special. Savannah EP, released via Mandala Sound as a 12” vinyl (and available in the Pauzeradio vinyl shop), sees the outfit provide a base riddim which is infinitely fascinating for various artists to then bounce off. Aside from the composition and performances, the mastering is slick with some

Dub Judah Biography

Dub Judah

Dub Judah Biography: Dub Judah, born Christopher George, emerged as a prominent figure in the reggae music scene, renowned for his distinctive sound and unwavering commitment to the roots reggae tradition. His journey from humble beginnings to international acclaim is a testament to his talent, perseverance, and dedication to his craft. He was born in the vibrant city of London, England, in the late 1960s. Growing up in a culturally diverse environment, he was exposed to various musical genres from an early age. However, it was reggae music that captured his heart and soul. Influenced by legendary artists such as

Anaves Music Bass Jam Review

Anaves Music – Bass Jam – Review

Various Artists and Anaves Music: Bass Jam Album Review – by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Anaves Music, headed up by saxophonist and producer Sebastian “Sabolious” Schwager, has already had an illustrious track record since its launch in 2019. Now, the label’s first digital album provides a refreshing retrospective of this – along with some new music as well. Bass Jam, released via Anaves Music, sees Sabolious musically choreograph 12 tracks featuring various artists. It’s a testament to the sheer breadth that the label has covered in the past five years, but also the musicality of those involved. Because Bass Jam

Dem A Fight EP Review

Grubby Mitts – Dem a Fight EP – Review

Grubby Mitts: Dem a Fight EP Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. A recent release by the Grubby Mitts label shows what can be done when you take a top-class riddim and turn it into a 12” vinyl release – available now in the Pauzeradio reggae vinyl shop. Dem A Fight EP, released via Grubby Mitts, sees the label team up with some well-established artists, as well as a rising one, across a base riddim which is effective and infectious. Side one opens with Admiral Tibet and Dem a Fight – the base riddim of the record. It’s a classic

JahBradez Rock With Me Press Release

JahBradez – Rock With Me – Press Release

Press Release: JahBradez takes inspiration from a rainy Jamaican night for his latest cut. Jamaican artist JahBradez has a musical pedigree stretching back to the 2000’s. And it shows in his latest release – as he takes inspiration from his homeland’s climate and immerses it in sumptuous Reggae vibes. Rock with Me sees this talented musician/songwriter team up with Peter Samaru of Kongz Production across a brooding and elegant track that weaves around some traditional Reggae sounds – but also incorporates some more modern and eclectic elements, too: JahBradez, having trained at the prestigious Edna Manley College, co-founded the widely

JayRyme Hyh Volume Skank Pan Repeat Review

JayRyme & Hyh Volume – Skank Pan Repeat – Review

JayRyme and Hyh Volume: Skank Pan Repeat Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. German producer Sechs9Studios has arrived with his first official release – teaming up with well-established Anotha One Productions across a cut that perfectly blurs genres ready for summer 2024. Skank Pan Repeat sees Jamaican artists JayRyme and Hyh Volume lend their talents to Sechs9Studios, who also did the mixing and mastering. It’s a hybrid cut that fuses genres together – as well as some solid instrumental work from Robert Wheeler on the drums and Christopher David Sumner on guitar. On a first listen, you’d be forgiven

Kumar Bent Biography

Kumar Bent

Kumar Bent Biography: Former lead singer and songwriter of Raging Fyah. Kumar Bent was born on December 12, 1988, in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Despite his early passion for music, Kumar chose to focus on his academics. With teachers for parents, he was a focused student with more than a love for music; music was his true passion. The family background in teaching contributed a lot to his path and also made him a lover of words and a wordsmith. It became obvious that he was a natural storyteller, and he speaks in melodies. Music is his vibe, his consciousness, his

Ranking Joe Biography

Ranking Joe

Ranking Joe Biography: Ranking Joe was born Joseph Jackson on July 1, 1959, in Kingston, Jamaica. He grew up surrounded by the island’s unique beats and rich musical culture. The sounds of ska, rocksteady, and early reggae music inspired him from a young age, laying the foundation for his career. He attended secondary school with the likes of Winston McAnuff, Earl Sixteen, and U Brown, and they all would perform at concerts, but it was his father, who operated a sound system, that initially inspired him to pursue a career in music. His breakthrough started in the early 1970s, which

Macka B Biography

Macka B

Macka B Biography: Born Christopher MacFarlane on July 2, 1966, in Wolverhampton, England, Macka B grew up surrounded by the sounds of reggae, ska, and dub. When he was a child, he was first impressed by the Lord Barley sound system that was playing at a blues party next to his family home, but music was in his soul; he also played the violin and sang in the school choir. In his early years, he began an apprenticeship at the Ever Ready battery factory, later known as Energizer, but faced layoffs when the factory closed. Following this, he started dedicating

Larking About EP review

Various Artists – Larking About EP – Review

Various Artists: Larking About EP Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. A classic Studio One riddim has been reawakened for the 21st century – with a sympathetic makeover and some compelling performances to boot. Larking About EP, released via H2 Recordings, sees various artists give their interpretations across a modern-day version of the classic Studio One Larking About Riddim – with producer Wooligan and executive producer Paul Nash making sure it is all done in style. The reimagined Larking About is a classic Roots track based on the equally classic riddim, but with some twists. The basic principles of the

Mandala Ghetto Priest JabbaDub Savannah EP Review

Mandala Sound – Savannah EP Review

Mandala x Ghetto Priest x JabbaDub: Savannah EP Review – by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Mandala Sound System may have cemented their status as one of the more inventive outfits to emerge in recent years, with their 2023 riddim that employs myriads of styles and musical oddities to bring the listener something special. Savannah EP, released via Mandala Sound as a 12” vinyl (and available in the Pauzeradio vinyl shop), sees the outfit provide a base riddim which is infinitely fascinating for various artists to then bounce off. Aside from the composition and performances, the mastering is slick with some

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Dub Judah Biography

Dub Judah

Dub Judah Biography: Dub Judah, born Christopher George, emerged as a prominent figure in the reggae music scene, renowned for his distinctive sound and unwavering commitment to the roots reggae tradition. His journey from humble beginnings to international acclaim is a testament to his talent, perseverance, and dedication to his craft. He was born in the vibrant city of London, England, in the late 1960s. Growing up in a culturally diverse environment, he was exposed to various musical genres from an early age. However, it was reggae music that captured his heart and soul. Influenced by legendary artists such as

Read More »
Anaves Music Bass Jam Review

Anaves Music – Bass Jam – Review

Various Artists and Anaves Music: Bass Jam Album Review – by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Anaves Music, headed up by saxophonist and producer Sebastian “Sabolious” Schwager, has already had an illustrious track record since its launch in 2019. Now, the label’s first digital album provides a refreshing retrospective of this – along with some new music as well. Bass Jam, released via Anaves Music, sees Sabolious musically choreograph 12 tracks featuring various artists. It’s a testament to the sheer breadth that the label has covered in the past five years, but also the musicality of those involved. Because Bass Jam

Read More »
Dem A Fight EP Review

Grubby Mitts – Dem a Fight EP – Review

Grubby Mitts: Dem a Fight EP Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. A recent release by the Grubby Mitts label shows what can be done when you take a top-class riddim and turn it into a 12” vinyl release – available now in the Pauzeradio reggae vinyl shop. Dem A Fight EP, released via Grubby Mitts, sees the label team up with some well-established artists, as well as a rising one, across a base riddim which is effective and infectious. Side one opens with Admiral Tibet and Dem a Fight – the base riddim of the record. It’s a classic

Read More »
JahBradez Rock With Me Press Release

JahBradez – Rock With Me – Press Release

Press Release: JahBradez takes inspiration from a rainy Jamaican night for his latest cut. Jamaican artist JahBradez has a musical pedigree stretching back to the 2000’s. And it shows in his latest release – as he takes inspiration from his homeland’s climate and immerses it in sumptuous Reggae vibes. Rock with Me sees this talented musician/songwriter team up with Peter Samaru of Kongz Production across a brooding and elegant track that weaves around some traditional Reggae sounds – but also incorporates some more modern and eclectic elements, too: JahBradez, having trained at the prestigious Edna Manley College, co-founded the widely

Read More »
JayRyme Hyh Volume Skank Pan Repeat Review

JayRyme & Hyh Volume – Skank Pan Repeat – Review

JayRyme and Hyh Volume: Skank Pan Repeat Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. German producer Sechs9Studios has arrived with his first official release – teaming up with well-established Anotha One Productions across a cut that perfectly blurs genres ready for summer 2024. Skank Pan Repeat sees Jamaican artists JayRyme and Hyh Volume lend their talents to Sechs9Studios, who also did the mixing and mastering. It’s a hybrid cut that fuses genres together – as well as some solid instrumental work from Robert Wheeler on the drums and Christopher David Sumner on guitar. On a first listen, you’d be forgiven

Read More »
Kumar Bent Biography

Kumar Bent

Kumar Bent Biography: Former lead singer and songwriter of Raging Fyah. Kumar Bent was born on December 12, 1988, in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Despite his early passion for music, Kumar chose to focus on his academics. With teachers for parents, he was a focused student with more than a love for music; music was his true passion. The family background in teaching contributed a lot to his path and also made him a lover of words and a wordsmith. It became obvious that he was a natural storyteller, and he speaks in melodies. Music is his vibe, his consciousness, his

Read More »
Ranking Joe Biography

Ranking Joe

Ranking Joe Biography: Ranking Joe was born Joseph Jackson on July 1, 1959, in Kingston, Jamaica. He grew up surrounded by the island’s unique beats and rich musical culture. The sounds of ska, rocksteady, and early reggae music inspired him from a young age, laying the foundation for his career. He attended secondary school with the likes of Winston McAnuff, Earl Sixteen, and U Brown, and they all would perform at concerts, but it was his father, who operated a sound system, that initially inspired him to pursue a career in music. His breakthrough started in the early 1970s, which

Read More »
Macka B Biography

Macka B

Macka B Biography: Born Christopher MacFarlane on July 2, 1966, in Wolverhampton, England, Macka B grew up surrounded by the sounds of reggae, ska, and dub. When he was a child, he was first impressed by the Lord Barley sound system that was playing at a blues party next to his family home, but music was in his soul; he also played the violin and sang in the school choir. In his early years, he began an apprenticeship at the Ever Ready battery factory, later known as Energizer, but faced layoffs when the factory closed. Following this, he started dedicating

Read More »
Larking About EP review

Various Artists – Larking About EP – Review

Various Artists: Larking About EP Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. A classic Studio One riddim has been reawakened for the 21st century – with a sympathetic makeover and some compelling performances to boot. Larking About EP, released via H2 Recordings, sees various artists give their interpretations across a modern-day version of the classic Studio One Larking About Riddim – with producer Wooligan and executive producer Paul Nash making sure it is all done in style. The reimagined Larking About is a classic Roots track based on the equally classic riddim, but with some twists. The basic principles of the

Read More »

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