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

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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

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Free Reggae Download 2020 Press Release

Free Reggae Download 2020 – Press Release

Free Reggae Download 2020 – Press Release by Steve Topple. 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 some musical

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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

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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

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Mikey Spice Are You Ready Review

Mikey Spice – Are You Ready – Review

Mikey Spice: Are You Ready Album Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Reggae veteran Mikey Spice has been in the business around 35 years. But the legendary artist shows no signs of letting up, as he’s recently released yet another album. As it’s just so… ‘him’. Are You Ready, released via Pro Production Entertainment, is a deep dive into nostalgic Soul-based Reggae. The production is of a high quality, allowing the musical intricacies and Spice’s voice to take the fore. And both these elements, along with the composition, are thoroughly enjoyable. Mikey Spice Are You Ready opens with Everybody Needs

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Kabaka Pyramid Chris Martin Quarantine Review

Kabaka Pyramid & Chris Martin – Quarantine – Review

Kabaka Pyramid x Chris Martin: Quarantine Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. The Roots movement has been quite prominent in offering musical succour during the coronavirus pandemic. From Spragga to King MAS via all manner of other artists in between, the genre has been offering positive vibes all round. So, enter Kabaka Pyramid and Christopher Martin with their gorgeous offering. Quarantine, released via Bebble Rock Music and Ghetto Youths International, sees the duo team up with MAS, one of the most prolific of all Roots-based artists. His own recent release, Keep Calm and R.A.S. was a gorgeous mix of

Read More »
I David Chain Gang Dub Review

I David – Chain Gang Dub – Review

I David: Chain Gang Dub Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. One of the UK’s most recognisable Roots-based producers is back with a new cut. But it’s actually a reworking of a classic 1980 track. And with only 500 copies pressed on 7” vinyl, I David’s latest offering is sure to quickly become a classic. Chain Gang Dub, released via Totally Dubwise Recordings, is a bang-up-to-date interpretation of Augustus Pablo’s track of the same name. It’s a bold yet effective cut. Side A of the 7” is the main cut: Chain Gang Dub (Melodica Dub). While Pablo’s melodica remains

Read More »
Cedric Myton A New Race Review

Cedric Myton – A New Race – Review

Cedric Myton: A New Race Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. It’s an attractive proposition when a new Roots track, steeped in the genre’s traditions but also embracing some twists, comes along. And the legendary Cedric Myton has delivered just that with his latest single. A New Race, released via Soulove Records, is a deep foray into traditional Roots territory. The production from DJ Afghan & High Tsadiq is what you’d expect from the Soulove camp: authentic, intricate and top-class. And musically, it’s a storming Roots composition of epic proportions, with some unexpected intricacies thrown in for very good

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. 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 some musical

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 »
Mikey Spice Are You Ready Review

Mikey Spice – Are You Ready – Review

Mikey Spice: Are You Ready Album Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Reggae veteran Mikey Spice has been in the business around 35 years. But the legendary artist shows no signs of letting up, as he’s recently released yet another album. As it’s just so… ‘him’. Are You Ready, released via Pro Production Entertainment, is a deep dive into nostalgic Soul-based Reggae. The production is of a high quality, allowing the musical intricacies and Spice’s voice to take the fore. And both these elements, along with the composition, are thoroughly enjoyable. Mikey Spice Are You Ready opens with Everybody Needs

Read More »
Kabaka Pyramid Chris Martin Quarantine Review

Kabaka Pyramid & Chris Martin – Quarantine – Review

Kabaka Pyramid x Chris Martin: Quarantine Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. The Roots movement has been quite prominent in offering musical succour during the coronavirus pandemic. From Spragga to King MAS via all manner of other artists in between, the genre has been offering positive vibes all round. So, enter Kabaka Pyramid and Christopher Martin with their gorgeous offering. Quarantine, released via Bebble Rock Music and Ghetto Youths International, sees the duo team up with MAS, one of the most prolific of all Roots-based artists. His own recent release, Keep Calm and R.A.S. was a gorgeous mix of

Read More »
I David Chain Gang Dub Review

I David – Chain Gang Dub – Review

I David: Chain Gang Dub Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. One of the UK’s most recognisable Roots-based producers is back with a new cut. But it’s actually a reworking of a classic 1980 track. And with only 500 copies pressed on 7” vinyl, I David’s latest offering is sure to quickly become a classic. Chain Gang Dub, released via Totally Dubwise Recordings, is a bang-up-to-date interpretation of Augustus Pablo’s track of the same name. It’s a bold yet effective cut. Side A of the 7” is the main cut: Chain Gang Dub (Melodica Dub). While Pablo’s melodica remains

Read More »
Cedric Myton A New Race Review

Cedric Myton – A New Race – Review

Cedric Myton: A New Race Single Review – Steve Topple for Pauzeradio.com. It’s an attractive proposition when a new Roots track, steeped in the genre’s traditions but also embracing some twists, comes along. And the legendary Cedric Myton has delivered just that with his latest single. A New Race, released via Soulove Records, is a deep foray into traditional Roots territory. The production from DJ Afghan & High Tsadiq is what you’d expect from the Soulove camp: authentic, intricate and top-class. And musically, it’s a storming Roots composition of epic proportions, with some unexpected intricacies thrown in for very good

Read More »

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