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Single reviews. Checkout our latest reggae, roots, dub, dancehall and afrobeats reviews. These unique single reviews are an in-depth insight into the music: technically, vocally and lyrically. They are expertly written by our lead writer Mr Topple. Want your music reviewed? Get in touch.
Richie Spice I Use The Herbs Review

Richie Spice – I Use The Herbs Drum n Bass Remix – Review

Richie Spice: I Use the Herbs (Mott Drum n Bass Remix) Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Totally Dubwise Recordings are back with another fresh cut. But this time, they’ve merged genres with a fresh take on a classic track. And the new interpretation should be a classic in itself. I Use the Herbs from the legendary Richie Spice has been given the Jungle treatment courtesy of Mott and released via Totally Dubwise Recordings. The original track, across the Herbs Riddim from Barefruits Production/Mango Tree Entertainment, was a clever hybrid of Soul (check the rich sax line) and Dancehall

Jae Prynse Never Change Review

Jae Prynse – Never Change – Review

Jae Prynse: Never Change Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Jamaican-based Jae Prynse is back with another fresh cut – and it shows the strength of his collaboration with a UK-based record label. Jae Prynse Never Change, released via JPM Music Group/Defenders Entertainment, is a gorgeous and cleverly arranged piece of modern Dancehall-RnB. Prynse’s JPM Music Group and Defenders Entertainment share the production duties here (the London-based Defenders’ head Corey Johnson having co-produced Drake’s global smash One Dance and usually being responsible for Drill/Hip Hop). The result is fresh, inventive and instantly memorable. The track has Dancehall at its

MediSun Speak Love Review

MediSun – Speak Love – Review

MediSun: Speak Love Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. The recently-born MediSun meets Zion I Kings with his latest track. And if you think that sounds like a dream combination, then you’d be correct. Because the end result is gorgeous. MediSun Speak Love, released via Lustre Kings Productions, is the epitome of modern conscious music. There’s no need to discuss the production, mixing and mastering quality – because it’s Zion I Kings; so – ‘nuff said’. MediSun noted of the track: “The entire world was in the midst of the traumatic events of 2020 and I was facing a

Nga Han Tek A Chance Review

Nga Han – Tek A Chance – Review

Nga Han and The Co​-​Operators: Tek a Chance Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Nga Han, hot off the heels of his sophomore album The Living Stream, has for the first time joined forces with The Co-Operators. The end result is a deep-dive into haunting Roots. Nga Han Tek a Chance, released via Waggle Dance Records on a limited 7” press, sees Han and Bristol, England-based The Co-operators team up with producer Eeyun Purkins. The first thing to note is the quality of his engineering and mixing, and Pressure Mastering’s mastering. The attention to detail here has created a

Kabaka Pyramid Light It Up Review

Kabaka Pyramid – Light It Up – Review

Upper Cut Band feat. Kabaka Pyramid: Light It Up Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. London-based Upper Cut Band will be back with a brand-new album in the autumn. But first, they’ve just released a new single featuring the legendary Kabaka Pyramid. And it’s fyah, as the bun the system down. Kabaka Pyramid Light It Up is the first track to drop from Upper Cut Band’s forthcoming album. Called Painting on Silence, it’s produced by Nick Manasseh and features Big Youth, Kabaka Pyramid, Glen Washington, Luciano, Carroll Thompson, Max Romeo’s daughter Xana, Horseman, Earl 16 and more. So, how

Ras Midas Let The People Go Review

Ras Midas – Let The People Go – Review

Ras Midas: Let the People Go/Rain and Fire 12” Review by Mr Topple / Pauzeradio PR Services. Some classic Ras Midas tracks have been given a 21st century refreshing. And the legendary artist sounds as good as he ever did. Ras Midas Let the People Go/Rain and Fire, released via Roots Vibration Records, sees Midas at the peak of his powers. With both tracks originally being composed by him, and production from Harry Johnson (along with Midas on Let the People Go), they really are this fine artist in a nutshell. Let the People Go is pure Roots with elements

Treesha Rehab Review

Treesha – Rehab – Review

Treesha: Rehab Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. It would seem obvious that much of Rihanna’s back catalogue would lend itself to Reggae and Dancehall. But to pull it off well would be no mean feat. Fortunately, we have Treesha on hand to show us how to do it with style and flair. Treesha Rehab, released via BuffBaff Records, sees her once again team up with the label after their successful 2020 cover of Eternal’s Angel of Mine. The backstory to the track is as fascinating as the finished result: Treesha heard the riddim on BuffBaff’s live Twitch session

Iotosh Fee Fi Foe Review

Iotosh – Fee Fi Foe – Review

Iotosh FEE FI FOE Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. It’s always interesting to hear one of the most skilled producers in the business branch out into solo work. So, enter Iotosh with his third individual outing: a brilliant adventure in the realms of fairy tales. Iotosh FEE FI FOE, released via SOUND TING, sees Iotosh spread his own wings. Having already made a name for himself as an inventive and inspired producer (working with Protoje, Lila Iké and Jesse Royal/Vybz Kartel among others), his third solo single builds on the sound that has gained him such a positive

Warrior King MzVee African Love Review

Warrior King & MzVee – African Love – Review

Warrior King x MzVee: African Love Single Review By Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. What happens when you sample a classic Reggae track, throw in a global superstar and add some legendary production? Warrior King’s latest track is what happens – and it’s a success all round. African Love, released via Crawba Productions, sees Warrior King team-up with Ghanaian superstar MzVee and producer Jermaine ‘Crawba Genius’ Henry (of Crawba Productions). King and Henry first worked together on the 2016 cut Moonlight Bright. Now, African Love samples the legendary Garnett Silk’s 90’s hit Hello Mama Africa. But Henry, King and MzVee have

Chaka Demus I Will Review

Chaka Demus – I Will – Review

Chaka Demus: I Will Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. One of the most recognisable names in Reggae has put his talents to a limited edition 7” vinyl press. But given the quality of the track, these records won’t be around for that long. I Will, released via Ram Goat Records, sees Chaka Demus take the vocal lead. Production comes from Adam Prescott – and it’s a brooding, almost throwback Roots-Dub affair which grabs a hold of you from the off and doesn’t let go. Splitting the track into its component parts, first off and Prescott has included some

Richie Spice I Use The Herbs Review

Richie Spice – I Use The Herbs Drum n Bass Remix – Review

Richie Spice: I Use the Herbs (Mott Drum n Bass Remix) Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Totally Dubwise Recordings are back with another fresh cut. But this time, they’ve merged genres with a fresh take on a classic track. And the new interpretation should be a classic in itself. I Use the Herbs from the legendary Richie Spice has been given the Jungle treatment courtesy of Mott and released via Totally Dubwise Recordings. The original track, across the Herbs Riddim from Barefruits Production/Mango Tree Entertainment, was a clever hybrid of Soul (check the rich sax line) and Dancehall

Read More »
Jae Prynse Never Change Review

Jae Prynse – Never Change – Review

Jae Prynse: Never Change Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Jamaican-based Jae Prynse is back with another fresh cut – and it shows the strength of his collaboration with a UK-based record label. Jae Prynse Never Change, released via JPM Music Group/Defenders Entertainment, is a gorgeous and cleverly arranged piece of modern Dancehall-RnB. Prynse’s JPM Music Group and Defenders Entertainment share the production duties here (the London-based Defenders’ head Corey Johnson having co-produced Drake’s global smash One Dance and usually being responsible for Drill/Hip Hop). The result is fresh, inventive and instantly memorable. The track has Dancehall at its

Read More »
MediSun Speak Love Review

MediSun – Speak Love – Review

MediSun: Speak Love Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. The recently-born MediSun meets Zion I Kings with his latest track. And if you think that sounds like a dream combination, then you’d be correct. Because the end result is gorgeous. MediSun Speak Love, released via Lustre Kings Productions, is the epitome of modern conscious music. There’s no need to discuss the production, mixing and mastering quality – because it’s Zion I Kings; so – ‘nuff said’. MediSun noted of the track: “The entire world was in the midst of the traumatic events of 2020 and I was facing a

Read More »
Nga Han Tek A Chance Review

Nga Han – Tek A Chance – Review

Nga Han and The Co​-​Operators: Tek a Chance Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. Nga Han, hot off the heels of his sophomore album The Living Stream, has for the first time joined forces with The Co-Operators. The end result is a deep-dive into haunting Roots. Nga Han Tek a Chance, released via Waggle Dance Records on a limited 7” press, sees Han and Bristol, England-based The Co-operators team up with producer Eeyun Purkins. The first thing to note is the quality of his engineering and mixing, and Pressure Mastering’s mastering. The attention to detail here has created a

Read More »
Kabaka Pyramid Light It Up Review

Kabaka Pyramid – Light It Up – Review

Upper Cut Band feat. Kabaka Pyramid: Light It Up Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. London-based Upper Cut Band will be back with a brand-new album in the autumn. But first, they’ve just released a new single featuring the legendary Kabaka Pyramid. And it’s fyah, as the bun the system down. Kabaka Pyramid Light It Up is the first track to drop from Upper Cut Band’s forthcoming album. Called Painting on Silence, it’s produced by Nick Manasseh and features Big Youth, Kabaka Pyramid, Glen Washington, Luciano, Carroll Thompson, Max Romeo’s daughter Xana, Horseman, Earl 16 and more. So, how

Read More »
Ras Midas Let The People Go Review

Ras Midas – Let The People Go – Review

Ras Midas: Let the People Go/Rain and Fire 12” Review by Mr Topple / Pauzeradio PR Services. Some classic Ras Midas tracks have been given a 21st century refreshing. And the legendary artist sounds as good as he ever did. Ras Midas Let the People Go/Rain and Fire, released via Roots Vibration Records, sees Midas at the peak of his powers. With both tracks originally being composed by him, and production from Harry Johnson (along with Midas on Let the People Go), they really are this fine artist in a nutshell. Let the People Go is pure Roots with elements

Read More »
Treesha Rehab Review

Treesha – Rehab – Review

Treesha: Rehab Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. It would seem obvious that much of Rihanna’s back catalogue would lend itself to Reggae and Dancehall. But to pull it off well would be no mean feat. Fortunately, we have Treesha on hand to show us how to do it with style and flair. Treesha Rehab, released via BuffBaff Records, sees her once again team up with the label after their successful 2020 cover of Eternal’s Angel of Mine. The backstory to the track is as fascinating as the finished result: Treesha heard the riddim on BuffBaff’s live Twitch session

Read More »
Iotosh Fee Fi Foe Review

Iotosh – Fee Fi Foe – Review

Iotosh FEE FI FOE Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. It’s always interesting to hear one of the most skilled producers in the business branch out into solo work. So, enter Iotosh with his third individual outing: a brilliant adventure in the realms of fairy tales. Iotosh FEE FI FOE, released via SOUND TING, sees Iotosh spread his own wings. Having already made a name for himself as an inventive and inspired producer (working with Protoje, Lila Iké and Jesse Royal/Vybz Kartel among others), his third solo single builds on the sound that has gained him such a positive

Read More »
Warrior King MzVee African Love Review

Warrior King & MzVee – African Love – Review

Warrior King x MzVee: African Love Single Review By Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. What happens when you sample a classic Reggae track, throw in a global superstar and add some legendary production? Warrior King’s latest track is what happens – and it’s a success all round. African Love, released via Crawba Productions, sees Warrior King team-up with Ghanaian superstar MzVee and producer Jermaine ‘Crawba Genius’ Henry (of Crawba Productions). King and Henry first worked together on the 2016 cut Moonlight Bright. Now, African Love samples the legendary Garnett Silk’s 90’s hit Hello Mama Africa. But Henry, King and MzVee have

Read More »
Chaka Demus I Will Review

Chaka Demus – I Will – Review

Chaka Demus: I Will Single Review by Mr Topple for Pauzeradio.com. One of the most recognisable names in Reggae has put his talents to a limited edition 7” vinyl press. But given the quality of the track, these records won’t be around for that long. I Will, released via Ram Goat Records, sees Chaka Demus take the vocal lead. Production comes from Adam Prescott – and it’s a brooding, almost throwback Roots-Dub affair which grabs a hold of you from the off and doesn’t let go. Splitting the track into its component parts, first off and Prescott has included some

Read More »

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