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Top 30 reggae albums 2014

Time to sum up this year’s best albums. Last year I made a list collecting 25 sets, but this year I aimed for 30, and succeeded. As usual no reissues or compilations were allowed. This year’s list is however a … Continue reading

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Top five reggae EP’s 2014

During 2014 an unusually high number of EP’s were put out, and many of them were also very, very strong efforts. Three of the EP’s below are by up and coming singers. And we’re far from there yet, but issuing … Continue reading

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Top 50 reggae tunes 2014

When reviewing 2014 the second half offered stronger releases than the initial six months. I had more than 80 songs to choose from, only counting July to December. I had to merge these with my 25 favourites from January to … Continue reading

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Two big reggae albums in the Grammy finals

There is one nature law in reggae – if one of the Marley’s has put out or produced an album it will be nominated for a Grammy that year. That is pre-determined. The nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards were … Continue reading

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An explosive fusion of reggae and hip-hop on Capitol 1212’s debut album

Capitol 1212 are Professa Fresh and Fly T, two Edinburgh based DJ’s and producers that started to make music together in 2007. Since then they have been busy releasing various singles and EP’s on different labels, including their own 1212 … Continue reading

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The King’s Book is Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal’s best yet

On Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal’s fourth album they have joined forces with Oneness Records, and The King’s Book might be this acclaimed deejay and singer duo’s strongest set yet. To date they are probably best known for their version … Continue reading

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Virgin pushed the reggae front line forward

Virgin Records started releasing reggae albums in 1974, and the label’s initial release was B.B. Seaton’s Dancing Shoes, but it wasn’t until 1977 that Virgin decided to start a subsidiary – Front Line – dedicated to put out only reggae … Continue reading

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Mr. Vegas catches the reggae euphoria

Talented dancehall deejay and label owner Mr. Vegas has been productive in recent years. In 2012 he dropped the acclaimed reggae-fused double disc Sweet Jamaica and last year he released the more dancehall-oriented Bruk it Down 2.0. Now it’s time … Continue reading

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Sophia Squire’s reggae life

Accomplished singer and singjay Sophia Squire has released a number of big tunes over the years. Some of her best were released last year, and were featured on one riddim albums such as Bob Locko, Diamonds and Gold and Gyal … Continue reading

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Upcoming reggae album releases 2014

All of Reggaemani’s lists collecting best of 2013 are now published – top 50 tunes, best 25 albums, ten favourite reissues and five mighty fine mixtapes. So, what will happen musically in 2014? Will it be a great year like … Continue reading

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