Reggae

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‘Twiddle a knob and make a face’ – Norman Cook on his mental health DJ classes
The musician also known as Fatboy Slim is sharing his skills as part of an NHS initiative. He talks about the joy of decks, his own lockdown blues – and being reduced to tears by his kids’ DJing

Alexis Petridis

21, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘I wish I’d written Redemption Song’: Stephen Marley’s honest playlist
Bob Marley’s multiple Grammy-winning son’s musical life is dominated by memories of his father. But which 60s novelty song lives rent free in his head?

As told to Rich Pelley

20, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Yaya Bey: Remember Your North Star review – R&B singer with a sparkling gift for tragicomedy
The Washington DC artist traverses a variety of genres on an album that tells funny, starkly wise stories of a half-together life

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Jun, 2022 @7:30 AM

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The Islander by Chris Blackwell review – maverick who brought Bob Marley to the masses
This compelling autobiography charts the rise of the Island Records founder who became as much of a legend as the acts he championed

Neil Spencer

12, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The best albums of 2022 so far
From yacht-rock atmospherics to portraits of disaffected Britain, here are our picks of the best LPs from the first half of the year

Alexis Petridis, Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

07, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Sean Paul: ‘A new generation are making dancehall their own’
His 00s megahits took the sound of Kingston clubs global. He talks about the genre’s influence, its new female stars, and the debate over the monarchy in his native Jamaica

Ammar Kalia

29, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The Frightnrs: Always review – crisp reggae and a labour of love
The Brooklyn outfit’s compelling rocksteady and spacey dub disguise the deep sadness at the music’s core

Neil Spencer

28, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Horace Andy: ‘3D is a brilliant young man. But Massive Attack work slow’
At 72, Horace Andy has made one of his finest albums. The golden-throated reggae star talks drinking pints, vanishing royalties – and why his Bristolian comrades need to get a move on

Garth Cartwright

11, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Trump may face day in court thanks to lawsuit from reggae singer Eddy Grant
The musician sued the former president and his administration over the use of his song Electric Avenue in an ad in 2020

Martin Pengelly in New York

01, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘A full-force trinity’: the glory and tragedy of reggae group the Mighty Diamonds
The death in a drive-by shooting of singer Donald ‘Tabby Diamond’ Shaw this week, plus the death of Fitzroy “Bunny Diamond” Simpson to diabetes, brings to an end a group whose gorgeous harmonies made them genre greats

David Katz

31, Mar, 2022 @12:35 PM

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Summer of soul: meet the stars of the UK soul renaissance
Across the UK, a fresh wave of writers and performers are rebooting soul music for the post-grime era. We talk to some of the stars lighting up the new season

27, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Horace Andy: Midnight Rocker review | Ammar Kalia's global album of the month
Artfully rearranged classics and mature dub-defining new tracks, all produced by Adrian Sherwood, reveal a late-career masterpiece

Ammar Kalia

25, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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