Posts Tagged ‘Reggae’
Swiss rudeboy Wildlife! releases his debut full length album on PHREE March 4th!
35 years ago, punk rock and reggae met at London’s legendary punk venue, The Roxy. Wildlife! revisits the kinship spawned from this brief but influential moment of music history, transferring it to his own era and sound for Roxy Reboot. He tracked down legendary figures from the UK’s late 70′s punk rock movement to reinterpret their favorite reggae classic, while simultaneously collaborating with the forefront of Jamaica’s dancehall avant-garde, to reinterpret influential punk classics and forgotten gems.
The album’s genre-defying sound refuses to linger on historical memories. Instead, Switzerland based Wildlife! pushed each contributing artist to leave their respective natural habitats and face a raw and stripped down sound as the backdrop to record to. His insistence while collaborating was not to bask in nostalgia but rather attempt to capture an original and contemporary musical snapshot of his own design. ”
“The alliance between punk and reggae was a genuine and a real one. Reggae was the music of rebellion and punk was the music of rebellion, so it was black and white working class culture showing some solidarity with each other.” – Linton Kwesi Johnson
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Another dope remix by Chong X for UK hot reggae dancehall artist Rawpa Crawpa, free download!
The super deep vaults of the BBC television archives have been opened up lately with amazing documentaries surfacing at an increasing rate. First it was the ace fashion documentary “The Look” that displayed the wealth of footage the BBC has been collecting over the decades, now it´s this mind blowing documentary on reggae music in UK titled “Reggae Brittania” which shows how well tax money could be spend on public TV – something we could only dream about in Germany. Check out “Reggae Brittania”, this is essential viewing!
No, I’m not talking about that old school rectangular object that you used to listen to in your dad’s car. I’m talking about the sticky kind. Big shout out to the Haaksinator for coming up with that… it’s probably the most useful piece of merchandising that I have ever seen.
The photo above demonstrates just one of the many ways that this tape can be put to use. The hairy leg in the photo belongs to Motorpitch, who can only do music in the summer while wearing his trusty Birkenstocks. To show his gratitude to the Man Rec Tape for mending his sandal, here is one very nice summertime mashup he asked me to put up to share on the blog.