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May 2017

"Jamaica's Weekly Dancehall & Reggae Top 25 (Singles) Hit List" - plus soundclips - is featured on our site. Also check Teacher & Mr. T's "Hot'n'Fresh Top 15".

Reggae Vibes SoundStation brings you the sounds of yesterday, today & tomorrow.

Hempress Sativa's "Unconquerebel" is a very satisfying debut album

"Good Good Lov'n Riddim" is a fully entertaining selection for all romantic souls!

"Peace And Love" sees Don Carlos in dynamic and triumphant style.

David Lion aka Lion D's fourth album "Mandala" fully lives up to expectations, raised high by its predecessor!

Silly Walks Discotheque's "Onward" set is something that you will really enjoy if you like modern Roots Reggae and Dub.

Friendly Fire Music's "Skandal Riddim" is a very enjoyable riddim project that makes you wanna move your dancing feet.

TOP 50 of album recommendations for May 2017, compiled by Teacher & Mr. T., with the compilation set "Sweet Like Sugar" at the #1 spot and Nattali Rize's "Rebel Frequency" as our new "Album of the Month"!

Twenty brand new sound files in our Top 50! Listen to tracks from Lutan Fyah, Horace Martin, Queen Ifrica, Inés Pardo, Yami Bolo, Kristine Alicia, Keith & Tex, Yami Bolo, Kiddus I, Marcus Gad & Tribe, Teacha Dee, Meta & The Cornerstones, and 8 more tunes in MP3 format.

Check our "Mi Selector" page with :
  • Riddimwise with "Onward", "Forever", "Season Change" and "Steppin' Up" riddims.
  • A Showcase Selection featuring a Peckings Showcase, UK Reggae and Studio One selection.
  • A Vintage Selection featuring 15 tunes by artists such as Jah Stitch, King Kong, Gregory Isaacs, Leroy Smart, Sugar Minott, Bim Sherman, Cornell Campbell, Zap Pow, Earl Zero, Leroy Sibbles, and more.
Listen to the Snippet-Mix of our new album of the month, Nattali Rize's "Rebel Frequency".

Teacha Dee's second album is a well balanced and consistent collection of tunes, that will surely appeal to many reggae fans.

"Between The Lines" is Jah Sun's fifth album.

Listening to Maximum Sound's addictive juggling set "Skank & Rave" is pure fun.

"One Fine Dub" is heavy as lead and a more than worthy successor to Sly & Robbie's "Dubrising".

April 2017

With "Rebel Frequency", Nattali Rize delivers an explosive showcase of her impeccable skills.

Keith & Tex's "Same Old Story" is a historic achievement in all aspects.

"King Jammy's Dancehall Part 3: Hard Dancehall Murderer 1985-1989" is another great selection from King Jammy's huge catalogue.

The "67 Riddim" is a heavy hitter!

"Sweet Like Sugar" is a truly engaging tribute and insight into the genius of Lincoln "Sugar" Minott.

Teezy's "Wanted By The Massive" includes a handful of vocal cuts and dubs that makes it worth adding to your collection.

"This Is Dubife Muzik Volume One" is an entertaining compilation with not a miss at all.

"High School Riddim" is a satisfying reworking of the "College Rock" riddim.

Inés Pardo's "One Sister Showcase" is a strong debut album and an interesting listen.

"Wise And Wild" is a quality set by Patois Brothers from Italy.

Atili Bandalero's "Cityscape" is an album with different moods and vibes, recommended for those who have ears to hear!

"Good Life" is the first single taken from Collie Buddz's forthcoming album.

"Twenty Minutes with Reggae Legend Don Carlos... Interview by Stephen Cooper.

Marcus Gad & Tribe's "Chanting" is a Roots masterpiece that takes the listener up many avenues of life.

"King Jammys Dancehall Part 2: Digital Roots & Hard Dancehall 1984-1991" is a crucial selection not to be missed!

The "Replay Riddim EP" features very entertaining tunes across an absolutely gorgeous riddim.

Harmonie Deja's single "Dr. Trouble" is a teaser for the forthcoming "Duracel Long Life" riddim.

March 2017

Lutan Fyah and Zion I Kings deliver a noteworthy and fascinating album entitled "Music Never Dies".

"King Jammys Dancehall Part 1: Digital Revolution 1985-1989" is the first of four compilation sets coming from Dub Store Records.

Greezzly Productions' "Zion Bound Riddim" is a solid roots set.

Lovers of good dancehall music should check the "Bubble N Wine Riddim" 'cause it's SICK!!!

Queen Ifrica's "Climb" is a very convincing and satisfying collection of tunes.

Dub Store Records opens up the early Winston Riley archives for "The Techniques & Friends - Winston Riley's Rock Steady & Early Reggae 1968-1969".

"Studio Reggae Bash 2016" is a thouroughly interesting and entertaining project from the Booboo'zz All Stars.

Young Blood Records' recut of the "Satta" riddim is truly impressive!

"Fortunate Youth: Twenty minutes with frontman Dan Kelly"... Interview by Stephen Cooper.

Talisman's "Don't Play With Fyah" is a top grade album with great vocals and dubs.

"Idlers Corner Records Volume 1" is a highly recommended compilation set for fans of the digital phase of reggae.

DJ Karim's latest reggae juggling is the "Live From Kingston Riddim".

"Equal Rights And Justice" is Kris Kemist's latest production.

Inna De Yard's "The Soul Of Jamaica" is fulljoyment all the way!

Menny More's third full length studio album is entitled "On Air Live".

Jahneration have released a very satisfying self-titled debut set.

Two Barry Brown roots killers are reissued by Pressure Sounds on remastered 10" vinyl.

"The Itinuation" is the first single taken from Pablo Moses' new album.

Greensleeves' re-issue of Pablo's 1983 album "King David's Melody" adds 9 extra tracks!

Meta & The Cornerstones "Hira" is a rootsy, steady en groovy collection of tunes.

Oneness Records celebrates its 10th anniversary with the release of "Oneness Records - 10 Years".

Four noteworthy mixes of Jah Wobble & Diggory Kenrick's "Ascension" are released on 10" vinyl.

February 2017

Kristine Alicia shines bright on the Rory 'Stone Love' produced album "Songs From Zion".

With Neville Staple's "Return Of Judge Rougneck" fun & dance time is guaranteed!

Out of Israel comes the excellent EP "My Roots Girl Riddim".

Evidence Music's "Heal Them Riddim" is now also available on a 12" vinyl single.

Christopher Martin's "Big Deal" is a solid contemporary cross-over hit album!

"Irievibrations - Dub Station" is the very first full length Dub abum coming from Austria's Reggae powerhouse Irievibrations.

"African Away From Home" is a consistent and surprisingly good debut album from veteran Ras Jozeph Spice.

Sugar Cane Records' "Food For Thought" isn't a collection of obligatory herbalist tunes.

Spiritual's "Awakening" is a must-have album for all roots fans!

Lyricson's best album to date is called "Revolution Time Again".

Conquering Records' "My Enemies Riddim" is a recut of Yabby You's anthem "Deliver Me From My Enemies".

The "Realization Riddim" is the latest output from Reality Shock.

Kelissa's "Spellbound" album is a great listening experience when you open your ears and mind!

"Better Days Riddim" sees Oneness Records hitting a high level.

Vershon reaches out to the ghetto youth with his Akom Records produced single "Wul It Out".

January 2017

Sylford Walker's "Lamb's Bread" is paired with Welton Irie's "Ghettoman Corner". Essential!

Nansa Records' second worthwhile 12" vinyl release features Earl 16's "Run Away".

Little Roy's 12" single "Man You Better Come First" is a real treat for his long time fans!

Inés Pardo pays homage to Sound System Culture with her 12" single "Sound System".

"Rule Dancehall Riddim" is a set across a relick of Bunny Wailer's lethal tune from the '80s.

Horace Andy's 1980 album "Showcase" gets a digital re-release.

Nelly Stharre's "Life Goes On EP" makes fully clear that Reggae has lost a supremely talented artist.

Chezidek's latest outing is the excellent roots tune "Jah Keep Us Strong".

The "Resistance Riddim" has a really, really nice vibe and is truly worth checking out!

Lloyd Robinson's "Candi Girl" is a perfect album to fully experience the great talent of an underrated singer.

Ras Midas' 1980 album "Rastaman In Exile" is re-issued inna extended form.

Slachthofbronx have released the extremely impressive EP "Haul & Pull Up Vol. 1".

For "Take Control" Compa explores the fusion with grime and trap in full effect.

Xana Romeo impresses with her debut album "Wake Up".

Oneness Records' "One Love, One Heart, Oneness Vol. 2" features previously released material as well as new songs.

"Showcase Vol. 11 - In Roots" is the latest compilation set in Stingray's largely underrated "Showcase" series.

The Small Axe People's "Reggae Inna Now Gen Style" draws its inspiration from the 1970s sound of the Now Generation Band.

December 2016

With "Livicated" Akae Beka aka Vaughn Benjamin delivers another major work.

Lloyd Parks' compilation "Time A Go Dread" simply needs to be part of any vintage reggae collection.

Errol Flabba Holt's rare dub album entitled "Roots Radics Dub" has been re-issued by Ranking Joe Universal Records.

"The Don Tells It Like It Is..." contains some of Leroy Smart's best work.

17 North Parade/VP Records puts out a glorious re-release of Keith Hudson's "Pick A Dub".

Check out Dwight Pinkney's "Reggae Christmas Hits" album.

Dr. Ring Ding's "Once A Year" is one of the most entertaining Christmas albums ever!.

Dr. Ring Ding comes up with a single featuring "Christmas Again" plus a German version of Mel Tormé's "The Christmas Song".

Tarrus Riley's single "Crime Free Christmas" is a plea to end the violence in Jamaica.

Promise No Promises' "In Real Life" is an album with a thrill.

Gregory Isaacs' unjustly neglected "Warning" album gets a welcome reissue.

Courtney Melody's "Ninja Mi Ninja Showcase" simply needs to be part of any Raggamuffin's collection.

"Lion On The Rise Riddim" is a well arranged modern roots riddim with some great vocals over it!

"Gwaan & March Forth" is Dr. Ring Ding's first ever (almost) reggae-only album-length release.

"Strictly The Best Vol. 55" is filled to the brim with great selections.

"Strictly The Best Vol. 54" is the roots/lovers edition of this "year in reggae" series.

"Dread Operator" is a 4CD Box Set from the archives of producer Adrian Sherwood.

Errol Brown's "Orthodox Dub" is very interesting and totally enjoyable album for fans of roots dub music from the '70s.

Junior Delgado's late 1980s "One Step More" is a relatively good album.

november 2016

Dub Store Records reissues Roland Alphonso's 1968 album "ABC Rocksteady".

Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza's "Piping Hot" is a great ska album, firmly rooted in its tradition.

Leonardo Carmichael's "Why Can't We Live Together" is a worthwhile addition to Gee Recordings' growing catalogue.

Concert report : No-Maddz gave a truly electrifying performance.

"Maximum Sound 2016" is the usual good investment.

Frenchie's Maximum Sound Productions has come up with many big riddims and the "Royal Step Riddim" is another one!

Pressure Sounds' recently released a 10" vinyl single featuring two noteworthy classic tunes from Mike Brooks plus dub versions.

Asante Amen's "Burning Fyah" is another great cut across the "Cutting Board" riddim.

Big Youth and his son Isat put out a new EP.

"Alborosie Presents His Majesty Riddim" is a brilliant juggling project rammed full of top versions.

"Dancehall Golden Era Vol. 13" is an entertaining '80s collection from King Jammy.

Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza has released a wonderful straightforward ska-album entitled "Bingo Bongo".

Dr. Ring Ding & Kingston Rudieska's "Ska'n Seoul EP" is an essential release, not just for lovers of traditional ska!

Rafeelya's 12" single "Crime & Violence" is a serious platter from an artist who deserves to be heard.

Pretty sure Tony "CD" Kelly's "Sitara Riddim" is going to mash up the dance halls worldwide.

"Old Riddim vs New Riddim" is a worthwhile set from Soul Beat Records.

"The Revolutionary Years 1975-1983" is a nice Pablo Moses compilation set.

Gregory Isaacs'"African Struggle" contains classic tracks taken from "Cool Ruler", "Soon Forward" and 'Lonely Lover".

Jah Cure's single "Telephone Love" is a teaser for his upcoming album.

Yellam's sophomore album "The Musical Train" contains material that is mature, pleasant and convincing throughout.

"Merritone Rock Steady 2 ~ This Music Got Soul 1966-1967" is worthy follow up to Volume 1!

Ronnie Davis' album "Iyahcoustic" is simply fantastic.

Richie Stephens'brand new single is a wonderful lovers tune called "Let's Dance".

October 2016

Clinton Fearon's new album "This Morning" is a great listening experience.

Although "Horn Of Africa Riddim" doesn't include real killers, it's a solid juggling project worth checking.

Chuck Fenda's "Concrete Jungle" is a thoroughly convincing album.

"Allied Dub Selection" features vintage dubs from Papa Tad's and Scientist.

Courtney John's "Strangers" is a beautiful song truly worth spinning over and over again!

Dubmatix & Sugar Minott's "In The Ghetto" is a tune that simply cannot be ignored.

Yabby You's "Beware Dub" is an essential release for any vintage dub collector!

I-Shadrock's "Rainbow EP" shouldn't be overlooked!

Ward 21's "Power Surge" shows that dancehall's memtally disturbed crew takes no prisoners.

Ziggi Recado's "Ivan The Terrible" is a very strong release with a crisp and contemporary sound and feeling.

"Mobay" is Hezron's single about the current wave of violence in Mobay.

"Studio One Radio Show" is a real nice release, dug up in the extensive vaults of the iconic Studio One label.

"Derrick Harriott Reggae Funk & Soul 1969-1975" is a funky and groovy reggae Xplosion!

Carl McDonald's "Blessings From Above" is a well produced album with some real nice reggae grooves to fulljoy.

Koro Fyah's "Rough Diamond EP" shows that he's ready to take his place as an ambassador for quality Jamaican music.

The Frightnrs' debut album "Nothing More To Say" is historic in nature.

"Merritone Rock Steady 1 ~ Shanty Town Curfew 1966-1967" is a stunning collection from the Merritone label.

Although "This Is Dancehall" isn't Mr. Vegas' finest album, it surely will delight his many fans.

Bunny Rugs' single "Let's Pray" is a strong call for peace, love, unity and understanding.

Lloyd Campbell (1948-2016)... Spider Man aka Joe Frasier.

September 2016

Earl 16 vs Ken Parker's showcase album "Fusion" includes quite a few goodies.

"Northern Dub Mystic" is a resounding Dutch dub project that fires on all cylinders.

Re-mixes pay tribute to the Zion Train express.

The dbl cd "Total Reggae - Trench Town Rock" collects some 40 Bob Marley covers.

"Dub Prescription (The Pharmacist)" is the killer follow up to "Introducing The Pharmacist".

The "Roots & Kulcha Riddim" set contains nuff tunes worth hearing over and over again.

"Studio One Dub Fire Special" is a great collection of some of the finest dub cuts to classic and foundation songs.

I Kong's "Pass It On" is a more than worthy successor to his 2015 album "A Little Walk".

The "Chatty Chatty Mouth Riddim" is well worth checking out.

With the album "Book Of Love", Torch proves that he can't be overlooked anymore.

Check out Marquis Melody's sophomore album "Bring Me To Life".

"Twenty-five enlightening minutes with Black Uhuru's Duckie Simpson"... interview by Stephen Cooper.

"Rasta State" is yet another stellar outing from Mykal Rose.

Dub Store Records have reissued Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari groundbreaking "Grounation".

Violinbwoy feat. Echo Ranks' "Don't Kill Your Brother" is another worthy 12" vinyl from Berlin-based Lion Den's label.

Book review : The Small Axe Guide To Dancehall 1979-1985... by Ray Hurford.

Report : Black Uhuru Blesses San Diego's Belly Up Tavern With A Soul-Stirring Performance... by Stephen Cooper.

August 2016

"First Class Rock Steady" is a splendid 40-track collection of Jamaica's most celebrated music genre.

"Kirkledove Presents Rumble In The Jungle" has quality all over, but not sure if it will appeal to all reggae fans.

"Heartical Connection" is a blessed showcase of the incredible talent that Brother Culture and Paul Fox possess.

Culture Rock's "Waiting Riddim" is a clearly well-crafted set with some big tunes to enjoy and no weak effort around.

"King Jammy Presents New Sounds Of Freedom" revisits Black Uhuru's classic album.

Bobby Digital's son Giark has produced a wicked old-skool styled version of the "Joe Frazier" riddim.

New EP with killers and fillers from deejay legend Chaka Demus.

Meleku's single "What To Make Of This World" makes a serious impression.

On "We Remember Dennis Brown" you're treated to quality relicks of Dennis Brown songs.

"Compendulum" is a compilation album with diverse soundscapes.

Lions Den's collaborative work with Polish musician and producer Violinbwoy is now available on 12" vinyl.

"Long Time" is a top roots tune by Tony Douglas.

"A Reggae Renaissance at BNV Productions in Burbank, CA"... by Stephen Cooper.

Report: Reggae Geel 2016... A Muddy But Shiny Reggae Happening!

"The Journey" is a very interesting and fully convincing album from the Emeterians.

BI.BA Bingy Band's "Massavana" is an absolute must... Highest caliber!

Junior Kenna's "Here I Come" is a thoroughly entertaining debut EP from a very promising young artist.

1Eye's album "Worries And Trouble" is a nice musical surprise out of Birmingham!

"The Other Side Of Eljai" finds the Belize-born reggae singer clearly on his way to great things.

Studio One's rare compilation album "Money Maker" is finally available on a wider scale.

Do check out Sevana's debut EP... 100% quality!

Reality Shock revisits Errol Dunkley's 1973 classic "Keep The Pressure Down".

July 2016

With "Cultural Ambassador", Tippa Lee has blown new life into his career in a big way.

Anthony B's "Face The Streets Like A Warrior" features mainly material taken from his 2015 album "My Hope".

Taitu Records comes up with a stunning showcase album entitled "Haile O".

Archie Wonder's 1999 "I Want You" gets a digital re-release.

"15 scintillating minutes with reggae superstar David Hinds"... by Stephen Cooper.

The "Maad Sick Reggaeville Riddim" set is a strong and worthy follow up to 2012's "Reggaeville Riddim".

"Derrick Harriott Rock Steady 1966-1969" shines on Derrick's productions during the heydays of rocksteady.

From Peckings Records comes their first Roots compilation.

Mr. Easy's "Voice Name Reggae" is a well rounded project that intertwines Reggae and Dancehall expertly.

Mykal Rose's "Sidewalk Steppa" is one of those albums that gets stronger and stronger after repeated play!

From Rebelution comes a new set called "Falling Into Place".

King Ital Rebel's "Rebel Chant" isn't a very consistent album, but it certainly has its moments.

"King Tubby's Fast Car" from 1989 gets a digital re-release!

Book review: "Simmer Down: The Early Wailers Story"... by John Masouri.

With "True To My Roots" Freddie McGregor shows that he's still able to deliver a very good collection of tunes.

Bunny Wailer's "Solomonic Singles 2: Rise & Shine 1977-1986" cannot be ignored by any reggae fan.

Derrick Lara and The Stamina Allstars have created something truly special with "Solid".

Chuck Foster's "California Dubbin'" is a very well produced work.

Jahug's "Healing" album is a new step forward in Reggae music.

June 2016

Irie Ites Records has released a smokin' collection of some of the finest ganja anthems!

"Contribution" is Endel-I's third album!

The digital EP "King Selassie Throne" revisits Black Uhuru's "I Love King Selassie".

Marcus Gad's "Purify EP" is a tour-de-force!

Soul Sugar's "Drum Song" is pure niceness!

Silly Walks Discotheque's sampler "Smile Jamaica" is packed with quality material.

"Solomonic Singles 1: Tread Along 1969-1976" is essential Bunny Wailer stuff!

Sons Of Negus Churchical Host's "A Psalm Of Praises To The Most High 1967-1972" is a unique as well as fascinating release.

"The Truth" is the title of Ever-G's new album!

ORieL's latest tune "Babylon System" is an excellent effort!

Tenor Fly (?-2016)... Mr Roughneck Fashion.

Alborosie's new set "Freedom & Fyah" is top-notch reggae music!

Rass Motivated impresses on his sonically pleasing second album entitled "Mind Of A Rebel".

Reggae aficionados cannot afford to not pay attention to Askala Selassie's debut album "Warrior Empress".

Willie Lindo's 1977 set "It's Not Too Late" gets a - crippled - reissue.

Vincent Nap's latest single is called "Hustling & Bustling".

Raging Fyah's third studio album entitled "Everlasting" is stamped with quality all over.

Jahcoustix' new album "Seriously Positive" evokes music from roots reggae's golden era.

Pablo Moses' 1983 set "In The Future" has been reissued with extra tracks.

Keble 'Cables' Drummond puts out a new EP.

Med Tone Records' brand new 12" vinyl single presents four new cuts on the "Love Is Stronger" riddim.

Doniki (1966-2016)... The Artists' Artist.

Skarra Mucci's "Dancehall President" is a testament to the dedication and the seriousness he applies to making music that is worth hearing.

The Viceroys' "Memories" can be summed up in two words - absolute brilliance.

Harrison Stafford & The Professor Crew's album "One Dance" is engaging and important from start to finish.

The classic Studio One album "The Wailing Wailers" has been re-released on CD in its original format, with track listings and album artwork intact.