L.A.B return with their new album, L.A.B V, their fifth in five years. Following on from a string of albums & singles that have reached number one at home in New Zealand, L.A.B V features a band continuing to experiment with multiple genres while staying true to the L.A.B sound. A compelling journey that moves across reggae, soul, funk & blues. Some lab experiments fail, this one succeeded.
Lee Perry was a key figure within a group of artists who would create a sound unique to Jamaica called reggae and its sub-genre “dub” reggae. Artists in Jamaica were combining elements of popular 1950s and early 1960s music—from rhythm and blues, rocksteady, ska, jazz horn sections and West African drumming—to offer a new distinct sound.
Damian Marley is the most versatile and prolific of the Marley family. He bridged the gap between conscious Reggae and Hip-Hop/R&B. At a time that both genres were veering off to commercialism, Junior Gong released music that upheld the root of these genres in terms of lyrical content and musical authenticity.
Rootikal Radio - Finest Roots Reggae, Dub, Stepper & Bass Culture - syndicated radio show | THU + FRI | 9~11 PM on UbuntuFM Reggae Radio
UbuntuFM's King Vusi Mavuthela talked to Saggy Saggila, the stage name of the legendary musician, songwriter and producer of note, Richard Siluma, cousin to legend Lucky Dube.
UbuntuFM's Ikenna Okeh interviewed Allan Agard from The Conscious Underground. TCU's track 'Dirty Politician' is in heavy rotation on UbuntuFM Reggae Radio and the band is about to release a new single. Get ready for some conscious words of wisdom and positive vibrations.