All posts for the month May, 2014

Underwater Sculpture

Published May 31, 2014 by soundquake

Every picture of these sculptures are amazing….All just beneath the surface


Harrison Stafford brings together three veterans for first side production

Published May 30, 2014 by soundquake

Sounds good to us!


digisleeve-nattyOn June 3rd Groundation’s lead singer and front man Harrison “Professor” Stafford presents his first solo side production – Natty Will Fly Again. It brings together three seasoned Jamaican vocalists – Pablo Moses, Winston Jarrett and Congo Ashanti Roy from The Congos. The album was recorded in Harrison Stafford’s own studio in California as well as at the Harry J studio in Jamaica.

Harrison Stafford plays bass, drums and rhythm guitars, while Lloyd “Obeah” Denton has laid down organ, piano and synth. Dalton Browne is on lead guitar and Uziah “Sticky” Thompson handles percussion.

The album collects nine tracks and is in a press release described as roots reggae with jazzy arrangements.

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Aysha Loren wants to ‘Keep It Like It Is’

Published May 29, 2014 by soundquake

Check this snippet out!

Hear Me Raw

 Effective pop-reggae single out now, taken from ‘Back To You’ EP due July 7th

Readying herself for her first full release after a long break from the industry, Aysha Loren has released funky reggae track ‘Keep It Like It Is’ as a teaser for upcoming EP ‘Back To You’.

The single, a rhythmic blend of pop and reggae with a slice of funk for good measure, does a great job of ramping up the excitement for the EP, showcasing Aysha’s strong vocal with effective, relatable lyrics about choosing to stay ‘just friends’ with someone rather than risk it all by starting a relationship.

You can hear a preview snippet on Soundcloud:

An experienced artist, Aysha Loren’s family has a successful background in the music industry which led her to a support slot for huge US group Destiny’s Child on their UK tour in her early days. More recently, Aysha…

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Brinsley Forde’s solo journey

Published May 27, 2014 by soundquake

Aswad legacy runs on…looking forward to checking this when it drops #aswad


Brinsley Forde is a living legend. He’s a skilled musician, talented singer and founder of legendary UK roots outfit Aswad. Last year he dropped his debut solo album Urban Jungle, a set produced by acclaimed duo Not Easy at All Productions. Reggaemani caught up with him on the phone while he was in London rehearsing for a show.

Legendary reggae singer Brinsley Forde. Legendary reggae singer Brinsley Forde.

Aswad is possibly the most well-known roots reggae band from the UK. They formed in the 70s and dropped their self-titled debut album 1976, to wide critical acclaim. They had – or have since they are still active – a conscious and social approach and much of their early output was hard and spoke to the angry youths in the UK.

The band formed in 1975, the same year as another roots rocking outfit – Steel Pulse. The nucleus of Aswad – meaning black in Amharic…

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New Video Alert – Major Lazer – Come On To Me ft. Sean Paul

Published May 25, 2014 by soundquake

Sean Paul hits the right notes again with this great collaboration with Major Laser


“Gyal, you di bomb, di bomb, di bomb, di bomb

Bomb, Bomb, Diggety

Bring, come, give it to me.”


It looks like Sean Paul dedicated his video for “Come On To Me” to Japan’s thousands of dancehall reggae aficionados.  The creativity and culturally embracing frames make this video a SNS favorite.   Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

“Come On to Me” is currently available on  Major Lazer’s Apocalypse Soon EP.


Director: Ruben Fleischer

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