All posts for the month June, 2014

Bob Marley’s Grandson Live

Published June 30, 2014 by soundquake

Jo mersa Marley got the real reggae soul! #reggaemusic

Storytellers Blog

Sing boi do dat bloody ting nah.

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Raver digs deep

Published June 30, 2014 by soundquake

Mega set of rare gems! #reggaemusic

Midnight Raver

Today we dig deep to bring you some really fine reggae gems…

A stellar reggae tune from a mediocre reggae album (Natural Wild).  The players on this one are sick, sick, sick…Prince, Ranchie, Mikey Boo, Ansel Collins, Joe Jackson.  Even our friend Chris Lane is credited!

Album features significant contributions from Joe Jackson (who dropped this stupefying bombtrack in 1982).  Natural Wild was originally issued with a limited bonus disc God Sent Dub.


Rod Taylor backed by Fully, Santa, Chinna…one of the great riddims from Soul Syndicate.


I told you I was digging deep!  Rare Sly & Robbie Black Uhuru dubs coming your way live and direct from the Raiders of the Lost Dub LP!

1363“Fire and Brimstone” (version to “Journey”) and “The Monkey Is A Spy” (version to “Sensimilia”)



DEB Music 7″ single “Rent Man” vocal and dub.


Michael Rose…

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A Very Brief History of Calypso and Soca Music

Published June 25, 2014 by soundquake

History from the bass

Sharp and Pointed

Cover of "The Bassist's Bible: How to Play Every Bass Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco(Excerpted from The Bassist’s Bible: How to Play Every Bass Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco (2nd ed.), by Tim Boomer. This material originally appeared in slightly different and shorter form in The Drummer’s Bible (2nd ed.), by Mick Berry and Jason Gianni. All chapters in both books begin with brief histories of the styles covered.)

Caribbean music is the result of the fusion of many different musical cultures, including South American, Cuban, African, North American, and even European. The compositions, rhythms, and instruments (such as the signature steel drums) which characterize Caribbean music, sometimes referred to as “Island Music,” usually reflect a celebratory atmosphere. In keeping with Island Music’s upbeat, danceable nature, most Caribbean music is rather simple rhythmically and does not usually stray outside of 4/4.

This chapter explores the most commonly played styles within the broad Caribbean-music classification: Calypso, Soca, Ska, and Reggae.

The role of the…

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Leatherback Turtles

Published June 15, 2014 by soundquake

The magic of Grenada


Researchers counting eggs Researchers counting eggs

Leatherback laying eggs Leatherback laying eggs

Covering eggs Covering eggs

Going back to sea Going back to sea

Back to Sea Back to Sea

Back to Sea Back to Sea

I do not condone the use of flash photography I do not condone the use of flash photography

Grenada, specifically Levera Beach on the north end of the island, is home to one of the Caribbean’s Leatherback Turtle nesting beaches. These are the largest species of sea turtle. More information can be found here:

Stan and I got picked up at Secret Harbor Marina at 6 p.m. and picked up the rest of the group at Prickly Bay before making the long drive north. The drive is about 1.5 hours through Grenada’s winding, narrow roads to get to the visitor’s center where we listen to a 15 minute talk on why these turtles are critically endangered and what the volunteers and researchers are doing to help their survival. We were not allowed any white lights (e.g. no flashlights or…

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The Drop – Waiting For [Official Music Video]

Published June 3, 2014 by soundquake

Here is ‘The Drop’ #reggaemusic

Urban Music Digested

The new single from The Drop – ‘Waiting For’ – is out on June 16th with Reggae Roast as a digital download package. The release comes with remixes by LV; well established bass music producers whose garage flavoured take on the track gives it a firm place on the dance floor, and The Future Dub Project who bring out the dubwise in The Drop’s latest crossover piece.

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