All posts for the month October, 2014

A seductive and addictive second album from Sara Lugo

Published October 24, 2014 by soundquake

Sounds promising…Worth looking out for


Cover1024It seems that crowd-funding in the reggae industry actually works. There has been a few gems in recent years coming from that particular way of financing parts of a recording.

Sara Lugo and her label Oneness Records used Startnext to raise 4,000 euros to finish Hit Me with Music. I didn’t take part of the financing, but all of you who did – give yourselves an applause. Because Hit Me with Music is an excellent album, probably even better than her debut released more than three years ago.

Sara Lugo has an addictive and seductive voice, and she has been in the music business for more than ten years. Her biggest hit yet is probably the Kabaka Pyramid combination High & Windy, on the moody Reggaeville riddim, which is a relick of The Paragons’ Riding on a High and Windy Day. This combination was released in 2012…

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Looking back on John Holt

Published October 24, 2014 by soundquake

Superb summary of John Holt ‘ s work. Legend


The news this morning of John Holt’s passing was very sad indeed. As one of the godfathers of lovers rock and rocksteady, but also as a pionneer of reggae, there is no doubt that today we lost one of the greats.
So to honour his talent and legacy, here is a top ten of some of his best hits :

  • Police in Helicopter
  • Ali Baba
  • Strange Things
  • Left with a Broken Heart (w/ The Paragons)
  • Everybody Needs Love
  • Wild Fire (w/ Dennis Brown)
  • Mercy Mercy (w/ The Paragons)
  • Youth Pon De Corner
  • Hooligan (w/ The Paragons)
  • Love and Understanding


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