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Alarma: World Ignition

By Stephen Chow Alarma is my new fav. This Northeast LA band brings together Latin Cumbia, Reggae, ska, African, and Middle Eastern flavors to their latest record World Ignition. There are eight bomb tracks to move, drink, surf, drive, or relax to. Hell, I don’t dance and even I was flinging myself around. World Ignition […]

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Nesbeth Dreams Big with New Single “My Dream”

By Lisa Waugh There’s none more legit than Nesbeth. The Jamaican-born artist is a mighty force on the international pop and Reggae scene. His style is smooth, radio ready, and worthy of the genre if not one of the best representations of it. Nesbeth’s new single “My Dream” is a great way to get acquainted […]

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Keez Water Creatures

By Lisa Waugh Brad Jones as Keez is here to bring the funk and the joyful noise to a screen near you. There’s so much packed into Water Creatures from a superb ‘70s film score Moogy pop to an ‘80s Reggae tide by way of The Police and Peter Gabriel. The production of the record […]

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Kung Fu Jesus Spins Celestial Gold

By Rhin Howard There’s so much to say about Kung Fu Jesus besides having a pretty sweet name. The band, who hail from The Shire, Scotland,  are hilarious and skilled lyric and music makers. And Celestial Gold is a curation of zippy pop through a kind of ‘80s/‘90s pop filter. There’s also reggae, a touch […]

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Dave Plaehn’s ‘Radio Sister’ Is A Musical Road Movie

Dave Plaehn’s Radio Sister is an interesting blend of funk, soul and reggae. At times, I feel like I’m watching an episode of Moonlighting and Bruce Willis still has hair. Radio Sister is a comfortable record, nostalgic, time traveling and a bit trippy. The strongest track is “Radio Sister,” grabbing a James Taylor/Lyle Lovett vibe. […]

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