Trojan Warriors 3 Mixtape (Ska, Reggae, Dancehall & Rocksteady)

When I did the first ‘Trojan Warriors’ mixtape I never envisaged doing any more than that. Lo and behold, here we are with ‘Trojan Warriors 3’, completing the most unlikely of trilogies. It’s been great fun putting all three together and the previous two have proved far more popular than I had ever imagined. Anyway, […]

Trojan Warriors 2 Mixtape (Ska, Reggae, Dancehall & Rocksteady)

Last summer I put together the ‘Trojan Warriors‘ mixtape, which was basically a selection of Jamaican sounds ala Ska, Reggae, Dancehall, Rocksteady etc. It was a whole lot of fun putting it together and as it proved far more popular than I had expected, I decided to do a sort of follow up.  So yeah, I can’t […]

Trojan Warriors Mixtape (Ska, Reggae, Dancehall & Rocksteady)

Trojan Records marked the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence with the release of Freedom Sounds, a collection of over 100 tracks spread across 5 CDs from influential Jamaican artists etc. that have influenced popular music across the past five decades. That set me thinking, there’s never been much in the way of Ska, Reggae, Dancehall etc. on […]

The Pioneers – ‘Let Your Yeah Be Yeah’ (Toddla T Remix)

I can’t say I’m too taken by Toddla T’s new single ‘Alive‘, it’s just a bit, well, mmeh. This is of little consequence thankfully as Toddla T has kicked off the Clarks Originals remix series with a superb rework of The Pioneers ‘Let Your Yeah Be Yeah’. It is fair to say for the most part classic tracks should be left […]

Whelan’s This Friday: Alarmist // We Are Losers // Avalanche Ammo

Another bank holiday weekend and another marathon of live music in the Capital. Forbidden Fruit kicks off the festival season in style this weekend while the pick of Friday nights entertainment has to be Alarmist // We Are Losers // Avalanche Ammo in Whelan’s. Avalanche Ammo aka Anthony Boland, takes to the stage for the […]