Grace Jones - Me! I Disconnect From You (Cover)

Jamaica Month continues as an unreleased Grace Jones cover of Gary Numan’s “Me! I Disconnect From You” is unearthed for the upcoming reissue of 1981’s “Nightclubbing”. There’s just no denying Grace Jones’ aura and presence in the 1980s and, to be fair, whenever she’s mentioned in conversation. Her fifth studio album Nightclubbing became her best …


Leftover Links: Jamaica

The latest edition of Leftover Links is all about Jamaica, with articles featuring Lee “Scratch” Perry, Count Ossie and the beginnings of rock steady.


Sampleface Five: Dub Music Samples

If you were hoping for a post on dubstep, you might want to look elsewhere. This is about dub music, an offshoot of reggae music originating in the 1960s but since developing into its own identity. It first began as a general sound centred around instrumental remixes of existing reggae tracks, where they were sonically reshaped and the focus was mainly …



The reggae DJ legend David Rodigan talks about dubplates and soundclash culture with the RBMA in today’s Saturday Matinée. When you talk about Jamaican music (and specifically reggae), you hear the usual names of people like Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Toots and the Maytals, Buju Banton, Beenie Man and the like. But in terms of …


Sevens Clash Go Record Shopping In Jamaica

Jamaica, the birthplace of musical legends such as Bob Marley, King Tubby, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Desmond Dekker, Peter Tosh and many more (listing them all would probably be another post for another day). For many people, it’s synonymous with reggae music thanks to Marley and co. and with it, the nucleus of this well-deserved fame …