Links and External Articles



Boomshackalacka 'zine archive Foundation UK roots and dub fanzine by Russ and Lol from The Disciples. Crucial!

Jah Shaka overview by Steve Mosco of Jah Warrior

Bass Cultural Vibrations: Visionaries, Outlaws, Mystics and Chanters - Greg Whitfield on dub, punk and the avant garde

Interview with Gregory Stephens - author of "On Racial Frontiers: the New Culture of Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, and Bob Marley" (Cambridge University Press)

Roots and Wires - Polyrhythmic Cyberspace and the Black Electronic by Erik Davis

Troubadours Pan De Road - at the Abashanti-I soundsystem/Falasha Recordings site.

(All of the above sites are worth checking out in more detail).


Dub Vendor

Reggae Music Store - UK roots and dub specialist.


zines and news

Reggae News - Brilliant UK online magazine with reviews, articles, interviews, news, etc. Regularly updated.

The Disciples/Boom-shacka-lacka - brilliant source of news, articles and so on.

Lee "Scratch" Perry - everything you ever wanted to know about the man but were afraid to ask. Includes Discog, Biogs, etc. Worth reading about even if you've never heard a note by him - mad anecdotes.

Zinc Fence - cool Brixton based online reggae zine.


other resources

Rasta/Patois Dictionary at the Jammin' Reggae Archives

The Dub Directory - a directory of the original tracks from which dubs have beeb created.

Reggae Riddims - the version excursion! Mostly on a ragga tip, this is a searchable guide to the many cuts recorded on each riddim.

Tapir's Reggae Discographies - a great resource of reggae labels. Essential for filling those gaps or identifying tunes.

Downbeat Special - a great Studio One fansite.

Roots Archive - extensive resource for scans of album covers

Infinitewheel Dub Selector - DIY Dub on the web - great to play with! "The ultimate hangover cure" - DJ Mach V

Jamaican Labelart - what is says, lots of great scans of great record labels.

nights out in London

Tighten Up - Reggae, rocksteady and ska. Essential skanking.

Heatwave - Reggae, bashment, mash up. Essential brock out business.


Jah Tubbys - Great site with lots of photos, mp3s, old flyers, etc. Also soundsystem equipment for sale at JTS Studio.

Iration Steppas - Offical site in a year 3000 style

Jah Shaka - fan site focussing mainly on records, etc. Comprehensive Links.

Fatman - some wicked photos from back in the day and other info.

Solution Sound - Hackney soliders playing 60s/70s/80s/90s/00s

King Tubbys UK - Foundation UK sound




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