Issue 2 march/april 2010

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As ska slowed into rocksteady, and then to reggae, the power of Rastafari coursed through the music, and drew many singers and musicians into the movement. In the UK and Europe, plenty of selecters and producers will check a Jah Shaka dance as their inspiration, but scratch a bit deeper, and it’s clear that many people arrived into the reggae scene through social or political movements, and particularly the anarchist and punk movements of the 1970s and early 1980s. As the punk scene faded, many punks moved into the reggae scene, inspired as much by the energy of the music as the political and social messages in the music.

What's inside

Reggaetown Warsaw

Quality Men - don't lose your style. Irie Up visits the Polish capital to talk to roots and dancehall crews Joint Venture, Singledread Sound, Roots Revival, Junior Stress, Bartek Muracki and 27Pablo.

Vibronics - A scoop a day

Ziontist and Highmountain talk to the profilic UK crew


Photostories from France’s premier session Dub Station

Sound System: Australia

Ronan Lynch talks to Heartical HiFi, Melbourne’s heavyweight soundsystem

The future od reggae is in the mirror

“We’re a bit slacky” - Comedy all around as Dub Rogue interviews Finland’s Intergalaktik Soundsystem

Soundman Stories

Tricky D on a Jamaican wake