Last weeks, I have been listening to some new Ja bands, like Dubtonic Kru, Pentateuch, Roots Underground, Jah9, Raging Fyah...as I wanted to do a special program about new jamaica talents in my radio show.
Raging Fyah: I listened a lot their first album, which has very good songs as "Judgement Day", "Run From Yourself", and some more that I love. Later, I saw them in concert, and had an interview with them: great people & great musicians!!! My favourite nowadays ja reggae band (of all I know...of course) Their 2 new songs from what is going to be their new album with Rory Stone Love are nice too: "Raging Dread" & "Nah Look Back"
Dubtonic Kru make a good dub, and I didnt find no other nowadays reggae band like this, with a lot of brutal dub. They have a "Shine Eye Gal" version in the album which sounds very nice, and other Dub tracks that are marvellous. Anybody knows if there is another dub band like this in Ja??
Pentateuch is more similar to Raging Fyah or Rootz Underground,with more pop or ballads orientated music, but still have some greaaat tunes in their first LP Genesis: for example "Struggles Of Africa" is a Rico's "Africa" version (brutal!!!). In that LP there is another gem (IMHO) called "Kingston" with a GREAT Black Uhuru influence. I love it!!!
Jah9: as someone said, "New Name" a great song!!! Couldnt listen to all the new album yet.
If anyone wants to listen to these tunes, here is the link to the radio show: http://www.mixcloud.com/babylon_sutan/b ... gae-bands/