Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta – 2014 Album Review

  1. “I Don’t Wanna Live On Mars”
  2. “Fly Rasta (ft. U-Roy) “
  3. “Lighthouse”
  4. “Sunshine”
  5. “Moving Forward (ft. Beezy Coleman)”
  6. “You”
  7. “So Many Rising”
  8. “I Get Up (ft. Cedella Marley)”
  9. “You’re My Yoko”
  10. “Give It Away”

See more info on this release at http://ziggymarley.com/#music/category/fly-rasta/

If you can’t get enough Ziggy, here is a link to a children’s choir performing the first track off this album. 

Hollie Cook – Twice – 2014 Album Review

‘Twice’ sees Hollie’s obvious love of reggae joined by other influences including Bond-like strings, Brazilian percussion, dark disco and shades of Giorgio Moroder. She is joined on the album by Dennis Bovell, Omar, George Dekker and Winston Francis. The strings on the album are the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra and choir. The album was produced by Prince Fatty.  Read More at : www.holliecook.com

1. Ari Up
2. 99
3. Desdemona
4. Tiger Balm
5. Postman
6. Looking For Real Love
7. Superfast
8. Twice
9. Win Or Loose

Hollie Cook – Track 6 – “Real Love”

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – Steady 2014 Album Review

GPGDS - Steady Album cover

01 – Whatever The Cost
02 – Steady
03 – Wolf at the Door
04 – Move
05 – Take Your Place (feat. Ranking Joe)
06 – Mr. Cop
07 – Hurt Up Your Brother
08 – Solution
09 – .45
10 – Nice Feeling
11 – Home
12 – Not the Fool
13 – Favorite Song

This gang of musical masterminds hails from Rochester, NY and doesn’t stop short on this new release follow up to their 2012 release, In These Times.  We are greeted with a fun upbeat melody that starts the voyage with an air of optimism of another musical jam band journey to supply their fans with every ounce of what an Easy Star Records artist is expected.

Their title track is true to their roots with a smooth presence of keyboards and intricate overlays mingling with some percussive guitar rhythms that set the stage early on for a very robust full flavored album to follow.  My personal favorite jumped right out and grabbed my attention as I proclaimed, this is going to be my new favorite song.  I know it within 4 beats and its MY JAM, don’t try and say it’s yours, I have failed at sharing since kindergarden.

There is a lot more that this disc offers in the likes of R&B and other Americana influences written about by many other writters so we wont’ delve any further than needed when I say go get your hands on it.  It’s a musical PB&J for your lunch kiddies, enjoy!