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Current Listening

I’ve lost touch with so much of the music I held dear since I’ve been here, but whadda ya expect. If you come to Thailand to simply listen to music the you’re missing the Boat to Progress. That’s a Pressure Sounds reference for everyone of you who dunno. I’ve found that if you were to wear your iPod everywhere you go, you’d miss out on all the Thai people who just want to say ‘Sawatdee-khap” to you and admire your bizarre nature. That’ll be touched on shortly. The listening or lack thereof has led me to reinvite why I love Roots Reggae so much. The simplicity and the genuine nature of the music, and also the underlying themes and heavy riddims. Here is a quick list of stuff outside the Realm of Rastafari that gets heavy airplay to my ears.

  • Tribe – Midnight Mauraders
  • Automato
  • Lightheaded
  • The Dead – Live at Winterland 1974
  • Digable Planets – Blowout Comb & Reachin’
  • Bobby Hutcherson – Stick Up
  • Dr. Dog – We All Belong
  • Wes Montgomery – Incredible Jazz Guitar
  • Toumani Diabate – Ancient Strings
  • Fela Kuti – Lots and Lots and Lots
  • SA-RA Creative Partners
  • Augustus Pablo ( ok ,so this is in the Realm, but seriously, nuff said)
  • The Dynospectrum
  • Pete Philly and Perquisite – Mindstate….HEAVY Rotation since December
  • Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
  • Up, Bustle, & Out
  • Owusu and Hannibal
  • Bonobo: Dial M For Monkey
  • Boozoo Bajou: Satta
  • Gentleman and the Far East Band
  • Radio Citizen
  • Yesterday’s New Quintet
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