You might not know the name Mr. Vegas. But if you've been within earshot of a dancehall DJ in the last 15 years, you've heard his music.
little acknowledged in the broader music world, the singer is a Jamaican icon thanks to "Heads High," "Hot Wuk," "Bruk
it Down," and other hits known fo ... More >>
Photo by Cecile MaurelSteel Pulse founder David Hinds.In the run-up to massive reggae fest Bayside Rocks, Crossfade's already spoken with Frederick "Toots" Hibbert about the birth of reggae. We've also convened with Puerto Rican crew Cultura Profética. (Not to mention, we've spent the week revis ... More >>
John MineoThe Buddha became eccentricMike MineoWith Rachel Goodrich and Matt ZThe Funky
Buddha Lounge, Boca RatonFriday, April 9, 2010For years, Mike Mineo's shimmering talent has been in the shadows. For years, he's breathed sonic, life-giving breaths into rooms (and forests, valleys, beaches) ... More >>
Photo by phivephotography.comThough Fishbone's home turf -- South Central L.A. -- may not have been a typical rock and roll breeding ground, plenty else about the band's birth was fortuitous. The band's early musical brew, heavy on ska, reggae, and a liberal helping of rock, was largely created i ... More >>
via doncarlosreggae.comWhen it comes to roots-rock-reggae music, few old school legends that are still touring have the pedigree for great songwriting that Don Carlos possesses. Although he's often overshadowed by more popular Jamaican reggae singers like Burning Spear and Toots Hibbert, Carlos s ... More >>