Golden Down is a three-day boutique festival launching this year with an absolutely stella line-up including Four Tet, Ghostpoet, Mount Kimbie, Lee Scratch Perry and Roots Manuva. Tickets just £90 + bf. See inside for more details.
Midnite have been making jazz-infused Roots Reggae since 1989, but we only came across them today via their new album In Awe, released earlier this year.
We’re fairly picky when it comes to our Indie music and don’t tend to be too enamoured by thrashing guitars and screaming vocals. East-Country 6-piece Solko, however, offer a different approach. They have a set-up of your typical rock band but two extra saxophones add a real swing and funk to their music.
Britain’s reggae and dub scenes are currently riding a wave of resurgence, and no outfit embodies its quality better than The Drop. There is good reason why the 9-piece have been praised to the skies by David Rodigan and DJ Derek, with Looking to the Sky and Takeover their own celebration of the genre..
Our little island may be a long way from the dancehalls of Jamaica…