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44 REGGAE / DANCE HALL Issue 74 / 2015 UK's love for reggae has grown so strong that One Love Festival has had to move to a bigger space for 2015! The country's only reggae camping festival encourages peace, love and unity – the values championed by the great Bob Marley. Confirmed artists for this year include the Grammy Award-winning Mykal Rose, Vernon Maytone of the legendary The Maytones, our own reggae maestro Dennis Bovell and the Dub Natty Sessions, Triston Palma, and Little Roy. Tickets will go quickly for this one, so move fast if you want to be a part of this reggae weekender! news One LOve FestivaL 2015 The 8th annual One Love Festival returns 4th-6th September at Popham Airport in Winchester Two years after releasing the Billboard Reggae Chart- topping Kings And Queens, John Brown's Body are back with an enthralling dub-driven reworking of the hit album. Taking inspiration from landmark dub albums by Burning Spear, Aswad, and others, the new release features the entire sequence from Kings And Queens, mixed by a who's who of dub champions including Ticklah, Dubmatix and UK reggae legend Dennis Bovell. From the opening track 'People In The Light Dub', it is clear to see why John Brown's Body are renowned as being modern innovators of the genre, with a piercing fanfare-like horn section powering its way through the mix of heavy reverbs and thumping basslines. Mesmerising delays and choked offbeat guitars are a signature of the JBB sound, and Kings And Queens In Dub has all these qualities in abundance, and then some. Album highlight 'Land of Plenty Dub' features none other than Brooklyn-based producer extraordinaire Ticklah, most famously known for his work with Mark Ronson. Ticklah also boasts production credits for the likes of UK superstars Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen, proving his true clout within the music industry circle. Kings And Queens In Dub is yet another vital cog in the JBB machine, with the latest release adding immense value to their already explosive back catalogue. 20 years on since the band's formation, John Brown's Body continue to impress with their ability to craft thumping dub anthems. aLbum OF the mOnth More @ US reggae hotshots John Brown's Body are back with a big hit of dub JOhn brOwn's bOdy - Kings and Queens in dub The legendary Marcia Griffiths is back in town to celebrate over 50 years in the music industry, and she'll be performing with some of her friends, reggae veterans in their own right, for the very first time in the UK. Bob Andy, who she performed with back in the 70s is joining her, as is fellow I-Three member Judy Mowatt, dancehall queen Tanya Stephens, and special guest Richie Spice. And if that wasn't enough, the brilliant 809 Band will be keeping the beat, and Daddy Ernie and DJ Daddy Fringe are on hosting duties. With all these reggae legends in one place, it's going to be unmissable. marcia griFFiths & Friends The queen of reggae plays the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on Sunday 17th May Our PLayList More Than Happy Alkaline Shock Out Sizzla Winning Konshens Sik Inna Mi Head Tommy Lee Sparta Here's the reggae on our playlist this month:

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