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60 REGGAE / DANCE HALL Issue 76 / 2015 The exhibition at Colston Hall, which runs until July 17th, celebrates the city's reggae and sound system scene. It is part of a national tour that will hit Birmingham in August and London in February next year. Curated by Mandeep Samra and Al 'Fingers' Newman, the show is designed to illuminate a part of our history that "has meant so much to so many people, yet has been largely overlooked by mainstream historians". Photographs from the 50s will be on display as will Heritage Hi-Fi, a vintage sound system custom built for the occasion. news sound system culture celebrated Explore the history of Bristol's reggae sound systems in this new show The Expanders have been perfecting their signature roots sound for almost a decade, and now they're back with their latest album, Hustling Culture. Drawing influence from vintage reggae records of the 70s and 80s, the album showcases the group's unique take on reggae, with exquisite three-part harmonies and classic roots-based lyrics. To release the album, The Expanders signed to independent reggae powerhouse Easy Star. Guitarist and vocalist Devin Morrison said of the move, "no other label in reggae has the reputation for putting out such high quality releases with the deep understanding of the entire genre." Releasing with Easy Star has reaffirmed The Expanders' belief in the power of roots, and they hope introduce listeners to their influences - The Ethiopians, The Gladiators and The Mighty Diamonds - with this album. The Expanders have acted as the backing band for the likes of 'The Godfather of Rocksteady' Alton Ellis, The Maytones, and The Wailing Souls, becoming an integral part of the LA reggae scene. With Hustling Culture, the band are set to gain a new legion of fans; as Easy Star boss Eric Smith has said, "we have no doubt that this release will be an inspiration for generations of musicians to come." album of the month More @ The Expanders hook up with Easy Star for their latest release the expanders - hustling culture Seasplash Festival is one big celebration of bass! It's one of the most relaxing music and lifestyle events in the region, offering visitors four days of music across five stages, events on the beach, a cultural and sports programme, workshops, bazaar and chill out zone. The fest also brings the best performers from the region and well-known guest performers from all over the world, representing the entire bass music culture inlcuding Inner Circle, Nucleus Roots, Jah Free, Elemental, Superhiks, The Natural Dub Cluster, Warrior Charge Sound System, Conscious Youth, Pulap Reggae Station, Haris Pilton and MC Chakka, Low Frequency, and Kula. See you out there! seasplash festival Seasplash Festival returns to Fort Punta Christo, Croatia on 16th-19th July, for its 13th year our playlist Amsterdam J Boog Perform And Done Morgan Heritage Mama Koka Shawn Storm Everything Gappy Ranks Here's the reggae on our playlist this month:

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