Tuesday Tunes #1

Rock & Groove Riddim

It’s time for our very first ‘Tuesday Tunes’, where I do my best to bring you great music that you may not have heard before in reggae, dancehall, and soca.

On Tuesdays, I’ll introduce you to a song, riddim, or music artist that you don’t hear so frequently on Western sources and tell you how I discovered them myself.

When you listen to these tunes, put some headphones on or plug into a proper speaker – TVs, phones, tablets, or laptops simply won’t do these songs justice!

My Discovery

I stumbled across the Rock & Grove riddim whilst watching a live performance of a reggae artist, and what surprised me is that I’m very familiar with songs & artists under the In.Digg.Nation record label, but I hadn’t heard of this riddim or the artists!

Once I’d listened to the riddim for the first time I was hooked! These ladies have set the bar high and produced a series of songs that you can’t help but smile or dance to as soon as you hear the first sound of bass come through your speakers. I only wish I discovered them and the riddim sooner, and I’ll be checking out more of their songs in the future.

The Music

I am a massive fan of listening to reggae, dancehall, and soca artists in live environments because of the way the DJs and live bands vary the music in comparison to the released track, so I tend to watch these before listening to the produced track.

I also often prefer the riddim compilation, so for me, discovering this video before any of the individual tracks hit the sweet spot.

Check out the video from BBC 1Xtra below, and if you like what you hear, I’ve included the Spotify album with each individual track below too!

Live Performance

Album

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