Here you will find all of the shows since the start of (time?) ... Offbeat Reggae Radio!
If it got recorded, it'll be here. The complete back catalogue of shows for as long as Mixcloud allow us to store them there!
22nd February 2021
Ska ska a go go! With influences like Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish, Offbeat intros brings the Californian ska band – Half Past Two. I managed to get the front woman - Tara on the phone to chat about the band and their new release!
We say farewell to U-Roy, get slightly disappointed with the Rock and Roll Hall of fame AND learn more about the Jamaican reggae artist Buckey Ranks.
8th February 2021
This might win you a pub quiz … who were the first ska band in Chile? Santiago Rebelde appear as the double play with some frankly nuts ska music.
Andy chats to a Californian band that mixes reggae, ska, hip hop and more into their music. The new album is ace and you need to listen to it!
Lots more besides with music ranging from the 60s to the present day!
25th January 2021
After what I am sure you will agree is a strong start the tunes continue to an Oregon based roots reggae artist who's back catalogue is pretty eclectic!
Really pleased to have got to chat to Steph and Rob of Rebel Vibe ... a band who's music is taking the online reggae world by storm! I'll also delve into an album I feel you should own from Easy Star All Stars. Yes ... it is an interpretation of another album ... from the 90s as it goes 🙂
11th January 2021
The Grammys were due in January but have been pushed back to March. There is only the one Reggae related Grammy Award - The Best Reggae Album - and that is the one we are delving into. 3 tracks from each nominee so we can figure out our favourites.
28th December 2020
What a year it has been!
I'm going to focus on the music and look back through the featured artists and suggested albums of the past 12 months. New and old tunes from the people I decided to focus on for each show.
14th December 2020
"Are there Christmas songs?" you ask. No there are not. I have my reasons.
I do however have an amazing chat with Trenton & Free Radical .. a south African artist who has worked with Maxi Jazz of Faithless and Lee Scratch Perry!
The double play is getting back to the roots of good old Ska music in the form of The Aggrolites, we have new music as a tribute to his father from Junior Toots and SO MUCH MOOOOORE!
The featured album is a good one. I think. I didn't listen. More explained in the show!
30th November 2020
After a drought of interviews we are back with a great and insightful chat with Justin from surf rock reggae band - Cali Conscious.
I have a few golden oldies bringing rocksteady and reggae vibes plus a few new ones too, including the exclusive heads up of the Skapones new track!
Thanks to a showbiz friend being tagged in a post with the double play artist I found new (to me) UK Ska which was a result! Also the featured album brings music that you NEED in your collection. Arkaingelle (yes I spelt that correctly) has a new album and we preview two tracks!
16th November 2020
A show packed with new and old. The new one from Mista Trick features Southend local boy Donny Marco, Dennis Brown makes an appearance, the double play is from a talented Hawaiian resident and we check out the brand new album from Taiwan MC.
2nd November 2020
All Interviews fell through so there's more music! Double play from Common Kings as I fall across a video on Facebook. A French chap searched America and Jamaica for Reggae inspiration, did he manage it? I take a look into a couple of his tunes! Also the suggested album, well ... EP ... is from Mr Prefect himself! Called "Dumplin Shop" it's worth your hard earned money and I tell you why!
19th October 2020
It's been a month off due to the laptop dying but Andy is back with the FINEST rocksteady, roots, dub and ska!
The double play is a Nigerian/Italian artist who recorded at the legendary Tuff Gong Studio. New music from Dandy Livingstone is covered with his new release as the featured album and he shows you the new release from Toots and the Maytals! Just before his passing Toots released a new album and one particular song shows their interpretation of a popular Bob Marley tune!
Add in a lovely chat with the ska and reggae band Stop The Presses and we have a pretty packed show!
21st September 2020
This time I get an education as to what HARD reggae sounds like when you throw in dub and punk at the same time. Dakka Skanks are in conversation with Andy for Offbeat Intros.
You may well know Lincoln Barrington by a different name but he is our double play this week PLUS I let myself loose in the community, socially distanced of course as I went to my local record store.
I’ll be dropping some tracks from the albums I got including Gregory Isaacs, Prince Far I and The Beat.
7th September 2020
This week had me trawling through 60(!) emails of music to narrow down what I think you should be listening to.
Two tracks from a featured artist who has been in the news recently. He's been poorly and the show wishes him well as we accept Toots & The Maytals into the featured artist library.
Jesse from the Wise Bloods talks to Andy in Offbeat Intros and we listen to the new releases from Ed Rome AND Wailing Souls.
24th August 2020
As always I have been busy collating a new playlist for you, chatting to different artists setting up interviews and trawling through emails to seek out music I think you should listen to.
This show features London's Finest Dub & Lover's Rock Heavyweights, that’s the byline to their website as I delve into a sic piece reggae band for the double play.
The Wailers have a new album out… I’ll grab two songs from that to give you an insight and … if you like the chatty bits – I have Tasha T – The Musical Ambassador in conversation plus we play some of her tunes too.
10th August 2020
If I said, "if it weren't for me, Tree House Fire's new album wouldn't exist” … would you believe me? Doubt it was me to be honest BUT I have news about their Isolation Jams in this weeks’ show!
UK Two Tone legends make it into the featured artist pages of the website AND I speak to Mr Kingpin. Based in Dallas, in the USA … he makes music with a distinct old school Jamaican feel.
27th July 2020
A six piece band from Kingston just won't be pigeon holed into a musical genre, they can be considered the double play for this week as we delve into two of their tracks!
Andy was privileged and blessed to be able to speak to Scratchylus about his career and musical passion, he got introduced to Kiddus I too which was a treat.
Expect a great mix of tunes from The Rudies, Rag and Bone Man (Shy FX Remix) and Koffee to The Skints, Iration and The Mighty Diamonds.
13th July 2020
Papa Michigan talks about his 40 year career, influences and more in Offbeat Intros PLUS a double play featured artist that took what he calls as a majestic transition as he turned away from professional basketball to be a reggae musician. Interesting eh?
I delve into Dub and Reggae from SE Asia plus check out the new album from Buju Banton!
29th June 2020
Unintentionally I have included some brilliant tracks from UK based bands! Look forward to what is at least, for me, homegrown talent!
Along with that, I look into KPop and the offbeat rhythm, play some unsigned talent AND chat to Rebecca who is the lead singer of Munay Ki Dub! She rang me from Argentina for a chat about their current EP and future planned releases!
15th June 2020
He's played bass in Bad Manners, The Selecter, alongside Prince Buster AND has won a Grammy for his work on the Lee "Scratch" Perry album - " Jamaican ET".
I don't want to give it all away though! Nick Welsh AKA - King Hammond talks to Andy in Offbeat Intros.
We also feature the German/Persian Reggae and Dancehall artist - Trixstar!
1st June 2020
Reggae Royalty gets played with one of the forming members of The Wailers for the Double play.
Andy talks to Rick and Ben from The Indecision who are a Rocksteady & Ska band from Leeds PLUS ... wanna hear a Pink Floyd tune in a reggae style? If the answer is no .. this isn't the show for you!
18th May 2020
It's all about the reggae ladies this time as the double play shoots us back to the 60s and Offbeat Intros includes Lady Tia, a reggae artist from Miami.
The first track is a bit of fun ... see how many samples you can spot!
4th May 2020
A good friend of mine has a new EP to promote so I got him on to have a chat. You've heard from him before as a previous featured artist. Ed Rome talks about his new EP, "Feel No Pain".
Double play is a really fun Dutch/American reggae/ska/punk rock band and of course I sandwich some brilliant tracks into 90 mins of entertainment just for you!
20th April 2020
This week Andy gets an open invitation to Hawaii, obviously he can’t do it but still. Nice right?
Lopaka Rootz lives on the big island of Hawaii in Kailua Kona. We speak about his rise in popularity and his recent single that is taking Hawaiian radio stations by storm!
We look into a band who are keeping us entertained with their isolation jams AND a band who are helping to raise money for the NHS in this time of need.
We also look to a 5 piece from Tuscany in our double play!
6th April 2020
Andy catches up with Dajla from White Tiger Society in Offbeat Intros. She talks about the collectives musical past and her recent dealings with Steven Marley and The Wailers.
PLUS he introduces a band that started out in the early 90s and are self-proclaimed producers of Jamaican Rock and roll for the double play!
23rd March 2020
The ISOLATION Special! Not really, the show is back and is as upbeat as ever. Some lovely new tracks from reggae legends, dub tracks from new artists and something really special for Star Wars fans. Particularly if you liked the Mandalorian!
Also, Dubistry talk to Andy from Washington DC about their music and a fantastic dub version of a Joni Mitchell track!
9th March 2020
Wanna hear the new song from Tree House Fire? At the time of recording … only the band and Offbeat Reggae Radio have heard it! Andy also talks to the band in Offbeat Intros!
30 years of making reggae and working with the greats, this vegan Rastaman is the double play this week!
24th February 2020
Exciting news as we have the FIRST exclusive radio play of the new single by The Kubricks! I chat to Dave, the bass player of the band as he tells us all about the London based outfit in Offbeat Intros. Also supporting a fair amount of independent reggae and ska artists with brand new tunes from reggae and dub artists.
10th February 2020
Our interview backed out boooo ... BUT ... that means we can fit more tunes in ... wooooo! You can expect mashup music outta London, Chilean reggae & third wave ska from Germany! Lots of old style ska with some rare reggae vinyl tracks for you to wrap your ears around too.
27th January 2020
A week or so ago Andy caught up with Leonardo from "The Young Tree". They have been going for a few years now and their second album is out now! There's also an artist, dubbed the King of Reggae who would have been 75 on the 6th Feb 2020. We FINALLY induct him into the Offbeat featured artist wall of fame! About time too. Lots more to look forward to including a big well done to the winner of the Best Reggae Album Grammy!
13th January 2020
This show I have been lucky enough to speak to someone who has just been number 1 in the iTunes Reggae Album chart! He speaks about reggae legends, how they influenced him and the plans that “Hassle” have for 2020!
Also two tunes from the band “Jeramiah Ferrari” who have been supporting the likes of Madness, UB40 and more recently … The Wailers!
Episode 14 - 2019 Roundup!
30th December 2019
6 months, 14 shows, 36 featured artists and 30 suggested albums. No, I am not doing a countdown, no I am not telling you my favourite tracks of the year. Instead, I am going through the musicians that I discovered on the journey of finding YOU the finest Reggae, Rocksteady, Roots, Dub and Ska. Join me as we go through the best of the best - featured artists of 2019.
16th December 2019
UB40 are huge right? Matt Hoy has been a vocalist in the band for over 10 years and is now also making some solo stuff. He's the first person to be on "Offbeat Intros" as we look at artists and chat about their new releases! In the show I also look towards an Australian multi-instrumental loop pedal queen (!) PLUS I head to France for the featured double play.
2nd December 2019
Episode 12 is chocked FULL of what I have been collecting over the past couple of months. By now the show has been going for a while and I have exhausted the tunes that I personally wanted to show you. Now we are truly onto what I have discovered! Double play is from one of my favourite TV shows and the featured song is from Bob's wife!
18th November 2019
I couldn't make up my mind ... so why not have it ALL? Three songs from one amazing band to look forward to PLUS an american idol competitor who is WAY better without Simon Cowell. Find out more by listening to the new show.
4th November 2019
I thought I would struggle to find music by now. I thought I would have to replay songs that I had already played. Reggae and the other spin off genres are so abundant that I have the next three shows planned. This one marks a special milestone as I get 10 shows under my belt, more ways to support the show and continue to introduce more and more artists that you may not have heard of.
21st October 2019
You are lucky you got this on time! I have been laid up with man flu for ages! Still .. I am always on the look out for tunes and have found some amazing hybrid reggae/soul/electronica from Canada and some cracking Irish soul/funk/Reggae. Even a request from AND for a South African artist with a mammoth track!
7th October 2019
This week is a welcome assault to the senses from a reggae cover of Led Zepplin to shouty Spanish influenced offbeat goodness. I’ve been talking to reggae and ska talents from Jamaica to the Netherlands AND you can hear it all in this weeks’ episode.
23rd September 2019
Showcasing the talent that labels have sent through, this week Offbeat Reggae Radio introduces lots of new tunes. The double play surprised the heck out of me as the album is SO GOOD! This show is really a treat of new upcoming talent with some classics thrown in to keep your head nodding to the tunes! Oh! ... and some Argentinian Dub for those of you that love echo!
9th September 2019
This time around we look at a Birmingham band that have been providing music for us for the past 40 years!?!? They have a new album out too! Also there's a bit more 90s ska punk than usual for you to enjoy PLUS I've found a super collaboration that you need to hear!
25th August 2019
Recorded in the run up to House of Common Festival, this show features music from the bands playing! I squeeze in your requests AND ... have you ever wondered what it would sound like if you mixed Metallica and Reggae? I'm not winding you up ... it's a thing ... it's also in this show!
12th August 2019
This time round we find a Hungarian Rasta called G Ras to tell us "how it is". It's an exciting time for album releases ... in the UK let alone in the Billboard album chart with 2 BRAND NEW entries. Listen now!
29th July 2019
Which 80's legend has been recording reggae tunes? Honestly it surprised and amazed me. In this weeks show I we also look at tracks ranging from the 60's to present day and everywhere in between! Look forward to the likes of Val Bennett, Easy Star All-Stars, Mad Caddies and Blue King Brown! That's only the first 15 mins!
15th July 2019
A delve into a very talented local reggae artist - Ed Rome.We play some of your requests and of course the reggae album chart!
1st July 2019
The first ever episode of Offbeat Reggae Radio! A 2 hour special 🙂
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