Friday, January 31, 2014

BOOM TUNE OF THE WEEK: "Dreams of Brighter Days"

Dreams of Brighter Days  |  Busy Signal ft. RC

One of the baddest singles off of the Brighter Days Riddim from Silly Walks Discotheque, released in late 2013. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Introduction: Soom T

Guess it really is all about the female artists this month. Was just shown this really really unique artist, Soom T yesterday by a friend. One of the most distinguished sounds I have heard. She is an Indian artist from Scotland that fuses "Roots Reggae, Hip hop, Folk, Electronic and Dub genres with various experimentations centred around activist intent, spiritual enlightenment, soul evolution and unique sound wave generation and manipulation utilizing the voice, word power, rhythm & melody for inner cosmic tremor inducement." I guess that translates to she makes some pretty far out music. Definitely a style of her own but I must say that I am a fan. Enjoy and you can check her out on Facebook or iTunes

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Major Lazer - Playground + Remixes

"Playground" is one of the best tracks off of Major Lazer's most recent album Free the Universe. The mix of dancehall, hip hop and reggae is spot on. Be sure to check out the remixes, and rest of the album on iTunes.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kauai Vibes Mix - Rudeboy

Made a mix for my recent trip to Kauai and figured I'd share with everyone. No fancy stuff, just music. Enjoy, Download, & Share! Definitely look out for more mixes to be dropped from Rudeboy Reggae this year, but definitely expect lots of diversity in the sounds! 

1. Kendrick Lamar - ADHD
2. Major Lazer - Playground
3. Morgan Heritage - Man Has Forgotten 
4. Seeed - Blink
5. Alborosie - Zion Train
6. Christopher Ellis - You Baby
7. Damian Marley - Beautiful 
8. Shaggy - You Girl 
9. John Legend - Who Do We Think We Are
10. Champagne Champagne - Star Fucker 
11. Wale - Gullible 
12. The Green - Good Vibe Killah 
13. Twinkle Brothers - No Loving Tonight 
14. Fiji - Special Lady 
15. Sammy J - Im Lonely 
16. Passafire - Black Dog 
17. Country Comfort - Waimanalo Blues  

Monday, January 27, 2014

Lana Del Ray Video Game Remix Ft. Bob Marley

Really dope remix of Lana Del Ray "Video Games" fused with Bob Marley's "Is This Love". Enjoy and check out the original track/music video below. Thanks to Lala for sharing! 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Single Spotlight: Collie Buddz - "Herb Tree" & "Mary Jane"

Just in case you haven't heard these gems from Collie Buddz! 

Introduction: Keida

For some reason, Rudeboy Reggae writers are into the female artists these days (ie. Majic and Eli-Mac).  And I'm going to keep that trend going with a Jamaican that I've been catching up on recently.  Keida initially blew up in 2010 with the single, "Jamaican Boy" but it is her recent "Stand Up For Something" that caught my attention.  For the last three years she has been very dancehall oriented — and done well — but I really thought she impressed on her latest roots single.  I'd love to hear more from her in this style, but we'll have to wait and see!  Here are a few tracks of hers to see what you think..


For those that want more Keida, check out Yaadcore's "Keida - Wickedest Ting Mix" HERE.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Introduction: Majic

Recently I stumbled upon a couple tracks from a dope new female artist hailing from Aotearoa, Majic. At only 17 years old, she has got some great potential and I can't wait to hear her debut EP or Album. Until then, enjoy two of my favorite songs from her and check out more of her story and the rest of her music on her reverberation page. Respect!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2014 Most Anticipated Albums

Wanted to share a link to an article by our friends over at on "The Most Anticipated Albums of 2014"! Some really great artists and bands are posed to drop new albums in 2014, a list that includes Stephen & Ziggy Marley, J Boog, Katchafire, SOJA, Rebelution, Barrington Levy, Natural Vibrations, Matisyahu, Inner Circle, Mike Love, and many more. Check out the full article here and big ups to The Pier and all of the artists scheduled to release new music this year!!! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Rebelution, Zion I Collaborations

Bay Area hip hop legends Zion I have teamed up with fellow Cali natives and tour partners Rebelution for a great remix of "Safe and Sound" as well as an original called "Many Stylez." The combination of underground rap and reggae is a hit, and I hope they continue to team up on tracks. Also be sure to check out Zion I for quality rap music on iTunes!

Friday, January 17, 2014

DJ Big Dog - Inna Da Yard

Check out DJ Big Dog's latest mix, Inna Da Yard.  The Vermont-based DJ impresses with a fresh hour long mix of some of 2013's biggest tunes.  I love the way Big Dog mixes!  He doesn't go overboard with effects, keeping it clean and fluid.  Additionally, any mix that starts off with Raging Fyah is good by me.

Check out his other mixes on Mixcloud.  And anyone who happens to be in Burlington, VT, make sure to check out Big Dog every Sunday night at Nectar's for his legendary Mi Yard Reggae Night.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Introduction: Eli-Mac - Dub Stop

Stoked to introduce one of the most bad ass female reggae artists I have heard, Eli-Mac (Pronounced "Ellee-Mak"). She has just released her debut single "Dub Stop" which fuses some heavy roots with her captivating vocals. I really love how different she sounds than many other female artists within the genre, setting her own style and a brand that I am sure we will all get familiar with. Don't let that cover art fool you though, she has got some serious vibes flowing. Much respect & can't wait to see what else she has in store! Make sure to support and purchase her music on ITUNES and check her out on Facebook or Twitter


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sammy J - Im Lonely

Been listening to this Sammy J "Lonely" remix heavily for the past week and had to share. Also check out the original for "Im Lonely" as well as a dope remix of "Fall In Love". Still can't get over these ridiculous vocals from Sammy J. Big ups to Brian for sharing the music! 


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Introducing: Tubby Love

Tubby Love is an independent musician based out of Boston, MA. A graduate of the esteemed Berklee School of Music, he has worked with artists such as Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad and Passafire. Even with his impressive background, Tubby Love works closely with Paul Izak, an up and coming Hawaii based artist. Above is a video for his single "Simple City". Find his music on his official website or iTunes.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Rudeboy Reggae Acoustic Session: New Kingston - Life

We had the chance to sit down with Brooklyn NY based New Kingston during their recent trip to Hawai'i to record a special acoustic session! Enjoy and make sure to check them out on tour with dates at These guys put on a solid live show and will certainly be making some waves in 2014. Interview coming soon and look out for more Interviews/Acoustic Sessions from in the future. Respect!!!


Saturday, January 11, 2014


Bunji Garlin brings it with his 2013 hit soca track, "Differentology" for this weeks installment of Boom Tune of the Week. Check out Major Lazer's Remix HERE.

Monday, January 6, 2014

2013 Awards

2013 was an absolutely incredible year for reggae music. Legendary albums were dropped, unforgettable live shows were performed, and the genre as a whole perhaps received more exposure than it ever has. Before we continue another year of sharing music here at, we wanted to take a look back at 2013 and give some recognition to all those that we felt made the year so special. Lastly, we wanted to send a HUGE shoutout to all the bands, artists, dj's, producers, labels, industry personnel, blogs, websites, magazines, radio stations, and especially fans who continue to perpetuate reggae music, its message, and its vibe! Without further ado: 

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EP's Of The Year:

Best Singles Of The Year:

Artists Of The Year:

Live Artists Of The Year:

Best New Reggae Artists:

Best Fusion Artists Of The Year:

Best Breakthrough Artists Of The Year:

Best Music Videos Of The Year: 

Damian Marley Ft. Skrillex - Bun Dem

Nahko & Medicine For The People - Aloha Ke Akua 

Gentleman - You Remember

Best Riddims Of The Year:

Rising Sun Riddim

Best Compilations Of The Year:

Best Mixes Of The Year:

Best Producers Of The Year:

Best Film Of The Year: