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Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul helped give Black British music and UK club sounds a truly unique identity. Collective founder Jazzie B talks about their ground-breaking debut, ‘Fairplay’, and traces his journey from London soundsystem culture to global star with Ben Osborne

When, after a series of near misses, Jazzie B and DJ Mag finally connect, Jazzie’s in a taxi heading for a video shoot.


“I’m not...

The main man behind Toots & The Maytals passed away peacefully in Kingston, Jamaica 

Reggae pioneer Toots Hibbert has died, aged 77. 

The iconic musician, best known as frontman of reggae and ska band Toots & the Maytals, "passed...

He was 88 years old

British sound system culture pioneer Count Shelly has died.

Count Shelly, real name Ephraim Barrett, has passed away aged 88, a relative confirmed. 

Barrett moved...

Joe Muggs and Brian David Stevens' Bass, Mids, Tops is out on 13th December

The release date for a new book that delves into the history of UK soundsystem culture has been announced.

Written by dance music writer Joe...