Music4Life Podcast with DJ-RJ
The podcast of Austin's DJ-RJ and Music4Life.

What a pleasure to interview Kashief Lindo on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. I've been a big fan of his sweet vocals since the early 90s.

Direct download: Kashief_Lindo_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_1-3-17.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 8:56pm CST

I enjoyed speaking with Courtney John on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. We spoke about his new single, Strangers and his many years in the music business.


Claude9 is one of Austin's reggae veterans who has been playing in bands in and around Austin since 1977. It was a pleasure to hear all of the stories behind the projects he's been involved with. You can connect with him here on Facebook.

Direct download: Claude9_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_9-27-16.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 2:09pm CST

It was great speaking with reggae DJ and journalist Carter Van Pelt on Reggae Evolution on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016. We spoke about his work with reggae as a DJ and journalist and as the founder of Coney Island Reggae on the Boardwalk.

I enjoyed speaking with Michela Grena and Massimiliano Picozzi of Wicked Dub Division on Wednesday, July 6th 2016. We spoke about their latest album, Red and their videos and work together. You can purchase their album HERE from Amazon.

Direct download: Wicked_Dub_Division_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_7-6-16.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 11:09am CST

I was glad to finally connect with fellow Texas-based reggae artist Sgt. Remo on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. We discussed his new album, Sgt. Remo & Friends, his family and his unique perspective and passion for reggae music.

Direct download: Sgt_Remo_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_Edit_7-5-16.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 3:01pm CST

I enjoyed speaking with Kamardo "Jah Bass" Blake of Earthkry on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. We spoke about the band and their Hard Work EP.

Direct download: EarthKry_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_with_DJ-RJ.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 11:45pm CST

I spoke with McPullish on Tuesday, May 10th about his new releases and how he put the Boots & Culture Texas Reggae Compilation CD together.

Direct download: McPullish_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_with_DJ-RJ.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 11:15am CST

I enjoyed my extended interview with Victor Mejia of Viento Roots, a reggae band from Monterrey, Mexico. In the first half of the show, we spoke about his work with Viento Roots, and in the 2nd half, we featured other reggae bands he is connected to from Spain, France, and Brazil.

Direct download: Victor_Mejia_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_with_DJ-RJ.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 8:05pm CST

I really enjoyed my interview with Lymie Murray. His positivity adds a lot to the reggae music world.

Direct download: Lymie_Murray_Intewrview_on_Reggae_Evolution_with_DJ-RJ.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 4:00pm CST

I interviewed Bay-C on Reggae Evolution on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. We discussed his new EP and his work with T.O.K.

Direct download: Bay-C_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_with_DJ-RJ.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 4:00pm CST

I got to speak with the members of Pentateuch on Reggae Evolution on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 as they were preparing for their performance at the Austin Reggae Festival

Direct download: Pentateuch_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_with_DJ-RJ.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 1:51pm CST

I really enjoyed speaking with producer and engineer Tippy I of I Grade Records. We spoke about his new work with Akae Beka and Pressure Busspipe and the Austin Island Showcase at SxSW 2016.

Direct download: Tippy_I_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_with_DJ-RJ_3-15-16_128k.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 10:42am CST

It was such a pleasure to have Irie Love in the studio at KAZI for an interview while she was in Austin for the 2016 SxSW Music Festival. 

Direct download: Irie_Love_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_with_DJ-RJ.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 9:00am CST

It was a pleasure seeking with Devin Morrison from The Expanders. We discussed their newest album, Hustling Culture that was released on Easy Star Records

Direct download: Devin_Morrison-The_Expanders_3-1-16.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 10:00am CST

It was great to finally connect with Jahmel on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. We spoke about his music and his new album, Roots Wine & Roses.

Direct download: Jahmel_Interview_2-16-16.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 9:00am CST

I enjoyed my time with Runkus when we did our interview on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. I'm looking forward to watching his career continue to blossom.

Direct download: Runkus_Interview_2-16-16.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 4:30pm CST

I spoke with Lance O about his new release Minstrel Riddim on Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2016 on KAZI 88.7 FM.

Direct download: Lance_O_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_2-2-16.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 3:55pm CST

Rusty Zinn could very well be the king of American lovers rock reggae. I'll let you decide though after you hear our interview. He's a talented singer and guitar player who is following his passion for music.

Direct download: Rusty-Zinn-Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 5:13pm CST

Such a pleasure to speak with Mr Vegas on my program on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. He's so full of energy and I can see why he's been so successful in the music business.

Direct download: Mr_Vegas_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_with_DJ-RJ_10-13-15.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 4:56pm CST

I enjoyed speaking with Bradley Brown on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. He's a reggae singer and drummer from The Bahamas and his favorite word is love and it definitely shows in everything he does.

Direct download: Bradley-Brown-Interview-on-Reggae-Evolution.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 2:36pm CST

 I spoke with Devine Songz about his music and new work with Gramps Morgan on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Direct download: Devine_Songz_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_with_DJ-RJ.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 12:35pm CST

I spoke with Ed Robinson about his new album, Yard Magic.

Direct download: Ed-Robinson-Interview-Reggae-Evolution-8-18-15.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 11:35am CST

It was great to finally speak with Romain Virgo about his career in reggae music.

Direct download: Romain_Virgo_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_7-21-15.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 2:26pm CST

I really enjoyed speaking with Thriller U. I've been a big fan since the 80s and it was nice to finally speak with him. 

Direct download: Thriller_U_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_with_DJ-RJ.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 10:05am CST

 I really enjoyed speaking with Chuck Foster about his music and history as a reggae journalist and DJ in Los Angeles

Direct download: Chuck_Foster_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_with_DJ-RJ_7-7-15.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 9:14am CST

I spoke with Alaine on Tuesday, June 9th on Reggae Evolution with DJ-RJ about her new album, Ten Of Hearts.

Direct download: Alaine_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_with_DJ-RJ.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 3:32pm CST

I spoke with Etana about her new album, I Rise on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 on Reggae Evolution with DJ-RJ on KAZI 88.7 FM.

Direct download: Etana_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_6-9-15.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 3:19pm CST

I enjoyed my interview with Errol Blackwood, a veteran reggae singer based in Toronto, Canada.

Direct download: Errol_Blackwood_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_with_DJ-RJ.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 11:42am CST

KAZI 88.7 FM's Steve Savage interviewed Angel Austin and debuted her first single, Who Could Love Me Like That from Austin-based label, Music4Life on Thursday, May 7, 2015. We really appreciate Steve's support of all our work.

Direct download: Angel_Austin_Interview_on_KAZI_5-7-15.mp3
Category:Radio Interview -- posted at: 9:07pm CST

I interviewed Gentleman on July 27, 2011 in Germany before he performed on the Ruhr Reggae Summer show in his bus. He was very kind and truly a gentleman.

Direct download: Gentleman-Interview-Reggae-Evolution.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 3:55pm CST

Exco and I spoke about his debut album on Penthouse Records, Country Man and featured tracks from it.

Direct download: Exco-Levi-Interview-on-Reggae-Evolution-4-28-15.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 11:19pm CST

I interviewed Zippa Ras in London in August of 2012. I really enjoyed hanging out with the whole crew in Brixton. Just good vibes and good music.

Direct download: Zippa_Ras_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 1:33pm CST

Kabaka Pyramid and his manager, Duane McDonald joined me in-studio for an interview where we featured a lot of his popular songs. His constant smile and positive attitude are a pleasure to be around.

Direct download: Kabaka_Pyramid_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_with_DJ-RJ.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 4:33pm CST

 I enjoyed my conversation with General Degree. We spoke about his new Feeling Irie EP and his 20+ years in the music business.

Direct download: Degree_Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 11:04am CST

I interviewed Michelle "Songbird" Gordon on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 on Reggae Evolution on KAZI 88.7 FM. Her kindness, faith and passion is what drives her to keep doing her music.

I spoke with Likkle Shanx about his new singles, videos and recording in Jamaica.

Direct download: Likkle_Shanx_Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 1:52pm CST

I really enjoyed speaking with Stevie Face on Tuesday, January 6th 2015 about his new album, My Time. He is kind and appreciative and has a very sweet voice. You can support him by purcahsing his album here:

Direct download: Stevie-Face-Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 12:38pm CST

I enjoyed speaking with Luisa Lavulo about her new self-titled reggae album. She has a powerful voice and original sound.

Direct download: Luisa-Lavulo-Interview-11-11-14.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 11:24pm CST

I enjoyed interviewing Dartanyan Winston about his project called Dubmaster Voyage with Sly & Robbie. He brings a fresh sound and passion to dub reggae.

Direct download: Dartanyan_Winston_Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 10:52am CST


Ed and I were interviewed on The Juice & Jam Show on KAZI 88.7 FM on May 29, 2014. Big ups to the bossman, Steve Savage for having us on the show.

Direct download: Ed_Robinson_on_Juice__Jam_5-29-14.mp3
Category:Radio Interview -- posted at: 10:40pm CST

I really enjoyed inteerviewing Booba Starr on Reggae Evolution on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. His positive vibes are very contagious.

Direct download: Booba-Starr-5-27-14.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 9:48pm CST


Tasha T was my guest on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 on Reggae Evolution and we spoke about her new album, Real Talk and featured tracks from it on the show.

Direct download: Tasha-T-interview-6-10-14.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 4:18pm CST

I enjoyed interviewing bassist Taddy P on my program on Tuesday, October 1st 2013. he has played with Maxi Priest and many other reggae artists and I can say he is just one of the nicest people I've spoken to.

Direct download: Taddy_P_Interview_on_Reggae_Evolution_10-1-13.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 12:56pm CST

I interviewed reggae singer, Dakeye on Reggae Evolution on Tuesday, September 18, 2013. We spoke about his upcoming show in Austin and his music.

Direct download: Dakeye-Interview_mixdown.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 11:00am CST

Music4Life Drum & Bass Show #14

Hosted by DJ-RJ from Austin, Texas USA – June 19, 2013 10PM-Midnight

S.P.Y/ One Last Quest

DJ Marky & Makoto/ Jazzy

Die & Jenna G/ 1000 Soul Songs (Break Remix)

MC Fats, Serum & Bladerunner/ Inner Soul

Danny Byrd/ Bad Boy (Back Again)

LSB feat. Sian Sanderson/ Overthinking (Enei remix)

Level 2/ Love Insane

Nitri feat. Jinadu/ Searching (Break remix)

DJ Marky & Makoto/ Konfused

Calibre/ Keep Control

Sunny Crimea, DuoScience/ One More Night

Rudimental/ Right Here (Andy C Remix)

Shuwa/ Vanity

Paradox/ Dirty Cash

Fade/ Acoustica

Ray Keith, Tenor Fly/ Phenomenon One (Bladerunner Remix)

Mr. Joseph, Pennygiles/ Visions In My Mind

Nu:Logic/ Everlasting Days (feat. Lifford)

Blade, Dynamic/ Soul Hypnosis

Bachelors Of Science/ Jah No Dead

Telmo A/ Between Two Worlds (Phil Tangent Remix)

Sub Focus, Alex Clare/ Endorphins (Sub Focus Vs. Fred V & Grafix Remix)

Kove/ Open Ground

Andrezz feat. DJ Chap/ So Many Days

Mage/ Journey

BrokenDrum/ In My Dreams

Brookes Brothers/ Loveline

Subzero/ Protection

Soul Connection/ Sweetness


LM1, Nelver/ Prayer

Direct download: Music4Life_Drum__Bass_Show_14-160.mp3
Category:Drum & Bass -- posted at: 1:55am CST

I enjoyed interviewing Toronto-based reggae artiste Tasha T on my show on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Direct download: Tasha-T-Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 12:06pm CST

Don Chani was on my show again to speak about their new release, Green Shores on June 11, 2013.

Direct download: Don-Chani-Interview-2.wav.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 10:56pm CST

Music4Life Drum & Bass Podcast #13

Hosted by DJ-RJ from Austin, Texas USA – May 29, 2013


Hybrid Minds/ Why (Fourward Remix)

Flowrian/ Wait For Me

Pixel/ Doubt

Self Definition/ Eastern Winds

Placid/ Light Year

Greg Packer, Makoto/ We Live

Derrick, Tonika/ Poison Green

Heavy1, Iriann Joyce/ Light Upon My Road (Makoto remix)

LTJ Bukem/ Atlantis (Marky & S.P.Y. 12” Rework)

Lenzman/ Empty Promise

Nu:Logic/ What I've Always Waited For

Calibre/ Cully Bridge

Bcee/ Make You Mine

Bachelors Of Science/ Spanish Sun

Random Movement/ Your Dancing Feat

Marcus Visionary/ Badboy Skank

Greg Packer, Big Bud/ Ghetto Blues

Mr. Williams, Killla Mosquita/ Ganja

Ed Solo, Stickybuds/ Smoke The Weed

David Rodigan, Mr Joseph/ Rodigan

Metrik, ShockOne, Kyza/ Lazerbeam

Andrezz/ Like The Real Thing

Dave Owen/ Deep Breathin

Mr Joseph/ Don't Stop the Rock

Nu:Logic/ Brown Shoes

EZ Rollers/ Hope & Inspiration

DuoScience/ Play It Again

Malaky/ Forgotten Times


Metrik/ Distant Shores

Direct download: Music4Life_Media_DnB_Podcast_13-160.mp3
Category:Drum & Bass -- posted at: 1:04am CST

I interviewed John Brown's Body drummer, Tommy Benedetti on Reggae Evolution on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. We spoke about their new album, Kings And Queens and his passion to play music.

Direct download: Tommy-Benedetti-Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 12:56am CST

I had the pleasure of interviewing long time Austin DJ and MC, Jah Ray on Reggae Evolution on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. We spoke about his involvement in the Austin reggae scene from the 80s to now.

Direct download: Jah-Ray-Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 12:31am CST

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, I had the pleasure to interview the queen of reggae music, Marcia Griffiths.

Direct download: Marcia-Griffiths-Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 9:15pm CST

It was a real pleasure to speak with Ed Robinson on March 19, 2013 on Reggae Evolution

Direct download: Ed-Robinson-Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 12:38am CST

I interviewed Michael Sarason of The Pinstripes from Cincinatti, Ohio during SxSW 2013.

Direct download: Michael_Sarason_Interview_SxSW_2013-128.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 3:01pm CST

This one is from the archives where I was interviewed about my involvement with reggae in Texas on KNON FM in Dallas on May 25th, 2005. Big thanks for Ima & Mushiya for the opportunity.

Direct download: KNON_Interview_5-25-05.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 10:57pm CST

I interviewed Jamaican recording artist Hezron on Reggae Evolution, Tuesday, January 22, 2013. We spoke about his music and philosophy and forthcoming album.

Direct download: Hezron_Interview_with_DJ-RJ.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 12:04am CST

I enjoyed interviewing Jeremy Peña of Austin-based reggae band, The Bandulus on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 on Reggae Evolution. We featured new tracks from the new CD, The Times We Had.

Direct download: Jeremy_Pena-Reggae-Evolution-128.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 8:36pm CST

Here are my top picks of best reggae songs for 2012:

  1. Fly - Hezron

  2. Beautiful Day - Etana

  3. Good Woman - Macka B

  4. I Hear You Calling (Africa) - Gramps Morgan

  5. Reggae Music Again - Busy Signal

  6. In My Arms - Beres Hammond

  7. It Is Wut It Is - Irie Love feat Fiji

  8. I Know Better - Romain Virgo

  9. Save The Music - Exco Levi

  10. Land We Love - Jamaica - Bunny Rugs

Direct download: Reggae-Evolution-Top-12-2012.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 12:09am CST

I interviewed Robin and Idris of Soothsayers on KAZI on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. They have a crucial sound coming out of London.

Direct download: Soothsayers-Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 5:11pm CST

Music4Life Drum & Bass Podcast #12

Hosted by DJ-RJ from Austin, Texas USA – November 14, 2012

Modestep/ Feel Good (The Prototypes Remix)

Brunno Junglist/ Forget To Remember

Technicolour & Komatic/ Dickinson's Rocket

Hybrid Minds feat Katie's Ambition/ Fade

Rene LaVice/ Meow

Culture Shock/ I Remember

Zen/ Shoot Em Up (Anile remix)

Subwave/ Wheel Of Time

Ink, Khanage/ Modern Jungle

High Speed Dubbing/ Ill Sogno

Mikal/ Mission (Big Bud remix)

Bungle/ Tears

SocialEngineers Guestmix:

Dr Meaker/ Styla Revivia feat Redskin

Undersound/ Oh Superstitious

Chase & Status/ Flashing Lights (S.P.Y. remix)

Others/ The Way You Make Me (S.P.Y. Remix)

Unsub/ Impulses

Isaac Maya/ Original Jungle Sound feat Daddy Freddy

Divided By Zero/ Underdog

Dope Ammo/ Cold Rock A Party (Slumdogz remix)

Damage Inc feat Slwedada & Lee Br11/ Pandemonium (Socialengineers remix)

Socialengineers/ Some Streets

Socialengineers/ Madness With Design

RJ's Jungle Flashback Mix:

Leviticus/ The Burial

Meat/ Style

Firefox & 4 Tree/Warning

Engineers Without Fears/ Spiritual Aura

Deep Blue/ Helicopter

Sound Of The Future/ the Lighter

DJ Krome & Mr Time/ Studio 1 Lik

Potential Bad Boy/ Have No Fear

LTJ Bukem/ Horizons

Big thanks to Social Engineers for coming by and doing the guest mix and interview and thank you all for listening.

Direct download: Music4Life-Podcast-12--11-14-12-160.mp3
Category:Drum & Bass -- posted at: 11:32pm CST

This show went a little more techy than usual. Those sounds were lighting me up so I went with it. Thanks for listening and downloading. Here's the playlist:

Brunno Junglist/ The Dream That Never Ends

Intelligent Manners, Command Strange, Pouyah/ Do It All Night

Chris Ross & Ellie/ Come Closer

Does Not Compute/ Wheels Of Steel

Frankee/ Firethorn

Ill Haze/ Bat Country

S.P.Y/ Nightcall

Black Sun Empire & Jade/ Chaingang (Jade Remix)

JFB/ Five On It

Calibre/ Touch Me

Intelligent Manners/ All By Myself

Danny Byrd/ Blaze The Fire (Rah!) (feat. General Levy)

Benny Page/ Dubroom (Rhythm Beater Remix)

Does Not Compute/ Going Down

Wickaman, Hoodlum and Maverick/ One Scratch

Dynamic, Command Strange/ Girls

S.P.Y/ See The Light

Eastcolors/ Go To Nowhere

Heavy1/ Rhizaria

June Miller/ Turning Point

S.P.Y/ Surge

Brunno Junglist/ Forget To Remember

TC/ Do You Rock

Bo Saris/ She's On Fire (Calibre Remix)

D Anthony, L Williams, and Lisa Millett/ Keep On Running (Club Mix)

Featurecast/ Ego Tripping (feat. Farina Miss) (Deekline & Ed Solo Remix)

Mind Vortex/ That good Feelin

JFB/ Tequila Sunrise

Prolix/ Over You

Technicolour & Komatic/ Dickinson's Rocket

Ulterior Motive/ Bring Out

Mystific/ Life Is Too Short

Direct download: Music4Life-Podcast-11--10-9-12.mp3
Category:Drum & Bass -- posted at: 11:09am CST

Lots of smoothness on this one and a touch of ragga of course. Hope you enjoy the show.

Thanks for listening!

Music4Life Drum & Bass Podcast #10

Hosted by DJ-RJ from Austin, Texas USA – September 11, 2012

Sapphire/ The Dance of Cosmic Dust

Nookie/ Only You (SoulTec Remix)

Kelle & Juha/ Cesium

Duo Science & Scott Allen/ I Found You

Kredit/ Basic Elements

Atlantic Connection/ True Love

Velocity/ Lunar Prospector

Mapcap/ My Soul (Madcap 2012 Remix)

Calyx & Teebee/ Elevate This Sound

DC Breaks/ Shaken

DJ SS/ Lighter (Bladerunner 2012 Remix)

Top Cat, Rebel MC/ Champion DJ (Serial Killaz remix)

Isaac Maya/ Cuss Cuss

Silent Code/ In Your Eyes

Soulculture/ Some A Dem

Roni Size & DJ Die/ It's A Big Up Thing (Utah Jazz remix)

Pulsaar/ Summer Tales

Xilent/ Beyond

Bcee & Messy MC/ Captured In Time (VIP)

Mind Vortex/ That Good Feelin

J Majik & Wickaman/ Don't Go

Danoo/ Shadows Of My Mind

Fishy/ Enjoy Life

DJ Soultrain/ Never Stop

DJ Marky & S.P.Y./ Last Night

Darwin/ Groundshake

Heist, Serum/ Live At The Apollo

Zen/ Shoot Em Up (Anile remix)

B Cloud/ Going Deeper

TC/ New Style

Total Science & S.P.Y./ Whilst You Were Sleeping

Sub Focus/ Out the Blue

S.P.Y./ Future Tense feat Jo's

Mr Joseph/ Neccesary

Plain Dialogue/ Cafe 43

Tali, Fourward/ Facing Forwards

Tokyo Prose/ Saving Grace

DJ Hype/ Closer To God

High Contrast/ The Stand

Sanxion/ Renormalization

Herve/ Together (DJ Fresh Future Jungle mix)

Direct download: Music4Life-Podcast-10-9-11-12-192.mp3
Category:Drum & Bass -- posted at: 11:46pm CST

I interviewed Sara Lugo at Summerjam 2012 in Koeln, Germany. During the interview, we spoke about Help Jamaica, an organization that was created to help establish library projects in Jamaica and we encourage our listeners to visit their website and make a donation to help thw youths of Jamaica.

Direct download: SaraLugoInterview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 12:42pm CST

Well, here we are again with another killer show with some tasty new liquid tunes and another excursion on the ragga version. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it! Thanks for listening.

Direct download: Music4Life_DB_Show_9.mp3
Category:Drum & Bass -- posted at: 2:21am CST

The return of the drum n bass show!

Direct download: Music4Life-DrumBass-Show-8-4-4-12.mp3
Category:Drum & Bass -- posted at: 5:57pm CST

Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 2:47pm CST

I really enjoyed interviewing Andre Prehay on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 on Reggae Evolution. We discussed and featured his new album The Transition.

Direct download: Andre-Prehay-Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 11:17pm CST

Here is the latest show for you to enjoy. Got into some ragga vibes in the middle and smoothed it out to end up with an extra 1/2 hour of bonus beats too.

Syncopix/ Northern Comfort feat. Marc Deal

Kasper/ Every Sunrise

S.P.Y/ Turn The Lights Off

Dc Breaks/ Take That

B4sstee/ Better Way

Phors/ Deep Inside

Cyantific/ Touch Me

Calibre/ Foreign Bodies

Furlonge feat. Katie Alley/ Reach Out

Camo & Krooked/ In The Future feat. Jenna G & Futurebound

dRamatic and db Audio/ Revolution Groove

Meanstreak/ Booyaka

Top Cat, Rebel MC/ Police In Helicopter - Serial Killaz Remix

Euphonique/ Badman Forward

Big Bud/ Dunja Dub

Eveson/ Wicked Dub

Ed Solo & Deekline/ No No No (You Don't Love Me)

Smokah/ Kiss Me

Hamilton/ Echoes

Big Bud/ Juicy

Facing Jinx/ Sleep In Heaven - Drum and Bass Mix

Syncopix/ Heaven Sent

Big Bud/ Feeling Inside

Bcee, S.P.Y./ Diagnosis Murder - Metrik Remix

Ink, Perpetuum/ Never Say Never

Cause4Concern/ Nothing Lasts Forever

Sub Zero/ Poon

Dminds/ Rotation

DJ Marky & Makoto/ Secret Place (Random Movement Remix)

Ink, Perpetuum/ Speed

You can download the full show with the playlist in a Zipfile: HERE.

Direct download: Music4Life_DrumBass_Show_7.mp3
Category:Drum & Bass -- posted at: 1:36am CST

Music4Life Drum & Bass Podcast #6

Hosted by DJ-RJ from Austin, Texas USA

Darwin/ Rushing In Ya Mind

Motion/ 92 Vibes

Bcee, S.P.Y./ Is Anybody Out There

DJ Marky & S.P.Y./ Mystic Sunset

Hybris/ Please Exist

Cyantific & Wilkinson/ Get Into It

Ultima C/ Soul Directions

Calibre/ Free My Mind

Time & Krome/ The Licence (Break Remix)

Rebel MC/ Get Ready (All Junglists) - Kosine and Dialect Remix

Ed Solo, Deekline/ Sensi

Ed Solo & Deekline/ Hail Up The Lion

Euphonique/ Dub Affair

Ed Solo, Deekline, DJ Concept/ Ghost Town

Ambrela/ Tidal Bore (FeyDer VIP)

Defence, Subsense/ Road 2 Zyon

Ed Solo & Deekline/ Ragga Muffin

Badweed/ I Love You So

Fracture & Neptune/ Customtone feat. Martin Fieber

Komatic/ Seasons Sleep

Mage, Nelver/ There Where No Us

Thank you for listening to the show.

To download the full show with playlist in Zipzile, visit HERE. To download more, please visit

For booking please contact DJ-RJ via the contact page on this site or call 512-973-8686

Direct download: Drum-n-Bass-Podcast-6--9-24-11.mp3
Category:Drum & Bass -- posted at: 2:03am CST

Here is another fine edition of the Music4Life Drum & Bass Show. Included in this one are some killer ragga jungle tunes and the usual sweet and pretty songs that I love.

Echo Inada/ Day After Day

Dkay/ Thinner Edge

Moleman/ Imagine

Total Science & S.P.Y Feat Kevin J King/ Past Lives

ARP-1/ Shadows Drop

Dc Breaks/ The More I Want

Broken Force/ Wings Of An Angel

Drumsound & Bassline Smith/ Freak

Basher/ Xerox

Calibre, Marcus Intalex/ Meltdown

Total Science and S.P.Y/ Castaway

Moving Fusion/ Black Belt

Double O/ The Love Of Jah

Pleasure and Origin/ Dub After Dub

Nether ft Ras-T-Weed/ True Believer (Marcus Intalex Dancehall Remix)

Marcus Intalex, S.P.Y/ Paulista Dub

Benny Page,Mr. Williamz/ Pass the Kutchie (D&B Dubplate)

Serial Killaz, Mr. Williamz/ Ganja We Smoke - Serial Killaz Remix

Camo Ufos/ Bashment Crue (Urban Assault Jungle Remix)

Bladerunner/ Take Me Higher

Skyweep/ Light Of Day Sunset Cafe & Katie Epworth - Mage Remix

Donnie Dubson/ Last Night

Nu:Tone/ Broken (featuring Kyan)

Sunny Crimea/ We Are In Love

DJ Marky & S.P.Y./ Days Go Slow Feat Miri (Makoto Remix)

You can download the full show with playlist in a Zipfile here if you like.

Direct download: Drum-n-Bass-Podcast-5--6-16-11.mp3
Category:Drum & Bass -- posted at: 1:26am CST

Music4Life Drum & Bass Podcast #4

Hosted by DJ-RJ from Austin, Texas USA on June 6, 2011

Anile/ Change Of Direction

Majestics/ Don't Lie

Bungle/ Constant & Clear

B4ssTee/ Thinking About U

Logarithmia/ Feel Your Heartbeat

Break/ Hearing Voices

Seba, Method One/ Mr Downstairs

2PM/ Boy

Smote/ My World

Scott Allen/ Mix Up

Soulproof/ Inna Dem Clothes

Command Strange/ Secret Feelings

Scott Allen/ Have A Little Faith

Gramatik/ A Bunch Of Questions - 80s Casual Remix

Bungle/ Don't Look Back

Majestics/ Miko

The Matrix/ Strength 2 Strength (Smooth Remix)

Intelligent Manners, Command Strange/ Talking About Love

Interface/ Get Down

Breakage, Jess Mills/ Fighting Fire - Loadstar Remix

TwoThirds/ Essence

High Contrast Featuring J'Nay/ Eternal Optimist

To download previous shows, please visit

Direct download: Music4Life-DnB-Podcast4--6-6-11.mp3
Category:Drum & Bass -- posted at: 12:00am CST

I was very fortunate to interview Bunny Rugs of Third World on Reggae Evolution on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. We spoke about his new solo album Time and his latest release with Third World, called Patriots.

Direct download: Bunny-Rugs-on-Reggae-Evolution.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 2:06pm CST

On Tuesday, May 31, 2011, I interviewed Mikey General about reggae and his new release, Born To Rule.

Direct download: Mikey-General-Interview-on-Reggae-Evolution.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 12:28pm CST

Music4Life Drum & Bass Podcast #3

Hosted by DJ-RJ from Austin, Texas USA

Brookes Brothers/ Beautiful (feat Robert Owens)

DuoScience/ Simple Life

B4sstee/ Silence In Everywhere

Jrumhand/ Live For Today

Dabs/ Some Nights

Indivision/ Inner Beauty

Gemini/ Without You

London Elektricity/ Meteorites (featuring Elsa Esmeralda)

Sigma/ Dreams To Reality feat. Logistics

Decon/ Neon Dawn

Loxy/ Politicians

Incident/ Questions

Scott Allen/ Dub With Me

Durban Poison/ Babylon Time Warp - Bladerunner Remix

Break/ Lead The Way

Atlantic Connection/ Promise

Break/ Positive / Negative

The Last Hero/ Paradise Lost

Dak/ Skunk

Break/ Destiny Comes Ringing

Jrumhand, MJT/ Radio Jam

Majestics/ In My Heart feat. Flower

Smote/ Born To My Soul

Tow/ Autumn In Tallinn - Bone Remix

Electrosoul System/ To My Galaxy - Makoto Remix

To download more, please visit

For booking please contact DJ-RJ: or 512-973-8686

Direct download: Music4Life-Podcast-5-20-11.mp3
Category:Drum & Bass -- posted at: 1:28am CST

Music4Life DnB Podcast #2

Hosted by DJ-RJ on April 13, 2011

Nu:Tone/ Do You Like It (featuring Natalie Williams)

Makoto/ Good Old Days

Smote/ Deeply In My Soul

Smooth/ Micro

Eclipse/ Feels So Right

London Elektricity/ The Plan That Cannot Fail

Bcee/ Generations (S.P.Y. Remix)

Danoo & Jett/ Twilight

MJT & Wreckage Machine/ Colours

Mooncat/ Autumn Dub

Fresh/ Gatekeeper

Die/ Ghetto Bizness

Spectrasoul/ Lost Disciple

George Young the Infinite/ Bringin The Heat

Phetsta/ Disco Dog

Futurebound/ Brave New World

Spectrasoul/ Reminiscence

Paul SG/ Quiet Steps

Toez/ Holland (Aquasion Remix)

Crypton/ Lost

Nu:Tone/ Coming Back (featuring Heidi Vogel)

DJ Marky & Makoto/ Aquarius feat Deeizm

Gradon & Janky/ Heritage

Oscillist/ A New Shade Of Blue

London Elektricity/ Elektricity Will Keep Me Warm

Direct download: Music4Life-Podcast-4-13-11.mp3
Category:Drum & Bass -- posted at: 5:07am CST

DJ-RJ's Music4Life Drum & Bass Podcast #1


DatA/ Compassion

Smooth/ Micro

Nu:Tone feat Natalie Williams/ Shine In

Mutated Forms/ Chasing Dreams

Blue Motion/ Neverending

Switch & Icicle/ Ur In My Head

Commix/ City Section

Smote/ Kite Flying

Die & Break/ Slow Down

dRamatic & dbAudio/ Break From The Vacuum

Bcee & S.P.Y./ Is Anybody Out There

Flaco & Glen E Ston/ Crescent

Schematic/ This World

Marcus Visionary & Johnny Osbourne/ Jah Promise

Dannylo/ Natty Follower

Smooth/ Music Takes Me Higher

Macro & High Speed Dubbing/ Forever Dub

Dannylo/ Ten Stomp

Seba/ Make My Way Home

Jonny L/ The Rave

Danny Byrd featuring Tomahawk/ Hot Fuzz

LSB/ Rolling Sideways

Drumsound & Simon Bassline Smith/ Clap Your Hands

Undersound/ Month Of Sundays

Logistics & Cyantific/ Brighter Day feat. Natalie Williams

Direct download: Music4Life-Podcast-2-20-11.mp3
Category:Drum & Bass -- posted at: 1:23am CST

A show with some of the new tunes for 2011 Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago.


Reggae Evolution with DJ-RJ

KAZI 88.7 FM Austin Texas

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 7-10 PM

2011 Soca:

Nnika Francis/ Carnival Again

Knycky Cordner/ Wuker

Shal Marshall/ Motorbike

Shurwayne Winchester/ Manic

Fire Empress/ Colors

Machel Montano/ Hard Wuk

Nadia Batson/ My Time

Patch/ Damn Phone 

Patrice Roberts/ Mas & Whining

Shal Marshall/ 3D Wine (feat Swappi)

Olatunji/ Designated Driver

Chucky/ Do Fuh Do

Benjai/ Time Will Never Tell2

Buhwamoder/ Bend Right Over

Cassi/ Town Ting

Chai/ Give It To Me

Chucky/ My Bad Thing


Direct download: Soca-Evolution_2-8-11.mp3
Category:Soca -- posted at: 11:52am CST

I did this interview with Cas Haley on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 on Reggae Evolution on KAZI 88.7 FM.

Direct download: Cas-Haley-Reggae-Evolution-Interview-DJ-RJ.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 8:32pm CST

I interviewed Chris & Josh of Roots Revealers on Reggae Evolution on KAZI 88.7 FM, on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.

Direct download: Roots-Revealers-2-23-10.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 12:01am CST

I interviewed Dr Dubbist, Mark, and Nico of Austin reggae band Don Chani on Reggae Evolution on KAZI 88.7 FM on Tuesday. September 22, 2009.

Direct download: Don_Chani_9_22_09.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 10:14am CST

I got to interview The Reddies on September 8th on Reggae Evolution on KAZI 88.7 FM.

Direct download: The_Reddies_on_Reggae_Evolution.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 9:09pm CST

Dharana Jones is a musician who blessed so many people in Austin with the love and music he gave us.

Direct download: Dharana_Tribute.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 9:54pm CST

On Tuesday, August 12th, 2008, I interviewed Etana about her new album, The Strong One on Reggae Evolution on KAZI 88.7 FM.

Direct download: Etana_Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 3:56pm CST

I got to interview Sarah Temple about her music on July 28th on RJ's R&B on KAZI 88.7 FM.

Direct download: Sarah_Temple.mp3
Category:RJ's RnB -- posted at: 12:54am CST

Chris Van Loan I interviewed Chris Van Loan about his new album release called Rebirth for my KAZI show RJ's R&B.
Direct download: Chris_Van_Loan.mp3
Category:Radio Interview -- posted at: 2:42pm CST

I interviewed singer and bass player Moe Monsarratt of The Mau Mau Chaplains on my program.  We spoke about his contribution to the Austin reggae scene including bands he played with iTex and The Lotions.

Direct download: Moe_Monsarrat_Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 10:36pm CST

I got to speak with several members of the group Katchafire from New Zealand after their Austin appearances for SxSW 2008. Sweet guys and great music.

Direct download: Katchafire_Interview_3_17_08.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 1:31am CST

On Monday, February 10th, 2008, I interviewed jazz/r&b singer Pyeng Threadgill about her music and 2008 SxSW appearance.

Direct download: Pyeng_Threadgill_Interview_3-10-08.mp3
Category:RJ's RnB -- posted at: 1:13am CST

This is an interview I did with Austin-based reggae producer and engineer Courtney Audain on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. We spoke about his recent studio projects with Mr Brown, Cyril Neville, and his forthcoming double CD release that he is working on. "Love Yourself," yeah!

Direct download: Courtney_Audain_Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 1:57pm CST

I interviewed Tessanne Chin in late January 2008 and the interview ran on my February 26th program.

Direct download: Tessnne_Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 8:48pm CST

Austin Community Radio, Inc KAZI 88.7 FM
RJ's R&B
Monday, February 4, 2008
2-3 PM

O'Bryan/ Just Like Doin' It
O'Bryan/ Can I Kiss Your Lips
Confection/ Fantasisin'
Confection/ I Choose You
Satya Project/ Karma Wheel
Satya Project/ Dearest Sun
Izzy James/ Change The World
Tony Fields/ New Girl In Town (Brand New Girl)
Austin Nights Brass Band/ Chameleon
Austin Nights Brass Band/ Obladi Oblada
Snoop Dogg/ Sensual Seduction (instrumental)

Direct download: 2-4-08_RJs_RnB.mp3
Category:RJ's RnB -- posted at: 2:51pm CST

Austin Community Radio KAZI 88.7 FM
Sunday, January 20, 2007 3-5 PM
Soca 2008 with DJ-RJ

Hour 1:

Mr Dale/ Soca Junkie
Akon/ Don't Matter
Fireball/ What I Want
Rihanna feat Mr Slaughter/ Please Don't Stop The Soca
Crazy/ Phone Card
H2o Flo & Ziggy Rankin/ I Really Wanna
Denise Belfon/ Rude Gal Anthem
Ras Kiki I/ Jah Warriors
Nadia Batson/ My Posse
Nadia Batson/ Love Of My Life
Kelf/ Bumper
Machel/ Wining Season
Patrice Roberts/ Assume The Position (Wukking Up)
Peter Ram/ Pumpin'
Direct download: 1-20-08_2008_Soca_Part_1.mp3
Category:Soca -- posted at: 10:10pm CST

Austin Community Radio KAZI 88.7 FM
Sunday, January 20, 2007 3-5 PM
Soca 2008 with DJ-RJ

Hour 2:

Farmer Nappy/ Chippin'
Ninja Dan/ Brown Skin
Kyron Baptiste/ Love At First Wine
Chucky/ Hook Line
Simple/ Keys To Ride It
Bunji Garlin/ Famous
Ricky T/ Pressure Boom
Fayann Alvarez/ Who Standing
Machel Montano/ Unconditional
Mr Slaughter/ Admire You
Patch/ Callin My Name
Fireball/ pele pele pa
KMC & Shabba Ranks/ Born As A Winner
Machel Montano/ Tik Tok
DJ Iwer/ Stage
Benjai/ Wine Like Dem
Blazer/ Waistline
Olatunji/ Having A Time
Direct download: 1-20-08_2008_Soca_Part_2.mp3
Category:Soca -- posted at: 9:52pm CST

Lots of great new R&B and Neo-Soul on this show. I will post the playlist later.
Direct download: RJs_RnB_1-14-08.mp3
Category:RJ's RnB -- posted at: 12:43pm CST

Direct download: best_of_2007_part_3.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 1:07am CST

Direct download: best_of_2007_part_2.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 1:01am CST

Austin Community Radio KAZI 88.7 FM
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Reggae Evolution - Best of 2007
DJ-RJ with Jah Ray

Luciano/ prayer
Gentleman feat Alborosie/ celebration
Beres Hammond/ give it all you've got
Guardian Angel megamix
Pressure/ love & affection
Tarrus Riley/ she's royal

Tarrus Riley feat Duane Stephenson/ let love live
Reggae Vibes #607
Ras Shiloh/ give a little love
Richie Spice/ open the door
Ray Darwin/ people's choice
Gentleman/ different places
Collie Buddz/ blind to you
Jah Cure/ sticky
Jah Cure/ good morning sunshine

THE DAWTAS - "Gotta Big Dem Up":
Beres Hammond/ not for sale
Alaine/ sincerely
Lady Saw/ no less than a woman
Queen Ifrica/ daddy
Alicia Keys/ no one (reggae remix)
Queen Ifrica/ below the waist
Etana/ roots
Chuck Fenda & Cherine Anderson/ coming over tonight
Vegas & feat Jovi Rockwell/ you're gonna need me
Tessanne/ hideaway
Tami Chynn/ I wanna give you everything
Duane Stephenson feat Rochelle Bradshaw/ one great world

Stephen Marley/ mind control
Kymani Marley/ hustler
Tarrus Riley/ protect your neck
Alborosie/ Kingston town
Vegas/     tek weh yuhself
Shaggy/ church heathen
Damian "Jr Gong" Marley/ one loaf of bread
Da'Ville & Sean Paul/ always on my mind

JaVaughn/ peer pressure
QQ/ tek it to them

Cham/ conscience
Busy Signal/ these are the days
Beenie Man/ mama cry

Austin Tings:
Mr Brown/ not study war
Contra Coup/ follow the rainbow
Grimy Styles/ crease

Umberto Echo feat Luciano/ Jah words dub

For The fallen Soldiers:
Demarco/ fallen soldiers
Lucky Dube/ celebrate life
Tyrone Taylor/ cottage in Negril

Jamelody/ give thanks
Sean Paul/ mama I love you
Collie Buddz/ blind to you version
Esco/ God is love

Direct download: best_of_2007_part_1.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 12:23am CST

Mike De Lara Interview Alicia Broussard, Mike De Lara, and Jonathan Eastridge, three singer-songwriters from L.A., dropped in to the station today while I was on the air and we did a quick interview and Mike played two songs live on the air.
Direct download: Mikey_De_Lara_interview_12-3-07.mp3
Category:RJ's RnB -- posted at: 2:50pm CST

This is an interview I did with Kris Brown of the group Mr. Brown on Tuesday, November 16, 2007. We discussed the release of his new CD release Boderation recently released on Coinhead Records. I was fortunate to be able to play drums on the album. Contact me if you are interested in having me play on your tracks.

Direct download: Kris_Brown_Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 9:55pm CST

I recorded this interview with Philip Winter of Umberto Echo on Tuesday, November 16, 2007 on Reggae Evolution on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin, TX.

Direct download: Umberto_Echo_Interview.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 9:32pm CST

This is an interview I did on Tuesday, October 9th with Aimann Raad & Ras Jorge from Lion Head on Reggae Evolution on KAZI 88.7 FM.

Direct download: Lion_Head_KAZI_Interview_10-9-07.mp3
Category:Reggae Evolution -- posted at: 11:07pm CST

This is from a radio show I did with my father on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin, TX on Monday, January 15, 2007. Most of the city was snowed in that day due to ice that had covered most of the city.

Here is the playlist for this half of the show:

Austin Community Radio KAZI 88.7 FM

RJ's R&B with special guest Jerry Johnson (my father)

Monday, January 15, 2007 - 1-3 PM

The Platters/ remember when

Shep & The Limelights/ daddy's home

Five Satins/ in the still of the night

The Dubs/ could this be magic

Chantels/ look in my eyes

Moonglows/ sincerely

Jerry Butler/ for your precious love

Lee Andrews & The Hearts/ long lonely nights

The Dells/ oh what a night

Jive Five/ my true story 

The Edsels/ rama lama ding dong

The Falcons/ you're so fine

5 Keys/ close your eyes

Big Joe Turner/ honey hush

Duprees/ you belong to me

Earl Grant/ the end

Skyliners/ since I don't have you

Brook Benton/ it's just a matter of time 

Jackie Wilson/ a woman, a lover, a friend

Dinah Washington/ what a difference a day makes

Direct download: RJs_RB_1-15-07_CD1_64k.mp3
Category:RJ's RnB -- posted at: 7:04pm CST