Music4Life Podcast with DJ-RJ (reggae evolution)
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 CDT

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
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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
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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
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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 CDT

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 CDT

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
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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
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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
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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
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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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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

Direct download: Ed-Robinson-Interview-Reggae-Evolution-8-18-15.mp3
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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
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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 CDT

 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 CDT

 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
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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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

 

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
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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 CDT

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

Direct download: Tasha-T-Interview.mp3
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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 CDT

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 CDT

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

Direct download: Marcia-Griffiths-Interview.mp3
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It was a real pleasure to speak with Ed Robinson on March 19, 2013 on Reggae Evolution

Direct download: Ed-Robinson-Interview.mp3
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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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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
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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 CDT

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
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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
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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 CDT

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
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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 CDT

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 CDT

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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

Direct download: Tessnne_Interview.mp3
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Direct download: best_of_2007_part_3.mp3
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Direct download: best_of_2007_part_2.mp3
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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 CDT

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 CDT

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
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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 CDT