Bass Culture: Reggae and beyond. Tune into deep, dubwise vibes from all over the map. Classic roots reggae, super bad soul and funk, crucial Afrobeat, dub from outer space – the musical compass points in many directions. Mick Sleeper has a big record collection, and he wants to share it with you.
October 7: Studio One
Studio One was the Motown of Jamaica, the musical college with an incredible number of graduates. Tune in for a crucial selection of Studio One vibes.
November 4: Santic
Leonard Chin's Santic label gave us some of the most interesting reggae records of the 1970s. Check out a playful, spooky, and dread selection.
December 2: Zamrock
In the mid 1970s, Zambian musicians branched out in an unexpected direction: hard rock. Zamrock is what happened when James Brown meets Led Zeppelin. We'll check out a mind-blowing selection.
Bass Culture on YouTube
Check out the Bass Culture YouTube channel for a top ranking selection of reggae singles from Mick Sleeper's collection. Lots of killer records, including this deadly John Holt tune.