Ram 1 I’ve been a huge fan of Ramone ‘Ram 1’ Williams ever since I came across him a few years ago. In fact he (along with his Riddim Culture cohorts Edward Holland Junior and Gyamma) is of the reasons I wrote the Pull Up Special Feature for UKGospel.com back in 2011 (link below) Riddim Culture has quietly gone about maintaining a rather formidable UK … Continue reading New Ram 1 Video – ‘Mary’
As a subgenre UK Gospel Reggae has never really got the props it truly deserves. It has as many (arguably more) players active on the international scene as the more high-profile Hip-Hop and ‘traditional’ gospel artists. But – like much of the wider contemporary Gospel music scene – it’s consistently under the shadow of its mainstream equivalent. Still, the Reggae Gospel lot are a hardy breed, … Continue reading [Free Download] ‘Riddim Culture Presents Ram 1’
Free Download and video: Ram 1 – ‘Babylon’ Nottingham-based MOBO 2012 Gospel nominee Ram 1 put this out late last year. ‘Babylon’ is another Edward Holland Junior production so you know the UK Gospel Reggae quality is built-in. If you haven’t seen or heard it, it’s definitely worth the 3 minutes and 30 seconds of your time – free download too! EXPLORE MORE Ram 1 … Continue reading Free Download and video: Ram 1 – ‘Babylon’
I’m happy to admit I found 2012’s MOBO Gospel category difficult to call.
The one thing MOBO Awards is pretty much guaranteed to do with Gospel every year is generate consternation and anger (even outrage) among those who feel they have their finger sitting much more firmly on the industry’s pulse than the folks at MOBO HQ.
Get it Wrong
And – almost inevitably – it would seem MOBO ‘get it wrong’ every year.
Still, as an observer myself I’m always interested to see how people with no direct connection to our industry understand and interpret it. There’s much benefit in seeing things from an outsiders’ perspective.
Continue reading “Miss Kerr, the MOBOs and Migrating from UK Gospel…”
Voted for your favourite UK Gospel act for MOBO 2012 yet..? No? Well, maybe you need a reminder. Here’s a summary of the nominees, in alphabetical order. You have less than 24 hours: El Mafrex – Jehovah – Join on Facebook Nicola – Breakthrough ft Guvna B – Join on Facebook Rachel Kerr – Kingdom Soldier 2011 Remix ft Commission, Lola Godheld, Jay Ess, Faith … Continue reading MOBO Gospel 2012 – Last Chance: Listen to the music – Then Vote!
Happy New Year! First ‘Essential’ post of 2012. Sorry it took so long.
The short version: through the ‘Essential UK Gospel Tracklist’ series I’ll point you in the direction of UK gospel tracks I think are worth further exploration. Read the full background here.
In the meantime, the music for 2012 is looking rather good. Here – in no particular order – are a few you definitely need to check out.
Continue reading “The Essential UK Gospel Tracklist – March 2012”
It’ll be pretty obvious to anyone who cares to look that we’re in the middle of an amazing run of great new music in the UK at the moment
And that’s helped in no small part both by the mixtape culture of giving away free music, and the seemingly dwindling resistance to Christian artists writing songs to mainstream instrumental tracks. Continue reading “The Essential UK Gospel Tracklist – June 2011”