Reggae Radio Stations

Reggae music is a genre which was formed in jamaica during the 1960s and developed from ska and rocksteady. Reggaes rhythmical style was more syncopated and slower than that of its influences and it placed more emphasis on the off-beat rhythm guitar chord chops which were often found in ska music. Reggaes lyrical content maintained much of its focus on love as like with the lyrics of rocksteady, but during the 1970s some recordings began to focus on more social and religious themes which coincided with the rise of the rastafarian movement. While sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance music, the term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that was strongly influenced by traditional mento as well as American jazz and rhythm and blues, especially the New Orleans R&B practiced by Fats Domino and Allen Toussaint, and evolved out of the earlier genres ska and rocksteady. Reggae usually relates news, social gossip, and political comment. Reggae spread into a commercialized jazz field, being known first as ‘Rudie Blues’, then ‘Ska’, later ‘Blue Beat’, and ‘Rock Steady’. It is instantly recognizable from the counterpoint between the bass and drum downbeat, and the offbeat rhythm section. The immediate origins of reggae were in ska and rock steady; from the latter, reggae took over the use of the bass as a percussion instrument.

Stylistically, reggae incorporates some of the musical elements of rhythm and blues, jazz, mento (a celebratory, rural folk form that served its largely rural audience as dance music and an alternative to the hymns and adapted chanteys of local church singing), calypso, African music, as well as other genres. One of the most easily recognizable elements is offbeat rhythms; staccato chords played by a guitar or piano (or both) on the offbeats of the measure. The tempo of reggae is usually slower than ska but faster than rocksteady. The concept of “call and response” can be found throughout reggae music.

DPS Radio

DPS Soul 2.1

Auckland, New Zealand

Hip Hop and R&B with a mature vibe that appeals to all ages. Doug Culbreath aka DJ Deepoise has always loved music. His father, DJ Fast Eddie was well known in the club and party scene of Columbus, Ohio. He was also the winner of numerous DJ competitions. Read more…

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Joint Radio Reggae

Joint Radio Reggae

Tel Aviv-Yafo, ישראל

Joint Radio Reggae is an Internet radio station that plays a wide range of Reggae music around the clock 24/7. We love our work and our goal is to bring you the best Reggae music. In addition, we host friends during our broadcasts. Read more…

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Phat Beats Radio

Houston, TX, United States

Phat Beats Radio playing the best Rap Hip hop R&B Soul Funk from the 1970s to early 2000s over 17k traxx in the playlist streaming from Houston TX. If the player above doesn’t start correctly you might want to reload the page. Read more…

Voxvibe Radio

Voxvibe Radio

United Kingdom

Voxvibe Radio is a new up and coming radio station thats based in the luton area of bedfordshire that aims to provide a good service. We play most genre’s of music. We put our listeners first. We play the best music. We are the best. Read more…

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WEBADUB HOT RADIO

Paris, France

Playing all the hits in Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Hip-Hop & More. La Radio Dancehall référence pour tous les Francophones à travers le Monde depuis 2003. Retrouvez vos news, chroniques d’albums, agenda des soirées et l’actualité de l’Outre-mer et de la Caraïbe. Read more…

Tagged In dancehall and Reggae

Outta My Yard Radio

Outta My Yard

Netherlands

Online radio station based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Broadcasting 24/7 reggae, roots, dub, conscious vibrations. Live Djs from all around the world, interactive video chat room. Special sessions and guests. Out of many yards, one big radio station. Outta Mi Yard Radio. Reggae, Roots, DJ and Dub radio station. Read more…

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