The Royal Family of Reggae, Morgan Heritage, were kind enough to visit KDHX on their day off to perform a few exclusive, stripped-down versions of three new songs from their 10th album, "Strictly Roots," and chat with Ital-K. The album also marks the first on their own label, Cool To Be Conscious.
On Tuesday night at Pop's Nightclub in Sauget, Illinois, it was proven that ska is not dead.
We're already halfway through another year of new music released in 2015. We've compiled all of KDHX's most-spun new albums, and we hope you find some of your favorites (or further justify them).
These are my top picks for best ska albums of all time. The styles are all over the place on this list, some old, some new; some easy and some quite hard.
A great song always makes a connection -- with your heart, your body, your head, sometimes with your voice, when you can't stop singing or humming along. The DJs of KDHX know that feeling, and they love sharing it with the world. These are the songs that truly connected with them -- and we hope with you -- in 2014.
Matisyahu brings his Jewish heritage and new music into the lexicon of reggae. His new album "Akeda" still finds him exploring his faith and expanding his music vocabulary with reggae dominating his soul.
Hailing from Masaya, Nicaragua, Milly Majuc fuses ska, reggae, Latin music and contemporary rock in ways that few bands would dare, let alone imagine. Just try to keep from dancing along to the track "Giovana."