New Music Mixer lineup for February 1st (Ep 16)

I’m really excited about this week’s New Music Mixer because I have so much amazing new Trop Rock and Island Music to play for you. We’ve got brand new Trop Rock from Midnight Kahuna, Randy Moore, Mike McEnery and The Jumbo Shrimp Band and Jesse Rice. We’ve got reggae vibes from Remember September, Roots Palmera, Headshine and Louis Atlas. I’ve got new music from Hawaii from Kale and Matagi plus a whole lot more.

Tune in at Noon EST for the premiere of this week’s show.

FEATURED ARTIST WEEKEND: The Cliftones – Enemies Scatter


Cincinnati reggae group The Cliftones just released their first full-length album, Enemies Scatter and it is already hitting the top of iTunes Reggae charts. We are celebrating by making The Cliftones our Featured Artist and playing songs from the new album every hour from Friday morning through Sunday.

The Cliftones are a group of musicians, who together, create powerful music – a unique style of crucial, powerhouse roots reggae. In the true spirit of roots and culture, The Cliftones blend the sounds of a relentless dance groove with positive upliftment in the lyrical message. The result is an individual sound that is undeniably their trademark.

Their first performce since the album’s release is this Saturday at Northside Tavern in Cincinnati. It will be a great show and it’s a chance to pick up a copy of the new CD.

If you can’t make the show, click on the links below to preview or purchase the tracks from Enemies Scatter and make sure to check out their website.



Yule Tides Marathon Begins Tonight At Midnight: Reggae, Trop Rock, and Island Holiday Songs

Happy Yule Tides everyone! Our non stop marathon of Christmas music from the islands begins at 12 AM EST tonight. Listen for great holiday music from our favorite artists including:

Howard Livingston
Brent Burns​
Robert Greenidge​
Todd Donnelly​
Midnight Kahuna​
Eric Stone Band​
Henry Kapono​
Jim “Kimo” West​
Donny Brewer​
Freddie Mcgregor​
Dani Hoy​ & Chris Rehm​
John Patti​
Todd Sparks​
Bob Karwin​
Jack Johnson​
and Jimmy Buffett

Clcik on the links below to preview or purchase some of our favorite Christmas songs.



This weekend, our Featured Artist is Mishka. As his website says “From bass heavy roots reggae, to mellow acoustic ballads, songs of love, songs of social justice and consciousness, you have to hear for yourself and experience the music.”

Many of our listeners will recognize “Ocean Is My Potion”, his collaboration with Jimmy Buffett. His latest album is called Roots Fidelity and we are going to play several songs from it, including the single “Rock Steady”. We’ve also picked several of our favorites from his other albums, so tune in to hear tracks from Mishka every hour through Sunday.

Visit to learn more about this artist. Click on the links below to preview or purchase tracks from Mishka.

NEW MUSIC MONDAY: Fred Locks and David O.

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Today on NEW MUSIC MONDAY, we are featuring the CD “Time To Shine” from Fred Locks and David O.

After an eight-year creative and personal journey, Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer David Ondrick and Jamaica-based reggae pioneer, vocalist Fred Locks, present their first full-length collaboration Time To Shine (Duplex Music). It’s a soulfully enlightening album detailed and handcrafted with reverence to the Kingston 1970s tradition, brimming with imaginative musicality and youthful swagger.

Time To Shine represents the profound connections of two acclaimed musicians coming together from disparate backgrounds to deliver a universal message of love and unity. “On a global level, the songs on Time to Shine speak to all people, regardless of their work, occupation, or culture,” David O. says. “Fred and I believe now is the time for each of us to shine forth with an individual and personal clarity with the intention of uplifting all those around us. With this album we want to tip the balance one person at a time. “

Click on the links below to preview or purchase tracks from this great CD.




This weekend’s featured artist is Iration.

Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians formed in Isla Vista, CA. A deep-rooted reggae influence is fused with elements of rock and pop to create smooth original sounds that keep listeners’ feet moving, hands swaying and hearts beating.

Listen for songs from Iration every hour, including songs from their great new CD, Hotting up.Click on the links below to sample or purchase some of the tracks we are featuring and check out the band’s website at