User login

The Heatwave

Jamaica Party UK tour 2012: full live show details revealed

The full details of an upcoming roots tour of the UK entitled ‘Jamaica Party’ can now be revealed.

“Come celebrate 50 years of Jamaican independence”

The run of six live shows is taking place across England throughout February and features a steady line-up of CHANNEL ONE, TOP CAT and THE HEATWAVE alongside one-off performances from DAWN PENN, IRATION STEPPAS, SOLO BANTON and CONGO NATTY.

The full tour includes the following dates:


‘Showtime: The history of UK dancehall live on stage!’ DVD now available

THE HEATWAVE has released on DVD a feature-length film charting the explosion of UK dancehall: “Showtime: The history of UK dancehall live on stage!

Here’s the official trailer:


STYLO G special on Rinse FM

THE HEATWAVE recently ran a STYLO G special on Rinse FM, featuring interviews and live sessions from the rising UK bashment artist.


TOOTS & THE MAYTALS kick off UK tour

Ska and reggae legends TOOTS & THE MAYTALS have set out on a headline tour of the UK celebrating 50 years as a band.


Carnival & bank holiday mixes round-up

For those unable to be at Notting Hill Carnival this weekend, but looking for a bit of the carnival vibe at home, have a listen to the following summer mixes that are available for download.

Rinse FM 21/08/11: THE HEATWAVE - Carnival Special


HEATWAVE presents “A brief history of Jamaican music”

The UK’s HEATWAVE has offered up a brief history of Jamaican music since the early 1960s in its latest Rinse FM radio show.

To celebrate Jamaican Independence Day (6 August) they played tracks representing and joining the dots between the key sounds of the last five decades.

The tracklist for the show is as follows: