Oness Records has been killing it lately (don’t believe me go look up Sara Lugo ft. Protoje “Really Like You”). So it came as no surprise to myself when I found my ears drawn to the most recent Riddim released by the Oness team. That Riddim is the Retro Locks Riddim, and the example I have chosen to share is Dre Island’s “On Time”. I may have mentioned it before, on my laptop I keep a list of young Reggae artists who I think are important to the future of the genre that was built on the backs of people like Gregory Isaacs, Black Uhuru, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh etc; A genre that due to it’s baby brother Dancehall is often overshadowed. On that list are names like Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid, Alborosie, and Dre Island (among a handful of others I hope to write about in the very near future). Put an artist like Dre Island on a Riddim like “Retro Locks” and you will get a taste of why people in the know a predicting a new Reggae Renaissance.