The Hot Steppers is a community built around music and popular culture with an emphasis on reggae. We are a social media hub bringing together live and recorded events. A major feature is the Music Market where artists and producers can open and sell in their own stores. Yep, no need for reggae, soca and other Caribbean beats to be lost in the 45-million titles on the mega sites.
The original Hot Steppers were a 1970s Robin Hood-type group that operated in the Wareika Hills area of East Kingston, where in earlier days, foundation reggae artists such as Count Ossie and Rico Rodriques, among others, honed their artistic skills. The Hot Steppers would go outside their community on underworld missions and share their booty with their impoverished neighbours. But artists such as Peter Tosh, Marcia Griffiths, Steel Pulse and Ini Kamoze, made “steppin” fashionable, and today this site’s mission is to “step up” the reggae to new levels while bringing people together to do what they do best: share and interact.
Our plan is for a premiere activity for members and musicians, the Hot Steppers Reggae Song Contest for unsigned artists.
You can read and contribute stories, reviews and calendar items to the magazine and on our social platform set up public and private groups, send messages and chat with friends. Importantly, some time soon you may just help to select the next big star in the reggae world.