“Woofah has consistently proved that informed, considered and informative journalism
continues to exist outside the internet and mainstream monthly music titles”
– Red Bull Music Academy’s Daily Note newspaper
“Heavy! I seen the magazine! It’s heavy!”
David Rodigan checking Woofah at Kiss FM
Woofah featured in Simon Reynolds’ piece on music fanzines in The Guardian.
Below are just some of the comments we have received since our first issue was published.
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“So much music discourse has migrated to the web that it is particularly good to hail the first issue of Woofah, a zine dedicated to reggae, jungle, grime and dubstep, bass sounds that have flourished in the UK over the past few decades.
There are interviews with Leeds bleep pioneers and radical reggae scholars, sardonic short stories taking the piss out of broadsheet coverage of grime, and very funny taxonomies of the quasi-biblical commandments so common in Jamaican dance hall (‘Badman nuh like Tom Sawyers’?!).
A welcome rebuke to those who believe that sound-system music is ‘all made by psychotic hooded youths'”.
– Sukhdev Sandhu, New Statesman
“Absolutely loving it. Well written, well designed, interesting relevant fresh content.
Woofah: Upliftment in A5 format.”
– Flex, soundclash.org
“Although grime and dubstep started as London-centric scenes, gathering fragmented titbits on such genres can be as daunting as reading Ulysses. A few websites offer columns and interviews but for State’s money, the best source for info in print is Woofah, a fanzine dedicated to grime, dubstep, dancehall and reggae.
Offering a cohesive look at major players, with interviews, features and reviews, Woofah is a lovingly-created and educative magazine, aiming to spread knowledge of these fragmented and much-maligned genres.
With a host of contributors from across the world, including writers and photographers from London, Sweden, Canada, the US and Ireland (Droid from Dublin record label The Fear), Woofah is an operation after State’s heart.”
– Slate Magazine
Tippa Irie puts his feet up with a copy of Woofah
“a total joy”
“in a marketplace chock-full of music rags that’d sell their own grandmothers for a wrap of cheap gak,
we figure Woofah has got to be worth a look”
“looks wonderful… what the world was waiting for”
– Kode 9, Hyperdub
Music journalist Simon Reynolds preaches Woofah-ology from the pulpit