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Sugahspank, Blend Mishkin, and the Greek reggae scene
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Sugahspank, Blend Mishkin, and the Greek reggae scene

Andrei Bucureci - Apr 21, 2021

George Mandas, aka Blend Mishkin, and Georgia Kalafati, aka Sugahspank, are two Athens-based musicians working on spreading a great message on top of addictive sounds. The duo is active since the mid-90s.

Tenor Youthman – All Right Then EP
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Tenor Youthman – All Right Then EP

Andrei Bucureci - Mar 24, 2021

The latest release of Tenor Youthman is signed for Dub Universe Records, an imprint of the Big Roba Sound System duo, Pavel and Sergey. These guys have crafted some envy-attracting riddims for this 2021 release. Without a doubt, Tenor Youthman can be called the inexhaustible bard of the East. 

A look into the history and evolution of dub music with Hopeton ‘Scientist’ Brown
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A look into the history and evolution of dub music with Hopeton ‘Scientist’ Brown

Andrei Bucureci - Feb 01, 2021

Following the interview, you will get to know the musical genius and the prolific artist behind the name of The Scientist. From mixing techniques to LP visual covers and King Tubby’s legacy, our conversation took a tour of this impressive engineer and artist work.

In conversation with the UK Mc and drummer Horseman
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In conversation with the UK Mc and drummer Horseman

Andrei Bucureci - Jul 22, 2020

Already a drummer for some time, Winston Williams, aka Horseman, made his MC debut back in 1985, on the Rusty International label. The UK’s premier reggae drummer, Horseman, worked with producers such as Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, Scientist, Jah Shaka, and Prince Fatty, to name a few.

My Lord Sound. An interview with Ranking Levy
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My Lord Sound. An interview with Ranking Levy

Andrei Bucureci - Jul 13, 2020

Four years ago, when I first visited Israel, I had a special feeling. It was the young’s people energy surrounding the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa. I was impressed about the vast music community and their love for sound system culture and Jamaican music. So, my exploration into the Israeli's sound system culture began with last year interview with Miss Red.

In conversation with the visual artist Matteo Anselmo, on the Italian music scene
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In conversation with the visual artist Matteo Anselmo, on the Italian music scene

Andrei Bucureci - Jun 22, 2020

Our conversation with Matteo Anselmo is following the music scene in Italy, with a special focus on Genoa, through the eyes of a visual artist. Anselmo is a teacher at the Genoa International School of Comics – Academy of Visual Arts and new media, and co-founder of the Rebigo Illustration Studio.

What’s it like to live in the vast musical universe of Gaudi?
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What’s it like to live in the vast musical universe of Gaudi?

Andrei Bucureci - May 16, 2020

With a strong career spanning over three decades, experimenting with electronic music, reggae, psychedelic, dub, and world-music, Gaudi is a truly innovative artist. Fascinated by synthesizers and sound-distortion of any kind, Gaudi’s motivation to pursue his music career started in the early ’80s. 

An insight on Liverpool’s reggae community with Rory Taylor
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An insight on Liverpool’s reggae community with Rory Taylor

Andrei Bucureci - Feb 04, 2020

From club events, festivals and movie screenings, to managing the dub legend Scientist, Rory Taylor is a good example of a music business professional. Based in Liverpool, his passion for sound system culture and Caribbean music is hard to match. Rory is also the co-founder of the Positive Vibration agency, a structure that holds all his musical activities.

A conversation with the artist Lukasz Rusinek from Paprika Korps
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A conversation with the artist Lukasz Rusinek from Paprika Korps

Andrei Bucureci - Jan 24, 2020

Lukasz is a multidisciplinary artist and my conversation with him took a nice detour touching all kinds of subjects related to arts - the local visual art and the history of the Polish poster, the legacy of Polish art cinema, music, Paprika Korps albums, and the Karrot Kommando record house. 

Anatta Sound is the fifth vinyl release for Natural Selectas.
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Anatta Sound is the fifth vinyl release for Natural Selectas.

Black Rhino Music - Aug 10, 2019

Natural Selectas is releasing their fifth record featuring Anatta Sound after releases from Somah, Mungk and major Oak. 

Dancehall Tradition announces first 12” release
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Dancehall Tradition announces first 12” release

Black Rhino Music - Aug 07, 2019

Romanian reggae label Dancehall Tradition announces their first 12'' release, featuring vocals from Tenor Youthman, Echo Minott and Bunny General. Long time label collaborator  Bwoy Injektah signs the music and the mixdown.

Worldwide Slaughter by Scooped on Sub Audio Records
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Worldwide Slaughter by Scooped on Sub Audio Records

Black Rhino Music - Jul 31, 2019

Seizing the spotlight for Sub Audio Records' fourth 12" pressing, Vienna's very own Scooped untethers his long-awaited debut vinyl release.

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Jah Rule Vip & Dub by Ras Zacharri, Roommate, Unity Selekta on Avocaudio

Black Rhino Music - Jul 30, 2019

Ras Zacharri's brilliant vocal gets a proper relick when Roommate & Unity Selekta step to the remix.

Reggae taking over. A conversation with Sheba
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Reggae taking over. A conversation with Sheba

Codin Oraseanu - Mar 05, 2019

Like most of the independent labels, Dancehall Tradition is also founded by the passion and love for music. The interview with Sheba is following the label mission, collaborators and future plans in the amazing world of reggae music.

Black Rhino Music pres. Radikal Guru
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Black Rhino Music pres. Radikal Guru

Black Rhino Music - Mar 04, 2019

Our march session in Expirat Club is welcoming Radikal Guru. One of the brightest lights of the roots-influenced underground community, Poland born Mateusz Miller has pioneered a compelling and unique fusion of sounds that encompass dub, reggae and dubstep under his Radikal Guru moniker.

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Black Rhino pres. Von D

Black Rhino Music - Jan 31, 2019

We begin the 2019 monthly residence in Expirat club by inviting the french dub and bass music producer Von D. With three albums and multiple EPs under his belt, Von D is also recognised for featuring exclusive and unreleased dub or dubstep tunes, alongside his own music.

Social Sundays 012: Serious Dub
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Social Sundays 012: Serious Dub

Black Rhino Music - Jan 16, 2019

We started 2019 in full force with a heavy selection of dub music from our friends at Serious Dub. Born in 2011 as a group of dub/reggae promoters, Serious Dub co-organised Subsonic Festival 2012, the largest bass music and sound system festival in Romania. From the commitment and passion for dub music and it’s vast and complex universe, Serious Dub productions have emerged.

A mix of reggae and punk with Hornsman Coyote
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A mix of reggae and punk with Hornsman Coyote

Andrei Bucureci - Dec 05, 2018

The militant lyrics and the attitude towards the Big Brother oppression have formed a strong connection between punk and reggae. From the UK punk attitude of rejecting the establishment, to the squats of Berlin and the rasta hooligans in the Netherlands, the punk and reggae have formed an alliance in fighting the extreme right groups and promoting the...

A conversation about dub music with Nils Petter Molvaer
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A conversation about dub music with Nils Petter Molvaer

Andrei Bucureci - Nov 22, 2018

I had the pleasure to meet and talk with the Norwegian trumpet player Nils Petter Molvaer at the 22nd edition of Garana Jazz Festival, where he performed alongside the reggae legends Sly & Robbie, and his Scandinavian collaborators Eivind Aarset & Vladislav Delay.

Protoje and the spirit of reggae revival
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Protoje and the spirit of reggae revival

Andrei Bucureci and Codin Oraseanu - Sep 05, 2018

After almost 50 years of a solid reggae genre where the harmony, rhythm, percussion and sounds where well established comes a new approach. Straight from the mother island of Jamaica, a new concept is born – the reggae revival. A term coined by Protoje, Chronixx and Jah9 to help them better market their sound.

Social Sundays 010: Kaze Sound System
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Social Sundays 010: Kaze Sound System

Black Rhino Music - Aug 29, 2018

The tenth session of Social Sundays welcomed Kaze Sound System. Operator, sound system builder and reggae collector, Kaze crafted a two hour and a half roots and reggae mix.

Social Sundays 008: Ursu Dub
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Social Sundays 008: Ursu Dub

Black Rhino Music - Jul 24, 2018

The eighth stream of Social Sundays brings the reggae selector Ursu Dub. Just returned from a long trip to the Caribbeans he carefully crafted a nice selection of reggae and dub music.

Disturbing the Comfortable – Comforting the Disturbed, an interview with Adrian Sherwood
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Disturbing the Comfortable – Comforting the Disturbed, an interview with Adrian Sherwood

Andrei Bucureci and Codin Oraseanu - May 14, 2018

Disturbing the Comfortable - Comforting the Disturbed is On-U Sound's motto, Adrian Sherwood’s longstanding label. Recurring through our interview is the theme of avoiding musical safe explorations, taking the audience out of their comfort zone and the demystification of music through the lack of enthusiasm from music lovers.

Social Sundays 004 – Kaya Foundation
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Social Sundays 004 – Kaya Foundation

Black Rhino Music - Apr 17, 2018

This month, Kaya Foundation is celebrating ten years of activity so, we invited them for an extended session at our bimonthly Social Sundays. Enjoy this fine selection of roots reggae music and if you are in town on the 20th of April be sure to come at their session.

Social Sundays 001 – L45
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Social Sundays 001 – L45

Black Rhino Music - Feb 26, 2018

Selecta L45 is playing strictly vinyl roots reggae and he promotes the same vintage reggae in Roots on Vinyl sessions in Bucharest. You can always find him defending that original silky bass from the 70's.

A conversation with Warrior Queen
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A conversation with Warrior Queen

Andrei Bucureci - Dec 04, 2017

Annette Henry a.k.a. Warrior Queen is a Jamaican dancehall, reggae and dub performer, a strong voice bridging the reggae and electronic genre. You can find her on LP’s and recordings from established producers and artists like The Bug, Skream, Vex’d, Mungo’s and many others.

Black Rhino Music and Communities conference #2
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Black Rhino Music and Communities conference #2

Black Rhino Music - May 17, 2017

We where very happy when Mikey Dread and Ras Kayleb from mighty Channel One Sound System responded yes to our invitation for the second edition of ”Music…

Music and Communities Conference #2
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Music and Communities Conference #2

Black Rhino Music - May 02, 2017

Black Rhino Music continues the conference series dedicated to music and communities with special guests such as Mikey Dread and Ras Kayleb from Channel One Sound System.…

Announcement for our next club night. Channel One Sound System [UK]
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Announcement for our next club night. Channel One Sound System [UK]

Black Rhino Music - Apr 25, 2017

We continue our fine selection of music and artists with Channel One Sound System, operated by Mikey Dread on the i-trols and MC Ras Kayleb.