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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Natural Selectas is releasing their fifth record featuring Anatta Sound after releases from Somah, Mungk and major Oak.
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.
Seizing the spotlight for Sub Audio Records' fourth 12" pressing, Vienna's very own Scooped untethers his long-awaited debut vinyl release.
Ras Zacharri's brilliant vocal gets a proper relick when Roommate & Unity Selekta step to the remix.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.