Interviews

RAS MIDAS - ENTERTAINMENT WORKS EUROPE 07/2015

Ras Midas, I know you were in part raised by your grandmother. How big of an influence has she been?Ras Midas: "Well for starters, my grandmother...


TRISTON PALMER - ENTERTAINMENT WORKS EUROPE 07/2015

Triston, you recorded your very first tune, 'Love Is A Message', for Bunny Lee at the tender age of eight years old, but I believe it was Soul...


TIKEN JAH FAKOLY - DOUR 07/2015

Tiken after the release of 'African Revolution' in 2010, you took some time out to involve yourself in a project in Africa.Tiken Jah Fakoly: "Yes,...


BLACK ROOTS - DOUR 07/2015

Guys, if am I correct, the core members of Black Roots met while playing dominos. What led you to start a band?Errol Brown (vocals): "Well we were...


THE SKINTS - JC DE KLINKER 03/2015

Josh, last time we talked the 'Short Change' EP had just been released and you weren't too forthcoming about the new album yet. 'FM' has turned out...


MARK WONDER - N9 03/2015

Mark, reading your biography, I noticed a lot of your musical influences come from outside the scope of reggae music.Mark Wonder: "Well, in Jamaica...


TALISMAN - CC DE WARANDE 03/2015

Dehvan, Talisman really started out as Revelation Rockers, but you changed it when you discovered there was already another band out there using...


MOODCOLLECTOR - RADIO CENTRAAL 03/2015

Kris, Luc the line-up of MoodCollector counts three ex-members of The Dill Brothers (apart from Kris and Luc also bass player Paul Mattheus, red.)....


WINSTON 'BOPEE' BOWEN - VK 02/2015

Bopee, to me and I would say many reggae lovers, you're one of only a few iconic Jamaican guitar players. That being said there's very little...


I-CIENT-CY MAU - RADIO CENTRAAL 02/2015

I-Cient-Cy, the name I-Cient-Cy Mau might not ring a bell with a lot of people yet, but perhaps we should remind them that before I-Cient-Cy Mau...


YANISS ODUA - AB 12/2014

Yaniss, is it true you already started your career in the music business at the tender age of ten?Yaniss Odua: "That's correct, yes. I took my...


ROOTZ UNDERGROUND - VK 11/2014

Stephen, Charles, welcome back to Belgium. You guys aren't strangers to VK.Stephen Newland (guitar & vocals): "No, in fact on the last tour we...


HEARTWASH - RADIO CENTRAAL 10/2014

Sillah, over the years the lineup of Heartwash has seen various incarnations. If I say the heart of Heartwash is really Sillah Ishaga, would you...


BLACK STEEL - VK 04/2013

Steel, how many years of reggae music are we talking about when we look back at your career?Black Steel: "I'm in the music business for just over...


THE SKINTS - VILLA PACE 09/2014

Josh, Jamie, am I right in stating it all started for you guys at Woodbridge High School?Josh Waters Rudge (guitar & vocals): "Well, basically...


MUTABARUKA - REGGAE SUNDANCE 08/2014

Muta, what does Marcus Garvey represent to you on a personal level?Mutabaruka: "To me Marcus Garvey is where reggae music got its inspiration. He's...


KABAKA PYRAMID - REGGAE SUNDANCE 08/2014

Kabaka, in your music you combine both influences from reggae and hip-hop. Being Jamaican, reggae is in your blood, but how did you get involved...


JESSE ROYAL - REGGAE GEEL 08/2014

Jesse, I read somewhere that you started your singing career by impersonating Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers.Jesse Royal: "Well, I don't know...


NO-MADDZ - REGGAE GEEL 08/2014

Sheldon, if I summarize what No-Maddz does as "dub poetry for the 21st century", would you agree with that definition?Sheldon Shepherd: "With...


MATIC HORNS - REGGAE GEEL 08/2014

Matic, as one of the most respected trombone players in reggae music, I have to start by asking you if you've always been playing that...