Interviews

NOEL ELLIS - REGGAEBUS 08/2015

Noel, as the son of the late great Alton Ellis basically you were surrounded by music from birth and you already recorded your very first song at...


SR. WILSON - REGGAE BUS FESTIVAL 08/2015

Sr. Wilson, as an introduction, could you tell us how exactly you got involved in reggae music?Sr. Wilson: "I've been doing reggae for about ten...


CHRISTOPHER ELLIS - REGGAE GEEL 08/2015

Christopher, for starters can I just say you really resemble your father!Christopher Ellis: "(laughs) I know, everybody keeps telling me that, so...


MICAH SHEMAIAH - REGGAE GEEL 08/2015

Micah, growing up in the Twelve Tribes movement; what would you say has the importance of that organization been in your development as a...


EXILE DI BRAVE - REGGAE GEEL 08/2015

Exile, a bit like Kabaka Pyramid, you started out in hip-hop rather than in reggae.Exile Di Brave: "Well, I was born in the eighties and grew up in...


PREZIDENT BROWN - REGGAE GEEL 08/2015

Prezident, do you feel being a country man changed your approach to music compared to someone born in the ghettos of Kingston for example?Prezident...


THE UPRISING ROOTS BAND - REGGAE GEEL 08/2015

Kush, of course you're the sun of the legendary Winston McAnuff. How important would you say has your father been in your musical...


SHINEHEAD - REGGAE GEEL 07/2015

Shinehead, you were born in the UK, but somehow you ended up in the US. What exactly is the story there?Shinehead: "Well, you know have some people...


RHYTHMITES - IRIE VIBES 07/2015

Murph for starters could you tell us a bit about Rhythmites?Andrew 'Murph' Murphy (lead guitar): "Originally Rhythmites was a three piece band,...


BLACK SLATE - IRIE VIBES 07/2015

Guys, what spurned the whole Black Slate reunion?Anthony Brightly (keyboards): "Well, what you need to know is that when we called it quits back in...


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...