GUILLAUME 'STEPPER' BRIARD - SMILE! ANTWERP REGGAE FESTIVAL 07/2014
"Before I started playing reggae and ska, I really took the time to get to know the history behind the music and Jamaican culture in general."
JUPITER & OKWESS INTERNATIONAL - WERELDFEEST LEUVEN 06/2014
"Before I went to Germany, I still spent a few years in Belgium attending a boarding school in Nivelles, but when my father discovered there was an excellent French school in West-Berlin, he arranged for my transfer."
BIXIGA 70 - ESPACE SENGHOR 05/2014
"Bixiga is an area close to downtown São Paulo, famous for always welcoming new waves of immigrants to the city."
BLACK FLOWER - ARENBERG 05/2014
"The thing is: musicians of my generation have had the luxury of growing up with an amazing array of musical genres at their disposal."
KEITH & TEX - N9 04/2014
"That's true yes, and I'm sure Tex will probably try to convince you of the fact he taught me how to play the game."
ZIGGY MARLEY - AB 04/2014
"(decided) No, I think that would simply be impossible, as that is who I am and I cannot run away from myself."
CHRONIXX - VK 04/2014
"It was a tune about poor people and upliftment, just like what I still sing about today."
DRE ISLAND - VK 04/2014
"I remember I was three years old when my father asked what I wanted to do when I grew up and even at that tender age I already replied: "Piano!"."
KELISSA - VK 04/2014
"Yes, when I was fifteen years old my mom and dad took us with them to Tanzania."
JEMERE MORGAN - HET DEPOT 03/2015
"I guess you could say this was sort of meant to be, yes."
MORGAN HERITAGE (LUKES MORGAN) - HET DEPOT 03/2014
"Well, it's on and off to be honest."
MORGAN HERITAGE (MOJO MORGAN) - HET DEPOT 03/2014
"I think our music kind of carried us in that direction."
BOTTLE OF MOONSHINE - RADIO CENTRAAL 02/2014
"As so often, it all started with a bunch of friends enjoying playing music together."
ONE ROOT (MATT-I) - RADIO CENTRAAL 02/2014
"I was still studying jazz at Jazz Studio in Antwerp at that time and basically Black Mystic Erotic was a collective of about twenty musicians playing music together that was mainly based on improvisation."
JAMAICAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA (SIMON 'SAIMN-I' DECANTE) - RADIO CENTRAAL 01/2014
"In fact, we've been playing together longer than that even."
CAPITAL LETTERS - HOOTANANNY 01/2014
"We named ourselves The Alphabets but quickly discovered there was a band with the same name back in Manchester, so we decided to change it to Capital Letters which didn't seem to be all that big of a leap! (laughs)""
MAMAR KASSEY (YACOUBA MOUMOUNI) - MAGIC MIRRORS BRUSSELS 12/2013
"For starters, one of our musicians (Adamou Daouda, red.
LALA NJAVA - LA PORTEUSE D'EAU 10/2013
"Yes, we're fifteen brothers and sisters, all involved in music and generally known as the Njava family."
ROD TAYLOR - HELDEN IN HET PARK 08/2013
"Barry and I, we both used to go to the same school, but we used to hang out at Sugar Minott's place, the location that would later become known as Youthman Promotion, and that's where the whole Aliens thing got started."
KOBO TOWN - HELDEN IN HET PARK 08/2013
"What we do with Kobo Town is definitely very calypso-inspired, both in melody and lyrical approach.