Where there is an anniversary, there has got to be a celebration! Party experts as we are at Reggaeville, more than 100 degrees in the shade couldn’t stop us from delivering a mad, sick Summerjam report with live videos, photos, reports, and of course interviews. For the latest episode of Wha’ Gwaan Munchy?!? we even got to speak to one of the main acts: Unruly Boss Popcaan envisions his birthday party (shot from the parking lot, naturally), reveals his style counsellor (him fix tings, naturally), and presents an exclusive Unruly Dictionary (it’s so far out, you want to kick out way out to get it). And if you didn’t get it by now, I recommend you to watch Wha’ Gwaan Munchy?!? once more – as that is always a good thing to do.
Pack those sleeping bags and get your tents ready, ladies and gentlemen, as the festival season is just about to kick off! The events worth visiting in 2015 to ensure finest live Reggae and Dancehall are all listed in the brand new Festiville. No less than 80 shows worldwide are listed in our digital magazine besides impressive photo galleries, the artists’ regards on the 30th anniversary of Summerjam, and many interesting and enlightening interviews with Jah Cure, OMI, and even Eddie Murphy. Vocalist extraordinaire Treesha and the Youngest Veteran Damian Marley are the ones I got to talk to for the festival guide. Find out what they revealed: digitally online now, in the printed version at Summerjam, but definitely for free as always!
Urban Pop is singer OMI’s very own genre of music, which has led the remix of his single Cheerleader by producer Felix Jaehn to top of the charts in 20 countries around the globe. What his style is all about, what music he loves to listen to himself, and what the fans can expect from the youngster hailing from Clifton ‘Specialist’ Dillons label, are just some of the facts OMI disclosed for the latest issue of Riddim magazine. Mangotree Sound from Nuremberg is open to any genre of Jamaican music from Rocksteady to Dancehall. Fine selections and massive partys are what the sound system stands for since 15 years. Together with the crew I revisited the history and found out how the anniversary will be celebrated. Edition #80 boasts with an intense cultural talk with dub poet Oku Onuora, stunning visuals by artists from the Nanook collective, and an exclusive listening session with Jah Cure for his new album.