Right on time for the Christmas season Jamaican Teacha Dee drops a special treat for his fans: the album Time Machine is out December 21, 2021! On Wha’ Gwaan Munchy?!? the singer from Montego Bay discusses his latest project but also reflects on the past year – the best one in his career as being featured on the soundtrack for the new James Bond movies was just one of the highlights he experienced. Another wonderful Christmas soundtrack comes from Patrice who featured Lloyd Parks, Half Pint and Nadine Sutherland on his latest Rocksteady project. Intriguing visuals from Queen Ifrica portray abuse in society, while TriXstar introduces her music with a Lego brick music video.
Archive for year: 2021
He said, he’s feeling the love. Do you feel it, too?!? In the 61st episode of Wha’ Gwaan Munchy?!? Bob Marley’s grandson Skip Marley joins the show to talk about the vinyl release of his debut EP Higher Place, his first stage appearance and the relationship with his mother Cedella. We introduce to you the beautiful combination Be Safe by Thorpido and Salma Queen and new releases by Cali P and Teka, SOJA, Meta & The Cornerstones, and Bob Marley & The Wailers.
For 20 years the German print magazine Riddim has enriched the Reggae and Roots community with countless intriguing, insightful, inspiring and impressive stories, news and articles in its issues. For the anniversary edition me and a group of soundmen, activists, producers and members of the industry revisited the early years of the millenium when Dancehall was bursting in Germany and the scene was as lively as ever. This oral history is included in the latest magazine that is in stores now, which also provides interviews with Spice, Jan Delay, Shanique Marie, and my article on “King Bass” Bay-C.
After his top career in track and field and football the world’s fastest man alive Usain Bolt put his focus on making music and eventually released his debut album Country Yutes together with his best friend and manager Nugent “NJ” Walker on September 3. For the interview the two country yutes from Trelawny revisited their childhood in Sherwood Content, their musical inspiration and the production of the record. Find out about surprising feature guests, deeply personal lyrics and how long the fastest man takes to make an album!
Entitled Ten the Queen of Dancehall Spice finally dropped her debut album produced by Shaggy on August 6, 2021. We speak about this long awaited release, the BLM movement, her kids and the difference between Spice and Grace Hamilton. Another strong female artist is Empress Jerusalem from Ethiopia, who shares with us her recently premiered video for Beautiful. The festival season is on, despite Covid a few events are keeping like the Overjam in Slovenia. More dates are compiled in the Reggaeville online magazine Festiville.
With great gratitude and excitement Team Reggaeville received an award in the category Extraordinary Impact On The Reggae Industry as New Media by the Jamaican Reggae Industry Association JaRIA. This recognition coming from the motherland of the genre is a huge honour and wonderful appreciation of our works. We are sincerely grateful for the award and thank JaRIA who highlighted our efforts during their virtual staging of the annual Honour Awards on July 4, where many talented and dedicated members of the Reggae fraternity such as Bunny Lee, Mafia & Fluxy, or Cat Coore and Dalton Browne were honoured as well.
No doubt that international Reggae superstar Alborosie is giving his all For The Culture. On June 4 he has also released a new album by this title, combining his favorite genres with some new styles and talking social commentary, the current state of the genre and personal emotions on the record – and in our interview. More new music is also coming from Jah Bouks, Turbulence, Jesse Royal, and Akae Beka.
Our production house Real People Music is happy to present to you a fresh, modern Reggae juggling forspring with an international cast of artists, that look at love from different perspectives.
Californian Jah Sun opens the selection with his deeply emotional and even autobiographic “Love Again”, before Kenyan vocalist extraordinaire Treesha presents her reckoning with a former friend, that she will “Never Be Cool” with because of betrayal. Those are just two opposite stories presented on the Princess Riddim, and Vyzadon from
Trenchtown, Kingston tells of yet another. His single “Not Right Now” portrays a relationship on the verge of breaking-up, destroyed by distrust and quarrelsomeness. Jamaican rising talent Jerone takes things a little lighter and cheers up the listeners with his easy
flirting “Give Me A Minute” , while his sister Deondra promotes self-love and confidence with “I’ll Make It”. Million Stylez from Sweden eventually takes love to another level as he highlights his relationship to Jah and how His love changes lives in “How Would It Be”.
Musically composer and producer Alex “Drummie” Domhoever teamed up with extraordinary talents from Jamaica and Germany such as Aeion Hoillett on bass, Lamont Savory and Florian Münzer on guitar, and Frank Pollack on keys and organ to create this fresh, uptempo instrumental. Also, Franklyn “Bubbler” Waul, prolific member of Black Uhuru, joined the project to contribute his skills on the piano. Together they manufactured a rich, melodious, multi-layered Reggae riddim with Pop elements and an uplifting vibe. The juggling is now available on all digital platforms through Oneness Records.
Addis Pablo teamed up with Green Lion Crew and artists such as Micah Shemaiah and Medisun for a new riddim project paying homage to the great works of his father Augustus Pablo. The Jamaican melodica player tells us all about the recreation and release of the Cassava Piece riddim that drops on April 23, and shares more memories of his legendary father and how his sound influenced the family, because also Addis’ sister Isis joined forces for the Rockers International brand. New releases also include works by Alborosie, Million Stylez and Costa Rebel, Publik Report and together with Rekall, Million Stylez and Reggaeville we celebrate 4/20 in this very green episode of Wha’ Gwaan Munchy?!?.
8 years after his first appearance at Wha’ Gwaan Munchy?!? Sean Paul returned to the show to talk about his massive new Dancehall album Live N Livin, about bredrins, bullets, bus driving, and why there is no female artist on his album, but 21 males. Additionally we introduce our new video segment on Reggaeville called In The News, we remember U-Roy and Bunny Wailer, introduce new releases from artists like Jaz Elise and Gentleman’s Dub Club and we celebrate the success of Teacha Dee’s Rastafari Way that will be featured in the upcoming James Bond movie.