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Having an irie podcast with Irie Chat

It was irie indeed when the US podcast series Irie Chat invited me to be their guest on the show. Host Joél Barsky digged deep in my journalistic history, from my beginnings as a hardcore Michael Jackson-fan to highlights like the several Lee Perry interviews I did. We reasoned about favorite musicians and personal projects […]

Celebrating Black History Month with new music video

February is Reggae and Black History Month throughout the world and also we at Real People Music created a piece to celebrate the latter. For the single The Search Is Over by Jerone and No-Maddz member Evie Pukupoo I conceptualized, filmed and edited the official music video that is out now on the Reggaeville YouTube […]

Festive Wha’ Gwaan Munchy?!? with Santa Shaggy

For a festive final of 2020 I connected with Shaggy online to speak to him about his latest album Christmas In The Islands that features a long list of great artists from Beenie Man to Joss Stone, from Ne-Yo to Shenseea. In episode 56 of the show Mr Boombastic talks not only his music but gives an insight on how he spends the holidays, his culinary highlights of the season, […]

Celebrating 25 Years ‘Til Shiloh album with Buju Banton himself

25 years ago, on July 18, 1995 Buju Banton released his groundbreaking album `Til Shiloh that marked his international breakthrough and is seen as a turn towards a more serious path. Up until today the record sold more than half a million copies and remains a classic of the genre. In celebration of the anniversary a special collector’s edition of the album […]

Festiville 2020

Even though there are not really any major music events taking place throughout this Corona summer of 2020, Reggaeville decided to still publish its digital festival magazine Festiville. Without events or dates yet ram packed with galleries from past festivals and concerts, reviews and interviews the magazine, that is free to read and download, offers great […]

Veterans run Riddim #101

Naturally Riddim’s cover this summer is graced by the great Buju Banton, who is just about to release his brand new album Upside Down by the end of the month. But he is not the only veteran to highlight the latest edition of the German print magazine. An insightful portrait of the late great Bob Andy […]