Riddim magazine

Travel to Reggaeland with Yaadcore and Riddim

Join me and Yaadcore as we travel to Reggaeland through his music. The former selecta and now artist spoke to me about his same name debut album for the 108th issue of Riddim magazine, giving me an insight on his personal history, inspiration, and what motivated him to move from the turntables to the stages. More articles of the magazine include an obituary on the late great bassist extraordinaire Robbie Shakespeare, an extensive interview with young supertalent Koffee on her first full-length album, a story on Usain Bolt, who just now added producer and artist to his CV, and the results of the annual Riddim Reader’s Poll, that had Reggaeville once more win the category Best Website. A great Thank You goes out to all readers and viewers who showed us their appreciation by voting for us. Thank you for your support!

Wha Gwaan Munchy?!?

From football to movies: the many sides of Ky-Mani Marley on Wha’ Gwaan Munchy?!?

Whether it’s directing the movie he acts in and wrote the story for, playing and supporting football through charity, or making music: Bob Marley’s son Ky-Mani has many talents and even more energy to put in the works in many different ways. How he manages all that and how he still finds time to celebrate his birthday, are the topics discussed in this new episode of Wha’ Gwaan Munchy?!? Of course, February is not just his but also his famous father’s birthday month. How this anniversary is usually being celebrated on 56 Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica, shows our little throwback video clip with a performance by Nadine Sutherland from 2020.

Wha Gwaan Munchy?!?

Teacha Dee presents his Time Machine on Wha’ Gwaan Munchy?!?

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. 

Wha Gwaan Munchy?!?

Skip Marley taking Wha’ Gwaan Munchy?!? to a higher place

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.  

Riddim Magazine

Riddim magazine celebrating 20 Years Anniversary

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.

Usain Bolt Interview

The fastest interview alive – talking to Usain Bolt & NJ

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!