Heute dachte ich mir euch einmal ein kleines Reggaespecial zusammenzustellen
Seit einigen Jahren sind es ganz besondere Artists aus Jamaica die die Reggaeszene so richtig aufmischen.
Dazu gehören ins Besondere Kabaka Pyramid, Chronixx, Jah9, Protoje, Nattali Rize & Notis alias Unga Barunga.
Deshalb gibt es jetzt hier eine kleine Zusammenstellung meiner Favoriten.
Kabaka Pyramid teams up with WalshyFire and Major Lazer for the „ACCURATE“ mixtape!
The mixtape also features artists like Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan, Chronixx, Protoje, Pressure, Koro Fyah, Hempress Sativa and more, plus a special remix version of Major Lazer’s „Wave“ with Colombian Kali Uchis.
Born October 10, 1992, Chronixx was musically nurtured from an early age by his father, the artist Chronicle, and grew up surrounded by the likes of Burro Banton, Norris Man and Gregory Isaacs.
The first EP, Hooked on Chronixx, was released in 2010 and immediately put the budding artist on the radar of music lovers and industry heads alike.
The Dread & Terrible Project was released in April 2014 with seven tracks plus three dub versions, immediately topping both the Billboard and iTunes reggae charts.
There is an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica and industry experts and observers agree that Protoje is playing an important role in what is becoming known as the „Reggae Revival.“
Leading the militant band – The Indiggnation – this powerful songwriter and philosophical thinker articulates the righteous anger of an emerging generation. Protoje reports for duty, re-establishing the standard for the decaying art of socially responsible, mentally stimulating lyricism.
Deeply mystical, Jah9 has emerged from a chrysalis of poetry, dub and spirit to become a powerful femiNINE energy within a universal grassroots movement of consciousness. Inspired by the open spaces in the instrumental dub of 1970’s Jamaican roots music, Jah9 sings with a voice that belies the dimensions of her physical body, from a soul much older than its current vessel; “reminiscent of that darkly operatic wailer for truth & justice, Nina Simone.” Her philosophy–profoundly spiritual, and her style–Jazz on Dub.
Her focus and determination eventually culminated in the release of her debut album entitled “New Name”, an homage to her personal spiritual journey produced by pioneer dancehall selector and roots producer Rory ‘Stone Love’ Gilligan. Voted album of the year by AchisReggae.com, “New Name” has been described as “quite simply, the superb sum of its parts: a straight cultural roots album” by United Reggae’s Angus Taylor.
Nattali Rize & Notis alias Unga Barunga
NATTALI RIZE – Ask her where she comes from, she’ll tell you “All Directions”. In line with her philosophy she claims not to belong to any nation state but to the ever evolving community of conscious thinkers and creators anywhere & everywhere. Of mixed global heritage, with dominant Native American and Samoan roots, Nattali Rize has been known around the world for her work fronting epic roots band Blue King Brown as well as for her unwavering commitment to using her voice and music for the global struggle toward the realization of Full Freedom and the movement of Truth and Justice over the systemic exploitation of the people and our planet.
Nattali Rize launched her live presence out of Jamaica into the US & beyond with a strong run of mesmerising festival performances & national club shows. Now with tours alongside the likes of SOJA, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Katchafire, Third World, J Boog, Julian Marley, Chronixx and more under her belt, 2016 is set to be a big year of worldwide movements!
Wayne “Unga Barunga” Thompson and Jason Welsh – the drum and bass duo now known as Notis HeavyweightRockaz
Unga and Jason are the surviving core of Notice Productions – the unit behind successful rhythms such as Gallis, Heart and Soul, Intransit and Digital Love.