I had the pleasure of travelling to Jamaica with Toddla T and Robbo Ranx to record a special 5 hour show for 1Xtra recently and wow what a week it was! Listen back to the show and take a peak at some of the photos below as we caught up with and recorded exclusive live sessions with the likes of Tarrus Riley, Damian Marley & Cham, Ninjaman, Chronixx and many more! Pics courtesy of the BBC. Listen back here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01q9qgc
I’m very excited about the release of my ‘Masterpiece’ compilation album on Minisrty of Sound released 27.1.14
3 CDs of classic recordings and new music from the likes of The Kinks, Bob Marley, Dusty Springfield, Desmond Dekker, Alton Ellis & many more.
Available digitally, x3CD and also as a signed 7″ Vinyl Box Set.
With our first ever Ram Jam Christmas party fast approaching I look back on 2013 and get instant recall on the most amazing vibes at Ram Jam gatherings in festivals and venues across the UK and some great home grown reggae music too…most notably the summer anthems from Shy FX feat Liam Bailey with a’Soon Come’ and Stylo G’s crossover pop chart success ‘Soundboy and ‘Badd’ . And how could anyone forget the performance given by Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley for our Ram Jam at the Red Bull Music Academy, Notting Hill Carnival.
It has also been my first year broadcasting on BBC 1Xtra and you can imagine how much I have enjoyed that, plus my first ever show on BBC Radio 1 as a guest of Zane Lowe and a live set transmission from the BBC Stage at Glastonbury, plus my summer season of rock steady and reggae on BBC Radio 2. Thank you for all the love and positive responses from listeners tuned in from all over the globe…. thanks to the BBC Radio I-player app and on line internet coverage. Reggae is a universal music which does not get lost in translation.
Have a fabulous Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.