Tickets are flying for our X-mas party! Line-up and info on the Ram Jam page
What a week its been! Performing at bbc 1Xtra Live from Hammersmith Odeon after 2 Chains and before Sean Paul and his band who mos def “rocked the house”.
I had the privilege of interviewing the legendary Lee Perry, The Upsetter, at 1Xtra (for a forthcoming radio feature) before he performed at at Fred Perry’s Sub Culture event at the Garage in Islington.
And also I was able to interview Shaggy at bbc 1Xtra and feature tracks form his top knotch new album, ‘Out Of Many, One Music’. You can check the interview here.
Now here’s to our Xmas Ram Jam at Fire…
So it’s farewell to summer and all those amazing festivals. Thank you to everyone who came along to our various Ram Jam Raves across the country….we had big fun. My joy comes from sharing music I love with like minded souls and there is no better time to do it than in the summer, especially when we can do it outside. There is a lot of new and exciting music coming through from the UK, Europe and Jamaica and we must congratulate Stylo G for his success here in the UK. He has worked hard, both on the road with his young band and in the studio and he rightly has the new number one spot on our Hot Hits Chart.
I look back on my first summer at my new home on radio, BBC 1Xtra, with great pride as we were able to present the legendary Freddie Mcgregor in a live session at the BBC Maida Vale studios, also Morgan Heritage and we had a special Sunday evening reasoning when Damian Junior Gong Marley and friends joined us….oh and I also got to meet Alicia Keys in person, which was great because you know that she is a real reggae fan!
So we roll into autumn looking forward to our very special Christmas Ram Jam Party, and judging by the acts that we already have confirmed, we are in for a bonkers night of raving.
As Ini Kamoze said, “walk on the edge of the breeze”.
The first annual “Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise” has been announced and tickets are on sale now!
Leaving Miami 20th October 2014, stopping in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, this 5-night cruise will feature live performances by Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley, Julian ‘JuJu Royal’ Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure, Busy Signal, Morgan Heritage, Wayne Marshall, Etana, Christopher Ellis, Black Am I, Jo Mersa and more!
Sound Systems and DJ sets from myself, Stone Love, Renaissance and Mighty Crown.
More artist to be announced!
Click on WelcomeToJamrockReggaeCruise.com for more information.
Big respect to Damian, Wayne, Christopher Ellis & Black I Am for joining me on my set at this years Ram Jam Takeover on the RBMA Soundsystem.
I won’t forget that day in a hurry! The guys also joined me as guest on my 1Xtra show last Sunday for a deep interview on music, their label and the state of Jamaica.