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Interview with U-Roy

U Roy – DJ Originator (1942-2021) by at Reggae Vibes Feb 18, 2021 Career: Deejay / Sound System owner Really sad news came out of Jamaica. Ewart...
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Interview with U-Brown

By Angus Taylor  on Friday, February 24, 2012 Born Huford Brown in 1956 in Kingston the young U Brown,he was exposed to music via his father. Along with...
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Interview with Sly Dunbar

Sly Dunbar: The Sly Factor (Interview) by Ray Hurford, More Axe (1987) As Sly will mention later on, the first record he played drums on was ‘Night Doctor’...
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Interview with Yabby You

Vivian Jackson (14 August 1946 – 12 January 2010), better known as Yabby You (or sometimes Yabby U), was a reggae vocalist and producer, who came to prominence in...
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Interview with Scientist

  December 30, 2018, Los Angeles By Stephen Cooper PART1 Mr. Brown, thanks again for taking the time to do this interview. I understand you just...
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Interview with Ranking Joe

By Angus Taylor on Sunday, January 29, 2012 Ranking Joe (born Joe Jackson, 1959, Jamaica) grew up around his father’s dances in 1960s Kingston. Bitten by the bug,...
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Interview with Max Romeo

By Sthepehn Cooper , Apr 3, 2019 In a career spanning fifty-five years, legendary reggae star Max Romeo’s many hit songs have brought joy to millions of fans...
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Interview with Gregory Isaacs

Gregory Isaacs – Deeper Depths, Higher Heights Ray Hurford – More Axe (1987) Gregory Isaacs was born in Denham Town, West Kingston. He made his first record around...
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Interview with Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee

“STRAIGHT FROM STRIKER’S HEAD” By Peter I – London UK Let the spotlight now shine on one important, but controversial, part of the Jamaican music business, in...
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Interview with Mutabaruka

1984 – ITALY ITAL REGGAE Has your poetry always been political? MUTABARUKA Politics is a word that is used to attract people. The poor people don’t know anything about...
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Interview With Linton Kwesi Johnson

Interview: Linton Kwesi Johnson By Nicholas Wroe   Thirty years ago, it was not uncommon to encounter white, middle-class suburban and provincial teenagers wearing badges that proclaimed...
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Interview with Dennis Bovell

04/09/2014 by Angus Taylor Who is Dennis Bovell? Is he the architect of lovers rock – who helped give the UK its own style of reggae and women...
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Interview with Prince Far I

By Giorgio Battaglia    Popstar Italia – 1985 Battaglia: And then, the song “Under Heavy Manners” was adopted as an anthem by the PNP (National People’s Party), it’s now...
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Interview with Lee Perry

by Geoff Stanfield – Mar/Apr 2020 When you first started making dub records, what made you want to use echoes and reverbs? The music’s so transportive, and it’s...
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Interview with Adrian Sherwood

Adrian Maxwell Sherwood (born 20 January 1958, London, England) is an English record producer specialising in the genre of dub music. He has created a distinctive production style based...
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Interview with Lloydie Coxosone

  “Sounds called Coxsone is the first. Sounds that control the universe and quench your musical thirsts…”
(I Roy: ‘Coxsone Affari’) “PEOPLE SAY Coxsone sound is finished now… but we...
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Interview with African Head Charge

African Head Charge started life as a studio recording project in 1981 when the percussion talents of Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah combined with the studio wizardry of Adrian Sherwood. Bonjo...
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Interview with Mabrak

I started playing music from an early age, probably six or seven years old, in 1960. I’d play on a butter pan, which is a very big plastic bottle...
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Interview with Fatman

How did you first start moving around sounds? Fatman: “Bwoy, just thieving out of my house, going to dances and getting beaten from a youth. That’s how I really...
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Interview with Murray Man

Murray Man has been involved with reggae music since the 80s, selecting and DJing on Birmingham soundsystems. By 98, he started producing on his own label Mellow Vibes, releasing...
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Interview with Johnny Clarke

Johnny Clarke grew up in the Kingston ghetto of Whitfield Town. In 1971 he won a talent contest in Bull Bay, his prize a meeting with producer Clancy Eccles,...
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Interview with Channel One Sound System

Channel One Sound System is one of the UK’s oldest and best touring sound systems. In 1979, Mikey Dread and his brother Jah T began to play at blues...
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Interview with RDK HiFi

1: can you tell us how you become involved with sound system…when was the first time you saw a sound system, info and memories… “Jah life” Sound System was...
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Interview with Daddy Spencer

Can you tell us where and when you attended the first time a sound system session, who was playing and how were the sounds in those times, the best...
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Interview with Jah Warrior

Jah Warrior from Steve Mosco Jah Warrior is a United Kingdom roots reggae/dub production team, record label, sound system, and musical group centred on Steve Mosco. Overview. Mosco...
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Interview with OBF Sound System

Rico and G. started collecting music in the late 90’s from revival roots to uk dub style.
They then realised they need powerfull sound system to play their selections in...
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Interview with Blacker Dread

Extract from by Anais Bremond Blacker Dread was part of Sir Coxsone’s Outernational Sound, produced riddims for Sugar Minott, and ran a record shop for over twenty years...
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Interview with Action Fire

Born in St Mary Jamaica, Action Fire started his music career in the early 90s on sound systems and Juke box, his passion and love for music outweighed the obstacle he...
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Interview with Nick Manasseh

Pioneering UK dub producer/selector. Manasseh sound system was built in 1985 by a group of friends with the aim of playing reggae with a roots focus. In 1987 Nick...
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Interview with King Shiloh Soundsystem

King Shiloh Sound System, based in Amsterdam, Holland, is an international, independently operating, roots reggae & dub sound system, founded and inspired through the inspiration of Jah Rastafari in...
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Interview with Neil Perch

Zion Train are Dub/Dance pioneers and have been undisputed leaders in the genre for the past 2 Train are Dub/Dance pioneers and have been undisputed leaders in the...
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Interview with Vibronics

Vibronics, the future sound of dub, have been vibrating the world with bass since 1995. Vibronics, the future sound of dub, have been vibrating the world with bass since...
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Interview with DJ War

DJ WAR is one of the founding fathers of the Italian reggae scene. By the name of Antonio Conte was born in Lizzanello (LE) and begins the musical activity...
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Interview with Dan I Imperial Sound

Dan I, born in the north of Italy at the foot of the Alps in 1981, is the singer and producer of Imperial Sound Army, founded in 2000 and...
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Interview with Blackout Ja

Blackout Ja is a dynamic performer and is considered revolutionary in his approach to reggae music, using his music as a tool to fight oppression and set the captives...
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Interview with Sir Lloyd Coxsone

Interviews except from : Lloyd Blackwood better known as Sir Lloyd Coxsone, a tall slim man hailing from Morant Bay, arrived in England in 1962. Since his...
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Interview with Mungo’s Hi Fi

Mungo’s Hi Fi are a soundsystem and music production collective based in Glasgow, Scotland which follows the original Jamaican sound system tradition. After working together previously, Tom Tattersall and...
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Interview with Jah Shaka

Jah Shaka has been operating a South East London-based, roots reggae Jamaican sound system since the early 1970s. His name is an amalgamation of the Rastafarian term for God...
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Interview with Conscious Sounds

Posted By dubwise · 09/05/2011 · Dougie Wardrop started his career in music production with humble means while running Dub Shack Records at Camden lock market. Inspired by early...
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Interview with Disciples

Posted By dubwise · 09/05/2011 Disciples is Russ D. producer, musician, engineer on the uk reggae and dub scene since 1986. Originally Disciples were brothers Russ and Lol...
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Interview with Tippa Irie

Tippa Irie (born Anthony Henry, 1965, London, England) is a British reggae singer and DJ from Brixton, South London. He first came to prominence in the early eighties as...
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Interview with Aba Shanti-I

Aba Shanti-I (born Joseph Smith) is a sound system operator and dub producer from the UK. Aba and his sound system have been playing through UK and Europe for...
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Interview with Unity Sound System

Extracted from Honest Iohn interviewed with Robert Fearon aka Ribs from UNITY SOUND SYSTEM on 20 feb 2002 1: for the people who don’t know you, can you tell...