The much talked about Dancehall artist Alkaline made his 1st visit to the UK this week. He rode up to the RobboRanxRadio towers and dropped the ‘Bruck Out’ live on air..
The recent passing of Wayne Smith marks another loss to the reggae world this month. February has already claimed the legendary Bunny Rugs of Third World when this news sadly followed after. The 48 year old passed away after suffering a heart attack.
Wayne Smith, although not a prolific recording artist left an indelible mark on Reggae in the mid 80’s with his hit track ‘Under Mi Slengteng’. The song was an instant a game changer. The riddim, ‘Slengteng’ spurn countless hits song on the instrumental and was know as Dancehall’s first ‘computerised’ recording.
The late Mr Smith may’ve not been a household name but once he had laid those vocals… “It’s weighing my brain” he transformed Jamaican popular music forever.
R.I.P Wayne Smith
Last month the legendary home of Bob Marley, Tuff Gong studios in Kingston Jamaica hosted a massive 5-hour radio show for BBC 1Xtra. The show was loaded with live music sessions from Tarrus Riley, Chronixx also Damian Marley and Baby Cham. We also grabbed some big interviews and PA’s from T.O.K, Iba Mahr, Jah Bouks, J Capri, Wayne Marshall, Assassin and more. Check out my youtube channel for highlights.. #JamaicaNice
I was recently in Jamaica for the islands biggest and best culture music festival Rebel Salute. With a line up that included Bob Andy, Luciano, Capleton, Bunny Wailer and more over the two nights. I managed to catch up with Jah Cure, Bounty Killer and Damian Marley.
REGGAE 2013 SAMPLER – Features tracks from VP records 2013 albums and compilations. All in the mix courtesy of Robbo Ranx. Fulljoy!
Download it here: http://www.hulkshare.com/qj866slwi1hc
Saturday 28th December we head out to the UAE for the 1st time. Reggae Beach Fest takes place at the XL Beach Club, Marina Harbour Dubai
The ‘Don Gorgan’ NINJAMAN talks Sting, it’s 30th Anniversary, Supercat and his 2013 comeback.
Chronixx speaks to Robbo Ranx and reflects on his successful debut UK tour..
CHRONIXX UK TOUR – OCTOBER 2013
THURSDAY 10TH OCTOBER – LEEDS – LEEDS ARENA
FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER – BRISTOL – MALCOLM X CENTRE
SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER – BIRMINGHAM – THE DRUM
SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER – LONDON – THE SCALA