Summer edition of the Irie Jamms Show with DJ 745 playing some new reggae music on VINYL for the first time including tracks from Chronixx Dread & Terrible (now on Vinyl) as well as music from Jah9, Raging Fyah and Keznamdi on 7". DJ 745 premieres a brand new song by Micah Shemaiah and Exile Di Brave 'Eazzy Breezy' which is destined to be hitbound in coming months!
This weeks Irie Jamms Show is all about Raging Fyah, an aspiring band from Kingston Jamaica who have just released their second album 'Destiny' Worldwide. We caught up with the band members at their studio in Kingston, the heartbeat of reggae music where we spoke extensively about their career to date, the concept behind the new album and future plans. We closed the show with some VINYL PRESSURE from some of the pioneer bands/groups in reggae music including Black Uhuru, Wailing Souls and Heptones
This weeks Irie Jamms Show is a VINYL PRESSURE Show featuring reggae music from Raging Fyah, Iba Mahr, Bob Marley,Micah Shemaiah, Bushman, Kabaka Pyramid, Chronixx and Jah9 all on vinyl. The classic 'Play on Mr. Music' from the Legendary Black Ark Studios is also featured as well as riddim juggling on Vikings Babymother Riddim and Chimney Records Tropical Escape
This show is dedicated to the iconic Penthouse Records founded by legendary producer Donovan Germain in 1989. DJ 745 caught up with some of the current artists working alongside Penthouse Records this year and caught up with Righteous Child, Exco Levi and D-Major who spoke at length about their current EP and album projects. Musical shots from artists who have passed through the studios including Chakademus, Shuga, Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Garnett Silk, Capleton, Shereita and many more
Earlier this year I was able to sit down and reason with Sister Marcia Griffiths for over 1 hour at her home in Kingston reflecting on the 50 years since she made her debut stage performance on Easter Weekend in Kingston in 1964. In this special edition of the Irie Jamms Show DJ 745 salutes the Queen of Reggae Sister Marcia Griffiths.
In this weeks edition of the Irie Jamms we feature an indepth interview with Kabaka Pyramid who has been in Europe on the Lead The Way EP Tour talking about the new EP, his musical inspiration and his take on the resurgence of roots reggae music out of Jamaica.... our Fire Fridays Anthem comes from Micah Shemaiah/Infinite/ Matthias 'ReggaeRockit' on a beautifully pressed 7" Vinyl from We Generation Music/Corner Stone Music out of Japan. Musical shots from the new Luciano album produced by UK's Mad Professor, Raging Fyah, Exco Levi, and three tracks from the excellent Living Heart album remembering Fatis Burrell/Exterminator Records. We close the show with some vintage Buju Banton vinyl selections
This weeks Irie Jamms Show features an indepth interview with Janine Cunningham AKA Jah9 who has almost single handedly been responsible for the fusion of Dub Music and Jazz Music over thought provoking lyrics. DJ 745 caught up with her recently in Kingston, Jamaica. The Fire Fridays Anthem comes from Chronixx who is currently on the Dread & Terrible European Tour alongside Kelissa and Dre Island. More music from the Tribute to Fatis Burrell Project entitled Living Heart as well as artists including Keznamdi, Humble Sheep and Torch
In this weeks Irie Jamms Show DJ 745 on location talks to Christopher Ellis, the son of one of the Pioneers in Reggae Music-Alton Ellis. He shares his early musical influences that inspired him to pursue a recording career after his Dad's passing. Riddim Reloaded features Raging Fyah back to back with Bob Marley and the Wailers... more musical shots from Micah Shemaiah, Humble Sheep and Sizzla
DJ 745 interviews Chronixx in this 3 hour special focusing on an artist who has been at the forefront of the current 'New Roots Movement' emerging from Jamaica. Chronixx talks at length about growing up in Jamaica, his music and philosophy on life. Musically, a brand new exclusive from Digital B on the Islababad rhythm as well as combinations from Chronixx featuring Keznamdi and Protoje as well as a brand new take on an old rhythm from Raging Fyah/Digital B from the forthcoming Boarding Pass EP
DJ 745 meets Sir David Rodigan MBE at BBC 1Xtra in London for an in depth interview celebrating 35 years of broadcasting for Ram Jam Rodigan and talking about the past,present and future.