In this weeks edition of the Irie Jamms Show DJ 745 showcases the musical works of Kelissa and features an interview recorded with her recently in Jamaica where she spoke about her brand new single 'Live for Today' alongside her brother Keznamdi and the inspiration behind the music she is making. DJ 745 continues the series of performances from Rebel Salute 2015 with an extended segment of Raging Fyah live from Grizzly's Plantation Cove during the second night of Rebel Salute. Riddim Reloaded features Jo Mersa Marley alongside Horace Andy. Riddim juggling on Miss Wire Waist, Rising Sun and Selassie I way riddims and much more!
In January 2015 Inner Circle released their massive collaboration with Chronixx entitled 'News Carrying Dread'. It was back in 1975 when the original rhythm was laid for the Late Jacob Miller's 'Tenement Yard' and in this weeks show DJ 745 spoke to Chronixx about this new project, the importance of Jacob Miller and performing this song LIVE with the Inner Circle Band at Rebel Salute 2015. Also featured for the first time was an exclusive mix from Rory of Samory 'Take Me Oh Jah' and Hempress Sativa 'Freedom' produced by Kareem Burrell/XTM Nation. DJ 745 caught up with The Mighty Diamonds backstage at Rebel Salute after their performance to hear of their touring schedule for 2015 too.
DJ 745 returned to Jamaica for Rebel Salute 2015 which took place over the weekend of January 16th and 17th 2015 st Grizzly's Plantation Cove, Priory, St. Ann on the north coast of Jamaica. Held annually to celebrate the Earthstrong of it's Founder Tony Rebel the festival has grown from strength to strength into a two day festival showcasing over 50 artists and bands. This year paid tribute to Jacob Miller with Inner Circle and Third World headlining each of the two nights. In this edition DJ 745 plays music from many of the artists/groups who performed over the two nights and also some LIVE performances from Reggae Greats including Freddie Mcgregor, Inner Circle and Cornell Campbell and backstage interviews with Alborosie, Shuga, Third World, Iba Mahr, Exco Levi, Luciano and many more
6th February 2015 would have marked the 70th Birthday of Rt. Hon. Robert Nesta Marley. In a series of events across the globe including the Reggae Jam Session at the Bob Marley Museum at 56 Hope Road with Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid and the No-Maddz and a free concert at Kingston Waterfront featuring the Sons of Marley the world is fully embracing the message of Bob. DJ 745 selects some of his classic cuts on VINYL and also plays an excerpt from the rare 'Bedroom Tapes' and speaks to I-Three Marcia Griffiths about her role working with Bob Marley.
Christmas a come and we want di money flow... DJ 745 warming up for the festive season with a brand new selection of music from Duane Stephenson, Exco Levi and Damian Marley. Our Fire Fridays Anthem is a killer from two veteran UK DJ's Top Cat and Mr. Williamz alongside Chopstick Dubplate with Worldwide Traveller and our Album of the Week on Vinyl features Etana's I Rise. We play a VINYL musical tribute to Philip Fatis Burrell and play an excerpt from the Smile Jamaica Concert which took place on this day in 1976 in Kingston Jamaica.
DJ 745 welcomes Tanni Browne onto the Irie Jamms Show for a LIVE INTERVIEW on www.reggaespace.com. Tanni Browne reasons about his career to date in the music industry spanning for over three decades and talks about his work in the original Groundation Band, his involvement with Greensleeves Records/UK Bubblers and his current singles 'Can't Get You Outta My Head' and soon to be released 'Reasons To Love You'. DJ 745 also previews some exclusive music from his forthcoming album including an acoustic rendition of 'Rebel Soul. This weeks Fire Fridays Anthem is an exclusive from Ini Kamoze/ XTM Nation 'Hill and Gully Ride' from the forthcoming 'Living Heart Vol 2' album by Kareem Burrell and Riddim Reloaded features Papa Michigan on 'DJ Legend'.
In this 3 hour edition of the Irie Jamms Show DJ 745 salutes the legendary Hugh Beresford Hammond OJ. In a career spanning over 4 decades, Beres Hammond has mastered the craft of singing love songs. At the same time, he has penned a number of 'conscious' tunes singing about the struggles in life, the importance of unity and family values. DJ 745 goes deep into the vaults for this show presenting Beres in his finest form over rhythms laid down at studios including his own Harmony House Productions, Fat Eyes, Xterminator and Star Trail to name a few. We also feature the very first song Beres Hammond recorded in 1972 on vinyl for the first time on the Irie Jamms Show
As part of the UK leg of the 'Destiny' Tour Raging Fyah came into Leicester and DJ 745 caught up with band members Kumar and Pele in an exclusive LIVE INTERVIEW on www.reggaespace.com talking about the brand new album 'Destiny' ,their debut album 'Judgement Day' and 'Boarding Pass' EP.
A special edition of the Irie Jamms Show celebrating Jamaica's 52nd year of Independence featuring musical selections from 1962 -2014 and interviews with Marcia Griffiths and Bernard 'Satta' Collins talking about life in Jamaica at the time of Independence, Chronixx sharing the story of his smash hit 'Smile Jamaica, Tarrus Riley recalling how he grew up on a strong diet of 'Rocksteady' music in his home which has been the inspiration for his 'Rocksteady' album 'Love Situation' and much much more!
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.