|BigUp Radio, the leading Reggae music website (www.bigupradio.com) and operator of the most listened to Reggae internet radio stations, is pleased to announce that UK based Dancehall sensation Tippa Irie will now be bringing his show to the world on BigUp’s Dancehall internet radio station.
The most recent addition to an already strong line-up of DJs and shows from around the world, the “Tippa Irie Radio Show” hosted by Tippa Irie out of London, England will air monthly on the second Saturday of each month, focusing primarily on UK and European Dancehall artists and music. The Tippa Irie Radio Show will feature special guests, new and unreleased songs direct and of course, the host with most, Tippa Irie himself!
Commenting on his decision to take his show to the world on BigUp Radio, Tippa Irie said, “”I’m very excited to be working with BigUpRadio.com. I’ve been a fan for years.” said Tippa Irie. “One of the best things about internet radio is the ability to reach a worldwide audience without leaving London. It’s quite brilliant!”
BigUp Radio Sr. VP Paul Abramson shared Tippa’s enthusiasm for the the Tippa Irie Radio show saying, “It’s an honor to be working with one of the pioneers of UK dancehall reggae. Tippa Irie has been making his mark not just on Dancehall but on Reggae and urban music for more than 25 years and we’re excited to hear what he’s got in store for 2008. Whatever it is, I’m sure his show will deliver positive vibes globally.”
The Tippa Irie Radio Show premieres Saturday Jan 12, 2008 on BigUp Radio’s Dancehall internet radio station, airing at 5am, 11am, 5pm and 11pm EST.
About BigUp Radio
BigUp Radio was founded out of a love for Reggae music and a desire to share the greatest in Reggae music with fans around the World. For more than five years BigUp’s Dancehall and Roots radio stations have been among the most listened to Reggae stations online and responding to listener requests for the full spectrum of Reggae music, in October of 2005, BigUp added stations for Dub, Soca, Ska, Reggaeton, Dub & Gospel. BigUp’s stations, which generate over two million tune-ins each month, are available using iTunes, WinAmp or Windows Media, and for mobile listeners through Spodtronic.com’s SpodRadio, Nokia Internet Radio and through the Mobile Broadcast Network. BigUp Radio’s web-site features one of the largest catalogs of Reggae CDs, DVDs and vinyl available anywhere as well as the latest news, reviews and event listings.
About Tippa Irie
Anthony Henry – a.k.a. “Tippa Irie” – emerged from England’s Saxon Sound International – the star-studded travelling sound system that has been at the forefront of the U.K. reggae dancehall scene for the past 25 years and helped launch the careers of artists such as Maxi Priest, Papa Levi and Smiley Culture. Tippa Irie was part of the new generation of British MC’s who developed the ‘Fast Talking’ style chat which today can be heard in modern day rappers like Busta Rhymes. Tippa toured extensively with his friend and long-time sparring partner, Pato Banton, throughout the Eighties including an appearance at Jamaica’s Reggae Sunsplash and their U.S. debut tours together. The U.K. DJ duo of Tippa Irie and Pato Banton had become one of the genres favorite combinations. As the Nineties began, the dynamic duo pursued their solo careers. Over a decade would pass before Tippa & Pato would reunite in the studio with legendary singing sensation Peter Spence to produce “The Good Old Days”–a track featured on Pato’s 2000 Grammy-nominated ‘Life is a Miracle’ and Tippa’s “I Miss” tribute album to his late and great sister/MC Miss Irie.