Category Archives: Reggae DJs

KNOTTY DREAD RADIO #21 features KY-MANI MARLEY on Bigupradio.com

Bigupradio.com presents the one and only KY-MANI MARLY this Thursday on KNOTTY DREAD RADIO. Hosted by Jah Marvin, KNOTTY DREAD RADIO is a weekly dancehall show that features the best of the best dancehall. KY-MANI has just released his 4th album “RADIO” that has a much different flavor than his previous works. New hits include “Hustler,” “The Converstation (Featuring Tessanne Chin),” “One Timeand more! Find out what’s going on in KY-MANI’s world in this exclusive interview and feature. Tune into Bigupradio Dancehall this Thursday! ONE LOVE

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Ky-Mani Marley- “RADIO”

Ky-Mani Marley
“One Time ”

Ky-Mani Marley - One Time

 

About KY-MANI MARLY:

Creating a dynamic lineage, Ky-Mani Marley is the second youngest of Bob Marley’s eleven children. While bearing the Marley name, Ky-Mani’s childhood told a different story. Being exposed to an urban lifestyle, Ky-Mani adopted the attitude that all people are equal no one is above or beneath him. This attitude has become the motto for the way he lives his life today.  Humble. Soft-Spoken. Sincere. Loyal. Honest. Genuine. These are the makings of Ky-Mani Marley

Initially not being swayed by the lure of music, Ky-Mani’s first love as a child was sports. As years passed, the seed that was planted by Bob’s legacy sprouted in 1997 when Ky-Mani teamed up with Pras of The Fugees and collaborated on Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue”. This would be a defining moment in Ky-Mani’s musical journey. Since, Ky-Mani has tapped into his artistic gift and has embraced the idea of sharing his insight through song.

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JAH GLORY #43 with Ranking Joe on Nov 5th

The classic dancehall superstar RANKING JOE swings by the JAH GLORY this Monday, November 5th on Bigupradio.com. JAH GLORY is hosted by the Tribe of Kings of San Diego and consists of DJs: Dash Eye, Rashi, Unite, Jester, Peril and Marcus a.k.a. “The White Rabbit.” This week RANKING JOE joins the show for a special interview and feature. Tune in this and every Monday to hear the Tribe of Kings spin all the greatest culture and reggae dancehall streaming online!

About RANKING JOE:

When mentioning the pioneering DJ’s of the 70’s, usually the names U-Roy, Prince Jazzbo, King Stitt, Dennis Alcapone, and others are herald most. Ranking Joe is another of these artist that deserves the recognition of their talents and contribution to reggae music over the years. He made a rare appearance in Long Beach, California, with singer Michael Palmer last November, and these two tore down the house with hit after hit.So, Who Is Ranking Joe? Born Joseph Jackson, in Kingston, Jamaica , July 1, 1959, he was introduced in the music business at Tarrant Junior Secondary School in Kingston. Joe performed at school concerts and won local talent contest in the mid-70’s. As he got older, he participated in stage shows and parties in different Jamaican parishes for vereran singer/promoter Jackie Brown. His first performing name was”D.J. Jolly”, and performed with well know artist like Horace Andy, Dennis Brown, Bingy Bunny, Bongo Herman , and Keith Poppin. At age 15, he went to the legendary “Studio One” to auditionand what resulted was his first big hit “GUN COURT”, produced by Clement”Coxsone” Dodd and a name change to “Little Joe”. “When mentioning the pioneering DJ’s of the 70’s, usually the names U-Roy, Prince Jazzbo, King Stitt, Dennis Alcapone, and others are herald most. Ranking Joe is another of these artist that deserves the recognition of their talents and contribution to reggae music over the years. He made a rare appearance in Long Beach, California, with singer Michael Palmer last November, and these two tore down the house with hit after hit.So, Who Is Ranking Joe? Born Joseph Jackson, in Kingston, Jamaica , July 1, 1959, he was introduced in the music business at Tarrant Junior Secondary School in Kingston. Joe performed at school concerts and won local talent contest in the mid-70’s. As he got older, he participated in stage shows and parties in different Jamaican parishes for vereran singer/promoter Jackie Brown. His first performing name was”D.J. Jolly”, and performed with well know artist like Horace Andy, Dennis Brown, Bingy Bunny, Bongo Herman , and Keith Poppin. At age 15, he went to the legendary “Studio One” to auditionand what resulted was his first big hit “GUN COURT”, produced by Clement”Coxsone” Dodd and a name change to “Little Joe”. ”

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AllSpice Reggae 114 features Baby Cham and Everton Blender

 
Reggae superstars Baby Cham and Everton Blender are the special guests this Friday on ALLSPICE REGGAE hosted by DJ Common Sensi. The ALLSPICE REGGAE shows airs every Friday on Bigupradio.com Slamming Dancehall station. Cham has been blowing up hot dancehall tracks since the late 90’s. His latest smash hits include “What U Think The Police Can Do,” “Possess (Silver Screen Riddim),” and let’s not forget the bombshell “Ghetto Story (Eighty Five Riddim)” The reggae veteran Everton Blender is a world class superstar with a long track record of recording success. So of Blender’s smash hits include “Piece Of The Blender,” “Blow Your Nose,” “Blend Dem,” “Create A Sound” and many more. Do not miss this exclusive interview and feature with Cham and Everton Blender his Friday! ONE LOVE

About CHAM:

There are a million stories in the ghetto. And yet there’s only one “Ghetto Story.” And like the song says, it’s a survival story.

In Jamaica’s ultra-competitive music scene, stars are born every day and fade away just as fast. But ever since the mid 1990s, Baby Cham has represented the best of cutting-edge dancehall reggae. His every release seems to bring forth new sounds, new slang, and up-to-the minute ghetto news reports guaranteed to “bust the dance.” Spelled with a C (like champagne), Cham should not be confused with any Flipmode Squad affiliate, although he has been known to bust a rhyme from time to time. With his athletic good looks, his booming baritone voice, and a catalog of hits that won’t quit, Cham has managed to stay ahead of the times for longer than any other DJ in the game. And with the release of his long-awaited album Ghetto Story, Cham’s poised to take dancehall to another level all over again.

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About Everton Blender :

One of the few Jamaican singers to truly bridge the gap between the roots and dancehall reggae styles is the man known as Everton “Blender.” When reggae fans hear the opening notes of “Lift Up Your Head,” “Ghetto People Song,” “Blend Dem,” etc., they instantly recognize these songs as the cultural anthems of our time. The large number of hits Everton has accrued is most impressive for an artist who has been in the business for such a seemingly short period of time. But like many of Jamaica’s biggest musical stars, the road to fame wasn’t a short or easy one.

Everton Williams was born in the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, but grew up in Kingston 13 on Maxfield Avenue. Everton worked as a painter, construction worker, and decorator, but he realized that the strong chemicals he was working with were not good for his voice or his health in general. With divine help and direction, he decided to leave his job to pursue a singing career. In 1980, he met Phyllis Thompson (who would later become his wife), and moved back to Clarendon. In 1985, Everton and Phyllis’ first child, Isha, was born.

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Dancehall Sensation Tippa Irie brings his Radio Show to Reggae Powerhouse BigUpRadio.com

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.

BOOM SHOTS #109 features the CHRISINTI this Wednesday on BigUpRadio.com

Bigupradio.com is proud to annouce the arrival of the conscious reggae singer CHRISINTI as a special guest on this weeks BOOM SHOTS. Hosted by DJ Boom, BOOM SHOTS is a weekly dancehall show that you can catch every Wednesday on Bigupradio’s 24×7 Dancehall internet radio station. This very special singer is currently on the Eight76 Records label and is working hard on his next album. Tune in for a specail CHRISINTI interview and mixset by DJ BOOM! If you miss the show live you can always catch the Podcast on Yahoo. ONE LOVE

About CHRISINTI:

Born in the city of Kingston, to be more precise a place called Drewsland. Named Paul Christopher Hudson by his parents, from humble surroundings, had early dreams of becoming a star. Chrisinti as he is now called, a name taken on by himself and given meaning “Selassi I Child” participated in his school fetes and concerts in his community from the early age of 6. He attended the Marverly All Age Primary School a stone throw from home until he approached the high school years. Find out more here.

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“CAN’T TAKE IT ” with NADINE SUTHERLAND
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