Posts tagged "Robbo Ranx"

No Long Talk: Daddy Ernie On Freedom of Choice: “Who Want Vex, Vex!”

No Long Talk: Daddy Ernie On Freedom of Choice: "Who Want Vex, Vex!"

Host of UK Radio’s Superjam Reflects On His Legacy

If you weren’t in London from the ’90s, you may not be aware of Daddy Ernie or the power of his radio show, SuperJam. As he says: “Who’s Daddy Ernie? Some black DJ who used to be on a station in Brixton that everybody used to wear big gold chains and rings.” What you should know is he’s one of the most respected and important British contributors in the history of Jamaican music. He’s also the only person in history to present a reggae show Monday to Friday on a legal radio station. And it was prime time from 1990 to (about) 2003/2004. The way things are, it’s likely he’ll be the sole claimant forever. Daddy Ernie’s SuperJam ran alongside Choice FM’s lifespan (1990–2013), becoming one of the stations most listened to shows and amongst the highest paid specialist DJs on the station.  Podcast After The Jump… Read more »

Remembering J Capri

Remembering J Capri

The untimely death of a rising dancehall artist 

The most difficult news to grasp is the untimely death of a young, ambitious, big thinker. These are words friends of Jordan Phillips aka J Capri use to describe her. She reminded most of a young Patra, she definitely had “crossover potential”. Her musical sound was a fusion of dancehall and rhythm and blues. It looked like the stars were aligned for this fairly new artist. Her music ignited on the  dancehall scene with collaborations with Sean Paul, Vybz Kartel, Konshens, Charly Black and other international artists. In these collaborations and her solo songs, J Capri held her own and captivated audiences with sultry vocals and vivacious live performances.

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WATCH THIS: Bunji Garlin Freestyle On BBC 1Xtra

Who Said Soca Artistes Can Only Sing About Jump And Wine?bunji

 

Contrary to popular belief Soca music isn’t just simplistic lyrics of jumping, wining or waving over heavy pulsating drum melodies, Yes, we do love those tunes but more artistes are taking the road less travelled and are realizing that this is what listeners have been begging for. Take Bunji Garlin for example, his hit “Differentology” is taking the world by storm, and even though it doesn’t have the generic Soca setup it embodies everything about the genre, simply put, the song makes you feel good and want to dance—which is the essence of Soca music. Bunji himself is a lyrical beast and while in London for Notting Hill Carnival he linked up with Robbo Ranx at the BBC 1Xtra studios and flexed his skills to the fullest. Do Yourself A Favor And Hit The Jump…  Read more »

BBC 1Xtra Tells The Sting Story

Reshma B Reports From The World’s Greatest One-Night Reggae Show – Sting 2012
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