2 Vibra Club, Modena, Italy
3 New Age Club, Treviso, Italy
4 The Arts Bar, Oxford, UK
9 Pheonix Centre, Exeter, UK
10 Southport Weekender, Minehead, UK
17 Wonderland, Norwich, UK
23 Ram Jam, Electric Brixton, UK
24 Plymouth University, UK
30 Outlook luanch party, Hull, UK
31 Ruhr Reggae Festival, Dortmund, Germany
1. Is It Worth It All (aka Gunman World) Damian – Jun. Gong Marley
2. Who Knows – Protoje feat. Chronixx
3. Move Back – Stylo G
4. My Sound Stands Alone – Johnny Osbourne & Screechy Dan
5. Herbs Man – Ward 21
6. Create History – Luciano ft. Bob Andy
7. Love Is Here – Arema
8. Many A Knotty – Exco Levi
9. Pressure – Burru Banton & Cornel Cambell
10. Who Run De Dance – Alborosie
5 La Coupole, Biel, Switzerland
8 Ram Jam Snowbombing, Mayrhofen, Austria
11 Ram Jam x Outlook, Motion, Bristol, UK
12 Halle Weetamix, Geneva, Switzerland
17 World Headquarters, Newcastle, UK
18 Mingles, Bradford, UK
19 Genting Club, Sheffield, UK
20 Oceana, Nottingham, UK
Delighted to announce my ‘Masterpiece’ album is out now on Ministry Of Sound! Its a x3CD journey from the UK’s swinging 60′s to Jamaica and beyond. Its also available as a ltd edition 7″ vinyl box-set!
I had the pleasure of travelling to Jamaica with Toddla T and Robbo Ranx to record a special 5 hour show for 1Xtra recently and wow what a week it was! Listen back to the show and take a peak at some of the photos below as we caught up with and recorded exclusive live sessions with the likes of Tarrus Riley, Damian Marley & Cham, Ninjaman, Chronixx and many more! Pics courtesy of the BBC. Listen back here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01q9qgc
I’m very excited about the release of my ‘Masterpiece’ compilation album on Minisrty of Sound released 27.1.14
3 CDs of classic recordings and new music from the likes of The Kinks, Bob Marley, Dusty Springfield, Desmond Dekker, Alton Ellis & many more.
Available digitally, x3CD and also as a signed 7″ Vinyl Box Set.
Pre-order with Pledge
Pre-order on iTunes
Pre-order on Amazon
1 District, Loughborough, UK
1 Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
7 Fabric, London, UK
8 Caribbean Edge, Tottenham, UK
9 Basel, Switzerland
13 Ram Jam, Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain
15 Schwarzes Schaf, Augsburg, Germany
21 Florence, Italy
29 Birmingham Revival, Birmingham, UK
With our first ever Ram Jam Christmas party fast approaching I look back on 2013 and get instant recall on the most amazing vibes at Ram Jam gatherings in festivals and venues across the UK and some great home grown reggae music too…most notably the summer anthems from Shy FX feat Liam Bailey with a’Soon Come’ and Stylo G’s crossover pop chart success ‘Soundboy and ‘Badd’ . And how could anyone forget the performance given by Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley for our Ram Jam at the Red Bull Music Academy, Notting Hill Carnival.
It has also been my first year broadcasting on BBC 1Xtra and you can imagine how much I have enjoyed that, plus my first ever show on BBC Radio 1 as a guest of Zane Lowe and a live set transmission from the BBC Stage at Glastonbury, plus my summer season of rock steady and reggae on BBC Radio 2. Thank you for all the love and positive responses from listeners tuned in from all over the globe…. thanks to the BBC Radio I-player app and on line internet coverage. Reggae is a universal music which does not get lost in translation.
Have a fabulous Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
7 Ram Jam, Mint Warehouse, Leeds, UK
8 Cavendish Banqueting Suite, London, UK
14 Prince of Wales, Brixton, UK
15 Sin City, Swansea, UK
22 Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
Check all three parts of this interview by Japan’s Mighty Crown
Tickets are flying for our X-mas party! Line-up and info on the Ram Jam page
5 Chic Bar, Hitchin, UK
6 Backstage, Munich, Germany
7 Rude 7 Club, Mannheim, Germany
13 Vibra Club, Modena, Italy
20 Ram Jam, Fire, London, UK
21 Rota Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
27 Distillery, Leipzig, Germany
28 Yaam, Berlin, Germany
31 O2 Academy, Sheffield, UK
What a week its been! Performing at bbc 1Xtra Live from Hammersmith Odeon after 2 Chains and before Sean Paul and his band who mos def “rocked the house”.
I had the privilege of interviewing the legendary Lee Perry, The Upsetter, at 1Xtra (for a forthcoming radio feature) before he performed at at Fred Perry’s Sub Culture event at the Garage in Islington.
And also I was able to interview Shaggy at bbc 1Xtra and feature tracks form his top knotch new album, ‘Out Of Many, One Music’. You can check the interview here.
Now here’s to our Xmas Ram Jam at Fire…
1 Baad – Stylo G
2 Here Comes Trouble – Chronixx
3 Soon Come – Shy FX ft. Liam Bailey
4 Tuffer Than Before – Richie Stephens
5 Riot – Sean Paul ft. Damian Marley
6 You Girl – Shaggy ft. Ne-Yo
7 Stand For Something – Keida
8 Find Dem Flaw – Dre Island
9 Cold Girl – Tarrus Riley
10 When I Find That Girl – Jah Cure
So it’s farewell to summer and all those amazing festivals. Thank you to everyone who came along to our various Ram Jam Raves across the country….we had big fun. My joy comes from sharing music I love with like minded souls and there is no better time to do it than in the summer, especially when we can do it outside. There is a lot of new and exciting music coming through from the UK, Europe and Jamaica and we must congratulate Stylo G for his success here in the UK. He has worked hard, both on the road with his young band and in the studio and he rightly has the new number one spot on our Hot Hits Chart.
I look back on my first summer at my new home on radio, BBC 1Xtra, with great pride as we were able to present the legendary Freddie Mcgregor in a live session at the BBC Maida Vale studios, also Morgan Heritage and we had a special Sunday evening reasoning when Damian Junior Gong Marley and friends joined us….oh and I also got to meet Alicia Keys in person, which was great because you know that she is a real reggae fan!
So we roll into autumn looking forward to our very special Christmas Ram Jam Party, and judging by the acts that we already have confirmed, we are in for a bonkers night of raving.
As Ini Kamoze said, “walk on the edge of the breeze”.
1 Casa Delle Arti, Bari, Italy
2 Sottotettosound Club, Bologna, Italy
8 Skaters Palace, Munster, Germany
15 WHQ, Newcastle, UK
19 Tuesday Club, Sheffield, UK
22 Ram Jam – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
23 Ram Jam – Concorde, Brighton, UK
The first annual “Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise” has been announced and tickets are on sale now!
Leaving Miami 20th October 2014, stopping in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, this 5-night cruise will feature live performances by Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley, Julian ‘JuJu Royal’ Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure, Busy Signal, Morgan Heritage, Wayne Marshall, Etana, Christopher Ellis, Black Am I, Jo Mersa and more!
Sound Systems and DJ sets from myself, Stone Love, Renaissance and Mighty Crown.
More artist to be announced!
Click on WelcomeToJamrockReggaeCruise.com for more information.
Big respect to Damian, Wayne, Christopher Ellis & Black I Am for joining me on my set at this years Ram Jam Takeover on the RBMA Soundsystem.
I won’t forget that day in a hurry! The guys also joined me as guest on my 1Xtra show last Sunday for a deep interview on music, their label and the state of Jamaica.