I am still pretty much nackered from a wicked Reggae Geel festival. Playing the 18 inch corner in front of all these people going down on your music is a truely amazing experience. On top Paul Fox, Saimn-I, Collieman and Moonshine Horns were all on point and did and first class job. Unfortunately my camera had a glitch and I wasn’t able to record any of the show. Although others have filmed plenty, so I expect some clips will surface on youtube soon.
Anyway, big up to all the people in the crowd how came up to me afterwards to big me up. Much thanks, you made me feel on top of the world. Also to meet some of the requests of getting a more music online I put up some of the tracks that were played online on my soundcloud. First one is the intro/opening tune I made specially for Geel. It’s actually a tune I made during my holiday in UK. So fresh bussiness.
The next one is a dub of the ‘Come away’ riddim. A riddim I build together with Paul Fox while staying with him, again during our summer holiday. The vocals and horns are still to be recorded for proper but the dub already flows well on it’s own I think. It went down amazing in the set having us dancing like mad together with the crowd.
Back to the order of the day after a nice holiday 🙂 Main focus is the preparation for my set at Reggae Geel on the 3rd of August. Bringing together the greater part of my musical friends and partners Saimn, Collieman, Paul Fox and the Moonshine horns in one set does require some preparation. But all cool and going well, really looking forward to this set. Come check us out at 5:30 PM in the 18 inch corner. Following closely after Geel I will perform an hour set with Collieman & Saimn-I at the Reggae Box Festival on the 10th of August and a two hour set with Saimn-I and Moonshine horns at the SummerSplash on the 16th of August.
The line up has been made official so I don’t have to be quiet anymore 😉 So I am delighted to let you know I’ll be playing at on the 3rd of August in the 18 inch corner at Reggae Geel festival. Even more cool is that I won’t be playing alone but will be sharing the stage with a couple of my closest relations in my music:
my close brethrin Saimn-I who joins me often to provide vocal power to my sets, the man with the golden voice Collieman, fabelous singer Paul Fox comes over from the UK and the Moonshine horns will provide some nice brass melodies. This is gonna be awesome. We plan to mix up our tracks and collaborations and have to oppetunity to make it one dynamic set. Come check us out in the 18 inch corner.
Here’s a live preview of a new track in progress with strong vocals by Paul Fox called Survivor. The riddim is an uptempo binghi driven one drop type a thing. I made it during a day off from work 🙂 meditation vibes. The preview is from the KINGKOP festival where Paul Fox, Saimn-I and me played at the end of April. The track was recorded a couple days prior. We made a quick mix of the riddim to drop it at the festival as we were all excited about it. Saimn dropped a lethal part 2. the plan is now to have saimn do an mc-part at the second part of the song. A bit like in the clip. This however still needs to be recorded. Shouldn’t take to long I hope 😉
Paul Fox – Survivor part 1
Saimn-I ounteraction part 2
Big up to the KINGKOP festival for the nice set up, Ion Youth for letting us play on there soundsystem and the crowd for the nice vibes.
I added a preview of my 2009 12 inch release with Carlton Livingston & Jah Melodie on my soundcloud for all to listen too. The riddim track was one of the first real riddims I created. Basicly a collage of couple of loops and a tuff bassline on top. It was one of the first glimpses of studio magic I guess. All pieces just came together and it fitted. As I wasn’t at home as much behind the sliders and knobs back then and didn’t have the gear I have now the tracks where mixed by Dougie Conscious (Carlton side) and Shiloh Ites (Jah Melodie side). The end product is pretty hardcore 12 inch which 3 mixes on each side. The 12 inch is pretty much sold out in most shops but looking it issuing them as a digital release. Stay tuned for more news on that.