Motel Connection is a band from Turin (Italy), set up in 2000 by Samuel (Subsonica vocalist), Pisti (an House Dj) and Pierfunk (former bass player from Subsonica).
Mavado, aka Real McKoy, stamped an indelible mark on the dancehall scene since his hit single, also called Real McKoy, took off. Recorded on Daseca's hugely popular Anger Management riddim, Real McKoy hit it big last year and launched the career of dancehall's Gangsta fi Life singer. Born David Constantine Brooks at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Mavado has lived in the ghetto all his life. Growing up in Cassava Piece was never easy for Mavado or his family, with his grandmother often playing the maternal role.
Cocoa Tea (Calvin Scott) born in Rocky Point, Clarendon was one of many vocalists who emerged from the dancehall 'explosion' of the early 80's in Jamaica. His honeyed voice brought him a healthy following with a marvellous vitality and purity of vocal tone.
He has recorded with most of the top producers on the island at one time or another and his body of work includes; 'Lost Me Sonia', 'Rocking Dolly', 'Good Life', 'Heathen' and countless others worth checking out.
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Tony Matterhorn is a popular Jamaican dancehall deejay. Matterhorn's worldwide popularity came in 2006, when he made a somewhat controversial song called "Dutty Wine" (Smash Riddim). The song is also a dance performed by young women, and many "dutty wining" competitions take place in Jamaica. The success of "Dutty Wine" has allowed Matterhorn's latest single "Goodas Fi Dem" (Gully Slime Riddim) to get significant airplay in Jamaica, North America and parts of the UK.
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Born Patricia Kotero on August 2, 1959 in Santa Monica, California, Apollonia Kotero is a swimsuit model, actress and singer of Italian and Mexican descent. She joined Prince's entourage after the departure of Vanity, Denise Matthews, as lead in the film Purple Rain and as lead-singer of recording group Apollonia 6. Kotero had taken part in nationwide audition to find a replacement for Vanity before being cast by Prince in the role that had originally been given to Vanity.
Reggae music selector, compiler for 20 years and long time listener... Check out the SiamRootsical blog to hear their riddim selections and link up. From Bradford to Bangkok, the UK-Thailand reggae connection. On a mission to big up reggae music and spread the love, send out the positive vybz... Nuff respect to one and all for the support and upful vibes :) and thanks to reggae artists everywhere. …
Spragga Benz (born Carlton Grant in Kingston, Jamaica on May 30, 1969), is one of Jamaica's most famous Deejays. He began his career around 1991. Once known to his friends as Spaghetti (tall and slim) but later shortened to Spragga. The Benz in his name comes from the sound system for which he used to work for, L.a. Benz, and it is through this that he found his way into the music business at a Dubplate recording session with Buju Banton. The famed elder DJ was slated to do 4 tracks for L.a. Benz but only voiced two and suggested that Spragga do the other two.