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Earl 16

Daley grew up in Waltham Park Road, Kingston, and, influenced by American soul and Jamaican artists such as Dennis Brown, began his singing career by entering local talent shows. He became the lead vocalist for the group The Flaming Phonics, playing live around Jamaica. Daley decided to drop out of school to pursue his music career, which prompted his mother to throw him out of the family home. Needing to make some money, the group tried out for producer Duke Reid, but left before finishing their recording for him due to his habit of firing live gunshots in the studio.

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Alley Cat

Alley Cat landed in the UK nearly a decade ago to help out at the Skunkrock Productions headquarters in London. At the time she helped to build up the label’s name as a producer, touring DJ, and label A & R / promoter. Now in her 12th year of Djing, she has gone from Skunkrock label rep to a known DJ in her own right. Having frequented gigs in Europe for 10 years, and holding a residency at Berlin’s Icon Club for over 9½ years, she’s still finding new places to present her sound every season.

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Natty King

The Man from the Eastern parish of St. Thomas dubbed Natty King. Kevin Christopher Roberts, aka Natty King is best known for hits such as "Mister Greedy" and "No Guns To Town". Believed to be one of the members of conscious music, he draws his inspiration from reggae pioneers The Wailers, Burning Spear, and his personal role model Luciano. Natty recorded "No Guns To Town" and "Love Me" on the Two-Miles label, which took off like a rocket sitting at the top of numerous reggae charts nationally and overseas.

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Sancho

There are at least 3 bands/artists with the name Sancho: 1) Sancho are an upbeat concoction with dark, playful lyrics. Sonically adventurous, ambiguous but direct, messy yet accessible. The sound has been compared to Dexy's Midnight Runners, Roxy Music, Serge Gainsbough, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Pulp, Orange Juice, Scott Walker, Stereolab and Beefheart. Sancho combine 50s doo-wap with early 80s pure pop...

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Kaka

Kaka is the newest up-and-coming dancehall star in Denmark. Kaka is about to conquer Denmark with his charismatic flow, his positive energy, his contagious smile and playful approach to life. For several years he has been a part of Youngblood Sound and latest he has joined forces with Donkey Sound. In 2007 Kaka got his debut on the music scene, live and online with various strongly popular YouTube clips and since then the expectations have been high. He has been collaborating with several well known artist before he chose to go solo.

Read more about Kaka on Last.fm.

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Jabba

There are at least two artists named Jabba: 1.) Carlos Techachal a.k.a. Jabba was born in Mexico City and began his DJ career in the city in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz. As a DJ he has shared the stage with great international personalities, and many well known Mexican talents.
He has been part of many projects, such as Element Frog (Chill out - ambient), and in the last years he has been working with Dj Vazik under the name of Bienmesabe, they have published tracks in labels like Kinetik, Toltecnica (Mexico) AP records, Tatsu (Germany) and Synergetic (Austria).

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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.

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