“I-SHENCE 15th ANNIVERSARY & BASHFIRE 10th ANNIVERSARY”
Si festeggiera’ in grande stile con un sacco di ospiti sia dall’ EUROPA che dall’ ITALIA.
GAPPY RANKS : LONDON UK || HERBALIZE IT : NL || MAD KID : IT || LAMPA DREAD ONE LOVE : IT ||NORTHERN LIGHTS : IT ||RAINA VILLA ADA : IT || FARISAN HI FI : IT
Gappy Ranks born and grown in Harlesden NW10. Father Jamaican, Mother Dominican, a good combination like Rice & Peas. Early support and recognition of this rising young talent who had made his studio debut with the Ruff Cutt band at age 11 came from local sound system operators and pirate radio stations and soon led to his link up and studio baptism with Stonebridge stars Suncycle Crew. The embers were soon burning and the young artist next landed a series of killer link ups with the likes of Kray Twinz, Twista and MC Lethal B. It was his initial hit for the legendary Peckings crew “Mountain Top” that really lit the blue touch paper and when the follow up “Heaven In My Eyes” bust Internationally Gappy found himself in the driving seat of an unstoppable rocket to stardom.
“Stinking Rich” & “Rising Out The Ghetto” consolidated his success, his impact on the dancehall world mirroring fellow Londoner Amy Winehouse’s revolutionizing of the world R&B scene. The release of his eagerly awaited Greensleeves album “Put The Stereo On” ups the ante to another level, the album sees Gappy completing his project with the Peckings crew, producers of Bitty McLeans classic “On Bond Street” album and like that best selling set, “Put The Stereo On” is launched on authorised versions from Studio One, Treasure Isle & Bunny Lee. Whether it’s “as good as old” gems like the title track “Put The Stereo On” (a record so in-demand the dancehall government have had to step in to authorize it’s immediate release), the straight to the heart romantic beat of “Happiest Day Of My Life” or the awesome word, sound & power of “Thy Shall Love” Gappy has it all under lock and key, he can sing like Tarrus and spit lyrics like Kartel and displays this stunning versatility both on stage and in the studio.
“Put The Stereo On”” is already being touted as reggae album of 2010 but it’s ambition doesn’t stop there, it’s a genre defining classic with a pre-release buzz that is already enjoying high profile reach outside of the traditional market. Gappy is also proving to be one of the most popular live draws on the planet, headlining shows across Europe, Asia & the USA and is currently lined up for upcoming festival appearances at Glastonbury, Rototom & the Atlanta Summer Festival. Gappy Ranks is clearing some space on his mantelpiece for the awards and trophies that are sure to come his way, our reward is the music and if you love music, you will love Gappy Ranks!
Herb-A-Lize It was born in east-Holland in the city of Enschede (En-ska-day).
It all started after Stef visited the Reggae/Dancehall epi-center, Jamaica-Jamaica back in 1995 and tasted the true essence of this musical culture, which we have grown to love so much.He returned to Holland with a head full of ideas and a burning desire to get Herb-A-Lize It up and running. Sultan, a long time friend and a local DJ on the scene in En-ska-day at the time, joined the sound in 1998, bringing his charismatic, never give up, take no prisoners mentality to the Sound. This was the start of Herb-A-Lize It Assault on the Dutch Reggae/Dancehall scene.
In 2001, the caribbean infiltration on the sound began. Jamaican born Daddy Jim, the wickedest, free-styling spitter in town brought his MC/lyrical talents on board. Possibly one of the baddest selectors on the scene, Trinidadian D1 from the Jam Masters crew followed in 2005 and becoming the main selector of the sound. Fyahmunk has been the last island man to join the crew so far. Straight outta St. Maarten, he brings his mad, versatile, explosive MC-ing style into the mix. In 2009 Herb-A-Lize It became even more multi-membered (and multilingual and – cultural) as Columbian born young selecta Carlito, who on-stage contributes to the appearance of Reggae/Dancehall party- and clashmachine Herb-A-Lize It and Souljah, born and bred Tukker like Sultan and Stef, started alongside Stef to concentrate on both Herb-A-Lize It’s ever expanding dub box as well as backoffice duties.
A typical Herbalize-it set is ram packed with energy, excitement and of course the element of surprise. No two sets would ever be the same because nothing is planned in this Sound. A combination of reggae and dancehall with a few surprises in the mix are the key ingredients in a Herb-A-Lize It cook up. Herb-A-Lize It has shared the spotlight with many other big international sounds, graced the stage at many well-known reggae concerts (Summer Jam and Two77Splash to name a few) and performed alongside just about all of the bigger reggae/dancehall artists all over Europe. Herb-A-Lize It is now known and respected not only as a Big Sound System with a seriously sick dub-box, but also the only Dutch Sound that hosts clashes. War-Inna-East is a yearly clash organized by Herb-A-Lize It, which brings together the wickedest Soundsytems to do battle on Dutch soil. The future looks bright for Herb-A-Lize It, the Sound that would definitely keep on making their own destiny and pushing the envelope of creativity within this addictive Reggae/Dancehall world to higher and higher heights.
******* guest da Roma: TEKNICAL PUNCH live set
******* SCAPO (Dirty Drop)
******* WANNABEAT (NMK)
******* DISTURB (NMK)
*******ROOT 66 (NMK)