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Professor Skank

Professor Skank is by far the most well-known Greek dub producer with a number of great releases and collaborations.

Born and raised in Greece, he experimented with the genre at a really young age on a 4-track recorder in the early 90’s. Meeting Mad Professor was a turning point for him. He discovered his talent and initiated him into the secrets of dub music. In the following years this collaboration allowed him to use the legendary Ariwa Studios and work with great artists like Max Romeo, Zion Train, Brinsley Ford Aswad, Love Grocer, Earl16, Vibronics, Afrikan Simba, Dreadzone and many other. In 2006, his first solo album “Industrial Democracy” was released through Universal music.

Based in his studio, he keeps on producing music, releasing vinyls and remixing tunes on international labels, presenting his music all around the world. Professor Skank is the first Greek musician to ever appear in Glastonbury Festival, Great Britain ‘s most famous music festival.

In 2014 Mad Professor starts a new collaboration with Pale Sound Records and releases his second solo album “Digital Revolution”. His bet with himself was to bring together two different cultures, the Cretan musical tradition and the Jamaican reggae/dub. In his studio, surrounded by traditional instruments and music gurus he recorded the musicians playing in reggae/dub rhythms. During his tours and performances, Professor Skank had the chance to meet many great artists like the legendary and one of the best living reggae singers, Earl 16, who offered his unique voice in “The Money Pressure” accompanying Nigel Farage’s dramatic speech for the financial problems of Greece. And where the samples end, the voice of MC J Fyah from Moca Juniors takes over and gives a festive touch to the project.

« Where the European south meets the Jamaican culture and the Cretan tradition welcomes the soul of Wareika Hill, there we can find the “Digital Revolution” ».

Professor Skank has spoken…

Links
https://www.facebook.com/professor.dubmaster/
https://soundcloud.com/professor-skank

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Jahnnis Man

Jahnnis Man aka ”Gouro” is an independent artist based inna Crete island .At a young age, rastafarian culture was a big part of his life , at the age of 19 Jahnnis Man start singing jamaican patois with a raggamuffin , rub a dub and dancehall style!!At the same time Jahnnis Man was involved in deejaying, hosting event with Reggae and generally Caribbean music.The past few years, Jahnnis man has held performances throughout the whole island.During his performances he has found himself on stage with very well known reggae artist, such as Professor Skank, Blend Miskhin, DjTzinas, Daddy Vertigo, MrbigK and with somes local artist such as Bredda Mainas, Selecta Farmabwoi , Positive Vibes and Rasta Monkeys.
What’s more, He has attended many sound system events where he has had the opportunity to perform,on a reggae-hiphop stage, next to Cptn Kirk, Vertical Speech and dj Mosek.

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DJTZINAS aka Kowalski

DJ/Producer Tzinas is living in Crete, Greece.
His tunes are getting big support from the likes of Turntable Dubbers, Dirty Dubsters, MustBeat Crew, Selecta Demo, Blend Mishkin, Andy Taylor and ‘Titan sound’s High Grade’ @ Space Invader Radio (UK).
DJ Tzinas is doing gigs all around Greece and he is well-known for his reggae/ dancehall/ mash-ups/ hip-hop/ moombahton/ trap/ dnb/ vibes…
He is most thankful to Dj Shadow, Quantic, Diplo, The Upsetters, King Tubby, Cutty Ranks, Shabba Ranks and more…for the spiritual guidance and motivation!
He Releases Music for:
Resense (AT)
Cast-a-Blast (GR)
Timewarp (GR)
Kraak Rec (GR)
Bulabeats Rec (IE)
Dirty Dubster Digital (IE)
MustBeat (HU)
Pale Sound (GR)
Irish Moss Records (IE)
and Booty Fruit (UK)

Links:
http://soundcloud.com/djtzinas
http://soundcloud.com/redgreen-wood-soundsystem

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Daddy Vertigo

The journey officially began in 2007 in Sitia Crete. A year ago Andronikos (Vertigo) started his first radio show which lasts until today.Over the years he entered the mentality of Dj set..Followed many Dj Sets in Greece with highlights participations in charitable events.

All of these years blended various genres of music until and the finalmixture is based in Jamaican sounds..Υardie beats from Reggae Dub,Ragga,Hip Hop with a special preference in Digital sounds but also many influences from all around the Caribbean musical culture compose his sound..Since 2017 and spending his second decade has been experimenting on remixes with three releases for free download.

In 2011 he created his own web radio (www.radiospirit.gr) and made many parties and concerts with big names of the Greek Scene.

In 2014 he entered the radio team of Mousiko Kanali 101.5 and mixing music for Guest Dj Zone until early 2016 and from 2017 until today has his own show named ‘’The Cranky Monkey’’ on the Athenian Milk and Chocolate radio.

Founder of Gruppo del Este familia created in 2014.It’s a family of passionate people with music.A Djs collective that their mission is to ”stick” their germ everywhere..

in 2015 he made the dj duo of the ragga cakes named ”Ragga Muffins” with Positive Vibes.

In 2015,2016,2017 and 2018,was hosted in Reggae Vibes Music Festival and shared the stage with names like : Krak In Dub,Μad Professor,Dreadzone,Vibronics,SKG’S Dub Alliance,ZionTrain and MC’s like Skarra Mucci, Earl 16,Madu Messenger, Mc Brother Culture,Mc Yinka,J Fyah and many more.

Has shared the booth/stage with names like:Anna Mystic,Professor Skank, Cayetano, Blend Mishkin, Big Shine, Dj Tzinas, Snk, ThatStyle, Funkanizer, Digital Monk, Mr BiGK,Bass Delig ht,Jahnnis Man and many more.

-soundcloud.com/daddyvertigo
-daddyvertigo.bandcamp.com

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Big Shine and Digital Monk (Skg’s Dub Alliance)

They come from different musical projects each ( Rodes United – Moriginal Beats) but, what they all share, is their love for the Bass culture which makes them a dynamic team.They have performed both in Greece but abroad as well, and have shared the stages with big names such as Dub Pistols, High Tone, Mad Proffessor, Dub Fx, Zion Train, Groundation, Alborosie, Dub Inc and many more… Each time they promise a unique show with loads of bass, live percussions, scratches and double times on the microphones. Their last album is the “ The Alliance EP” which you can download from their website.

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The Wailers

The legendary Wailers continue their quest to bring reggae to the forefront of the world’s stage. Led by renowned bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined by original Wailers guitarist Donald Kinsey as well as saxophonist Glen DaCosta, The Wailers give audiences around the globe the opportunity to experience their unique and innovative sound. From 1972 to 1980, Bob Marley & The Wailers recorded, toured, and performed before countless millions worldwide. Since 1981, Familyman has carried on the mission to “keep The Wailers together” – just as Bob requested.

In tribute to the late co-founder and drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, The Wailers present Familyman’s multi-talented son, Aston Barrett Jr. It’s startling to witness how the young powerhouse delivers with his uncle’s inspiring landmark “one drop” drumming style. Also on stage is polished background singer Shema McGregor, daughter of I Three singer Judy Mowatt and Reggae pioneer Freddie McGregor.

Accompanying the legends and children-of-legends on stage are many other talented musicians: bass guitarist Owen “Dreadie” Reid, a former student of Familyman who also plays bass with Julian Marley’s Uprising band; front man Joshua David Barrett, Rastaman by lifestyle and culture, who delivers Bob’s powerful message of Jah love and unity through his performance and interaction with the audience; Andres Lopez on keyboards, who has performed with artists such as Alborosie, Lutan Fyah, and Anthony B.; and Anne-Marie Thompson, an experienced gospel singer. FOH/Sound engineer is Christian Cowlin, a Wailers Band veteran who has traveled the world with The Wailers for more than 20 years and who is responsible for the band’s live sound.

Since Bob Marley’s untimely passing in 1981, Familyman vowed to keep a promise he made to his leader and friend – that he would hold the band together and maintain the music’s quality, to “keep me [Bob Marley] alive through music.” The message is still Burnin’, the Exodus of Jah people continues, Uprising and Survival remain the call to fans. The incomparable Wailers are coming to Babylon by Bus, to rock the stage, to bring the magic and message of Roots Rasta Reggae. It’s a Rastaman Vibration: a slice of music history you must not miss. Legend.