Gibbo Presents - Dancehall, Reggae & Sound System Culture (Music)

I chat to Christopher Ellis about his latest release the Better Than Love EP, and a whole host of other topics.

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Christopher_Ellis_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:47am EST

I chat to Iceman from Little Sample to break down the controversial ending of their clash with Jahman Nuclear.

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Little_Sample_vs_Jahman_Nuclear_-_Post_Clash_Interview_Iceman.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:42am EST

I chat to Selekta Hype from Jahman Nuclear just minutes after their victory over Little Sample at "Who Runs The UK"

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I chat to Selekta Hype from Jahman Nuclear to preview "Who Runs The UK" their upcoming one on one clash with Little Sample.


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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Little_Sample_vs_Jahman_Nuclear_Preview_-_Selekta_Hype.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:08am EST

I chat to Nicky P from Little Sample to preview "Who Runs The UK" their upcoming clash one on one clash with Jahman Nuclear. 

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Little_Sample_vs_Jahman_Nuclear_Preview_-_Nicky_P.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:36am EST

I speak to Kabaka Pyramid about his latest release the Lead The Way EP and its entry into The Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. Other topics covered include how riddim releases are hurting album sales, what the Jamaican reggae industry can learn from Europe and the popularity of The Reggae Revival Movement.    

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Kabaka_Pyramid_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

I chat to dancehalls Grammy nominated Invincible Messenger Cham. Topics covered in the interview include; his two new singles Fighter and Bend Down, working with Damian JR Gong Marley and Wayne Marshall, his relationship with his wife and fellow artiste O, dancehalls negative image, the power of music and much more. 

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Cham_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:08pm EST

I chat to the host of Halloween Slaughter Killa Boo from King Addies, who offers his thought's on the clash. Other topics covered include World Clash R.E.S.E.T., Addies future and expansion, LP vs Soul Supreme, LP vs Ma Gash and Polly Famous.

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Killa_Boo_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:37am EST

I chat to Spider from Supersonic, who breaks down their victory at Halloween Slaughter. Other topics covered include World Clash R.E.S.E.T., a rematch with Mighty Crown, their upcoming clash with Warrior Sound and War Ina East 2014.  

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Spider_Halloween_Slaughter_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 9:20am EST

I chat to Nasheen from Innocent Sound, who breaks down their rematch with Tek 9, and explains why it ended early. He also offers his thought's on World Clash R.E.S.E.T. 2013, the state of the sound clash business and how it can be improved.

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Nasheen_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

I once again chat to Chin to break down World Clash R.E.S.E.T. 2013, and asses the significance and impact of Sky Juice/Metro Media's victory.

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Chin_Post_R.E.S.E.T._Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:18am EST

I chat to Chin to preview World Clash R.E.S.E.T. 2013, plus he explains why there is a rift between Irish And Chin and Bass Odyssey and me gives some clues about who the latest sound to join his team is. 

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Chin_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

I chat to Sami T from The Far East Rulaz Mighty Crown to preview their return to the sound clash arena at World Clash R.E.S.E.T. 2013. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

I chat to Bugle, topics covered include a potential clothing line, Raine Seville and Konshens controversial photos, the two albums he has in the pipeline, working with Sly and Robbie and the image he portrays as artiste and man.

A video version of this interview is also available http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H1JwXhJ98s

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Bugle_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

I chat to Maphead from Killamanjaro, topics covered include King Addies, their recent clash with LP and Super Fresh, World Clash R.E.S.E.T. and corrupt promoters.

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Maphead_Killamanjaro_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:19am EST

I chat to Gappy Ranks about his third album Shining Hope, the reggae and dancehall industry, his career to date, touring and much more.

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Gappy_Ranks_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

I chat to entertainer and slangtionary Chi Ching Ching about his acting aspirartions, the slang making process, what happened when Pleasure P came to Jamaica and much more.

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Chi_Ching_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:12am EST

I chat to King Pin from King Addies to break down their clash with Bass Odyssey in Hartford, and to get his thoughts the following nights rematch in Tampa.

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_King_Addies_vs_Bass_Odyssey_-_Review__Preview_-_King_Pin.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:00am EST

I chat to Andrew Digital to find out why the clash between King Addies and Bass Odyssey in Hartford ended early, and get his thoughts on the following nights rematch in Tampa.

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_King_Addies_vs_Bass_Odyssey_-_Review__Review_-_Andrew_Digital.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:40am EST

I chat to Killah D from LP International to break down their clash with Killamanjaro and Superfresh, and to look ahead to World Clash R.E.S.E.T. 2013. Listen to the interview to find out why Polly Famous did not feature in the first round, if LP deserved a spot in the tune fi tune round, If he felt victory was theirs when they made their comeback in the tune fi tune round, If Polly has had enough time to get familiar with LP's dub box, if clash preparations were difficult, as the team is based in three different countries, how and why the link up with Polly took place, if the clash with Killamanjaro in Jamaica is still going ahead, his thought's on the inclusion of Renaissance and Metro Media in World Clash R.E.S.E.T. 2013, if there are any other sounds he would like to have seen included in R.E.S.E.T. and much more.

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Killah_D_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:49am EST

Ron Nelson the host of Saturday nights Call Di Undataker clash between LP International, Killamanjaro and Superfresh, provides a report of the action that took place in Toronto.

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Ron_Nelson_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:56am EST

I chat to one of the sound system worlds most popular and versatile selectors Fire Links about his upcoming involvement in World Clash R.E.S.E.T. and much more. Listen to the interview to find out why he decided to take part in R.E.S.E.T., if a new concept like R.E.S.E.T. is what that clash scene needs, his thought’s on the inclusion of Renaissance and Metro Media, who he feels will provide him with the stiffest competition, if the New York based sounds will enjoy a home town advantage, why he will be leaving Amazura with the trophy, how an aspiring selector should perfect his craft, what are the most important skills for a selector to possess, if he has any new riddims or singles on the way, and much more. A video version of this interview can be seen by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VHzBAaSOqM

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Direct download: Gibbo_-_Fire_Links_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

I speak to singer, songwriter, producer and the man behind the R-V-Lution, Randy Valentine. Listen to the interview to find out, what the strategy behind the release of his Bring Back The Love mix cd was, the details about his forthcoming Peckings release, why his first release on 7 inch vinyl was a victory, why he loves and respects the roots and foundations of reggae music and culture, why a comment from Mr Midas had such an impact on the direction of his career, why he is so popular in Europe, how he plans to further build his following in the UK, if there’s an album in the pipeline and much more. A video version of this interview is also available http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGqn58Mj5cs

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Randy_Valentine_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:58am EST

I recently spoke to Morgan Heritage’s own Gramps Morgan and his son Jemere, during the UK leg of the “Here Comes The Kings” tour. Listen to the interview to find out, why Morgan Heritage released the Here Comes The Kings mini documentary to accompany the album, how they acquired the title The Royal Family Of Reggae, why Perfect Love Song was chosen to be a lead single, what input VP Records have during the album making process, If they set a date for when they would reunite before they took their recent break. , if Jemere will be jumping on any more reggae or dancehall riddims, which future project he’s currently working on and much more. A video version of this interview is also available http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGyBc00Mn7A

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Gramps__Jemere_Morgan_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

Elmar, Allgi, Olde, and Daniel from Sentinel give me some tips and advice on how to make the most of my first trip to Germany. They tell me, which local dishes and drinks I need to try, and which ones I need to avoid, Useful German phrases that I could use to impress a young lady, what Germany's must watch TV shows are, how to survive a German reggae festival, what Germany has to offer, and why it's the ideal tourist destination and much more.  

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Sentinels_Guide_To_Germany.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:54am EST

I catch up with Willy Chin from Black Chiney to ask him for some travel tips and advice. Willy tells me, which three essential items you need to take on any trip abroad, if its better to stick to global fast food chains or to try the local cuisine, how to pick a hotel, and how you tell a good hotel from a bad one, how to make the airport and flight experience more pleasurable, how to keep yourself entertained on long flights, if it's better to travel alone or with company and much more.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 8:40am EST

I recently caught up with artiste, producer and C.E.O. of Adonai Music Million Stylez at Keep It Real Jam 2013. Listen to the interview to find out, why his music has such universal appeal, all about his recent trip to Kenya where he filmed the Baddis Ting video, if his success has lead to the growth of the Swedish reggae scene, if he knew Miss Fatty was a hit as soon as he wrote it, if he will be releasing an album this year, what his goals and aims are for Adonai Music, what's on the agenda for the rest of 2013 and much more. A video version of this interview version of this interview is also available http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piPhDRsMuMc

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Million_Stylez_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:30am EST

I recently caught up with Christopher Martin at Keep It Real Jam in Pfullendorf, Germany. Listen to the interview to find out, 
his thought's on performing in Europe, how much he feels collaborating with German artistes and producers has contributed to his popularity in Europe, if recording dubplates is a pleasure or a chore, if he is a sound clash fan, if he took Jim Jones decision to release "Mary's Prayer" without his consent as a compliment, if they have been in contact since the release, if we will see them working together in the future, if his fanbase increased after the release, whats on the agenda for the remainder of 2013 and much more.

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Category:Music -- posted at: 3:42am EST

I chat to VG+ from Komposti moments after their clash with with Jugglerz and Supersonic at Keep It Real Jam in Germany. Listen to the interview to find out, how he feels he performed, what his strategy for the clash was, if he thought about changing his strategy during the clash, if being a "one man army" disadvantaged him, what the keys to Supersonic's victory were, if we will see Komposti clashing again soon, what else they are up to and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_VG_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

I chatted to Spider from Supersonic minutes after they defeated Komposti and Jugglerz at Keep It Real Jam in Germany last weekend. Listen to the interview to find out, why he feels Supersonic were victorious, what their strategy was for this unorthodox clash, if he thinks the clash should have had a dub fi dub round, the possibility of Supersonic and Andrew Digital working together again in the future, his thoughts on their upcoming clash with X-Caliber International in Trinidad and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Spider_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:22pm EST

I recently spoke to Shotta Paul from Jugglerz to get his thoughts their upcoming clash with Komposti and Supersonic at Keep It Real Jam. Listen to the interview to find out, if they have had enough time to build up a deep dub box, if their break from clashing has left them out of practice, how much he has missed clashing, how seriously he feels Supersonic are taking the upcoming battle, why they need to watch out for Komposti, if he likes the no rules and no host concept, how the Keep It Real Jam crowd will differ from the usual clash crowd, if he understands why he was asked to leave Sentinel, and how he felt when this happened, if any other sounds tried to recruit him and Meska, if we will be seeing Jugglerz clash on a regular basis and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Shotta_Paul_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:27am EST

I recently caught up with Sami T and Masta Simon from Mighty Crown, during the UK leg of their Driving Force Tour. Listen to the interview to find out, what Sami was thinking when Justice tried to draw him into an impromptu clash in Jacksonville, their thoughts on the When Dubs Did Nice concept, how they reacted to King Addies joining the Irish and Chin camp, what went down between them and Addies in the Bronx, when 45 shop lock, if a clash with Addies is a possibility, if we will see Mighty Crown clash again, if their business ventures interest them more today then playing music or clashing, why they have been able to translate their success in the dancehall, to success in the business world, all about the events they promote in Japan,including Sound City and the Yokohama Reggae Sai and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Mighty_Crown_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:00am EST

I chat to Spider and Sultan just minutes after Supersonic defeated Herbalize it at the King of Europe clash in Vienna. A video version of this interview can be seen by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ofS4rCy_lM

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Spider__Sultan_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:06am EST

I chat to The Doctor from Irie Sound, one of the co-promoters of the King of Europe clash to preivew upcoming battle between Supersonic and Herbalize It. A video version of this interview can be seen by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNzsDmTiDWw

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Supersonic_vs_Herbalize_It_Preview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:57am EST

I recently caught up with Tommy Lee Sparta during his Europe wide tour. Listen to the interview to get a better understanding of the real Tommy Lee Sparta, and to hear his take on the controversy which surrounds his Uncle Demon alter ego. Plus find out, what shocked him the most about Europe, what he misses the most about Jamaica, how he dealt with the Gaza Burden when Vybz Kartel went to jail, all about his relationship with his five kids, and how they inspire him, why he created the Uncle Demon character, why he thinks people mistake him for a demon, if he believes there is such a thing as bad publicity, if he would ever change his musical output in response to negative criticism, his future business plans for a movie and action figures, what his favourite cartoons are, and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Tommy_Lee_Sparta_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

I speak to Max Glazer from Federation Sound to preview the Red Bull Culture Clash 2013. Listen to the interview to find out, how the Culture Clash differs from a traditional sound clash, what the format and rules of the clash are, what role dubplates will play, if guest artistes are allowed, how the winner will be decided, who the other three sounds involved are, and what they specialise in, if Federation’s reggae background gives them an advantage, if there is a blueprint to win a Culture Clash, if he feels that Red Bull have stolen the concept of a sound clash from reggae and much more.

 

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Red_Bull_Culture_Clash_2013_Preview_With_Max_Glazer.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 5:57pm EST

I chat to Natural Affair shortly after they were eliminated from Winner Takes All 2013 at the end of the second round. A video version of the interview can be seen by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJvGf_BUN8g

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Natural_Affair_-_Winner_Takes_All_2013_-_Post_Clash_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:11pm EST

I chat to Platinum Cartel shortly after they were eliminated from Winner Takes All 2013 at the end of the second round. A video version of this interview can be seen by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1Y_QUBGD0o

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Category:Music -- posted at: 1:55pm EST

I chat to Mega from Classique shortly after they were eliminated from Winner Takes All 2013 at the end of the third round. A video version of this interview can be seen by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD0BLOA9jhg

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Classique_-_WInner_Takes_All_2013_-_Post_Clash_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:40pm EST

I chat to Jahman Nuclear just minutes after their victory at Winner Takes All 2013.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Jahman_Nuclear_-_Winner_Takes_All_2013_-_Post_Clash_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 8:17am EST

One of the busiest men in the sound clash business breaks down his two most recent events. Listen to the interview to hear, why Nexxt Level were victorious in Brooklyn, if Young Hawk were robbed, if Innocent are missing Nasheen, why Blunt Posse didnt get their second win for 2013, why Barrier Free left Toronto with the trophy, when he found out King Klepto would not taking part in No Mercy, if Poly Famous joining LP International is a good move, if we will be seeing more Andrew Digital promotions in Canada, when the audio and video of both clashes will be released and much more. 

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Andrew_Digital_-_Brooklyn_Massacre__No_Mercy.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:17am EST

I recently caught up Doctor from Barrier Free to break down last Fridays clash with Young Hawk and Innocent. Listen to the interview to hear, what the keys to Barrier Frees victory were, what role the samurai sword played, if he expected to win in such convincing fashion, what he thought of Young Hawk and Innocents performances, how he feels about not getting to clash King Klepto, if he agrees with Poly Famous decision to join LP International, what he thought of the Canadian crowd, when we may get to see a rematch with Yard Beat and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Doctor_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 5:40pm EST

I speak to Mitch from Yard Beat just minutes after the were defeated by Kosmik in the tune fi tune round of War Ina East 2013. A video version of this interview is also available https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIybvV-7D3I

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Mitch_Post_Clash_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:23am EST

I speak to a very emotional Ez from Kosmik moments after they defeated Yard Beat and Sentinel at War Ina East 2013. A video version of the interview is also available https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZO90CsBK-U

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Ez_Post_Clash_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

I speak to Sultan the promoter of War Ina East to preview the 2013 edition of the clash. The interview was recorded in his store Exclusive Sneakers And Streetwear in Enschede in The Netherlands, a video version of the interview is also available https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KStXgHhB6uM

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Sultan_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 12:31pm EST

I chat to Ez from Kosmik Movements Ez about the Brooklyn based sounds upcoming clash with Sentinel and Yard Beat. Listen to the interview to hear what sets Kosmik apart from Sentinel and Yard Beat, why he considers Kosmik to be underdogs, if Kosmik are at a disadvantage having not clashed in Europe before, the benefits of being based in the sound clash capital New York, if he thinks Sentinel are making a mistake sending their new recruits to battle, why he feels Kosmik and Yard Beat are hungrier than Sentinel, why Kosmik have risen through the sound system ranks so quickly, how he reacted when he was asked to take part in War Inna East and much more. 

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Ez_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:27am EST

I speak to Elmar and Allgi from Sentinel to preview War Inna East, their upcoming clash with Kosmik Movements and Yard Beat. Listen to the interview to hear Elmar tell me, Why he has decided to take a step back from the limelight, why he recruited 3 new members Allgi, Daniel and Olde, how he felt when Shotta Paul and Meska left the sound, if his new team are ready for war, if he thinks Sentinel are favourites going into War Inna East, if the largely European crowd will be behind Sentinel and whether Sentinel will be taking any more clash bookings for this year. Then new addition to Sentinel, and their MC for the upcoming clash Allgi tells me about, his musical career before he joined The Everlasting Sound, how it felt to be recruited by a "big time sound", his previous clash experience, if he feels under pressure to come away from Enschede with the trophy, how he and Daniel have been preparing for the clash, what tips and advice Elmar and Nadia have given him and much more.

Direct download: Sentinel_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 11:19am EST

Just hours after last weekends big clash between Blunt Posse, Posion Dart and Earth Ruler had come to an end, I spoke to the events host and co-promoter Gary Famus. Listen to the interview to hear, what the keys to Blunt Posse’s victory were, how much the addition of Black Roy has strengthened Blunt Posse, whether using 2 MCs benefited the Bronx based sound, which dubs got the biggest forwards, his evaluation of Poison Dart’s performance, where things went wrong for Earth Ruler, who made the decision to scrap the tune fi tune round, when the audio and video will be available, how the line up for the clash was decided, how he feels his first New York based promotion went, what he has in store for the Virginia clash fans and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Gary_Famus_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:34am EST

I recently spoke to one of the most original reggae artistes in the business Protoje, about the release of his second album The 8 Year Affair. Listen to the interview to hear, the meaning of the album’s title, why the album's release date was pushed back, his thoughts on releasing singles before the album, how he chooses which artistes to collaborate with, the benefits of working with one producer, the advantages and disadvantages of mixing family and work, why it’s important to have a good video to accompany a hit single, if the album will be released on CD or vinyl, what it was like working with Sizzla, Chronixx and Kabaka Pyramid on “Selassie Souljahz” and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Protoje_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

Ajax from Blunt Posse previews March Madness and tells me, why Blunt Posse is the most dangerous sound involved in the clash, how the addition of Black Roy has strengthened the sound, if he agrees with Taranchyla's description of Blunt Posse as a "counter punching sound", whether he prefers to face a sound coming off a win or a loss, if he feels walking out can ever be justified, why Blunt Posse have been overlooked, if King Addies joining team Irish and Chin is a good business move, if we will ever see Blunt Posse involved in a Chin promoted event again, who looses out more from Blunt Posse and Chin not working together and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Ajax_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:15am EST

Taranchyla from Poison Dart recently made and exception to his rule of not doing interviews before a clash, and spoke to me about his upcoming battle with Earth Ruler and Blunt Posse.Listen to the interview to hear, what he thought of Earth Ruler’s performance against King Addies, if he feels his microphone skills will lead to a Poison Dart victory, if new tunes will be a key to victory, what tactics he feels Blunt Posse will try and employ, if he still thinks walking out against King Addies was the right move to make, if he is bothered about giving away “home court advantage”, how the New York crowd has changed, what takes priority clash preparation, making music or juggling dates, if he still feels the same way he used to when he is booked for a clash, what prefers today, making music or clashing, how he will decide when to retire from clashing, what goes through his mind on the day of a clash and much more. 

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Taranchyla_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

I chat to Lee Major from Earth Ruler to reflect on their recent loss to King Addies, and to get his thoughts on their upcoming clash with Blunt Posse and Poison Dart. Listen to the interview to hear, what he thinks of Addie’s and Chin’s new business relationship, where he was when the clash with Addies began, What Earth Ruler’s game plan was going into the clash, What he thought of Killa Boo and A1’s performance, where the new tunes were, if there will be a rematch in Antigua, if video footage of the famous 1993 Earth Ruler vs King Addies Biltmore clash exists, which sound Earth Ruler want to go to war with in the UK, if he lacks motivation in the run up to March Madness, If he feels Poison Dart or Blunt Posse pose a bigger threat and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Lee_Major_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:35pm EST

I chat to Andy Capper the Co-Producer of Noisey Jamaica and the Global Editor of Vice Magazine. Listen to the interview to hear, why Noisey Jamaica was made, how it was decided which artistes would feature in the series, who the series is aimed at, why Andy feels the views of dancehall's fans are so important, what we can expect from the rest of the series, how Snoop Lion feels about the recent criticism he has received, if there was tension between Mavado and Popcaan during the Lighters Up video shoot, what it was like filming videos three videos for Dre Skull in three days and much more. 

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Category:Music -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

I chat to Andrew Digital to break down last Saturday's clash between King Addies and Earth Ruler. Listen to the interview to hear, why he feels King Addies were victorious, where Earth Ruler went wrong, why a tune fi tune round was necessary, what the result means for both sounds, whether he feels there is a conflict of interest, managing Addies and promoting clashes that they are involved in, when the audio and video will be available, what he has planned for 2013 and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Andrew_Digital_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:44pm EST

I chat to Swugee Don from King Addies to get his thoughts on this Saturdays big clash, he tells me, why now is the right time for the rematch, what kind of victory he is predicting, the keys to an Addies victory, if he feels any pressure to perform this weekend, whether or not he thinks Addies is still rebuilding,why New York is the current sound clash capital and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Swugee_Don_Previews_King_Addies_vs_Earth_Ruler.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:29pm EST

I chat to Earl Moodie Jr. from the iconic Bronx based record store about, the stores beginnings and the early years, declining sales of Vinyl and CDs, how the store has responded to a changing market place, the secret to Moodies success and survival, his relationship with his father Earl Moodie Sr., plans for the future and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Moodies_Records_Special_Feature.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:05pm EST

I chat to one of reggae's hottest prospects about, discovering and falling in love with reggae, the formation of Dynasty Records, how he has used the internet to further his career, touring with Gappy Ranks, his plans and goals for 2013 and beyond and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_Bobby_Hustle_Interview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

A two part special feature recorded before and after the clash with Mitch from Yard Beat. In part one Mitch introduces you to Yard Beat, lets you know how they prepared for the clash and gives you and insight into what was at stake in the upcoming war. The second part includes a blow by blow account of the events that unfolded in Osaka, plus Mitch talks about the significance of the result and looks ahead to War Inna East.


Included in this episode - The latest on Sting 2012, why Spice wants more money, why there will be a boxing ring at Jamworld, who the latest addition to the line-up is, how to watch the proceedings from the comfort of your own home. Plus I Tell you, what happened when Bounty Killer appeared at Chug It, the latest developments in Buju’s legal battle, how Stone Love are celebrating 40 years in the business, the 2012 end of year sales figures for reggae albums in America, which new dancehall and reggae videos you need to look out for and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_The_Dancehall__Reggae_News_-_24th_December_2012_-_Sting_Preview.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

In this episode I tell you, why dancehall’s top ladies are at war, which artiste is set to launch their own talent show, what happened when Bounty Killer appeared in court last week, which list Busy Signal has made an appearance on, which award Marley the documentary has been nominated for, what happened when reggae invaded Brooklyn, who won Global Clash 2012, which new dancehall and reggae music videos you need to check out and much more

Direct download: Gibbo_-_The_Dancehall__Reggae_News_-_17th_December_2012.mp3.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 3:46am EST

In this episode I tell you, why Tommy Lee Sparta was booed... not once... but twice, who will be involved in a tag team clash at Sting 2012, the nominees for the Best Reggae Album Grammy, which US hip hop stars’ video Popcaan features in, what Mr Vegas will be releasing in the new year, why Russian has changed the spelling of his name, what or more accurately who went down at Rumble in Jamrock, which new dancehall and reggae music videos you need to check out and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_The_Dancehall__Reggae_News_-_10th_December_2012.mp3.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 2:56am EST

The Dancehall & Reggae News - 3rd December 2012

In this episode I tell you, why Vybz Kartel is still behind bars, despite being granted bail, what happened at the official launch of Sting 2012, why Tommy Lee Sparta’s team and a Canadian promoter have fallen out, why Bounty Killer launched a Twitter attack on Munga, what Mr Vegas is selling, which two rising stars released mix CDs this week, which new dancehall and reggae music videos you need to check out and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_The_Dancehall__Reggae_News_-_3rd_December_2012.mp3.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:27am EST

The Dancehall & Reggae News - 26th November 2012

In this episode I tell you, what Busy did next, why Rodigan resigned, why Buju has been granted a news hearing, who has been added to the Sting line up, what Lady Saw has been recognised for and why she’s made a surprising decision, what Macka Diamond is set to release, whose name Munga is calling out, which new dancehall and reggae music videos you need to check out and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_The_Dancehall__Reggae_News_-_26th_November_2012.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:53am EST

In this episode I tell you, who is back on the block, which artistes look set to clash at Sting 2012, which two female dancehall deejays’ friendship has come to an end, who is thought to be in the running for the 2013 “Best Reggae Album” Grammy, who’s music will be featuring in an advert for the phone manufacturer HTC, why another one of Beenie Man’s US shows is facing opposition, what LA Lewis’ latest “achievement” is, which new dancehall and reggae music videos you need to check out and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_The_Dancehall__Reggae_News_-_19th_November_2012.mp3.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 1:16pm EST

In this episode I tell you, what happened when Tommy Lee visited Riverton, why Ninjaman has pulled a u turn, which dancehall artiste says she isn’t pregnant by Buju’s son, who won the Best Reggae Act award at this years MOBO’s, why gay rights activists objected to a Beenie Man show, which popular US TV program Beres Hammond will be appearing on, which books to buy a reggae lover for Christmas, which new dancehall and reggae music videos you need to check out and much more.

Direct download: Gibbo_-_The_Dancehall__Reggae_News_-_12th_November_2012.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 5:45pm EST

In this episode I tell you, who has said they will not be appearing at Sting 2012, why Buju did not face resentencing this week, what happened when Elephant Man appeared in court, why Shawn Storm has handwritten a letter, what Twin of Twins are set to unleash, the updated arrangements for Captain Barkey’s funeral, how General Degree is expanding his business empire, which new dancehall and reggae music videos you need to check out and much more.
Direct download: Gibbo_-_The_Dancehall__Reggae_News_-_5th_November_2012.mp3
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:03am EST