BigUpRadio.com proudly presents the weekly reggae dancehall radio show called "Green Lion Radio Show." Hosted by DJ and producer Zeke Stern, the Green Lion Reggae show features speciality programming in which Stern curates the program based around a unique theme, exclusive pre-releases from the Green Lion catalogue, one on one interviews and Green Lion's signature 'LP Clash' where seminal albums in the history of the music face off and the listener can decide who wins. This week on the Green Lion Reggae Show its a special tribute episode to the Reggae Revival with an interview with rising star Dre Island. Currently there is a resurgence of conscious roots music taking the world by storm and Dre Island is part of that family. He recently released an EP called "Now I Rise" which was received with open arms by reggae and dancehall fans worldwide. Also featuring the music of Kabaka Pyramid, Chronixx, Protoje, Jah9, and more.
Catch the Green Lion Reggae Show every Monday on the dancehall station at bigupradio.com. The show times on Mondays are: 7am, 1pm, 7pm and 1am Eastern Standard Time. The Green Lion Reggae Show, keeping you up to the time and close to the roots.
About DRE ISLAND:
Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in one of Jamaica’s ruffest garrison by his grandparents, aunts,mother and father. From a tender age Dre was always the one who was always on the go, he was the one that loved hanging out in the streets with his friends. While hanging with friends Dre developed a love for music “I remember I would get paint pans or anything that could knock as a drum then we started singing to the beat and the little kids would come out enjoying the sweet music of the paint pan”. At the age of nine Dre's grandmother convinced his father to send him to learn to play an instrument, Dre had the choice of choosing an instrument and he choose the piano. Once he started piano lessons that only put the "icing on the cake for him'"
By age eleven Dre was in the studio and wanted to know about making beats and recording artists, this was when his love for being a music producer was developed. Luckily for him he started to hang with the right company at the right time.Dre started singing on the church choir, performing at weddings and concerts, " as long as it had to do with performing I wanted to be a part of it." While in high school Dre started developing his song writing skills “ every day after math class, i would sit with my friend Birdie and we would start singing or rapping"… and he was always the one to say "yo Dre stop singing, write that down , leave that there, put that line at the top, yo the song bad”. That's when Birdie, Dre and John Shop realized that they all wanted to make it big in the music industry, they started calling themselves 3Star Production. Read more here.
About GREEN LION:
Zeke Stern, aka Green Lion, is a deejay, producer and radio host based in New England USA as well as co-founder (with Dana ‘Chai’ Knowles) of theGreen Lion Crew sound system. Stern’s credits include the underground crossover hit “Come Down” performed by Collie Buddz included on the Playback EP as well as the More Spiritual Riddim featuring Kabaka Pyramid, Mr Williamz, Million Stylez, YT, and Perfect.