Collie Buddz drops by the Reggae Jamdown show this Monday on Bigupradio.com. Hosted by veteran roots DJ Dub Cowboy in Humbolt County, California, Reggae Jamdown brings you the latest reggae news, culture and exclusive interviews each Monday on Bigupradio’s roots station. ONE LOVE COLLIE BUDDZ is known for the smash hit singles “Come Around,” “Mamacita,” and “Tomorrow’s Another Day.” Don’t miss this exclusive interview! Catch Reggae Jamdown every Sunday! ONE LOVE
About COLLIE BUDDZ:
Born in New Orleans, raised on the isle of Bermuda with intermittent stays in urban Toronto, Colin Harper is not an easy youth to pin down geographically. His musical alter ego Collie Buddz however, is one of the most firmly grounded voices you may ever encounter. Incorporating influences from hip-hop to soca, Collie’s music nevertheless has a rock-solid foundation in reggae – and its power to connect ghetto reality with the highest heights of human aspiration – that is a rarity even in Jamaica.
Born in 1981, at the dawn of the turbulent era signaled by the twin omens of Bob Marley’s passing and Ronald Reagan’s election, Collie was immersed in the sound system culture of Bermuda aka “The Rock” since the age of 6. “I used to come home from primary school and my brother would always be on the turntables, playin his new 45’s an’ I’d just be there vibesin’.” The evolution of dancehall and sound-clash culture into a movement of it’s own in the late 80s and early 90s set the backdrop for young Collie’s discovery of his own sonic identity, and the dancehall kings of that generation – Buju Banton, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man served as his primary influences. “Back when Beenie and Bounty used to war lyrically, seeing clashes wit’ Kilimanjaro an all the sound-man an’ everyt’ing…the whole music scene for me took on a new meaning. Clash thing an’ lyrical war became a part of my daily life from early out.” Find out more: here
View COLLIE BUDDZ Latest Music Video:
“Come Around “
About Reggae Jamdown
Its been said that on a Friday afternoon in Humboldt County, you do not even need a radio to hear the sounds of Reggae music. That is because a majority of the radios that are on, are tuned into the "Reggae Jamdown." For two hours, positive vibrations and a continuous mix of Roots, Dub, and Dancehall flow from the university campus to reggae lovers near and far via airwaves and internet.
Despite the geographically isolated location, Humboldt County has a relationship with Reggae music that runs as deep as the roots of the ancient Redwood trees that surround the area. The region hosts one of the most well respected Reggae music festivals outside of Jamaica, and is an essential stop for musicians touring the West Coast throughout the year.
The "Reggae Jamdown" comes to BigUpRadio.com from the fertile hills and valleys of Northern California built on a tradition of community supported radio and an authentic love for Reggae music. Look forward to starting your week with big tunes from past, present, and future mixed by DJ Dub Cowboy and special guests.
The "Reggae Jamdown" airs MONDAYS at 3am, 9am, 3pm, and 9pm EDT on BigUpRadio.com Roots
About DJ Dub Cowboy
DJ Dub Cowboy makes home with his wife and children in Arcata, California at the Northern end of Humboldt County. He is a recent business graduate from Humboldt State University specializing in radio and video production. In between spinning records on the radio and in the clubs he is planning a carbon-neutral DJ studio to be based in Arcata. More mixes, more love, more FIRE!!!
DJ Dub Cowboy [www.massiverespect.com] [Myspace.com/dubcowboy]
PO BOX 4796 Arcata, CA 95518
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