Gege Vibes meets Sean “Pow” Diedrick in O2 Academy Brixton (London) during Damian Marley Uk Tour Summer 2018. Once again we got an interview with Sean aka Di Producer, owner of the label Young Pow Production, that impressed us by his musical achievements. Indeed, the polyhedral artist is the grammy keyboard player and producer of the year for the credits he gave on Stony Hill Album: R.O.A.R., Autumn Leaves, Slave Mills, Time Travel and the most of the tracks. At the beginning of 2018 he released “Destiny Riddim”, a compilation with various reggae artists. Basically. he decided to remix the famous tune “Where we come from” of Popcaan, juggling the riddim and involving other names as I-Octane, Christopher Ellis, Alaine, Press Kay, Answele, Sowflo, Black Am I and Irie SoulJah. It was nice that on the same instrumental have participated mainstream and upcoming artists from different places as Jamaica, Miami, Spain and Uk. It was a success distributed by Ghetto Youths International with important credits by Sherieta and Baby G. “Di producer” shared his point of view explaining us how he built his own independent project. For the new year there are a new productions to be released, as for example some unfinished Chronixx and Sean Paul. Definitely, Sean is leaving his mark on the World in the name of his original place: Orange Hill, Brown’s Town
Destiny Riddim is the new coolest reggae product of 2018. The compilation is produced by Sean Diedrick aka Young Pow, the Grammy Winning Producer of Damian Marley’s “Stony Hill”. The Album just won the highest award in the music industry; Baby G, the legacy of King Jahmmy and Sherieta, well known singer, songwriter and Jr Gong’s backing voice. Mainstream names as Popcaan and I-Octane participated in the project with their versions, but on the Destiny Riddim there was also space for some new talents from the Island as Answele. All the artists were really glad to be a part of.
The entire juggling, distributed by the label Ghetto Youths International, is available on iTunes opening this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/destiny-riddim-compilation/1342995687
- Where di Fire Gone – I Octane
- Lucky You – Alaine
- Where we come from (Remix) – Popcaan
- Destiny – Press Kay
- If You Knew – Christopher Ellis
- Stayed – Answele
- Fire Burning – Black Am I
- Jah Jah Don’t Leave Me – Irie SoulJah
- Morning Thunder – SowFlo
CHECK THE PROMO VERSIONS OF I-OCTANE AND ANSWELE
Il MOBO Awards 2017 incorona Damian Marley come migliore Reggae Act. I fans e gli estimatori di Jr Gong un po’ se lo aspettavano già, visto che la Reggae star ha lanciato nel luglio del 2017 sul mercato mondiale il suo ultimo attesissimo album ‘Stony Hill’, frutto di dodici anni di dirigente lavoro in studio. Damian ha primeggiato quest’anno su altri nominati di rilievo nella sua categoria come Aidonia, Alkaline, Chronixx e Popcaan.
Insomma con questa sesta nomination Junior Gong ottiene la vittoria per la seconda volta dopo quella del 2005.
La ventiduesima edizione si è svolta mercoledì 29 novembre presso la First Direct Arena di Leeds.
MOBO Awards sarebbe l’acronimo di “Music of Black Origin” ed è stato fondato nel 1996. Ripercorriamo ora la storia da oggi fino al 2003 per renderci conto degli artisti che nel corso degli anni sono riusciti a conquistare un simile riconoscimento ovvero il PREMIO MOBO per MIGLIORE REGGAE ACT
Vincitore 2016: Popcaan
Nominati : Alcaline, Kranium, Protoje, Spice
Vincitore 2015: Popcaan
Nominati : Protoje, OMI, Chronixx, Stylo G
Vincitore 2014: Stylo G
Nominati : Alkaline, Chronixx, Popcaan, Tarrus Riley
Vincitore 2013: Sean Paul
Nominati : Mavado, Popcaan, Stylo G, Tarrus Riley
Vincitore 2012: Sean Paul
Nominati : Popcaan, Konshens, Damian Marley, Mr. Vegas
Vincitore 2011: Alborosie
Nominati : Mavado, Damian Marley e Nas, Jah Cure, Khago
Vincitore 2010: Gyptian
Nominati : Damian Marley, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Gappy Ranks
Vincitore 2009: Sean Paul
Nominati : Mavado, Serani, Tarrus Riley, Vybz Kartel
Vincitore 2008: Mavado
Nominati : Beenie Man, Busy Signal, Etana, Tarrus Riley
Vincitore 2007: Sean Kingston
Nominati : Collie Buddz, Shaggy, Stephen Marley, Tony Matterhorn
Vincitore 2006: Sean Paul
Nominati : Burning Spear, Damian Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Anthony Hamilton
Vincitore 2005: Damian Marley
Nominati : I-Wayne, Richie Spice, Sean Paul, Daddy Yankee
Vincitore 2004: Sean Paul
Nominati : Vybz Kartel, Elephant Man, Toots & The Maytals
Vincitore 2003: Wayne Wonder
Nominati : Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer
(Fonti : Reggaeville – Mobo.com)
Gege Vibes Magazine met Sean Diedrick after Damian Marley’s show in Gallipoli, Italy (2017). Sean is worldwide known as the historical Jr Gong’s keyboarder but he also really popular as ‘Di Producer’.
He introduces us the world of Young Pow Production explaining his last works in studio with Mavado and Damian Marley for “Stony Hill” Album. Pow told us his impressions about the third tour in Africa of this summer “Stony Hill to Addis”. We talk also about his unreleased projects in co-production with Baby G as the one in collaboration with Sean Paul, out very soon. Young Pow Production supports a lot of new and middle generation’s jamaican artists as BUGLE, T.I.F.A., Swele, Xklusive and more. The mission of Young Pow’s label is to give an huge promotion to the young and worthy talents of the Island, especially from his area Saint Ann. “I’m proud to be a Jamaican. Orange Hill, Brown’s Town, Saint Ann… Yeah”, he said to our microphones. CHECK IT !
Interview : Eugenia Conti Editing : Shaban Sante Shira Jr II Shooting : Francesco Sciolti Venue : Postepay PARCO GONDAR
Gege Vibes interviews the renowned singer of the worldwide musical scene Sean Paul. Today Sean is a mainstream artist and his songs are really famous from all over the world, in every radio station or in every musical tv channel. He explains us how the jamaican origins and his culture have also influenced his music.
After 20 years of career, Sean Paul give us his opinions about dancehall that considers an evolution. He supports the new talents from his beautiful island and so introduces to our microphones his young jamaican artist Chi Ching Ching, already popular for his dancing tunes as “Rock the world” and “Roast or fry -Breadfruit”. (Check the photo gallery in Postepay Parco Gondar, Gallipoli, Italy).
We talk about future projects and especially about next album of Sean Paul and Chi Ching Ching called “Turning tables”. (Check the video interview)
Interview : Eugenia Conti
Shooting and photo gallery : Annita Fanizza
Editing : Shaban Shira
Venue : Postepay Parco Gondar, Gallipoli (Italy)
Special thanks to : Sean Paul’s Management, Sean Paul, Chi Ching Ching, Passioni intimo Moda Mare, Get Up Music, Twin Towers, Parco Gondar’s press office