Interview with DJ-PELE KNACKIS – Europe Tour 2019 Recap – (Gege Vibes Magazine Mixtape Vol.1 in free download)

We interviewed the versatile Dj-Pele Knackis from Brown’s Town, Jamaica, in Italy during his last Spring Europe Tour 2019 promoted by Gege Vibes in collaboration with Young Pow  (Free Download Gege Vibes Magazine mixtape Vol. 1 by DJ-PELE KNACKIS and subscribe to our Soundcloud following the link below).
Dj Pele told our microphone his disc jockey’s history from the beginning of 2001, continuing to share his memories with us by working with artists and his memories on this side of aWorld. “European tours are very good experiences because I have the possibiity to show my style in different arenas with different crowds”, he said. We want to remember you that Dj Pele arrived in Europe for the first time in December 2018 as Answele’s disc jockey, both guests of I-Octane’s “Love & Life” tour, also promoted by our company. For this occasion, Dj Pele had the opportunity to experience countries like Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, France and Germany, after he returned in March / April 2019 to deliver some DJ sets in different cities like Barcelona, ​​Vienna, Rome , Milan, Naples and Salento. (Check the Youtube Video)
Interviewer: Eugenia Conti Shooting: Andrew Caste Editing: Young Man Production

Interview with KOFFEE: “Just want to put out more conscious music to create a positive young reggae movement” (2018)

Gege Vibes Team meets the young jamaican singer Koffee during the 25th edition of Rototom Sunsplash 2018 in Spain before of her performance with Cocoa Tea on the main stage of the Festival. Koffee is only 18 years old but she is an aware artist already with a really conscious mentality and she is able to inspire the new generations as well. Koffee says her main musical inspirations are firstly Chronixx and Protoje (she performed together with them last November in London, UK for the event BBC Introducing at Tobacco Docks and the day after at the prestigious venue Alexandra Palace for a sold out show of ten thousands people), but even artists like Agent Sasco Buju Banton, Sizzla and many more. Her last single “Toast”, from upcoming Rapture Ep out on every platform from last month, got very good feedbacks in the worldwide musical panorama. “Gratitude is a must”, Koffee tells in the lyric of this song. She is actually considered a rising reggae star and definitely the revelation of last and this year.

Interviewer: Gege Vibes

Shooting: Noctis 

Editing: Bussweh Visuals

 

OFFICIAL AUDIO – Truths & Rights – Protoje ft. Mortimer (New Release September 2017)

 

“Truths & Rights” è l’ultimissima tune della giovane reggae star jamaicana Protoje ft.Mortimer, altro talento from Kingston, online sul web da qualche giorno. Dopo la hit “Protection”, collaborazione già apprezzata nell’album di Protoje “Ancient Future”, i due artisti tornano insieme su una nuova base prodotta da Overstand Entertainment ed il cui titolo non può che riportare in mente al celebre brano di Johnny Osbourne “Truths and Rights”. Ancora una volta i due talentosi singers omaggiano il passato parlando in maniera informata ed impegnata. Dando un giusto messaggio alla massive approfondiscono tematiche come verità e diritti riconfermandosi due attivisti.

Senza dubbio questa nuova generazione di cantanti new rootz è l’unica oggi realmente consapevole della storia dalla quale la musica che cantano proviene e a continuare a dare messaggi di stampo anti-sistemico ed antirazzista. Il sentimento “against babylon” nuovamente viene espresso attraverso le note. Protoje è sicuramente un esempio di evoluzione positiva del genere dando in questo singolo una lezione di stile e contenuti agli ultimi colleghi della dancehall e del rap americano.

Sembra proprio infatti che i “fratelli” a stelle e strisce più popolari della scena attuale col trascorrere delle epoche musicali abbiano dimenticato i valori racchiusi nella cultura hip-hop di cui si professano portatori.

Eugenia Conti