in a few weeks we will be ready to announce the news ediction of Rototom Reggae Contest
This weekend there are 2 of the major European festivals: Reggae Sun Ska, near Bordeaux and Sardinia Reggae Festival, which takes its name from the Italian island.
Two very important events of the summer European reggae scene.
The dubheart, the band won the Rototom Reggae Contest Europe 2013 will be hosted in both festivals, to bring their message of peace and love!
Dubheat just landing to Sardinia!
El próximo 13 de Julio como viene siendo ya una tradición, la localidad costera de Armintza se vestirá con los colores rastas y euskaldunes para celebrar una vez más su popular Txapel Reggae. Con más de 20 años de tradición Txapel Reggae de Armintza, uno de los festivales de música con raíz jamaicana más longevos del estado, se presenta con más fuerza que nunca. Este año disfrutaremos de un cartel artístico con figuras del Reggae internacional sin olvidarnos de la escena en Euskal Herria. En esta edición, Glaukoma desde Tolosa serán los encargados de abrir el Festival, representando la escena Euskadun.
A continuación desde Barcelona presentaremos por primera vez en Euskal Herria a Mystic Souldier, una joven banda catalana con gran directo de Roots Reggae. Global Warning desde Almeria y España, ganadores del Rototom Reggae Contest Ibérico como mejor banda de Reggae Peninsular 2013, actuarán a continuación introduciéndonos en la velada musical con sus influencias Reggae-Dub entre "scratches". Gregtown una de las bandas más relevantes del Reggae Peninsular será el meridiano de esta edición dando paso resto de artistas internacionales de esta edición 2013.
Entre el elenco de artistas internacionales destacamos este año la presencia de la New York Ska Jazz Ensemble que pondrá el contrapunto con su increíble directo de Ska . El artista Solo Banton desde Reino Unido y uno de los cantantes más relevantes de la escena Reggae Dancehall Inglesa junto con Thunder Clap Sound System irán completando el cartel de artistas internacionales. Bush Chemists de Conscious Sound junto a King General podrán punto y final en clave de Dub ha esta edición que sin duda se presenta como una auténtica velada de Reggae, en uno de los rincones más bonitos de la "Euskadi Tropikal".
23º Edición Txapel Reggae Armintza
13 de Julio / 22:00h / Armintzako Jaiak 2013,
Portubidea / Armintza
It’s called "TRAVEL WIDE" the new single from South Tyrol SISYPHOS - THE ALPINE SYSTEM REGGAE. The reggae-band, winner of the Italian European Reggae Contest 2013 (by Rototom Sunsplash), with this single anticipates the namesake album which will be released by 2013.
The song is now available in the major digital-stores (iTunes, Google Play, etc..) on Step One Records label (in partnership with Maninalto!), and will be soon available the new video-clip also.
You can listen to the single here.
"Travel wide" talks about the importance of the journey into our lives, meant as the opportunity to learn something new, as the sense of freedom, as that introspection that clears the mind and enriches the spirit.
As a whole, the song gives a great sense of serenity and lightness, with shades of jazz that joins a quiet but powerful groove.
The single was made between Prime Study in Innsbruck (Austria), the band’s private study (Mules, in the province of Bolzano) and Alambic Conspiracy in Valvasone (Pn), with the sound mix of Paolo Baldini.
The Sisyphos, artistically born in 2003 in Sterzing (Bz), own the album "Boderclash" published in 2009, and the EP "Deep in the music" produced by Paolo Baldini.
In Spring 2013, waiting for the release of their second album, they triumph at the Italian Final of the European Reggae Contest and skim the victory in the European Final in Zurich.
"TRAVEL WIDE" in collaboration with:
EUROPEAN REGGAE CONTEST, MANINALTO!, REGGAE RADIO STATION, SOUL SHAKEDOWN PARTY, JAMMIN’ RADIO, KEEP ON MOVING REGGAE RADIO, ELIS REGGAE WORLD.
Today is the day! Dubheart, European winners of the Rototom Reggae Contest, start their adventure and land at Radio1 an alternative radio broadcasting company based in Prague for an interview.
Tomorrow, June 22 it will go up on stage at the United Island Festival for their first performance of their tour raffled by the European partners of the Rototom Reggae Contest.
Reggae awaits you!
Now that the music competition for emergent reggae bands has come to his end, it’s time for the award to be fulfilled - offered by the community official partners. Rototom Reggae Contest caravan is ready for it.
The British band winning the European contest, the Dubheart, won an important award - in addition to the various national ones - which consists in a promotional tour touching the most important European reggae festivals.
Seven dates, from the Czech Republic to Spain, winding up with a performance on the Main Stage of Rototom Sunsplash, project creator of the contest itself.
It all starts in Prague, on June 22 at the United Island Festival. It offers a mix of genres not strictly reggae and related to the most interesting news of summer 2013.
On July 7 it will be Summerjam’s turn. Just few words to describe one of the most important reggae festival in “Germaica” style: 3 days, 18 hours of daily live music, a heavy concentration of international reggae artists - without leaving aside the German scene, the most important in Europe.
Then on August 2, we’ll fly in Sardinia, one of the most fascinating islands in the Mediterranean, where the Sardinia Reggae Festival celebrates its sixth edition: the mix of breathtaking landscapes and upbeat music makes this festival an important attraction for the whole island and not only.
After that the Dubheart will land at Reggae SunSka, in Pauillac - France. After the unforgettable edition of last year, which saw Damian Marley as the headliner, this summer Medoc hills will be overturned by the Seeed! There are no words to explain the overwhelming strength of this German band ... just try it.
On August 8, for the first time, Portugal will host the winning band of the contest: Sudoeste Festival takes place in Zambujeria do Mar and enters among the official partners of the community, giving demonstration of their interest for this initiative that gives voice to emerging bands. With Snoop Lion, FatBoy Slim and Ceelo the festival gives a lot of space to artists from the reggae scene such as Capleton and Israel Vibration .. inspring indeed!
Overjam Festival, in Tolmin, is a young festival instead. Celebrated in Slovenia, a few steps from Italy, core of the festival itself. On August 16, the Dubheart will perform on stage with Groundation, Skarra Mucci and many others.
Finally we arrive in Spain, Benicassim, in the twentieth edition of the Rototom Sunsplash, the largest and most important reggae festival in Europe. Born in northeastern Italy and moved to the Iberian Peninsula for the past 4 editions, this year Rototom celebrates a decade with a special guest, only date in the European Union: Damian Marley from Jamaica!
On August 21, tha Dubheart will perform on the main stage!
Dubheart, a band from the United Kingdom, are the winners of the European Reggae Contest 2013, after the final held in Zurich before an enthusiastic audience. The final took place at Komplex 457 in Zurich and was organized by Reeds Festival, historical partner of the European Reggae Contest.
Schwellheim (Switzerland), Jah Gaia (France), Global Waring (Almeria, Spain), Dubheart (UK), Roots Rocket (Bulgaria) and Sysiphos Alpine Reggae System (Italy) met in the culmination of a journey started several months ago with the first selection process, carried out through public online voting and assessment by national panels of judges. After this first phase, the top three groups of each region met in the live semifinals that rewarded the emerging national champions with one of six places in the great live final in Zurich.
The prize for Dubheart will be a long tour of concerts of the best European festivals, sharing the stage with major global reggae artists and groups: Rototom Sunsplash (Benicàssim), United Island Festival (Czech Republic), Summerjam (Germany), Sardinia Reggae Festival (Italy), Reggae SunSka (France), Uprising Reggae Festival (Slovakia), Overjam Festival (Slovenia), Southwest festival (Portugal) and ReggaeRadioStationfestival (Italia).
The winners dedicated their award to all the bands they shared the stage with at Komplex 457, shouting, One Love. The event was broadcast available for live streaming thanks to the participation of Pier Tosi (of Soul Shakedown Party, Italy) and VitoWar (Reggae Radio Station, Italy).
The final classification is as follows:
- Dubheart: 7.5
- Sysiphos Alpine Reggae System: 7.4
- Global Warning: 7.1
- Jah gaia: 6.5
- Roots Rocket: 6.3
- Schwellheim: 6.1
Waiting for the grand final on Saturday will update the program of the night.
Thanks to Reeds Festival staff, the Komplex457's doors will open at 06:00pm.
From 7:00pm to 01:00am the great challenge: the six finalist bands, each for 30 minutes, will give their best on stage to clinch victory in this eleventh edition of the Rototom European Reggae Contest.
Like told yesterday one special guest will be inna di building: Elijah, winner of 2008 European reggae contest, besides Vito War at the controls and Piertosi which will deal with the various interviews with finalists during the live streaming, powered by soundbwoy.tv.
But there's more: from 01:00 a.m., after the live show, until six a.m. o'clock the great party continues with Jungle Bass curated by SERUM (UK) - V Rec, Dread Rec, Rec Chronic, Dser (Geneva) - Audioactivity
L4P, TactiQal & MK BTR: (Luzern) - Jungle Raiders Rec, John Rollin, Juandroid & Ruftec - Divercity Crew (Zurich).
The party is here! NA miss IT!!!!