Main Acts At Overjam Reggae Festival 2015
OVERJAM INTERNATIONAL REGGAE FESTIVAL, Sotocje - Tolmin
12.-15.8.2015 – preparty 11.8. – www.overjamfestival.com
MAIN ACTS AT OVERJAM 2015GENTLEMAN: It's almost miraculous that in the 25-year history of MTV Unplugged, not a single reggae musician has had the privilege of playing the legendary concert series. Now, Gentleman has become the first to receive the honour of presenting acoustic versions of his magnificent reggae songs. The timing couldn't be more perfect. After six studio albums, Cologne-based Gentleman is now at the zenith of his career as an internationally celebrated star of the Reggae scene. His numerous stays in Jamaica and collaborations with a wide variety of Jamaican musicians have deeply rooted him in the Caribbean island's culture. In his more than 20-year stage career, Gentleman has played in many countries and made some pioneering work for his beloved genre.
Gentleman will be at the main stage on Wednesday 12th of August!
Video Walk Away : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO6_SQxciS0
MAX ROMEO (born MAXWELL LIVINGTON SMITH, 22 November 1944) is a Jamaican reggae and roots reggae recording artist who has achieved chart success in his home country and in the United Kingdom. Romeo had several hits with the vocal group the Emotions. His album "Wet Dream" (1968) included overtly sexual lyrics and launched a new style of reggae.
Max Romeo will return to the roots reggae on the main stage on Friday 14th of August!
Video War ina Babylon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ILjMmfAGXQ
CAPLETON (born CLIFTON GEORGE BAILEY III, 13 April 1967, Saint Mary, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist. He is also referred to as King Shango, King David, The Fireman and The Prophet. His record label is called David House Productions. He is known for his Rastafari movement views expressed in his songs.
Capleton will hit the main stage on Thursday 13th of August!
Video Jah Jah City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RHRtuB0X_o
CHAM, known as the “sudent” of Damian Marley, introduced himself to the reggae fans with hits “Fighter” and “Ghetto Story”.
Cham will be on the main stage on Saturday, 15th of August!
Video I’m too hot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDPN2KnCzU8
GENERAL LEVY (born Paul Levy, 28 April 1971, London, England) is an english reggae DJ, regularly employed on studio tracks by drum and bass DJs. He is best known for the track "Incredible" which he recorded with M-Beat. A remixed version reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart in 1994.
General Levy will be on main stage on Saturday, 15th of August!
Video M Beat feat General Levy Incredible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL2Bgj-za5k
HOLLIE COOK was born and bred in West London in a household dominated by music. With Sex Pistol Paul Cook as her dad, music was always around. She has recorded as a solo artist and is also part of the recent lineup of The Slits.
Hollie Cook will charm you on the main stage on Thursday 13th of August!
Video Milk&Honey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAjXL_21HOM
BROTHER CULTURE, is a MC based in Brixton, London. He started his career around 1982 and toured in the USA, Jamaica, Caribbean and Canada. Over the years he proved to his fans that he was able to adapt his unique style to the new emerging scenes. Since 2000, he continues to travel the world as an established MC artist spreading out the positive message of Jah music.
MC Brother Culture will be on dub stage on Wednesday 12th of August!
Video Supanova: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsxVwkzyk5c
FATMAN HIFI, soundsystem from London made in 1974. In '79 Fatman Hifi won the best Sound System Vote at the Black Echoes British Reggae Awards. During the 90's the sound system took a break, now Fatman Hifi is active again and has been playing revival dances with people such as Sir Coxsone and King Tubby's.
Fatman Hifi soundsystem will shake dub area on Saturday 15th of August!
MELLOW MOOD, Italian reggae band, was born in Pordenone in 2005 but officially debuted in 2009 with their first record, entitled “Move!”. Produced by Paolo Baldini, the album was intended to be their first “Move” on the international reggae scene. Ranging from roots-reggae to rocksteady, to tribal clubbing, “Well Well Well” album, published in 2012, is intense and elegant, and showcases the progression of Mellow Mood, as they proved to be among the protagonists of a new generation of reggae artists coming from all over the planet.
Mellow Mood voice will be heard on main stage on 12th of August!
Video Only You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVWo7jnjht4
JUGGLERZ JUGGLERZ German duo, DJ Meska and Shotta Paul, deliver an inspiring stage performance. From Festivals to the hottest clubs – a Jugglerz Party goes beyond all limits. Jamaica, Trinidad, Japan, Bermuda, Miami: Jugglerz have been there partying. DJ Meska's mixtapes are playing all over the world and as a music journalist Shotta Paul even published a book about Reggae music.
They have their own label, their own weekly radioshow, their collaboration with international number one-artists – they have it all!
Jugglerz will rock the dancehall arena on the night of 12th of August!
Video Reggae mix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsUL8z04tf4
O.B.F., French dub warriors, Rico and G. started collecting music in the late 90's from revival roots to uk dub style. They then realised they need powerfull sound system to play their selections in Geneva and French underground venues. O.B.F. creates music with all kind of drum machine and synth, mixing roots rock reggae with new digital sounds. Their style brought a fresh breeze in the dub world. Now a regular on the european reggae scene, O.B.F will make people dance on bass music on Overjam dub stage 13th of August!
Video System Ruff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GnpVQrgsCs
JAHCOUSTIX has released 5 studio albums and played 1000 live concerts over the last decade. His musical diversity, the steady development as well as the recognition he receives for his work are all signs of moving towards a bright future.
Jahcoustix will perform at the main stage on Wednesday, 12th of August!
RICKY TROOPER is from the legendary Killamanjaro Sound and his this years European tour is recording 40 years of working. Ricky
Trooper will shake the dancehall stage on Thursday, 13th of August!
RAPHAEL, is an Italian, who in only one year did over 70 concerts in more than 12 countries.
Raphael will be on the main stage on Friday, 14th of August!
Music project that hears to the name Bro, began to form when duo Da Phenomena was still active. Debut album “Serious Reggae Deviations, with singel “Universe”, was released in 2009 as an annex of former music magazine RSQ. Bro with the band The Towel Stealaz performed on many reggae festivals at home and abroad.
We will hear Bro on the main stage on Saturday, 15th of August!
ROOTS IN SESSION represents DJ Fu in DJ Pier. ROOTS IN SESSION SOUND was found in 2000. Playing breakbeat music, became a multi show, playing everything between drum'n'bass, breakbeat, hiphop, r'n'b, soul, funk, nu jazz, down tempo, reggae, dancehall etc. They host weekly Friday events in centralna Postaja on Trubarjeva street.
Roots in Session, as the pioneers of dancehall scene in Slovenia, will perform in dancehall arena on Thursday, 13th of August!
RAGGALUTION are reggae band from Kranj, that published their debut album »Mask Of Liberty« with ten copyright songs that are a mixture of roots reggae, dub, and anything else that came to their minds. After a succesfull perfomance in Austria they had a tour in Balkan, while in the summer they also performed on some known festivals like Sziget, Seasplash, Skaville and others.
Raggalution will open the main stage on Saturday, 15th of August!
Straight out of Slovenia, RED FIVE POINT STAR released their 3rd record "Worst Case Scenario" in 2011 on Megalith Records in USA and on Kapa Records in Europe. The band combines some of the best modern ska techniques, traditional rock 'n' roll, upbeat high octane punk rock and that full big band sound that can only be accomplished through 15 years of gigging constantly and combining all the musical tastes of each band member. After forming in 1998, the band quickly progressed from a simple punk-rock trio, to a very diverse and energetic 7 piece touring machine. The band toured all over Europe, South Africa and USA - opening up for The Toasters!
Red Five Point Star will be on the main stage on Saturday, 15th of August!
Video (Trbowska): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbe3JL-jOxk
BLEND MISHKIN, a Greek born in Athens, started his musical career by playing in various musical bands, when he was employed in various music publishing houses. In 2007 he founded his own “Cast -A- Blast Recordings” and appeared in all corners of Europe. This year he’s preparing to issue a new album.
Blend Mishkin will perform on the beach at the Preparty night on Tuesday, 11th of August!
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