Irie Magazine - August 2015 - Katchafire
2015, August 2015, Reggae, Respect


Katchafire Hailing from the mighty H-Town (Hamilton), Aoteoroa (New Zealand) the all-Maori Reggae band Katchafire have evolved into a global Roots Reggae phenomenon. Bringing their soulful blend of Roots Reggae infused with an undeniably Maori sound to music lovers worldwide, they have steadily become one of New Zealand’s most loved Reggae bands over the last […]

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Xana Romeo

Xana Romeo Xana Romeo, a.k.a. the ‘Dub Empress’, is back with her newest release, ‘Rate Rasta’. Xana’s Romeo’s first appearance in IRIE was on the cover of the February 2015 issue. Xana Romeo was born Azana Makeda Smith on August 26, 1994, in a small community called Greenwich Town, in Kingston Jamaica. She is the […]

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Rominal Rominal was born Ronaldo Zidane Azizzi Smith on the 20th of May, 1999, in Greenwich Town in Kingston Jamaica. Rominal is the last child of reggae veteran Max Romeo. Rominal began his musical journey back in 2005 at the age of 6, when he recorded his first song ‘Singing the blues’ with his brother […]

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E-Dee Everton Charles Dennis, better known by his stage name E-Dee, is a popular reggae singer-songwriter who effortlessly mixes Dancehall, Hip-Hop and Electronic genres and who, since his first official release in 2005, has reached the Jamaican Top Ten charts numerous times. Dennis was born in Toll Gate in the Parish of Clarendon, Jamaica, the […]

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K’reema K’reema is one of the fresh new melodic voices on the international music scene. She is a very powerful vocalist and a creative songwriter, who has the ability to please her fans by delivering mesmerizing stage performances with effortless vocals. K’reema has fused a number of genres, from Dancehall and Reggae to R&B and […]

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Asante Amen

Asante Amen Asante Amen, born Gavin Walters, is a Reggae singer-songwriter who has performed through-out Jamaica, the US, England, Italy, the Bahamas and Grenada. In early 2011, Asante enjoyed a one-month stay on California’s KDVS 90.3 FM Reggae/African Top 25 album chart with his EP release ‘Over The Years’. That year he also released his […]

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Lady Genius

Lady Genius Danette Mahabeer aka. Lady Genius, is a professional singer-songwriter hailing from Clarendon Parish in Jamaica. She was nicknamed Genius due to her quick-wittedness, versatility, great initiative and expertise. She is smart, edgy, creative and beautiful and ready for the future as her career in the entertainment industry takes her to greater heights. Being […]

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The Pitastro

The Pitastro Seeking to spread their own brand of joy and happiness, four guys from small towns in Sweden joined forces to become The Pitastro. The self-described ‘Ultimate Rock/Reggae Band’ was formed in 2010 by bassist Fredrik Pikkuaho, drummer Tom Taipale, guitarist Peter Stenström and vocalist Marco Roth. The band’s unusual name is actually derived […]

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Daniel Boyle

Daniel Boyle You may remember Daniel Boyle from our June 2014 issue of IRIE featuring Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, the Upsetter, and his ‘Back on the Controls’ album release produced by Rolling Lion Studios. Well, the UK based Grammy nominated Mix Engineer and Record Producer is back with his latest project, Nu-Roots Records. Daniel has released […]

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9 Mile Roots

9 Mile Roots Rock reggae vibes with hard rock riffs, hip-hop flow, smooth brass licks and rock-steady hooks… 9 Mile Roots is a Suburban Roots Reggae band founded in 2009 and based out of the Baltimore / DC metro. Built behind a solid group of musicians with diverse backgrounds, their music delivers creative tunes that […]

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Afro D

Afro D Afro D was born Igor Diakonov in Moscow on February 1, 1987. He started his singing career in May 2008 as the frontman of Ja ba band. With his band, and sometimes alone with a selector, Afro D gave more than 100 performances in Moscow and other Russian cities including Saint Peterburg, Ekaterinburg, […]

2015, August 2015, Irie Dub


Dubsynaticx Daniel Rossmann aka Dubsynaticx, was born in Vienna, Austria in 1982. From an early age he was a big fan of Inner Circle, Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, UB40 and many other performers from the ‘90s, but his passion for Reggae and Dub music was inherited from his father. As a young child, Daniel also […]