Roots | Ziggi Mastah – Pioneering Since 1991

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Ziggi Mastah

Pioneering Since 1991

Ziggi Mastah is a Slovenian-born reggae selector and entrepreneur, widely known not only for his always irie reggae selections and positive vibes but also for his worldwide famous Ziggi Rolling Papers which over the years has become a necessity for every true herb smoker.

It all started 25 years ago when Ziggi – smoking herb and working on his first package of filter tips originally shaped in a small book which formed a neatly handmade key holder – first heard Peter Tosh’s ‘Legalize it’! He dived into the exploration of reggae music and started his personal Rasta journey. Reggae vinyl’s, irie riddims, custom made filter tips, rolling papers and spreading awareness about cannabis became his life mission. And he is far from being done.

His DJ path began in 1992, playing reggae records at the hangout spots in his hometown Ljubljana’s. Five years later he organized the first reggae bashment in Slovenia’s capital, which makes 1997 the year DubTafari Sound was born. After that, it all came naturally; collaborations with various reggae artists, hundreds of dub plates, hundreds of parties, and annual visits to Jamaica where he spends months enjoying reggae music and Rastafari livity. Last but definitely not least – in 1998, he was the first one in the world to put an idea of rolling papers and tips in one package into reality. That was followed by an additional patented fold-out tray in 2009. Today, you almost can’t find a reggae festival in the region that he and his Ziggi team would not support. He comes there fully armed with his Ziggi rolling papers, high grade rolling equipment and a soundsystem full of reggae selections.

His latest collaboration was with Cali P as they joined forces at the Cannatrade Festival in Zurich. Ziggi’s Rolling Papers & Smokers Excellence set up shop with Cali P where he promoted his new album ‘I thoughts’. The result of their collaboration is also a dub plate which you can exclusively get here.

So what does the future hold for this rolling papers and tips pioneer? “My next step is music production. I have many ideas and I want to put them out there. I feel reggae music is gonna cover the Earth, I feel reggae music will be the talk of big men in town. And I wanna be there…”

This year is 25 years of Pioneering with Ziggi rolling papers and next year is 20 years of Dubtafari sound and Ziggi Mastah ready to spread his rolling papers and Jah music message globally. Looking for distributors and available for bookings in 2017 world wide. Irie Magazine salutes you, breddah!

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