First music influences was in the 60s. I was listening to those Woodstock festival artists like Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Bob Dylan, Cream, etc.
I bought my first guitar in 1970 and I was trying to play the blues. Later I was listening to Jazz and Funk – like the Ohio Players, Herbie Hancock, Commodores, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, etc.
In 1977, I saw Bob Marley inna show in Switzerland and I decided to visit Jamaica – so, I did for the first time 1979. As everybody knows: “nobody leaves Jamaica unchanged.” Since then, I am in love with Reggae and all other Caribbean music.
In 1980, I bought a 4-track cassette recorder, a Korg M1 Keyboard and started making my first riddims. After I while, I was tired to bounce and bounce, so I bought a Hard Disk Recorder. Today, I work with a Mac and Emagic Logic.
During this time, I was travelling all around: Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Mexico, India and many other places within Europe. In all of those years, I met a lot of singer like Teddy Dan, Izrah and Jacko Lion, to name a few.
Later, I did put my riddims in different web communities and from then, my “career” started. I found people like Kris Kemist from the Reality Shock Crew. I did some cover artwork for an album on which there is also a track I did with Solo Banton (Reality Shock: Volume 1). Deadly Hunter, Mikey Murka, Marga, Prince Livijah and other Reality Shock artists have also voiced on some of my riddims.
Further on, I found Gibsy from the Springline Record family. He gave me the most support and connect me with singers like Telford Nelson, Lyrikall, Steve Steppa and many more. Gibsy also organized a project based on my “Hills Riddim” – which he released as a benefit album for the Alpha Boys School in Jamaica. Springline Records also released an album with Lyrikill on a few of my riddims.
Gibsy also connected me with Dubee from Upsetta Records. I sent them my “Bomboflow Riddim,” which was released in early 2011 and featured #1 hits “Too Watchy” by Collie Buddz, “Farmer Man” by Kali Blaxx and a heap of big tunes! Since then, Upsetta Records’ and Flow Productions have also collaborated on the Kingship & Pot A Cook riddim. I look forward to many more collaborations with Upsetta Records’ in the future!
Since, I have also produced the “Barriers Riddim” for Giddimani Records, the “Herb Family Riddim” for More Life & VIS Records, in addition to more tracks from upcoming More Life Productions releases.