The Bristol lyricist on a Dubwise tip. His latest release - Sunday with producer Kreed - has been widely regarded as his best single yet. Toddla T, Seani B & Don Letts are amongst a list of tastemakers who are supporting his work on BBC Radio. Gardna has been embraced across the UK Bass scene and the European Sound System circuit as an artist with a fresh approach to promoting a positive message whilst shelling down the party.
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The daughter of Sex Pistol Paul Cook, Hollie's self-coined "tropical pop" sound stems from her passion for reggae singers Janet Kay and Phyllis Dillon combined with classic 60s girl groups. She released her self-titled debut album in the Summer of 2011 to critical acclaim from many, resulting in her being on an array of 'Top Albums of 2011' lists including The Word, The Mirror and Rough Trade.
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Federico Marin is Kiko Bun, a reggae artist based in London. Raised on a diet of classical, salsa and hip hop, it was eventually the sun-soaked sounds of reggae that became his musical love. He mixes his deep love of Jamaican roots music with the sound of modern London bass culture. Kiko got a lucky break being asked to record a cover of Toots and Maytals' '54-46 Was My Number' for the Channel 4 drama series 'This Is England '90' and has gone on to sign to the legendary Island Records label, home of course to, amongst others, Bob Marley.
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The legendary Don Letts introduced reggae to punk, managed the Slits, played music with former Clash member Mick Jones in Big Audio Dynamite and has directed videos for everyone from Jimmy Cliff to S'Express.
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