UK Radio Personality Mixmaster J Scores Winning Online Formula with Top Reggae and Dancehall Acts

There are a whirlwind of DJs and radio personalities who emerged during the pandemic. And rightfully so, as the world craved entertainment, while at an urgent standstill.  But one DJ in particular, Mixmaster J “English General” of the UK, became a giant online force, scoring memorable and innovative interviews with what reads like a who’s who of Reggae and Dancehall music.
 
Top artists, in tandem with Mixmaster J’s vibrant on-air style and non-traditional approach to interviews, proved to be a successful formula for the UK personality who nabbed features with guests including Kabaka Pyramid, Maxi Priest, Busy Signal, Jeremy Harding, Third World, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Cham, Red Rat, Mr. Easy, Usain Bolt, HoodCelebrityy, Yaksta and Alaine, among notable others.

Shaggy is one of the many top acts, Mixmaster J interviewed during the pandemic.

Whether riding the bus and roaming the streets of London town with the famed Third World (during lifted restrictions), learning new dance moves from

HoodCelebritty, chatting poolside with Mr. Easy or vibing and joking with other top stars, Mixmaster J has offered audiences candid, priceless moments with their favs. Throw in Mixmaster J’s ability to ask questions that bring out the artist’s best attributes and you’ve got quite the show!
 
Mixmaster J, who broadcasts on online radio platforms including iliveradio.com, heartofloveradio.com and reggaeglobalradio.com, ramped up his social media presence amidst troubling times to offer additional shows on IG Live and Facebook. These extra interviews were the rave, yielding an opportunity for fans to interact with special guests, while enjoying content that spanned old-school and new-school Reggae and Dancehall themes.
 
Mixmaster J has always been inspired by audience feedback, but hearing from people during the pandemic “hit different,” says the tastemaker. “There was more than one humbling moment,” he adds.
 
“I was thanked for being on air and helping some cope with mental illness during the Covid-19 pandemic,” says Mixmaster J. “I feel rewarded. It’s a blessing to know that my show helped people in some way.”
 
The show is not over! You can catch Mixmaster J doing what he loves several days a week (visit @mixmasterj29 for schedule). In addition to his exciting, regular programming, Mixmaster J holds down a well-received Jamrock Radio residency, serves as the Alliance’s official UK DJ and became an iliveradio award winner. There’s a lot bubbling for the UK personality!

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Grammy-nominated Maxi Priest Reveals Saxon Sound System Connection

There are exciting things brewing for the Sound Chat Radio digital network! The latest buzzing addition is an interview with Grammy-nominated Reggae artist Maxi Priest. In the riveting exclusive, the music giant reveals his obscure history with UK’s famed Saxon sound system.

Maxi Priest tells of his early days on the legendary Saxon sound system, which even consisted of the burgeoning talent stealing wood to build his own speaker boxes. Yes, you heard correctly.

Further, the world-renowned artist goes on to declare that “speed rapping” started in the UK on Saxon sound, despite Jamaican artists long running accounts of Jamaica birthing the phenomenal art form. In this uber enlightening interview, Maxi Priest shares many other little-known details of his Saxon connection.

Reggae, Dancehall and Sound System driven shows, features and more have graced Sound Chat Radio for nearly a decade. Its official subscription based website soundchatradio.com, launched by visionary Garfield “Chin” Bourne in September 2020, houses a treasure trove of content. The Maxi Priest exclusive is not all that lies in store. Other stellar pieces channel super producer Bobby Digital (the last sound system interview before his death); Reggae crossover stars Tanto Metro and Wayne Wonder; the intriguing history of Brooklyn’s champion sound LP International; and much more! Although access to premiere content and archival programs is subscription based, free radio shows are available for listening during their airtime.

It’s genuinely an inspiring time for Maxi Priest who raked in a 2020 “Best Reggae Album” Grammy nomination for his album “It All Comes Back to Love.” He joins an amazing ensemble of nominees including The Wailers (“One World”), Toots and the Maytals (“Got to Be Toug”h), Skip Marley (“Higher Place”) and Buju Banton (“Upside Down”).

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Flair Lindsey