INTERVIEW – CHOPSTICK DUBPLATE – LITTLE ISLAND PUBLISHING’S OWN JACKY MURDA – ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD OF REGGAE AND RAGGA
“Safe like Sellasie I Briefcase”
My name is Jacky and I like music with big bass and I like to eat latino food and also dogs I mean not to eat but I like them and also I like to be tickled by beautiful girls and eat pizza in bed but not limiting myself to pizza or ice cream I think one should be able to eat just about anything and not get kicked out except maybe if theres a lot of crumbs maybe at least clean the crumbs up it’s courteous and nice like not making anybody sleep on the wet spot also pad thai I like noodles and those Mercedes Vans that are all boxy I dont like mayo .. however I absolutely love ali oli go figure!
Right about now I’m involved inna few projects that see me bouncing back and forth between London and Barcelona. I co-produce and play live music with Max Powa as Jingbong Ting, and with Rebel MC, Tenor Fly, Nanci & Phoebe, Marf, Fish, Joel and Steve in the Congo Natty Band..
I produce and perform as DJ with my colleagues Aries and Tuffist as part of the International Junglist Sound, Chopstick Dubplate…
When i’m in the south I’m at the house of East Grinstead’s nastiest bassline, Itchy Robot, and we build Itchy & Jacky tunes.. we just finished a album in fact.. 😀
Congo Natty est 1992
Chopstick Dubplate est. 1998,
Little Island Records est. 2008,
JingBong Ting est. 2010
Itchy & Jacky est 2011
2012 SHOWS :
NYE – Champion Sound Bristol UK
13 JAN – Toxic Sound Cambridge UK
28 JAN – Eat Your Greens Liverpool UK
10 FEB – Toyko Dub Bristol UK
11 FEB – Montpellier France
14 FEB – Zagreb HR
17 FEB – Tel Aviv Israel
18 FEB – Gdansk PL
24 FEB – Cerdanyola ES
02 MAR – London UK
09 MAR – Basingstoke UK
10 MAR – Cambridge UK
16 MAR – Grenada ES
06 APR – Toronto CA
08 APR – Montreal CA
09 APR – Fernie CA
11 APR – Banff CA
12 APR – Edmonton CA
13 APR – Calgary CA
17 APR – Calgary CA
04 MAY – Salt Lake City USA
12 MAY – Houston USA
13 MAY – San Antonio USA
15 May – Guatemala City
18 MAY – Guatemala City
23 JUN – Vilnius LT
30 JUN – Sheffield UK
13 JUL – Soundflow Festival UK – Aries & Murda B2B
14 JUL – Dublin Ireland
21 JUL Alicante ES
10 AUG – Boomtown Fair UK – Itchy & Jacky Show
11 AUG – Boomtown Fair UK – Chopstick Dubplate featuring Jacky, Aries, Tuffist & Demolition Man
4 AUG London UK w/ Congo Natty Band
24th AUG Devon UK Whats That Noise?!
25th AUG London UK w/Congo Natty Band
31 AUG – SEP 2 Outlook Festival Croatia
7 SEP Brighton UK
22 SEP Sheffield UK
22 SEP Subdub Leeds UK
29 SEP Dublin IE
26 OCT Tokyo Dub Bristol UK
3 NOV Sub Station Alicante Spain
17 NOV Wroclaw Poland One Love
2011 Shows 🙂
06 JAN Toronto w/ Lucky General
07 JAN Missisauga w/ P Dot Ill
14 JAN Kelowna w/Jamie Sho
16 JAN Whistler w /Phroh
20 JAN Nelson w/ Dubconscious
21 JAN Calgary w/Slim Pickens & Piranha Piranha
26 JAN Montreal w/ Vilify
29 JAN Toronto
04 FEB Novi Sad Serbia
05 FEB Zagreb Croatia
Feb 26 – Dubnium UK
Mar 11 – Tel Aviv Israel
Mar 18 – Brighton UK
Mar 19 – Bristol UK
Mar 24 – Vienna AT
Mar 25 – Graz AT
Mar 26 – Linz AT
Apr 1 – Vilnius Lithuania
Apr 8 – Poland
Apr 9 – Poland
Apr 15 – Poland
Apr 16 – Poland
Apr 22 – Czech
Apr 23 – Czech
Apr 28th – Barcelona RU
Apr 29th – Moscow RU
Apr 30th – St. Petersburg RU
May 28- Pixie Istanbul TK
Jun 3rd – Nayah Terrace Istanbul TK
Jun 11th – Glade Festival UK
Jun 24-25 Fire Festival Vilnius Lithuania
Jul 2nd – Bristol Carnival UK
Jul 15th – Zaragoza ES w/Fokin Massive
Aug 4th – El Masnou ES Costa Brava Massive!!!! 🙂
Aug 6th – Tokyo Dub Bristol UK
Aug 13th – Boomtown Fair UK
Aug 25-26 – Fall Fest Rijeka HR
Sep 2-4 – Outlook Festival Pula HR
Sep 16-18 – Mountain Bass Festival ES
Sep 24 Athens GR w/Blend Mishkin
Oct 1 Battlegrounds Bristol UK
Oct 14 Kilamanjaro Dunkerque FR
Oct 15 Djoloft Lille FR
Oct 31 Sankt Polten AT w/ Space Ant & Selecta Weasel
Nov 3 Tube Klub w/ Diaz Salzburg AT
Nov 5 Serious Seriez Linz AT
Nov 11 Warsaw PL JING BONG TING Live
Nov 12 Krakow PL JING BONG TING live
Nov 18 Bombardment – Leopoldsburg BE
Dec 3rd – Gut Afgelecht Vienna AT
Dec 10th – Subdub Leeds UK
Dec 15 – Mungos Glasgow
Dec 16th – Tempar Birmingham UK
14 OCT B-LOW ES w/JingBong Ting
15 OCT Lleida ES w/ DJ Fane
16 OCT Grenada ES w/Demolition Man (TBC)
23 OCT Istanbul TK w/Whomanity
27 OCT Bursa TK w/Whomanity
30 OCT Istanbul TK w/Whomanity
06 NOV Quimper FR w/MC Samy
10 NOV LILLE FR w/ Djloft
12 NOV Paris FR w/ MC Samy
13 NOV Great Yarmouth UK DECIBEL
20 NOV Leeds UK @ SUBDUB
27 NOV Bristol UK Demon Cabbage Birthday Bash
04 DEC Toronto CA @ High Grade 4 Year Anniversary
31 DEC Soul In Motion, Toronto CA New Years Eve for Charity!!
I like to murder a sound!!!
Releases : Argon, Kraken, Moonshine, WAR, Vibration Lab, Renegade Weed, Dead Homies,Bass Rejects, KingKongSound, Congo Natty, Roots, Pure Vibes, Chopstick Dubplate, Little Island Records…
I was born in Hawaii, my mom got me into the art ting. My dad was active in the military for 20 something years, we moved around a lot.. I moved to Montreal in 1994 and stayed there some years. I started cutting dubplates and mastering vinyl in 1998 , on a lathe I rebuilt and customized over the years. I moved the cutting studio to Brooklyn NYC in 2001…and in 2003 started touring a lot in Europe…in 2005 I moved over to Europe full time, and sold my NYC cutting room to my apprentice Tim Xavier..since the past 4 years Barcelona spain has been my homebase, with my labels, Little Island and Chopstick Dubplate, headquartered in London in the UK. I spend a lot of UK time: in Brum colaborating with aries, in London workin with Itchy Robot, down in Brighton with Kion, and up in Bristol is where you can see me play inna true jacky murda 90’s style..we get geeked out there.. I usually play out on the weekends around Europe, and when I’m at back at the beach during the week I build tunes with Max Powa, the other half of my live electronic group Jingbongting.. Lately been building my own special flavor of moombahton called Bashmenton, and developing the constantly mutating JBT live show. aloha! 🙂
2.) WHERE YOU FROM?
3.) WHERE YOU REPPIN CURRENTLY?
4.) WHO’S AN ALLY/CREW YOU REP OR ARE YOU A SOLO ARTIST?
Well I stay busy..I perform as solo artist, i produce and perform jungle soundsystem style with Chopstick Dubplate (Aries , Tuffist & myself), produce & perform live dubbing with Jingongting (Max Powa & myself), produce nasty ass dubstep as Itchy & Jacky with my colleague Itchy Robot, and produce & perform with Congo Natty live band…
5.) WHATS YOUR FIRST MEMORIES OF MUSIC?
I had some shortwave transistor radio business when i was a lil kid, used to tune in and listen all kinda crazy stuff on it, first time i heard reggae..
6.) WHEN DID YOU FIRST HEAR HIP-HOP MUSIC?
I started playin rap records around 88. changed up, bought a lathe in 98, started producin & cuttin my own dubs and never looked back from ragga since..
7.) WHERE YOU AT RIGHT NOW? WHAT CURRENT AND RELEASED PROJECTS COULD YOU SHARE WITH US?
Right now i’m in a studio in Birmingham working on tunes with Aries and Tuffist..some recent stuff I just finished up include a couple releases on Congo Natty, featuring Rebel MC, Tenor Fly, Nanci & Phoebe…a Chopstick Remix EP with General Levy for Joe Aiwa, Mad Professor’s son…and i just finished the Itchy & Jacky album… Jamaica..
8.) ANY SHOWS OR EVENTS YOU’LD LIKE TO SHOUT OUT?
We’re gettin ready for outlook festival and the big jungle clash….
9.) RAMEN OR MAC AND CHEESE?
Everybody knows I love to cook. Sooo… pulled honey chipolte pork tacos with homemade hot chili salsa, lime & pickle rum gimlets with lotsa ice…
10.) ANY BOOKS YOU READING RIGHT NOW?
Hahaha… yeah just finished reading all them game of thrones books…been readin alot of jiddu krishnamurti and just started this crazy book on biocentrism..
11.) IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE RIGHT NOW WITH 5000$?
5g’s would buy a lotta dubs…how about jamaica?
12.) WHAT IS YOUR TOP 5 FAVORITE CHARITABLE CAUSES?
I guess my 5 best friends!
13.) WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU RIGHT NOW? ANYTHING GOES..
Love, communication, living life, bass
14.) ANYONE LOCKED DOWN YOU WANT TO SHOUT OUT IN THE BING?
Shout out to all the people unfairly imprisoned across the world. . fuck unfair, unreasonable, unjustified authority everywhere.
15.) DO YOU HAVE A SOUNDCLOUD FACEBOOK WEBSITE MIXCLOUD TWITTER YOUTUBE OR OTHER PROFILES ONLINE YOU’LD LIKE TO SHARE?
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