IRIE ITES MOVEMENT, based in germany started as a roots reggae radio show in 1995.The name was taken from a song of the Third World album “The Story`s Been Told” (1979). Since these days IRIE ITES RADIO SHOW is on air every Thursday, meanwhile also available on internet, being able to inform listeners worldwide about roots, dub, rub-a-dub, dancehall, and ska music (www.irieites.de).
As a consequence of playing sweet reggaemusic IRIE ITES SOUND was founded in 1999, performing all through Germany, Switzerland, and Austria with many great artists and sounds for more than 10 years.
“Irie Ites- you know you are the reggae ambassador”, as Bunny Rugs, frontman of Third World chants. In 2006 the sound got the 1st German Reggae Grammy Award in the category of soundsystem. 4 selectors (Toppa, Asha, ColtJah, Geasy) and two Mc`s (Babamessage & Fungi) come alomg with roots and culture and make every massive dance. Their exclusive selections range from nice foundation sets, rub-a-dub and roots classics, to sweet lovers rock, early dancehall, dub and heavyweight steppas. Irie vibes!
In 2000 the IRIE ITES ONLINE MAGAZINE (www.irieites.de) found its place to put all things together including playlists and links to all radio shows, reviews, artist information and promotion, interviews, on stage reviews, and many more. Irie Ites online community is one of the biggest in Germany today and well known all over Europe.
In 2008 a dream came true when the IRIE ITES MUSIC label released its first 7 inch record which features legendary veteran deejay Ranking Joe on a tight steppas riddim by Dubmatix out of Canada. As there was such a nice feedback to this tune which unites vintage elements with a crisp modern sound, IRIE ITES MUSIC releases more and more 7inches as well as digital releases - among them a cooperation of Dubmatix, Aldubb & Mighty Howard, a classic by Ruts DC etc...
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