Raggabund

Reggae, Dancehall

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Members

Paco Mendoza
Don Caramelo

Biography

Raggabund opens the next chapter and presents their comeback with the new album “Buena Medicina”. On their latest piece of work the german band merges their love for reggae and latinbeats to a fine blend of organic sounds with handmade grooves and punchlines.

Buena Medicina in collaboration with “The Dubby Conquerors”

The current Raggabund sound emerged from the close co-operation with swiss reggae-artists “The Dubby Conquerors”. This swiss-offbeat-protagonists have already worked and produced with different names such as Glenn Washington, Bobby Digital or Phenomden. Now they have brought the Raggabundsound “back to the roots”. On the album are 13 songs full of warm analogue sounds, reaching from jazzy tunes (Gestern war Gestern) up to pumping cumbia basslines (Chilling).

Positive message

After its predecessor “Mehr Sound” made itself noticed through samples and clubby beats, the new production is more a hommage to the beginnings of offbeat: The genuine cumbia or the jamaican roots-reggae. Lyrically the Raggabund always has a lot to say. They sing about societys contemporary developments (Nazimann / So nicht geht), about summervibes (chilling) or they stack everyday impressions into poetical compositions full of detail.

This is Raggabund

For many years Raggabund and their rich soundmix consisting of dancehall, latin and reggae have been some of the most booked artists in the german offbeat scene. With the band The Dubby Conquerors or as a soundsystemcrew they guarantee liveshows brimming with energy and musical excitement. Don Caramelo used to be known as one of the vocalists in Bands such as “Blumentopf” or “Les Babacools”. Paco Mendoza, as a producer he lately was able to place a song in the Hollywood-Blockbuster “The Counselor” (Directed by Ridley Scott), is in addition to that moderating his weekly Radiobroadcast “Mestizo FM” at WDR Funkhaus Europa.

Discography

2000 – DHF-Records, “Gott Steh Mir Bei”, Caramellow Criminal & Bina / Dancehallfieber 1 (Compilation)
2000 – Virgin, “Wo Denn?”, Raggabund / BR Zündfunk – Unter unserem Himmel 2 (Compilation)
2001 – Echokammer, “Bandolero” Don Caramellow & Lobstarr / Lions Den Dubshower (Single)
2001 – ZYX-music, “Wo Denn?” Raggabund (Single)
2001 -DHF-Records, “Wo Denn?”, Raggabund / Danhallfieber 2 (Compilation)
2001 – Germaican Records “Mädchen”, Raggabund / World Report (Single)
2001 – Germaican Records “Mission”, Raggabund / World Report (Single)
2002 – BMG Ariola Miller, “Traidora”, Los Primos / Global Hip Hop Tunes (Compilation)
2002 – Four Music, “Que Sera”, Raggabund / Four Elements 2 (Compilation)
2002 – Four Music, “Que Sera”, Caramelo Criminal / Silly Walks – Songs of Melody (Album)
2002 – Four Music, “Que Sera”, Caramelo Criminal / Silly Walks (Single)
2002 – Universal, “Wo Denn”, Raggabund / Full Hundred One (Compilation)
2003 – Babacools Records, “Compañeros 36”, Les Babacools (Album)
2003 – Babacools Records, “Ya Basta”, Les Babacools (Single)
2003 – Modernsoul Records, “Que Sera” & “Top Shotta”, Raggabund / Dancehall Reggae Made In Germany 1 (Compilation)
2003 – WEA Warner, “Wieso”, Paco Mendoza / Mellow Mark – Sturm (Album)
2003 – DHF-Records, “Militär”, Raggabund / Dancehallfieber 3 (Compilation)
2003 – Stereo Deluxe, “Por Donde Vas”, Caramellow / Trio Elétrico – Echo Parcours (Album)
2003 – Stereo Deluxe, “Por Donde Vas”, Caramellow / Trio Elétrico (Single)
2003 – Four Music, “Danke Bush”, Blumentopf – Gern geschehen (Album)
2003 – Four Music, “Danke Bush”, Blumentopf (Single)
2004 – DHF-Records, “Ganjatherapie”, Raggabund / Danhallfieber 4 (Compilation)
2004 – PIAS, “Caramelo Criminal”, Caramelo Criminal (Album)
2004 – PIAS, “Por Qué Te Vas?”, Caramelo Criminal (Single)
2004 – PIAS, “La Mina” & “Politicos”, Caramelo Criminal (Single)
2004 – Four Music, “Raggafunkin’”, Caramellow / DJ Friction – Soulsonic (Album)
2004 – Roots Rockers, “La Policia”, Caramellow / Tanzen & Schrei’n (Single)
2005 – SPV Records, “Mundo Stereo”, Les Babacools (Album)
2005 – SPV Records, “Mestizo Fonk”, Les Babacools (Single)
2005 – Rootdown Records, “Mi Corazon”, Paco Mendoza / Crystal Woman (Single)
2006 – Edel Music, “Erste Welt”, Raggabund (Album)
2006 – Edel Music, “Babygirl”, Raggabund (Single)
2006 – Redwinetunes, “Babygirl”, Raggabund / BR Zündfunk – Frisch gepresst 2 (Compilation)
2006 – Yeni Dünya Müzik, “Por Que Te Vas?”, Caramelo Criminal / Latin Garden 2 (Compilation)
2007 – Ventilador Music, “Que Sera”, Caramelo Criminal / Muevete Bien Sabor Mestizo (Compilation)
2007 – Nation Music, “Menealo”, Caramelo Criminal / The Superstar Djs – Born originals (Album)
2008 – K-Industria, “Han Matado Un Niño”, Don Caramelo / Karamelo Santo – Antena Pachamama (Album)
2008 – GLM Music, “Out My Window”, Caramellow / Jamaram – Shout it from the rooftops (Album)
2008 – Oneness Records, “Respetala”, Caramelo Criminal / General Key (Single)
2009 – House of Riddim, “Krieger der Sonne”, Paco Mendoza / House of Riddim – Für alle (Album)
2009 – Groove Attack, “Las bliebe”, Elijah feat. Paco Mendoza / Beweg di (Album)
2009 – Rootdown Records, “Vengo” & “Me Voy”, Paco Mendoza / Koalas Desperados (Album)
2010 – Chusma Records, “La Frekuencia“, Paco Mendoza / Cumbia Bestial (Compilation)
2010 – GLM Music, “Son Maldito”, Les Babacools (Album)
2010 – GLM Music, “Send your love”, Les Babacools (Single)
2010 – Chusma Records, “Consciente y positivo” Paco Mendoza (Album)
2011 – Oneness Records, “Buena Medicina”, Caramelo Criminal / Reedemer (Single)
2012 – Chusma Records, “Mehr Sound”, Raggabund (Album)
2012 – Chusma Records, “Bleib nicht stehn”, Raggabund (Single)
2012 – Rootdown Records, “Asamblea feat. Akua Naru“, Paco Mendoza (Single)
2012 – Ruin Records, “Me Voy“, Paco Mendoza / Ms. Maiko – Clarita como el agua (Album)
2013 – Chusma Records, “Lost Tapes“, DJ Vadim & Paco Mendoza (Album)
2013 – Man Recordings, “Rude Gal“, Paco Mendoza / So Shifty (Single)
2014 – Bastard Jazz Recordings, “Perdido en el exceso“ Paco Mendoza / Captain Planet – Esperanto Slang (Album)
2014 – Putumayo World Music, “Lluvia Sol“, Les Babacools (Compilation)
2014 – G-Flux, “Voodoo” Paco Mendoza / G-Flux – Puros Éxitos (Album)
2015 – Play music & video, “Madre Bella” Paco Mendoza / Jaime Cuadra – Raza Andean Funkylicious (Album)
2015 – Digitale Dissidenz (Danse Macabre), “A.Z.Z.U.”, Don Caramelo / Mellow Mark – Roots und Flügel (Album)
2015 – Irievibrations Records, “Nada Sirve“, Raggabund (Single)
2015 – Irievibrations Records, “Buena Medicina”, Raggabund (Album)
2015 – Springstoff, “Nazimann feat. Lengualerta“, Raggabund / Make Some Noise (Compilation)
2015 – Echo Beach, “Reggae still alive”, Don Caramelo / Illbilly Hitec (Album)
2015 – Nice Up! Records, “Chica Fresa”, Don Caramelo / Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution – Survival of the fittest (Album)
2016 – Warner Music, “Bomba Anatómica”, Raggabund / Culcha Candela (Natural Riddim Selection)
2016 – Irievibrations Records, “Nazimann feat. Lengualerta“, Raggabund (Single)
2016 – Confunktion Records, “Solo”, Paco Mendoza / Sans Soleil – Hellnova (Album)
2016 – Jah Chango, “Levante”, Don Caramelo / Jah Chango – Remix EP
2016 – Sony Music, “Bleib nicht stehn”, Raggabund / BR – Heimatsound Vol.3 (Compilation)
2017 – Turban Records, “Pa’ mi gente”, Caramellow / Jamaram – Freedom of screetch (Album)
2017 – Junior Wize Production, “Lloro Canción” & “Dub de la lagrima”, Raggabund (Single)
2017 – Erste Welt Records, “Quiero Bailar”, Raggabund (EP)

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