Reggae, Dub, Ska, Dancehall
Ras I-Gore : Keyboards
Bombo : Drums
Dr. D: Vocals
Mr. Happy: Vocals
MAKAKO JUMP – 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY – “MUNCHIES”
(reggae dancehall – Trieste, Italy – Maninalto! / Soulfire / Ticket to Jamaica)
Experimentation is the keyword that best describes the band Makako Jump: from 2002 to 2012 they have dissected every nuance of upbeat music.
This peculiarity and their innate spirit of adventure has led them to play over 500 concerts, from Sicily to the Baltic Sea, at every (not only) major European festival including:
Primo Maggio in Rome, Sziget Festival, Rototom Sunsplash, Overjam Reggae Festival, Soča Riversplash, Fête de la Musique in Berlin and the 2013 BIG EVENT, i.e. the opening concert of the legendary UB40 in Split (Croatia).
Let’s have a look at their numerous albums:
2004 – the band releases the first EP, MAKAKO JUMP, produced by the saxophonist Edi Meola, is the birthplace of the legendary single MARI-O that inspired the band’s first fan club and won the Tim Tour in Catanzaro.
2006 – the band releases the first LP, MI QUESO ES TU QUESO, a »red, gold and green« ska album that exposes the ironic nature of the (still) young members of the band.
2008 – the new album LASCIATE LA MANCIA AL PORTAPIZZE approaches pop music and new reggae, as a result of the artistic growth of the band, its numerous concerts throughout Europe and the contribution of a powerful and compact horn section.
In the same year the lead vocalist and show man LorE quits the band leaving a deep void that requires radical changes.
But Makaki are still searching for new horizons to explore. They produce 2 studio EPs, which represent their artistic transition to a higher level: BIGLIE SPAZIALI (2010) and LIVE IN RADIO KOPER (2011).
2012 – MUNCHIES is the album that marks their regeneration. This thorough and innovative album mixes analogue and electronic tracks in a perfect alchemy of sounds and colours, thanks to the skilful hands of the sound engineer Nicola Ardessi.
MUNCHIES’ 15 tracks are a balanced mix of new reggae, dub, rock, soul and Balkan music enriched with the brilliant voices of the new vocalists Dr. D, Mr. Happy (Human BeatBox) and Tadiman, the special guest from Slovenia.
Makako Jump new live show is the result of all these experiences, and it will live up to your expectations by taking you on a rollercoaster of emotions and acrobatic dancing.
I-TUNES Release : 15.10.2012
Label : MANINALTO! RECORDS / TICKET TO JAMAICA
2004 – EP, MAKAKO JUMP
2006 – LP, MI QUESO ES TU QUESO
2008 – LP, LASCIATE LA MANCIA AL PORTAPIZZE
2010 – EP, BIGLIE SPAZIALI
2011 – LIVE IN RADIO KOPER
2012 – MUNCHIES