INTERVIEW: Randy Valentine @ Rototom Sunsplash 2016

INTERVIEW: Randy Valentine @ Rototom Sunsplash 2016

We stumbled upon his music when his debut EP, “Break The Chain” (2014), started making waves in social media. This was, at that time, firming the foundation of a solo career he officialized in 2012 with the Studio One-riddim mixtape “Bring Back The Love”.

2 years later, in 2016, he’s got one more EP (“Still Pushing” – 2015) and mixtape (“Radio Music” – 2016) added to his catalog, not to mention the various side-collaborations, and he is finally at the point of releasing a full album, partially produced by himself.

Randy Valentine is a rebel with a cause and a love advocate. Life carried him from Jamaica to UK in his teenage years, a pivotal experience that lead to a long-term collaboration with his brothers from J.O.A.T and Hemp Higher Productions and a beautiful friendship. His genuine love for music is evident, and recent features on Major Lazer‘s “Peace Is The Mission” album and Wu-Tang Clan‘s controversial unique album copy “One Upon A Time in Shaolin” stand as proofs of his versatility and open-minded approach to music.

Recently, we met him at Rototom Sunsplash in Spain where he wrapped up his international summer tour. Watch the reasoning we held minutes later after his performance, and get a sneak glimpse of the upcoming album: