About Us

baby pic

Bashment Vibes since 1981

Orantes Moore, Errol 'Asha' Boye, Darren 'Dagz' Nelson and DJ Longers

DJing on Young Sapphire sound system, circa 1995

Dancehall rapper Spragga Benz and Reggae Journalist Orantes Moore

Spragga Benz at Rebel Salute in Jamaica. Photo credit: Marlon ‘Ajamu’ Myrie

Legendary rocksteady and reggae singer Alton Ellis

Legendary rocksteady and reggae singer Alton Ellis (RIP) in 2004

Bashment Vibes flyer

The first Basment Vibes flyer, circa 2005

Tappa Zukie and Orantes Moore

Reggae and punk legend Tappa Zukie

Orantes Moore and Ninjaman

Dancehall rapper Ninjaman at BBC 1Xtra

Dancehall MC Assassin aka Agent Sasco and Orantes Moore

Dancehall MC Assassin aka Agent Sasco

Dancehall and reggae rapper Shaggy and journalist Orantes Mooer

Shaggy aka Mr Boombastic

Big Youth aka Manley Buchana

Legendary roots rapper Big Youth in Jamaica, 2013

Bashment Vibes is a British marketing brand specialising in dancehall, reggae and Jamaican culture.

The project is the brainchild of journalist and DJ Orantes Moore who launched Bashment Vibes in 2000 as a music column in New Nation newspaper.

Over the next decade, he co-produced and marketed live music events featuring acts such as Bob Andy, Marcia Griffiths, Tippa Irie and Gappy Ranks, and expanded the brand with a weekly show on London-based pirate radio station Itch FM.

Orantes has developed marketing and editorial content for Puma, Fader magazine, BBC Radio and Choice FM, and currently produces editorial content in Jamaica for The Gleaner Company‘s newspapers and websites.

Here, we share exclusive and classic interviews, features and videos with music lovers from around the world.

Alternatively, you can experience Bashment Vibes live by coming to one of our London parties.

One Response to About Us

  1. Hi There,

    I work on the interactive side of things for the production company who produce four Radio1 shows – Nihal,Diplo and Friends, Benji B and Toddla T. We are obviously keen to let as many people know about the shows and hopefully we’ll play out content that will occasionally interest you and your users. For instance celebrating 50 years of Jamaican independence Toddla T had a special show with Damian Marley and reggae legend David Rodigan all on the show as well as guest mixes from Bailey and Martelo Ja exploring the influence of the music from the islands.

    We are in the process of clipping up come of the interviews but here is a link to the show and all clips will be uploaded there: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ld1zb

    Anyway not entirely sure if this is something you are keen to promote. In any case it would be great to discuss with you if you would be interested in me sending you this kind of info when appropriate – and if so then who shall I should send it to…

    Any problems let me know,

    :: Nishil Solanki
    :: Interactive
    :: TBI Media | 2nd Floor | 60-62 Great Titchfield Street | London | W1W 7QG
    :: Mobile: 0782 4826845

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