From Paris to Purbeck: Electronic Riddims from Manudigital
Manudigital – riddim maker, bass player and producer specialising in digital reggae – makes the channel trip from Paris to Purbeck for this year’s Wilkswood Roots Reggae Festival.
Manudigital has been involved in Reggae music for more than 15 years now and has worked with many artists such as Alborosie, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Biga Ranx, Babylon Circus.
Descended from a family of musicians, ManuDigital began playing bass at thirteen years old backed by his two guitarist brothers. He performed in his first reggae band in 1994 and progressed to the Yvelines’s stages. Immersing himself in Jamaican culture, styles and forms, ManuDigital built his own Sound System and as a selector, he soon proved his abilities over four years on a weekly reggae show.
At nineteen, his passion and desire to improve himself led him to take up music at a famous jazz school. Four years later, enriched by theories and technics from every music styles, ManuDigital started performing backing instrumentals – either with his turntables or instruments – for many famous french reggae names. As producer and composer he has performed on many album recordings as well as 12 inch singles, both in France and internationally.
Manu’s various video series (Digital Sessions And Back Inna Days) have been shared worldwide across social media inspiring new fans every day. In 2016, he released his first solo album ‘Digital Pixel’ and went on a tour of more than 80 gigs across France & Europe.
For his last release, he teamed up with Jamaican veteran DJ legend and close friend Joseph Cotton to make a record in the pure tradition of the digital reggae golden era and in 2017, the pair toured together in the biggest festivals in France & worldwide.