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Mick Sleeper

Mick Sleeper

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Who is Mick Sleeper

Mick Sleeper was born around the same time that The Upsetters were recording "Return Of Django" in 1969. Reggae didn't impress him when he first heard it as a teenager, but later on a love for 2 Tone ska and The Clash inspired him to seek out the original Jamaican sounds. By his mid-20s, he made up for lost time and became a dedicated reggaeologist, totally enthusiastic about all periods of Jamaican music.

In 1994, he began hosting a reggae program on a community radio station which further cemented his love for the music. At the same time, he created the first website dedicated to the work of reggae legend Lee "Scratch" Perry (http://www.upsetter.net/scratch), which eventually attracted an audience from The Upsetter himself. Since then, Mick has created other reggae related websites, including one dedicated to Roman Stewart (http://www.upsetter.net/roman), that are well known to reggae fans around the world.

Over the years, Mick has interviewed and profiled many movers and shakers in reggae including Desmond Dekker, Alton Ellis, Mikey Dread, Toots Hibbert, Ansel Collins, Lynn Taitt, and Carlton Patterson. He has been a guest selecter on radio shows in Australia, Germany and also contibuted to the famous BBC program On The Wire. In 2009, Mick started Ring The Alarm (http://podcast.upsetter.net), a podcast where he indulges in his love of music further.

When he's not working on a new podcast, Mick can be found on his bike, cooking jerk chicken, or doing his best to avoid computers. He lives in Edmonton, Canada.

Latest articles from Mick Sleeper

The Return of Sound System Scratch
On Jun 13th 2011 - 2221 views
We're not scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to Lee Perry releases, because Scratch had...
Tribute to Glen Adams
On Jan 4th 2011 - 5681 views
Glenroy "Capo" Adams passed away on December 17 at the age of 65 in Jamaica.
Lee Perry - Kiss Me Neck
On Nov 18th 2010 - 2803 views
An extensive, detailed and heavily illustrated, guide to the records produced by Perry.

Latest news from Mick Sleeper

Lee Scratch Perry: Secret Education
On Nov 13th 2010 - 1752 views
Exhibition in Los Angeles.
Sound System Scratch by Lee Perry
On Jul 21st 2010 - 3106 views
Pressure Sounds will soon release a compilation of Black Ark dub plates.

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