Riddim Colony, the leading original reggae band of Hungary plays own music in real Jamaican style from deep roots to the hottest dancehall from their foundation in 2005. The high musical level, the positive and powerful vibes and message, the energetic stage show has become their flavour, therefor they are more and more recognised internationally.
They have rocked Rototom Sunsplash, Uprising Reggae Fest, One Love Sound Fest and other major fests several times, played in Holland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Poland and Luxembourg. They shared the stage with legends like Max Romeo, Sizzla, Mykal Rose, Anthony B, Third World etc, worked together with artists like Dub FX, Half Pint, Lion D, Ramon Judah, Dark Angel, Ray Darwin, Exile the Brave, Derejah, Micah Shemaiah among many others, and seem to be just unstoppable.
The hardcore riddim section gives the base to Gregory G Ras, who is the golden voice of the band supported by sweet back-up vocals. G.Ras, who has been playing a lot as a solo artist too all over Europe, is a conscious warrior of righteousness, love, peace and justice. His lyrics and style together with the riddims played by the band result top-class raggamuffin, singjay and singer-style roots, lovers and dancehall tunes.
They have released 4 LPs (Lion’s Way 2015, Rise & Shine 2013, More Love To Share 2010 Message of I&I 2008), one EP (What A Day 2009), a few singles, one live DVD (Live Pon Di River 2012) and several music videos so far. G.Ras has 2 LPs (Burn Fyah 2009, Live & Love 2011), lot of singles (featuring riddim albums as well) and couple of videos out.
In 2015 & 2016 Gregory G.Ras was awarded the title „Best Reggae Singer” by One Love Reggae Radio, Hungary. He spent his time in Jamaica recording a lot of new tunes for the new Riddim Colony album LION’S WAY featurings great jamaican artists like Micah Shemaiah, Derejah, Exile di Brave, Blackout JA and Dark Angel. Just like the last album Lion’s Way is also released by Batelier Records
Besides the stageshow style reggae-ragga-dancehall set-up they have a mindblowing DubWise sideproject as well playing 100% live dub and roots only, a soundsystem crew with G.Ras on the mic and Ritchey and Leslie as selectors/djs ready for all-night-long party sessions, and a small acoustic reggae set-up too, playing mainly covers on acoustic bass and guitar, mini-drumset and vocals.