Alborosie, real name Alberto D’ Ascola, was born in the Sicilian town of Messina, Italy. After relocating to Milan in his teens, he played in a variety of bands before joining Reggae National Tickets, who regularly toured Europe during the mid-to-late nineties. One day the Tickets were invited to perform in Jamaica – an event that inspired Alborosie to quit the band and change his life around.
Soon, he was living in Jamaica and working as an engineer at Gee Jam studios in Portland, where he worked with many leading foreign and Jamaican artists. As a keen student of Jamaican music, he is fascinated by analogue recording techniques and plays many different instruments, (including guitar, bass and keyboards).
Today, his Shengen Studio in the foothills of Kingston, Jamaica contains equipment once owned by the likes of King Tubby and Coxsone Dodd. There, he immerses himself in reggae’s past and creates the true essence of his revolutionary sound. He represents an exciting new era for reggae.
He has released a number of critically acclaimed albums following his debut ‘Soul Pirate’, including ‘Escape To Babylon’ (2009), ‘2 Times Revolution’ (2011), ‘Sound The System’ and ‘Dub The System’ (2013) as well as ‘Alborosie Meets King Jammy -Dub Of Thrones’ (2015).
In 2011, Alborosie won the UK’s MOBO Award for Best Reggae Act.
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