ARTISTS

Raggabund aka Caramelo Criminal

Raggabund
Germany’s RAGGABUND (aka Caramelo Criminal) consists of artists who came together to lift the local reggae and dancehall music onto the next level. The group’s most striking personalities are the South-American brothers PACO MENDOZA & DON CARAMELO.


„El Criminal“ aka Paco Mendoza was part of many formations; though he started with rock music, he soon discovered his love for reggae, Latin and dance...
hall music. In addition to Raggabund, Mendoza also works on his on projects and made several 7-inch releases on national reggae productions, e.g. „World Report“ by Germaican Records, „Rootdown Allstars Vol.1“ and lately a song on Mellow Mark’s record „Sturm”.

Don Caramelo, who first gained experience in hip hop and was part of Munich’s successful band Blumentopf, became singer of the band Les Babacools in 1995. Mixing hip hop with reggae, funk and Latin music, the band released five records and is touring through Europe successfully for years.

Beeing Les Babacools’ charismatic singer and frontman, Don Caramelo knows how to spellbound the audience. On the one hand, he is a master of exeptional freestyle-rap in Spanish and German, on the other, he displays his mastery in beat-boxing.

The record CARAMELO/CRIMINAL, produced by Hamburg’s well-known sound system Silly Walks Movement, released by PIAS, became, with the reggae cover version of Jeanette’s 70ies song “Por qué te vas” a radio hit in Germany and Switzerland. Also the record’s second single, “Que sera” was an immediate success and is part of every reggae-dancehall sampler.

EL CRIMINAL & DON CARAMELO offer very fine reggae and dancehall music sung in Spanish, German and English; either by a-cappella scratches, acoustic guitar tunes or beat box, the brothers know how to excite the breathless crowd.

But spreading good vibrations is not the only intention of this musicians: taking a closer look at their records it becomes clear that their themes include critical, sometimes cynical, but always accurate lyrics about our lives dominated by consumation and media. As we all are part of this world and probably make similar experiences, CARAMELO CRIMINAL’s matters of concern are highly credible.

After beeing on tour with Seeed and gigs with Jean Paul, Fettes Brot, Shaggy and Gentleman, the brothers repeatedly provided proof for their shows’ diversity and professionality. CARAMELO CRIMINAL continues to spread good vibrations as well as their concerns also in the years to come!


Biography: sited from Raggabund facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pg/raggabund.official/about/?ref=page_internal

Photo: sited from Raggabund Official Web
http://www.raggabund.de/musik/bilder/

Links

Raggabund aka Caramelo Criminal Official Website
http://www.raggabund.de/

Raggabund facebook
http://www.facebook.com/raggabund.official

Raggabund twitter
https://twitter.com/#!/RaggabundNo1

Raggabund SoundCloud
http://soundcloud.com/raggabund

Raggabund YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/raggabundofficial


Releases from JWP

Discography

Various
BR-Heimatsound, Vol.3
Sony Music (2016)

Jah Chango
Sardinas
Jah Chango (2016)

Sans Soleil
Hellnova
Confunktion Records (2016)

Raggabund
Nazimann feat. Lengualerta
Irievibrations Records (2016)

Various
Natural Riddim Vol.1
Warner Music (2016)

Blend Mishkin
Survival Of The Fittest
Nice Up! Records (2015)

Illbilly Hitec
Reggae Not Dead
Echo Beach (2015)

Various
Make Some Noise
Springstoff (2015)

Raggabund
Buena Medicina
Irievibrations Records (2015)

Raggabund
Nada Sirve
Irievibrations Records (2015)

Mellow Mark
Roots und Flügel
Digitale Dissidenz (2015)

Jaime Cuadra
Raza Andean Funkylicious
Play music & video (2015)

G-Flux
Puros Exitos
Gustavo Naranjo (2014)

Various
Café del Mundo
Putumayo World Music (2014)

Captain Planet
Esperanto Slang
Bastard Jazz Recordings (2014)

So Shifty
Rude Gal (feat. Paco Mendoza)
Man Recordings (2013)

Paco Mendoza & DJ Vadim
Lost Tapes EP
Chusma Records (2013)

Ms. Maiko
Clarita como el agua
Ruin Records (2012)

Koalas Desperados
Asamblea feat. Akua Naru & Paco Mendoza
Rootdown Records (2012)

Raggabund
Bleib Nicht Stehn
Chusma Records (2012)

Raggabund
Mehr Sound
Chusma Records (2012)

Various
Reedemer Riddim
Oneness Records (2011)

Paco Mendoza
Consciente y positivo
Chusma Records (2010)

Les Babacools
Send your love
GLM Music (2010)

Les Babacools
Son Maldito
GLM Music (2010)

Various
Cumbia Bestial
Chusma Records (2010)

Koalas Desperados
Koalas Desperados
Rootdown Records (2009)

Elijah
Beweg di
Groove Attack (2009)

House of Riddim
Für alle
House of Riddim (2009)

Naptali, Lutan Fyah & Arafat
More Love
Oneness Records (2008)

Jamaram
Shout it from the rooftops
GLM Music (2008)

Karamelo Santo
Antena Pachamama
K-Industria (2008)

The Superstar Djs
Born Originals
Nation Music (2007)

Various
Muevete Bien Sabor Mestizo
Ventilador Music (2007)

Various
Latin Garden 2
Yeni Dünya Müzik (2006)

Raggabund
Babygirl
Edel Music (2006)

Raggabund
Erste Welt
Edel Music (2006)

Various
Crystal Woman Riddim
Rootdown Records (2005)

Les Babacools
Mundo Stereo
SPV Records (2005)

Mystic Dan
46-54
Roots Rockers (2004)

DJ Friction
Soulsonic
Four Music (2004)

Caramelo Criminal
Politicos
PIAS (2004)

Caramelo Criminal
Por Qué Te Vas?
PIAS (2004)

Caramelo Criminal
Caramelo Criminal
PIAS (2004)

Gern geschehen
Blumentopf
Four Music (2003)

Trio Elétrico Join Caramelo Criminal
Por Donde Vas
Stereo Deluxe (2003)

Trio Elétrico
Echo Parcours
Stereo Deluxe (2003)

Various
Dancehallfieber 3
DHF-Records (2003)

Mellow Mark
Sturm
WEA Warner (2003)

Various
Dancehall Reggae Made In Germany 1
Modernsoul Records (2003)

Les Babacools
Ya Basta
Babacools Records (2003)

Les Babacools
Compañeros 36
Babacools Records (2003)

Caramelo Criminal
Que Sera
Four Music (2002)

Various
Four Elements
Four Music (2002)

Various
Global Hip Hop Tunes
BMG Ariola Miller (2002)

Caramellow
Mädchen
Germaican Records (2001)

Raggabund
Wo Denn?
ZYX-music (2001)

Lion's Den Dubshower
Bandolero
Echokammer (2001)

Various
Dancehallfieber 1
DHF-Records (2000)

Silly Walks
Songs of Melody
Four Music (2002)



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