RCola lives in Montreal, Canada and plays a high energy blend of jungle and dubwise vinyls alongside his own original dubplates. After discovering jungle music on late-night radio in 1999, RCola began producing and playing live.
In 2002, RCola co-founded the infamous Chopstick Dubplate label and began to release vinyls and tour in Europe as a key player in the North American Ragga-Jungle revival.
In 2004, he formed the JungleXpeditions distribution company / record label and launched his own Royal Crown imprint; and to date has released 25 songs and toured throughout Europe 12 times; performing over 250+ shows in 20 different countries. His polished production aesthetic & highly musical ear is evidenced throughout his uplifting reggae-flavoured compositions and crowd-pleasing live shows.
In 2009, RCola released his “Rub A Dub Wize” album; which features 14 songs with reggae greats Barrington Levy, Sister Nancy, Jimmy Riley; jungle MCs Jamalski and Soultrain and chanteuse Belle Humble as well as dancefloor remixes of songs by live bands Aiwa and Transglobal Underground.
In 2010, RCola teamed-up with reggae singer Jamie Irie and Sam Gilly‘s House of Riddim live band, performing 10 shows with Jamie Irie all over Europe, (including Boomtown Fair (UK) & Zverafest (Latvia), as well as contributing production to Irie’s project with House of Riddim.
RCola released “Irie Cola“, a 3-track digital EP of his remixes of Jamie Irie‘s tunes: “Words Can Be So Simple“, “Sweet Sensi“, and “Legalize It“. This EP is now available at 50+ online retail outlets, including iTunes, Beatport and Juno.
(FR) RCola est un des artistes du ragga jungle canadien dont les productions tournent en ce moment sur vos platines et font bouger tout le dancefloor. Souvent en tournee europeenne, il presente ses nouveaux jungle remixes et compositions originales.
(ES) RCola es uno de esos artistas excitantes que estan constantemente empujando el genero a un nivel superior con sus propias producciones increibles y su rigurosa agenda de giras, a la vez que promociona a otros productores a moverse con fuerza en la escena Ragga-Jungle mundial.