This versatile singer, songwriter and producer hails from the countryside of Clarendon in Jamaica. As a child growing up, he was heavily influenced by his father's love for music which was expressed mostly via his father's sound system, Shining Star Sound.
In 2005, two years after his family emigrated to the UK, Randy started his music career as a local DJ. He performed in clubs in and out of London which led to him working for two years on a online Radio Station under the moniker DJ KWES.
Randy Valentine's career has been growing from strength to strength since the release of his debut mixtape Bring Back The Love in 2012 where he sang over thirteen tracks - all built upon Studio One Riddims, such as "Stalag Riddim", "Bobby Babylon Riddim" and "Lecturer Riddim." Since then, it has been described by some to be a Reggae Classic.
His first official EP Break The Chain released in 2014, confirmed his status as one of the leading young reggae artists. The project topped Itunes reggae sales charts in over nine countries.
His second EP Still Pushing" (produced by Joe Ariwa, the son of legendary Mad Professor) was released in 2015, and went straight to the top of the Itunes reggae charts again - confirming that Randy is not a passing sensation but here to stay.
2015 was also the year in which Randy started to explore different genres of music, and was featured on Major Lazer's EP: "Peace Is The Mission." The EP reached No. 1 on the Billboard Dance / Electronic albums. Randy also collaborated on one of the most talked about musical projects of the year: Wu Tang's unique album copy of Once upon a time in Shaolin.
His project, Radio Music, released in 2016 is a 19-track mixtape recorded over a series of classic Hip Hop instrumentals mostly from the late 1990's (often considered one of the "golden ages" of Hip-Hop). When asked why he chose these specific instrumentals his answer was plainly "They inspire me to inspire others."
Randy's most recent venture, the Havana Meets Kingston Sound System show featuring Randy Valentine (JA) and Solis (CU) hit the Australian shores for a successful tour this past October 2017. The first single released by the British-Jamaican Valentine and Cuban Solis in February 2017 made waves across the UK and Europe.
Randy Valentine has been constantly travelling the world over the past few years, including playing at major European festivals Summerjam, Reggaejam and Reggae Gell. He's toured the US, Central America, Australia and the UK as well.
We are so looking forward to Randy Valentine's set at SNWMF25!