RIFFIN’ is DERMOT HUSSEY’S groundbreaking weekly podcast which features new and emerging artists in a variety of genres including world, reggae, latin, and jazz. Hussey spent his career in broadcasting and is recognized the world over for his musical knowledge and significant contributions to Jamaican music. Prior to his current role as the voice of Sirius/XM’s THE JOINT from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Hussey hosted and produced eclectic programs at the Jamaican Broadcasting Company and Radio Jamaica.
“Dermot Hussey’s RIFFIN’ radio shows provide me with a weekly musical buffet that fills the hunger for what’s new and what’s lasting in reggae and world music.”
Barbara Makeda Blake-Hannah, celebrated Jamaican author and filmmaker
Managing Director, Jamaica Media Productions
Riffin’ is currently being archived at www.archive.org. For past Riffin’ episodes, please visit the Midnight Raver MixCloud.
“The objective of RIFFIN’ is playing qualitatively the best music, not music based on the lowest common denominator. It’s also being aware of new talent, and giving them support.”
– DERMOT HUSSEY
Riffin, 5 June 2016
Brazilian Pandeiro man, Sergio Krakowski. The gypsy jazz of The Black Market Trust. More music from Warren Wolf’ “Convergence”. Trumpeter, Dominick Farinacci was into Vanilla Ice, Ice T and Ice Cube, before Louis Armstrong turned him to jazz trumpet.
Riffin, 3 June 2016
Kiddus I flying at “Knots” with a Japanese band. Malaysian Muslim singer/songwriter YUNA mesmerizes the pop world with her beautiful voice and songs. American musician beatboxer/rapper, Joe Driscoll finds more common ground with Guinea’ kora virtuoso, Sekou Kouyate. Lee Perry & The Subatomic Sound System. Chronixx’ “Alpha and Omega”. New albums by Ziggy Marley and Mykal Rose.
Riffin, 29 May 2016
The David Hazeltine Trio brings a jazz aesthetic to well known classical pieces. Davell Crawford, salutes the New Orleans piano tradition. The Best Of Blue Note: Featuring Jimmy Smith; Duke Jordan, Grant Green; Herbie Hancock and Lee Morgan. ” El Ritmo Del Fuego” a flamenco
composition by Jamaican guitarist, Robert “Gus” Angus.
Riffin, 27 May 2016
Drummer Santa Davis’ brushes dances on the beat. The rise of AfroPop: Featuring Chaka Demus & Silvastone; Yemi Alade;Fefe; WhizKid and Seyi Shay. A sneak preview of “Sidewalk Stepper” a new album by Mykal Rose.
Riffin, 22 May 2016
Cuba’ first call percussionist in New York Pedrito Martinez. Revisiting
the best of Art Farmer & Benny Golson’ JAZZTET. Vibraphonist Warren Wolf’ new album ” A Jazz Superhero.