TADIMAN - The power of reggae music, straight from Maribor, Slovenia
Tadiman (Tadej Tratnik) is a frontman, musician, producer and one of the pioneers of Slovenian reggae culture. He started his musical career as a resident reggae selector in 1995 in Pekarna (Maribor, Slovenia). From 1996 to 2008 he worked as a head of reggae musical broadcast called Jah-meka-man on radio Marš (95*9 Mhz). Most people know Tadiman as a singer and an author of music and lyrics at slovenian reggae group called Siti hlapci, which is being active for more than seventeen years. In 2009 he also began working as a singer with the Italian group called Makako jump, with whom he hosted more than 100 concerts throughout Italy. Currently he is also active in Italy with the band from Udine called Rub a dub. As a bass player, guitarist and drummer, Tadiman so far cooperated with global and European singers such as Skarra Mucci, Bigga Ranx, Raphael, Jahcoustix, Momar Gaye, Hornsman Koyote, Roots man I, Mad Professor & Sane Inimaters and many others. His great love are show case performences with soundsystems. In his musical history Tadiman as a singer performed at over 300 concerts across Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Croatia and Switzerland and introduced his music at various festivals such as Szighet, Rototom sunsplash, Uprising festival, Soca Reggae Riversplash, Venice Sunsplash, One Love Festival, Seasplash, Lent, Mandstook and many others. His work includes three albums which he recorded with his band Siti hlapci and two albums played with Makako Jump. His musical repertoar includes more than 10 albums of material, still waiting to be recorded. We can hear his music on many performances with various musical groups and soundsystems. The long-awaited solo debut album, where he will work with different publishers in reggae scene, is still in the making. On this album Tadiman will not only sing, but will also play most of the instruments (drums, bass guitar, piano and percussion).