The legendary Ranking Roger to perform at SulaFest 2018
How has British pop changed over the years?
Over the years, it has got more and more electronic. We’re now seeing more live bands around so it seems to be coming full circle in that respect, although there are still more compu-tronics than ever before!
Tell us about your 2016 album, Bounce.
The inspiration is The Beat. The Beat’s unique sound and everything it stood for — peace, love, unity and the merging of different types of music. It took 35 years to release the new album because the current version of The Beat has been around for 15 years and we wanted to make sure it came out at the right time.
How has your own sound evolved?
I have become more open to all different styles of world music… I regularly listen to 6 or 7 different styles these days.
How is the modern The Beat different from the original band?
It isn’t really… It’s the same vibe amongst the band, we all work hard but we all really enjoy what we’re doing – we just see it as a great jam!
What are some of the biggest musical trends to expect in 2018?
I think you can expect a lot of UK Hip-Hop and Rap coming your way!
What do you have planned for your fans at SulaFest 2018?
A lot of the hits and a lot of jumping around, dancing, and smiling people.