Born in the Caribbean island of Dominica, Tikiman began making music as a child, also developing into a talented vocalist.

After performing in bands throughout the Caribbean, in 2000 while touring through Europe, Tikiman set up his base in Berlin.

His association with the reggae band, Livin Spirits, saw him play to packed out dancehalls and solidified his reputation as a first-class reggae vocalist throughout Germany.

From here, Tikiman linked with the Rhythm And Sound crew and his flowing roots-reggae vocals and desire to push the boundaries of bass and sound led him to forge a partnership that would go from strength to strength and produce some of the world’s most innovative dub.

The New Zealand massive can catch Tikiman alongside Rhythm and Sound (Mark Ernestus) on their NZ tour in CHCH (29 Jan), WGTN (30 Jan) and AKLD (31 Jan).

Respect to Tikiman for his Top Ten track selections for January 2009.

1. Dean Faser – Dahina Dimps – Album: Streets Of Sata

2. Jah Mali – Conner Stone – Artist – Album: Streets Of Sata

3. I Roy – Blackman Time – Album: Trojan D.J. Box Set (Disc 1)

4. Gregory Isaacs – Slavemaster – Album: Mr. Isaacs

5. Gregory Isaacs – Story Book Children – Album: Mr. Isaacs

6. Rhythm And Sound w/Sugar Minot – Let Jah Love Come – Album: See Mi Yah

7. Rhythm And Sound w/Ras Perez and Ras Donovan – Album: See Mi Yah

8. Rita Marley – My Kind Of War – Album: Harambe

9. Tellyah and May-yah – Jah Will Make A Way – Album: Passion and Pain

10. Yellowman – What Dat – Album: King Yellowman