With 10 Grammy nominations, sold-out tours worldwide, a loyal fan base and a catalogue of Top 40 Billboard charted smash hits (including “Now That We Found Love,” “96 Degrees in the Shade,” Third World has been one of (if not the) most consistently successful reggae bands. Third World’s reggae fusion style mixes R&B, funk, pop, rock, dancehall and hip-hop into the genre, making them one of Jamaica's most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. The band has toured and worked with the late great Bob Marley (including opening for Marley’s first world tour in 1978), Stevie Wonder (who produced 2 of their albums in the 80’s released with CBS), Santana and Jackson 5 (opening for their first concert in Jamaica). They have also shared the stage with the likes of Bono of U2, Sting, The Police, Whitney Houston, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Jimmy Buffet, Eric Clapton and Marc Anthony and national TV performances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Arsenio Hall Show and many more.
Jason Panton is Co-Founder of Dubwise Jamaica a Creative Director & Selector known as Alpha Lion. He brings high energy and a unique style of mixing Reggae classics with contemporary sounds of Jamaica and the diaspora.
DJ Gringo's dance floors have been moving and uplifting the crowds in NYC and across the globe for decades; and he continues to spread the message of upliftment, consciousness and unity through Reggae, with weekly spots in NYC and Brooklyn, steady monthlies, international shows, and here every Sunday on SiriusXM The Joint from 1-7.