Sandeeno

Real Name:
Derrick Johnson
Profile:
Reggae deejay and singer, Sandeeno was born in Birmingham, UK but raised in the Jamaican parish of Manchester.

He first started out as a deejay under the name of Superman deejaying in combination with Jamaican deejay Spiderman. They recorded their debut album Superman and Spiderman in '84 for Ranking Joe and it was released on Kingdom Records in '85. It was recorded at Harry J's and Channel One in Jamaica. Sandeeno then moved to Kingston in order to be nearer the studios. During the coming years they recorded for various producers and released singles on labels such as Jammy's Records, Shocking Vibes, Penthouse Records, Steely & Clevie Records, Mr. Doo, Soljie and others.
In early 90s they met with Charlie Morgan (2) of Outernational Records and released the album It Ain't Easy in '93 which was critically acclaimed. The duo then toured Europe (Switzerland). After the tour they agreed to dissolve the partnership and Superman changed his name to Sandeeno.

He released his first solo record on the Black Roots imprint "Gangster". In '95 he moved into self-production with the single Ten Commitments showcasing him being able to both deejay and sing. Several singles followed for various producers.
In '96 Sandeeno recorded Teardown Babylon for Mykey Simpson's MCS Records. The song was quite a hit and reached #1 on the english charts and stayed there for several months becoming somewhat of an anthem. Successful singles such as "Nah Go Down Deh" and "Mankind" followed. These and other singles were collected for the '98 album Teardown Babylon.

Since then he has recorded for producers such as Gussie P., Blacker Dread and Fashion Records among others.
In 2008 Sandeeno released the album Guncrime Gone Crazy that was focused entirely on anti-gun and uplifting messages.

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Albums

MCSCD 011 Sandeeno - Teardown Babylon album art Sandeeno Teardown Babylon(CD, Album) MCS Records MCSCD 011 UK 1998 Sell This Version
GPLP310 Sandeeno - Hold It Down (Sip A Cup Showcase Vol. 10) album art Sandeeno Hold It Down (Sip A Cup Showcase Vol. 10)(LP, Album, Cl) Gussie P Records GPLP310 UK 2009 Sell This Version
CSCD08 Sandeeno - The Heathens album art Sandeeno The Heathens(CD, Album) Conscious Sounds CSCD08 UK 2011 Sell This Version
DIGISC01 Sandeeno - 4 The Hard Way album art King General / Sandeeno / S'Kaya / Ramon Judah King General / Sandeeno / S'Kaya / Ramon Judah - 4 The Hard Way(LP) Digi-kal, Conscious Sounds DIGISC01 UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CRT 259 Sandeeno - Black Roses / God Is My Light / Jah Jah For All album art Nicky Dread, Sandeeno Nicky Dread, Sandeeno - Black Roses / God Is My Light / Jah Jah For All(12") Charm CRT 259 UK 1996 Sell This Version
MCS 035 Sandeeno - Champion Sound album art Sandeeno Champion Sound(12") MCS Records MCS 035 UK 1996 Sell This Version
MCS 032 Sandeeno - Teardown Babylon album art Sandeeno Teardown Babylon(12") MCS Records MCS 032 UK 1996 Sell This Version
FADJA 085 Sandeeno - Flexing Lean album art Sandeeno Flexing Lean(7") Fashion Records FADJA 085 UK 1997 Sell This Version
FADJA 115 Sandeeno - Not Guilty / Dub Out album art Sandeeno & Janet Lee Davis / Sly And Mafia* Sandeeno & Janet Lee Davis / Sly And Mafia* - Not Guilty / Dub Out(7") Fashion Records FADJA 115 UK 1997 Sell This Version
MCS038 Sandeeno - Nah Go Down Deh / Victim album art Sandeeno Nah Go Down Deh / Victim(12") MCS Records MCS038 UK 1997 Sell This Version
BD 97040 Sandeeno - Borrowed Time album art Sandeeno Borrowed Time(7") Blacker Dread BD 97040 Jamaica 1998 Sell This Version
FADJA089 Sandeeno - Jah A Mi Protector album art Sandeeno Jah A Mi Protector(7") Fashion Records FADJA089 UK 1998 Sell This Version
BD 97035 Sandeeno - No Where To Run album art Sandeeno No Where To Run(7") Blacker Dread BD 97035 Jamaica 1998 Sell This Version
CRT 714 Sandeeno - One To One album art Screamer Don* & Sandeeno Screamer Don* & Sandeeno - One To One(7") Charm CRT 714 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CRT 715 Sandeeno - Lead By Far / Filthy album art Sandeeno / Brian Whitehouse (4) And Spitter Ranx* Sandeeno / Brian Whitehouse (4) And Spitter Ranx* - Lead By Far / Filthy(7") Charm CRT 715 UK 1998 Sell This Version
NFM008 Sandeeno - Big Brother/ I Don't Want To Live This Way album art Leroy Simmonds And Sandeeno / G. Vibes Leroy Simmonds And Sandeeno / G. Vibes - Big Brother/ I Don't Want To Live This Way(7") New Faze Muzic NFM008 UK 1999 Sell This Version
KYL 019 Sandeeno - Good Over Evil album art Sandeeno Good Over Evil(7") Yush Music KYL 019 UK 2000 Sell This Version
KYL 002 Sandeeno - Ready And Prepare / What Is To Be album art Sandino* / Jooxie Nice Sandino* / Jooxie Nice - Ready And Prepare / What Is To Be(12") Yush! KYL 002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SIP10004 Sandeeno - I Know / Dust Another Sound album art Tennor Saw* & Cutty Ranks / Sandeeno / Gussie P All Roots* Tennor Saw* & Cutty Ranks / Sandeeno / Gussie P All Roots* - I Know / Dust Another Sound(10") Sip A Cup Records SIP10004 UK 2001 Sell This Version
UR-EP001 Sandeeno - Put Down De Guns / Arrival album art Sandeeno / Knaty P.* Sandeeno / Knaty P.* - Put Down De Guns / Arrival(12", EP) Universal Roots UR-EP001 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Sandeeno - More Strength album art Sandeeno More Strength (Single) Universal Roots UK 2002 Sell This Version
CW1002 Sandeeno - Tell Me What A Gwan / Give Jah Praise album art Murry Man* / Sandeeno Murry Man* / Sandeeno - Tell Me What A Gwan / Give Jah Praise(10") Cultural Warriors Music CW1002 Switzerland 2002 Sell This Version
KYL-023 Sandeeno - Warning album art Sandeeno Warning(7") Yush Music KYL-023 UK 2002 Sell This Version
SIP10018 Sandeeno - Can't Keep I & I Down / Satta A Massagana album art Sandeeno / Winston Saxton Rose* Sandeeno / Winston Saxton Rose* - Can't Keep I & I Down / Satta A Massagana(10") Sip A Cup Records SIP10018 UK 2003 Sell This Version
CHAMPY01 Sandeeno - World In Danger / Hustling album art Sandeeno / Black Sugah* Sandeeno / Black Sugah* - World In Danger / Hustling(7") Champy Records CHAMPY01 UK 2003 Sell This Version

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Mad-Meex

Mad-Meex

March 1, 2019
Sandeeno is a fine singer, fine vocalist in the like of Ini Kamoze. Check him out!

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