Born Donovan Spalding on 27 December 1956 in Kingston, Jamaica, Burro Banton is a dancehall and reggae DJ. He is most famous for his song’ Boom Wah Dis’ which was recorded many times but most popular on the Sweet Sweeper Riddim. He was nicknamed Burro for his school days and the name Banton was given to him which basically refers to a lyrics champion. Burro is well known for his aggressive style and deep voice which has inspired artists like Buju Banton, Bounty Killer and Elephant Man.

Spalding’s early influences were from Dillinger, Trinity, U. Brown and Ranking Trevor. His career began in 1976 after entering a talent competition in Kingston. Spalding’s career as a dj finally established  in 1982 and he was working for the Gemini Sound System. Throughout the 1980s his DJ skills gave him access to work for Volcano, Stero Mars and the Kilimanjaro Sound System. His first recording was with famous and legendary producer Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes. He released his first LP ‘Buro’ in 1983. In 1984 he toured Canada with Jon Wayne.

Throughout the 1990s Burro worked with Supercat and Nicodemus. He also worked with producer Bobby Konders and Massive B Label in 1991 and this led to him recording a number of #1 hits including ‘Washington Session’,’Tek A Set’ and many others. Spalding recorded his second LP in 1995 ‘The Original Banton’. He’s been touring constantly over the years all across Asia, Europe and North America and he has shared stages with Capleton, Bounty Killer and others.

Music Releases - Burro Banton

veteran riddim

VETERAN RIDDIM – MH RECORD

VETERAN RIDDIM - MH RECORD 2021 Tracklist: Burro Banton - Food Uru - Smash Capitalism Sista Manu - Keep Calm APPLE MUSIC DOWNLOAD LISTEN…
Love Again Riddim

LOVE AGAIN RIDDIM – SOUND WITH SOUL

Love Again Riddim - Sound With Soul 2009 Tracklist: Burro Banton And Mr Glamarus - The Time Is Now Chaka Demus And Pliers - Love…
Big Sick Riddim

BIG SICK RIDDIM – V.I.P RECORDS

BIG SICK RIDDIM - V.I.P RECORDS 2006 Tracklist: Burro Banton - No Lip Capleton - Living Danger Perfect - Bad Cloth Shugo Banton…
210 Computer Riddim

210 COMPUTA RIDDIM – MASSIVE B

210 COMPUTA RIDDIM - MASSIVE B 2010 TRACKLIST: Burro Banton - Step In Dem Face Elephant Man - Shot Will Bark (Edit) Elephant…
Siren Riddim 1998

SIREN RIDDIM – MASSIVE B

SIREN RIDDIM - MASSIVE B 1998 Tracklist: Red Fox - Standards We Are Burro Banton - Bashie Bashie Gal Mr Vegas - Nice And Sweet …
Peppa Riddim 1

PEPPA RIDDIM – MASSIVE B

PEPPA RIDDIM - MASSIVE B 1993 Tracklist: Burro Banton - Matie Talk Jubie Rankin - No One Night Stand
Chupacabra Riddim

CHUPACABRA RIDDIM – SOULFIRE HI FI

CHUPACABRA RIDDIM - SOULFIRE HI FI 2012 Tracklist: Ronny Trettman - 1984 Cookie The Herbalist - Waan Everything Konshens - None…
Tempo Riddim Massive B

TEMPO RIDDIM – MASSIVE B

TEMPO RIDDIM - MASSIVE B 2002 Tracklist: Anthony B - Bun Out Da War Burro Banton - Jah Jah Rule Chronicle - You Say You Love…
African Rock Riddim 1997

AFRICAN ROCK RIDDIM – MASSIVE B

African Rock Riddim - Massive B 1997 Tracklist: Alley Cat - Woman Fi Have Batty Beenie Man - Brand Burro Banton - Charming …
Stalag Riddim

STALAG RIDDIM – MASSIVE B

STALAG RIDDIM - MASSIVE B 1995 Tracklist: Burro Banton - The Don Captain Thunder - No Back Answer Delly Ranks - Respect Due …
Bitter Blood Riddim

BITTER BLOOD RIDDIM – STUDIO 2000

BITTER BLOOD RIDDIM Tracklist: Beenie Man - Bitter Mi Blood Burro Banton - One For The Money Capleton - Stay Far From Trouble …