Biga Ranx (styled Biga*Ranx) is a French Reggae / Hip Hop artist from Tours, France. He released his debut LP "On Time" in October 2011, and his second album "Good Morning Midnight" in April 2013. In 2004 he created the Bandalero Sound System alongside DJ Atili, occasionally featuring the Ondubground collective.
He later collaborated with the Austrian DJ Governor General Rugged to create the Mus Bus Collective. In 2008 the Jamaican singjay Joseph Cotton renamed Biga by adding ‘Ranx’ to his name.In 2011 Biga signed to the French label X-Ray Production and began creating "On Time", which was released in October of that year.
It was then elected the best Ragga/Dancehall album in France by the website Reggae.fr. In 2012 The World of Biga*Ranx, a project consisting of four 12-inch records was released, each a collaboration with a different producer: Maffi, Ondubground, Kanka and Mungo’s Hi Fi.
Biga released a remix of "On Time" in November 2012, with all the songs from his debut album remixed by artists such as Chinese Man, Aphrodite, A State of Mind and Tom Fire. Biga often works with Joseph Cotton, who did a guest appearance at his concert at La Cigale in May 2013 and appears on his album "On Time".
In 2012 Biga went to Jamaica to film a documentary with France Ô, called Biga*Ranx en Jamaïque, which was broadcast in April 2013. The film followed his trip to Jamaica, where he met some of his Reggae idols such as Potential Kidd.
Biga has performed at many European music festivals, including the Garance Reggae Festival, Reggae Sun Ska Festival and Solidays, and Europe's largest reggae festival SummerJam Biga went on national tours after the releases of both On Time and Good Morning Midnight, performing dates all over France with his live line-up, including at La Cigale in Paris.
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