Apr 16, 2014
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AUDIO: Tasonia x Peckings — “Bill”


Words by Saxon Baird— Fresh off the hangover of tax collection day here in the U.S., we offer you this gem with production courtesy of U.K.’s Peckings Records. The rocksteady tune called “Bill” is something all of us on this side of the Atlantic can relate to right now: a ballad to one of the […] Read more

AUDIO: Soca Meets Techno on Mr. One Hundred’s “Palm Tree Destruction”


Words by Marcha M. Johnson— With soca steadily gaining momentum on the international music scene, and its following growing steadily, sub-genres and other interpretations of the culture are inevitably emerging from the most unexpected places. One such place is in the music of St. Louis, Missouri native Mr. One Hundred (a/k/a Paul B Davis), the […] Read more

Boiling Point: Pressure Buss Pipe Unleashes “The Sound”


Words by Kaya.lah, Photo by Martei Korley— You know when an artist is catching his stride, you feel it. Over the last few years we have seen that culmination of development in reggae through names like Konshens, Romain Virgo and Tarrus Riley. A compatriot from a different region of the Caribbean is now settling into […] Read more

Vintage Vibes: Mr.Vegas + Joe Lickshot’s “Real Don”


Words by Jesse Serwer— It seems like everyone in reggae and dancehall is going back to basics. You could say Mr. Vegas helped kick off this trend back in early 2012 when he released Sweet Jamaica, an album inspired by vintage rocksteady and Jamaican festival tunes. Vegas of course went right back to the future, […] Read more

EVENT: LargeUp Presents Federation Sound 15th Anniversary (5/22)


Words by LargeUp Crew— Federation Sound has been at the forefront of pushing dancehall forward since 1999, when Max Glazer and Kenny Meez started the DJ crew with their good friend Cipha Sounds. Cipha eventually moved on, but Kenny and Max grew Federation into one of the most creative sounds in the business, bringing Fame FM’s […] Read more

Viral Video Watch: Lucas Dipasquale’s Acoustic Popcaan Mashup


Words by DJ Autograph— Our friend Mamachel was the first person to put us on to this clip of Lucas Dipasquale doing a medley of Popcaan songs. A few days later, and it’s already up to 35,000+ views on Youtube, been played on Zip FM in Jamaica, and scored a co-sign from Popcaan himself. Why the fuss? […] Read more