Nov 01, 2014
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Fashion Fridays: Official Lee “Scratch” Perry Tees + Buttons

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Lee “Scratch” Perry would be a hell of a Halloween costume. Perry’s personal uniform is a compilation of personal artifacts so distinctive that it would be impossible to replicate. So while we’re sure someone’s tried, we doubt anyone else out there could do Scratch justice. Better to spend your Oct. 31st enjoying the many “haunted” and “spooky” tunes the reggae/dub pioneer has had his hand in over the years. From Bob Marley’s original “Duppy Conqueror” (produced by Perry on the Upsetter label in 1970) to his latest release, “Black Ark Vampires,” (premiered right here yesterday) Perry’s catalog is ripe for Halloween listening. If you really must express your love for LSP through your attire, head over to his website, where a pair of smartly designed new tees and some slick new pins are now for sale.

The tees, designed by New Analog and hand printed by One69A, are the first official shirts ever commissioned for The Upsetter, while the pins are currently available for pre-order at £3 a pop. Pree di business below.

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Mixtape Mondays: John Holt x Deadly Dragon, Silent Addy, Soldia Sound

Words by Deejay Theory

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#MixtapeMondays this week pays tribute to one of reggae’s golden voices while looking at today’s sound via a current roster of dancehall’s ruling class. Catch a vibe below.

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Throwback Thursdays: Black Chiney’s Most Classic Mixtapes


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A little over a year ago, Supa Dups, founder of Black Chiney Sound (and producer for Eminem, Bruno Mars and Rihanna, among others), uploaded the full catalog of the Miami DJ crew’s influential mixtape series to his Soundcloud page. Released on CD back when you had to purchase mixtapes by hand instead of downloading them for free, Black Chiney mixes were highly sought-after by dancehall enthusiasts at the time of their release in the early and mid 2000s. Renowned for their seamless blends of reggae vocals and hip-hop beats, they have taken on legendary status.

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Selector’s Choice: Deejay Theory

Words by Deejay Theory

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Wha gwaan world, Deejay Theory here checking in from San Francisco to christen the inaugural edition of our latest music column, ting call “Selector’s Choice”. I’m looking forward to this column as a way to give the people an inside look at what some badd deejay’s are holding in their record bags and hard drives these days in the reggae/dancehall/soca/tropical/bass world. Here’s a few picks I’ve been running at Tormenta Tropical, a monthly party I host in SF w/ partner Oro11. You can always expect the unexpected at Tormenta so let’s go with a mixed bag of vibes to start the show.

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LargeUp Interview: Marlon James on “A Brief History of Seven Killings”


Words by Sherman Escoffery/Photos by Martei Korley

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Toppa Top 10: Ten Sitcom Stars with Caribbean Roots


Words by Jesse Serwer
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