Oct 21, 2014
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Posts tagged: Black Chiney

Soca Hideaway: Black Chiney’s Willy Chin Blends Keisza + Kerwin DuBois

Words by Maj Johnson
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We’ve been hearing soca and pop music blending in all sorts of ways recently, and the occurrences are growing more frequent. In the latest example of soca meeting the mainstream, Willy Chin of Black Chiney has blended Kerwin Dubois’s Carnival 2014 contribution “Spoil Mehself” with Canadian singer Kiesza’s smash summer hit “Hideaway.” The mashup first appeared on the ridiculously good Black Chiney Soca/Carnival mixtape Uh Gosh! and, having turned a few ears, it’s now been upped to the Internet in its entirety.

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Mixtape Mondays: Black Chiney, Walshy Fire, Andre Airplane

Words by Deejay Theory

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Strictly energy this week at #MixtapeMondays to get you nice and fired for the road — even if it’s just the road to the office. Soca, moombahton and an extra large portion of excluisve remixes set the trend from Miami to NYC and back.

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LargeUp Premiere: Stream Martei Korley’s “Kingston Konfidential” EP

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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If you’ve followed reggae music for the last 15 years, you’ve seen the work of Martei Korley. As a photographer, he has snapped cover images for albums by Beres Hammond, Busy Signal and I-Wayne, to name a few, as well as countless editorial features for magazines including As LargeUp’s co-founder, creative director and chief photographer, he’s also responsible for the look of this site, taking many of the memorable images that have distinguished us as the web’s top destination for Caribbean music and culture.

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Ticket Giveaway: Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash Miami

Words by LargeUp Crew, Photo by Kevin Ornelas—

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For the past few years, Red Bull Music Academy has been organizing sound clashes pitting DJ crews from multiple genres against one another, in an annual “celebration of sound system culture and its ongoing influence on hip hop, dancehall and dance music.” The way we see it, these Culture Clash events are an opportunity for the rest of the music world to catch up to reggae and dancehall in the field of DJ-driven entertainment, and to see what they’ve been missing if they’ve never been to a true sound clash—which are centered on crowd interaction and have a whole different (and livelier) energy than a technical skills-oriented DJ battle.

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Fashion Fridays: 28 Stars’ Kingston Cite Shirt

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Our friends 28 Stars & Co‘s newly launched spring line includes a very fresh, limited edition tee inspired by the city of Kingston, Jamaica. The Florida and UK-based lifestyle apparel brand enlisted our bredrin Walshy Fire of Major Lazer/Black Chiney fame as their spokesmodel for the wicked V-neck Kingston Cite tee, and we’re already seeing it all over town in Miami. Cop the shirt here, and enter discount code “LargeUp28″ for 15 percent off.

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LargeUp Premiere: SOJA x Collie Buddz, “She Still Loves Me” (Prod. by Supa Dups)

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SOJA have become one of the biggest names on the US reggae scene over the last decade, touring relentlessly and dominating the iTunes reggae charts. The Cali/Hawaii reggae circuit SOJA are often associated with isn’t something we usually cover here on our Caribbean-focused corner of the Internet. But SOJA (who actually hail from Northern Virginia, not Cali) piqued our attention recently by spending some time at Circle House Studios (aka Circle Village), the Miami studio owned by Roger and Ian Lewis of Inner Circle, where Black Chiney’s Supa Dups helped inject some yard vibes into their mix.

The first track to emerge from those sessions, “She Still Loves Me” pairs SOJA with Collie Buddz over a crisp, Supa Dups-produced riddim, as vocalist Jacob Hemphill breaks some bad news to his old girl’s current beau.

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