Words by Eddie STATS Houghton and Jesse Serwer—
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By Kieran K. Meadows, Photo by Michael Weintrob—
Legendary Jamaican guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith is set to receive a long overdue order of distinction from his home country.
Words by DJ Autograph—
Long-time Throwback Thursdays contributor and selector extraordinaire DJ Autograph is back in the saddle this week, with a find from deep in the vaults of late-night TV.
Interview by Eric Sandler, Photos by Jati Lindsay —
The title of trumpeter Etienne Charles’ new album Creole Soul refers to the mixture of influences on the project and his own ethnically diverse background as a Trinidadian. Though the base of his sound is in jazz, Charles’ music includes influences from the French, Spanish and English speaking Caribbean as well as North America, from Haitian Creole chants and blues to rocksteady, reggae and calypso.
Words by Jesse Serwer—
Complex Magazine just published a Top 10 countdown of the best Bob Marley remixes on their website the other day. The list was inspired, in part, by the recent release of Legend: Remixed, a new UME/Tuff Gong release featuring official reworks of Bob’s biggest classics from names like Z-Trip and Thievery Corporation, several tracks from which were featured in the article. Perhaps the compilation and the list should have waited, though, because we just heard what is easily one of the best Bob remixes we’ve ever encountered, blowing most of their inclusions out of the water.