Oct 01, 2014
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Posts tagged: Bobby Digital

LargeUp Premiere: Daniel Bambaata Marley’s “Maintain”

Words by Jesse Serwer

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Right now reggae is witnessing a change of the guards. A torch is being based between generations, and many of the new artists who are carrying it are following in the footsteps of their own parents. Of the key players in the s0-called reggae revival, many, such as Chronixx (Chronicle), Protoje (Lorna Bennett) and Addis Pablo (Augustus Pablo), have parents with noted reggae careers. And there’s a new generation of Marleys establishing themselves, with the grandchildren of Bob and Rita Marley, such as Daniel Bambaata Marley (eldest son of Ziggy) and Jo Mersa, Stephen’s oldest son, embarking on carers.

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Behind the Scenes: Daniel Bambaata Marley’s “Maintain”

Words by Jesse Serwer

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This Monday, August 4th, LargeUp will premiere “Maintain,” the new single from Daniel Bambaata Marley, with production from Giark of Digital B. But first, Daniel and Giark are giving us a preview of their inaugural collaboration in the form of a series of behind-the-scenes videos. First, we see Giark and his father, Digital B founder and Shabba Ranks producer Bobby “Digital” Dixon in the studio, mixing the track; then it’s a look at the inspiration behind the single’s artwork via designer The I-Deal-Ist. Watch both below, stay tuned for the stream on LargeUp Aug. 4, and pre-order the tune here via iTunes.

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LargeUp Interview: Cocoa Tea on ‘In A Di Red,’ Payola + Being a ‘Slow Leak’ Artist


Words by Sherman Escoffery, Photos by Niketa Thomas—

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Mixtape Mondays: Kalibandulu, Straight Sound, Blessed Coast, DJ Stephen

Words by DJ Theory

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Monday’s starting to look a whole lot better from our desk, so we decided to go ahead and share with you. Shake off that weekend lag with another interstellar edition of Mixtape Mondays loaded with new dancehall, crucial roots productions, throwbacks, and soca vibes. This week we’re jetting back to Italy with Kalibandulu, then bouncing over to Geneva with Straight Sound and visiting the Blessed Coast and breezy Trinidad with DJ Stephen.

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Toppa Top 10: Top 10 Garnet Silk Tunes

Words by Jesse Serwer

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This past Saturday, April 2, would have been the 45th birthday of one of reggae/dancehall’s golden voices: Garnet Silk. A supremely righteous, one-man antidote to the slackful ’90s, Garnet Damion Smith (“Silk” was a reference to his supernaturally smooth vocal tones) helped bring cultural consciousness and spiritual themes back into fashion in Jamaican music in the early 1990s. He was, many say, on his way to becoming his generation’s Bob Marley when he was killed in a house fire while attempting to rescue his mother in December, 1994, less than three years after the release of his breakthrough recordings. Today, Silk is regarded with reverence by the over-30 dancehall crowd but is little known outside of the Caribbean music world. Here’s a look at some of his quintessential recordings, all from his brief heyday between 1992 and 1994.

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