Apr 16, 2014
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Posts tagged: Brooklyn

LargeUp Premiere: Prince Polo x Mikey Jarrett, “Haul And Pull Up”

Words by Natalie Weiner—

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Mikey Jarrett, a Brooklyn legend, may be best known for his 1992 hit “Mack Daddy,” but 20-plus years later, he’s still on the scene — this time, with a collaboration with prolific producer Prince Polo. The Jamaican deejay and New York producer are coming together to bring some vintage dancehall vibes with their new joint “Haul and Pull Up.” It’s the first release off Polo’s new album Mix Me Down Operator, which is out tomorrow, and also features guest appearances from LargeUp family Addis Pablo and Bajah, along with legends like Ranking Joe.

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LargeUp + Safari Sound Present: Red Fox’s “Fiyah Fox” Mixtape

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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The deejay who gave New York’s dancehall scene its style and swagger in the 1990s is back, and more prolific than ever. LargeUp has teamed with Sweden’s Safari Sound to present Fiyah Fox, the first-ever mixtape from Red Fox, and his first full-length release in 17 years. Blended in fine style by Safari’s DJ Shirkhan, Fiyah Fox features over an hour of scorchers including all of Red’s latest tunes, brand-new originals, dubplate versions of his classics, hip-hop freestyles and more.

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NEW AUDIO: Download Gyptian’s “Wine Slow” (Kush Arora China White Remix)

Words by Natalie Weiner—

Dutty ConquuerorsIt’s hard to resist a Gyptian track – you know it, we know it, probably even your mom knows it (maybe don’t think about that one too hard). That’s why we’ve linked with Brooklyn label Dutty Artz to give you (yes, for free) a sick “Wine Slow” remix from beatmaker Kush Arora. In these “China White” remixes, Kush takes dancehall tunes like the simmering “Wine Slow” (see also his collaboration with Mega Banton, “Shake Sitten“) and turns them into mellow, heavily electronic nu-disco jams. This one, with its lush synths and fragmented vocals, takes Gyptian from the beach to the rave.

GYPTIAN_CHEVY_MTVIGGY_008 The track is part of a four-track EP called Dutty Conquerors, one of a series of EPs Dutty Artz is releasing to commemorate its six-year anniversary. Each EP has a different geographical theme, since the label has artists and DJs that specialize in music from all over the world (if you live in New York, you’ve probably come across their epic Que Bajo parties at some point).

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Blacka’s World: Bringing Dancehall to the Theater in NYC

Words by Blacka Di Danca, Photos by Ukay

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New York City-based dancer and choreographer extraordinaire Blacka di Danca has been traveling the world spreading the gospel of dancehall through classes and appearances at top dance studios and clubs from Mexico to Siberia. For his latest adventure, he’s tackled a project much closer to home: bringing the first full dancehall theater production of its kind to the stage, right in his backyard in Brooklyn, NYC.

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Flatbush’s Finest: Brooklyn’s Chip Fu + Screechy Dan Connect By Way of Dublin

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Fubz

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Nice Up! Records out of the U.K. just hit us with a new EP they’re dropping tomorrow from Dublin, Ireland producers Dirty Dubsters. Interestingly, the track, “Chant Down Babylon,” represents the first collaboration between two favorites from our backyard of Brooklyn—East Flatbush’s own Chip Fu and Screechy Dan.

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TICKET GIVEAWAY: Burning Spear at BRIC House, Brooklyn, 10/3

Words by LargeUp Crew, Photo by Ethan Sigman—

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BRIC House, Brooklyn’s newest performance and cultural space, officially opens its doors this Thursday night (10/3), and, for their very first show, they’ve tapped none other than Jamaica native and NYC resident Burning Spear. If you’ve never caught Spear live before—or even if you have —consider this your opportunity, as the voice of “Marcus Garvey,” “Slavery Days” and other reggae classics will perform before an intimate crowd of just 400. And, we can tell you from first-hand experience, Spear is as vital as ever—trust us, we’ve worked out with him. (More on that later…)

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