Apr 16, 2014
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Posts tagged: Chino

Mixtape Mondays: Orange Hill Presents “Electro Bashy—Welcome to Our Sound” Premiere

Words by Jesse Serwer—

We’re interrupting our regularly scheduled Mixtape Mondays programming this week to bring you a very special world premiere slash public service announcement.

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Bless Up, Mi Dads: Ten Current Caribbean Artists and Their Musical Fathers

Words by Jesse Serwer

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When you think of kids carrying on their father’s musical legacy, the Marley family is, rightfully, probably the first to come to mind. And if you’re talking about current reggae/dancehall music, you have to acknowledge the McGregor clan, with siblings Stephen, Chino and Shema all carrying on the Big Ship banner begun by their still-active father, Freddie McGregor. With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, it got us wondering: who are some of the other current Caribbean artists and producers with influential musical fathers behind them? As many “mama” tunes as there are in reggae, dancehall and other genres, tributes to fathers are rare. Here’s 10 names we’re guessing you may know, and 10 reasons why you should also know their fathers–if you’re not up on the connections already.

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Mixtape Mondays: On Fire Sound, Calli B, DJ Maya, Bud E. Green

Words by DJ Theory

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Is it Monday again already? No matter: whether you’re hitting the hammock with the iPod or trying to coast through your week at the office, we’re guessing we’ve got just the right mix to get you on your way.

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Fashion Fridays: Deadly Dragon x Mighty Crown Reggae For Japan Tee

Words by Jesse Serwer

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Supporting Japan relief efforts is a no-brainer for so many different reasons. For one, it’s just the right thing to do. For another, Japan is one of the biggest markets for reggae and dancehall, and arguably the most loyal. So hell yeah we’re down with the Reggae For Japan event that Japan’s No. 1 sound Mighty Crown and promoters Irish and Chin are putting on June 5 at York College in Queens. The lineup is extra heavy: Damian Marley, Freddie, Chino and Stephen McGregor, Tarrus Riley, Maxi Priest, Capleton, Etana, Tanya Stephens, Mr Vegas, among others. Even better, since we’re always scouring for styles that we can believe in, New York’s Deadly Dragon Sound System and Mighty Crown have produced this limited “Reggae For Japan” tee, with the Japanese flag’s red sun represented as a turntable. Cop it here, or better yet at the show.

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Labor Day Rice and Peas Party Sell Off!

Words by DJ Gravy:::Photos by Tono Radvany

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Monday, September 6th was the West Indian Day Parade on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway, and although it was a long weekend of festivities, there’s always room for some Rice and Peas! New York’s most diverse dancehall affair goes down every first Monday of the month at Sway in Tribeca and there was a lot of star power inna di building.

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