Oct 21, 2014
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Posts tagged: Dancehall

Mixtape Mondays: QQ x Wildcat Sound, Blondtron x Prince Zimboo x A Tribe Called Red, Melody Jay

Words by Deejay Theory

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Monday is here and while some of our crew is headed off to JA on the “Welcome to Jamrock” cruise (jerks) it’s music and mixes as usual here at #MixtapeMondays. Big new vibes and a few curveballs from JA, Canada, Hawaii and beyond ..

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Phone Tap: Deejay Theory Remixes Chan Dizzy’s “Calling All Girls”

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Dutty Artz, the Brooklyn-based label behind releases from Jahdan Blakkamoore, DJ/Rupture and others, dropped Chan Dizzy’s “Calling All Girls” earlier this year, as a preview of the forthcoming collaborative LP between NY producers Matt Shadetek and Robzilla. This week the label drops a full EP of remixes for the Robzilla-produced track, including a predictably fuego version from our own Deejay Theory that blends the driving arrangements of mid-aughts dancehall (dramatic synth stabs, cell phone chirps) and something more modern and moombahton-y.

Stream Theory’s remix below, and pre-order the EP (also featuring mixes from Kush Arora, Samrai and Love Taps) here via Bandcamp or iTunes.

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Toppa Top 10: Ten Classics Featuring Style Scott


Words by LargeUp Crew, Photo by Martei Korley

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The Chicken Gunman: Jamaica Makes Art From An Epidemic

Words by Erin MacLeod

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While the rest of the world fixates on ebola, the most popular topic of discussion in Jamaica’s route taxis and buses is chikv, or chikungunya, a mosquito-borne sickness that strikes down even the healthiest folks, causing high fever and severe joint pain. Though the government insisted until very recently that it wasn’t an epidemic, it would seem that amongst Jamaica’s population, you’ve either already been shot by the chicken gunman or you’re just waiting for the inevitable. The virus is a massive productivity suck for the country, as offices struggle to soldier on with so many people ill for days, and sometimes, weeks. But, being Jamaica—a place where even hurricanes have inspired hits—it’s been a boon for artists who have been quick to provide some musical relief… if the recommended Panadol, pawpaw leaf juice, bissy tea and plenty of water aren’t working.

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Pon Di Move: Blacka Di Danca’s To Di World Tour, Fall 2014

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Blacka Di Danca has touched the road again, and this time he’s in Europe for his longest tour yet. If you’ve followed Blacka’s adventures in his Blacka’s World column, you know the drill by now: When Blacka comes to your town, it’s your opportunity to learn how fi dance dancehall from a true bashment maestro. Blacka’s classes aren’t just about showing you how to do the latest steps: they’re a full tutorial highlighting dancehall movements from the ’90s through today. In other words, you don’t just come out of his classes with a few new dancehall steps in your repertoire, but also knowledge of the culture.

After starting things off with his first date in Portugal, Blacka’s back in France, with dates to follow in Belgium, Finland, Sweden and Denmark, plus a side trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the second week in November. Follow Blacka on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for exact times and locations and contact dextyledance@gmail. com if you’re interested in bringing Blacka to your town.

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Mixtape Mondays: Cashflow Rinse, DJ Sensilover, Zion’s Gate Sound

Words by Deejay Theory

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Welcome back to another installment of #MixtapeMondays, your weekly source for Caribbean music from all corners. Dancehall and reggae lead the pack this week with mixes from Jamaica, Italy and Seattle. Rinse out below

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