Oct 21, 2014
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Posts tagged: Dean Fraser

Throwback Thursdays: Philip Michael Thomas’ “Living The Book Of My Life”

Words by Desmond Alfonso

Jah!… Rastafari! Words you’ve surely heard countless times before but words you would hardly expect to hear at the start of an album by one of ’80s TV’s preeminent pretty boys. Yet these are the very first things uttered on “Living The Book of My Life,” the first track on Philip Michael Thomas’ debut solo LP by the same name.

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LargeUp Premiere: Pressure Buss Pipe – “Shield & Guide”

Words by Jesse Serwer—


Xterminator, the iconic reggae and dancehall label founded by producer Philip “Fattis” Burrell, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with Living Heart, a tribute to its late founder stacked with unreleased music from the label’s vaults by Sizzla, Beres Hammond, Buju Banton and more. Ahead of the compilation’s release in February, XTM.Nation (the re-branded label now under the direction of Fattis’ son Kareem Burrell) is leaking tunes from the project via LargeUp.

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Album Stream: Freddie McGregor’s “Di Captain”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Freddie McGregor

This year marks Freddie McGregor’s 50th in the music business, but don’t jump to any conclusions: he got his start at age seven, singing with vocal group The Clarendonians, back when he was known as “Little Freddie.”

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Impressions: Images From Rebel Salute

Photos by Martei Korley—

Marcia Griffiths at Rebel Salute

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LargeUp Premiere: Esprit de Corps, “Love Love Love”

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Lauren Dennis—

Esprit de Corps band

Back in April we hipped you to LA’s Esprit de Corps and their wicked single “Is It Too Late.” A strong, healthy blend of sweet soul vocals, an updated Studio One riddim, dub ambience and vintage-sounding hip-hop drums, it was definitely one of the freshest sounding reggae-based tunes we’ve heard all year.

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Impressions: Backstage with Damian Marley and Tarrus Riley in Dominica

Photos by Martei Korley—

Tarrus Riley Damian Marley

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