Apr 18, 2014
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Posts tagged: Dean Fraser

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

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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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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LargeUp Exclusive: Stream Beres Hammond’s New Album ‘One Love, One Life’

Words by Jesse Serwer, Images by Martei Korley—

Beres Hammond One Love, One Life

Jamaica’s greatest living singer has a new album, and it is one of his strongest records in years.

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