Apr 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Dub

LargeUp Interview: Talking Dub and Vampires with Scientist


Words by Kieran K. Meadows—

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Visual Culture: Selections From The ‘World-A-Reggae’ Poster Art Show

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Roots of Dub: King Tubby, Lee Scratch Perry, Augustus Pablo. Poster by Alon Braier

In January, we told you about the so-called First International Reggae Poster Contest organized by US-based, Jamaica-born poster artist Michael Thompson and Greece’s Maria Papaefstathiou The contest, celebrating Jamaica and reggae music’s rich tradition of poster art, received 1142 entries by 678 designers from 80 countries, the best of which are set to appear in World-A-Reggae: The 100 Best Entries from the First International Reggae Poster Contest, opening Sunday, Sept. 30 at the National Gallery of Jamaica. Have an undying passion for reggae-inspired posters but can’t make it to Kingston before the show wraps Nov. 20? See all 100 selected posters here.

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GIVEAWAY: Win Tix to See Scientist + Roots Radics In NY

Words by LargeUp Crew—

In what is sure to be the highlight of next week’s Dub Champions festival in NYC, Scientist and the Roots Radics Band are set to meet on stage Friday, Sept. 21, for what we think may just be the first-ever live performance of their crucial 1981 dub album, Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires, at BB King’s. In any case, it’ll certainly be the first time they’ve taken the stage with Johnny Osbourne, whose “He Can Surely Turn The Tide” was dubbed into Evil Curse‘s “Plague of Zombies.”

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VIDEO: Willy Wonka In Dub

Words by Jesse Serwer, via Egotripland

Our friends over at Egotripland, the new-ish Internet incarnation of our all-time favorite hip-hop magazine ego trip (no caps, please), always keep us laced with hilarious “shiznit” we slept on from the Internet. The other day they put us on to this dirty dancing reggaeton marionette from D.R. (and also the polka version of GN’R's “Sweet Child O’ Mine),” and now they’ve hipped us to “Wonka’s Rage (Surfin Dub),” a dub tune and video made from samples of Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka going ham in the Chocolate Factory. Not sure who the folks are behind this, but it’s pretty entertaining. Watch below. If not, you get nothing… you lose! Good day, sir.

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R.I.P. Ranking Trevor, 1960-2012

Words by Erin MacLeod, photo by Martei Korley (shot at Sugar Minott’s Black Roots/Youthman Promotions Studio)—

Ranking Trevor, one of the most influential Jamaican deejays from the 70s, died in a road accident Tuesday, August 7 in the Olympic Gardens area of Kingston. Reports say Ranking Trevor, born Maxwell Grant, was riding his motorcycle when he was hit by a car and knocked off the motorcycle when a second vehicle immediately drove over him while he was lying injured in the street. Ranking Trevor was 53 years old.

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Steppin’ Out: Inner Circle’s Jackie Mittoo x Dubstep Project

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Inner Circle have been a reggae band for over 40 years but, in the midst of touring the world repping Jamaica in its 50th year, they’ve taken an unexpected excursion into dubstep. They debuted their take on the sound live in Hawaii recently and now they’ve passed us the first track from their upcoming Dubshot Records LP, Dub Planet X. “Steppin’ Dub,” a version of the late Jackie Mittoo classic “Drum Song.”

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