Apr 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Errol Brown

Twitter Contest: Win Busy Signal’s “Reggae Dubb’n Again” 12″

Words by Jesse Serwer—

To celebrate Record Store Day tomorrow (4/21), VP Records is releasing a limited edition Busy Signal dub EP, on 12″ vinyl only. Reggae Dubb’n Again features dub mixes of six songs from Busy Signal’s Reggae Music Again album (which you can stream in its entirety here), including our favorite tune on the album, “119″ featuring Anthony Redrose and Joe Lickshot (Stream below), produced and engineered by Shane Brown and his father Errol Brown. VP has given us three copies of the limited-edition 12″ to give away.

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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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