Apr 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Federation Sound

EVENT: LargeUp Presents Federation Sound 15th Anniversary (5/22)

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Federation Sound has been at the forefront of pushing dancehall forward since 1999, when Max Glazer and Kenny Meez started the DJ crew with their good friend Cipha Sounds. Cipha eventually moved on, but Kenny and Max grew Federation into one of the most creative sounds in the business, bringing Fame FM’s Alric & Boyd and the late Disco D into a network simultaneously representing New York, Philadelphia and Jamaica. Max and Kenny have made plenty of moves in their own right over the years, but Federation has always been at the core of what they do as reggae/dancehall DJs, with projects like their reliable mixtape series (including official/commissioned titles for the likes of Vybz Kartel, Aidonia, Wayne Marshall and TOK), the weekly Brand New Machine party in NYC, and events across the U.S., Caribbean and Europe.

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Mixtape Mondays: Green Lion Crew x King Mas, Federation Sound x Vybz Kartel, DJ Autograph

Words by Deejay Theory —

RASTA-ROAD-MIXTAPE-FRONTTouching down from a long week in Austin, Texas (peep the full recap from our first SXSW showcase here) we’re back at Mixtape Mondays with more vibes on deck. New roots and one drop meet an iconic dancehall mix from the vaults and some new shellings.

LargeUp Premiere: Green Lion Crew x King Mas, Rasta Road: The big new mix from the good folks at Green Lion Crew just arrived on our doorstep, laced with new unreleased productions, remixes and exclusives, hosted by and featuring the crisp vocals and conscious lyrics of the one King Mas. This is a natural collaboration between two strong camps in modern roots music, with Green Lion busy at the controls producing new riddims and Mas steadily earning supporters with each new tune. Undoubtedly both considered artists and producers to look out for this year, the two put it all together with the Rasta Road mixtape blasting off right here on Mixtape Mondays. Stream and download below, tracklist here

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AUDIO: Vybz Kartel x Federation Sound, “Portmore Scheme”

Words by Max Glazer
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This is probably my single favorite thing I have ever had the pleasure of working on with Adidja Palmer, professionally known as Vybz Kartel. It’s not the most polished recording, in fact you will probably notice some digital distortion, but it certainly has the vibe. This may even be my all time favorite recording of the man known, at various times in his career, as Adi Banton, Adi Di Teacha, Vybz Kartel and now Worl’ Boss.

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Toppa Top 14: LargeUp’s Guide to South by Southwest 2014


Words by Kieran Meadows, Natalie Weiner and Jesse Serwer—

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EVENT: LargeUp + House Of Marley Present Rice & Peas at SXSW

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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South by Southwest starts next week, and we’re thrilled to be producing our first event at the annual conference in Austin, Texas this year. In collaboration with the House of Marley, we’re presenting a day party featuring Screechy Dan and Los Rakas live, alongside DJs from Rice & Peas (New York) and The Heatwave (UK), Mixpak‘s Jubilee, and Deejay Theory (of Mixtape Monday fame).

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Mixtape Mondays: Chairman Mao, Federation Sound, Ape Drums

Words by Deejay Theory —

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Love is still lingering in the air at Mixtape Mondays, but it’s always love around here. Wrap your arms around some excellent dusty reggae covers, a heartfelt collection of classic rewinds and some of the baddest new directions in dancehall below.

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