Apr 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: house

Now Things: Tobago’s After Jazz Fringe Festival

Words by Tishanna Williams, Photo by Scott Homer—

Picture yourself under the Tobago moonlight grooving to melodic guitar strums from some of the most creative bands in T&T, dancing yourself to a frenzy as the vibe switches up with each performance. This is a pretty good idea of what you will get at the After Jazz Fringe Festival happening in Tobago from April 25-27.

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Throwback Thursdays: Jillionaire on Machel Montano’s “Come Dig It”

Words by Jillionaire—


Have you noticed how soca is sounding more and more like U.K. dance music these days? Well, the king of soca, Machel Montano, was about 18 years ahead of his time. A youthful Machel was scooped up by LA-based Delicious Vinyl (the label behind Tone Loc, Young MC and the Pharcyde) in the mid ’90s, resulting in the mostly forgotten ragga-house banger”Come Dig It.” Trini music scholar Jillionaire of Major Lazer remembers the phenomenon.

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Mixtape Mondays: Major Lazer, Smutlee, Safari Sound, Bud E Green

Words by Deejay Theory —

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Welcome to another edition of Mixtape Mondays. We’re back to add the necessary soundtrack to your week with vibes from a global roundup of deejays. From one drop to big room, and culture to cardio, we keep the ting versatile with something for everyone this week. Go in below.

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Raving Kings: Alric and Boyd + The Untold Story of Dance Music in Jamaica

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos and Flyers Courtesy of Alric and Boyd—


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Welcome to Jamroc: Meet Jamaica’s EDM All-Star Squad

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Martei Korley—
Alric and Boyd

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LargeUp Premiere: Beenie Man + Kantana’s “Hustlas” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Producer Khabir “Kabs” Bonner of Grillaras Productions just sent over the new video for “Hustlas (Redzilla Remix),” featuring the King of the Dancehall, Beenie Man, and the considerably lesser known Kantana. The tune itself is a bit of a departure from the roots vibes we’re used to hearing from Khabir/Grillaras, blending house and dancehall vibes—turns out the original riddim is a collaboration with the more club-minded Teetimus. Roli Brown’s video, meanwhile, brings some trippy visuals to match. Watch below:

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