Apr 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Jamaica

LargeUp TV x Team No Sleep: Chi Ching Ching + Silent Addy

Words by Jesse Serwer, Video by Gio—

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LargeUp is partnering with Team No Sleep to present the Chi Ching Ching x Eccentrix Sound Europe tour this March. But first, Ching and “Silent Addy” (Selector Addy of Eccentrix Sound) hit the A Yah Suh Nice Pub to plan their European movements in this trailer inspired by Kevin Smith’s Jay and Silent Bob characters. Watch below, check out Chi Ching Ching’s “Mr. Air Wick” here, and look out for Ching and Silent Addy in your town soon.

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Back on Ice: Meet Your 2014 Jamaican Bobsled Team

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Waiting for a plane yesterday in Montego Bay, I ate breakfast at Sangster International Airport’s “Jamaican Bobsled Cafe,” as a TV behind the bar played—what else—Cool Runnings. For many people —including those who operate the concessions in MoBay, apparently — the 1993 Disney film depicting the Jamaican bobsled team’s 1988 Olympic debut is a quintessential touchstone of Jamaican culture.

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Check It Deeply: Reggae Goes Soca

Words by Michellee Nelson—Mr-Vegas-Shock-Dem

There was a time not that long ago where reggae and soca artists were at odds with one another, instead of in harmony. Check out this video from Reggae Sunsplash ’91, where foundation deejay Charlie Chaplin goes in on calypso.

But in recent years, Jamaican artists known for making reggae and dancehall have put out soca records in growing numbers. Though Jamaicans like Byron Lee and the Dragonaires have made calypso for decades, you could say Beenie Man led the current wave with 1998′s “Jump and Whine”, among the first tunes from a reggae act to appear on a Soca Gold compilation. As Carnival has grown in popularity in Jamaica, soca’s influence on the island’s music has grown, with songs like “Jump” and “Daggerin” from RDX, Aidonia’s “Bruki,” and “Wet Fete” off Gyptian’s latest album, SLR, fusing dancehall with soca rhythms to produce some of the biggest Caribbean tunes of the past couple years.

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Impressions: Onstage At Sting’s 30th Anniversary


Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Varun Baker

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Fashion Fridays: Get to Know Designer Ayana Rivière


Words by Tami Tsansai::Photos by Storm Saulter::Model: Ayana Rivière—

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Blacka’s World: Pon Di Rock with Major Lazer


Words by Blacka Di Danca—

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