Nov 26, 2014
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Posts tagged: Jo Mersa Marley

Impressions: 2014 Winter Music Massive

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Samuel Rivas

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LargeUp + 222 Worldwide Present: Winter Music Massive 2014 (3/22)

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If you couldn’t make it to Austin last week for the hottest bashment party Texas, and certainly South by Southwest, has ever seen, never fear—LargeUp is on the road again, and this time we’re getting the party started in Miami during this year’s Winter Music Conference.

The Winter Music Massive, co-produced by Electric Punanny, has become something of a WMC tradition. Previous parties have featured performances from dancehall legends Mr. Vegas and Johnny Osbourne, as well as an international assortment of the best bashment DJs.

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LargeUp Premiere: Jo Mersa’s “Comfortable” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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“Comfortable” is one of two tunes from Jo Mersa, eldest son of Stephen Marley, on the just-released Ghetto Youths International compilation, Set Up Shop, Volume 1. And, like Mersa’s first single “Bad So,” it’s something a break from the family tradition of cultural reggae: young Jo has a very modern dancehall sound geared towards the ladies and the club.

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Free Reggae: Marley’s Mellow Mood “Tune In Tuesdays” Presents Jo Mersa

Words by Large Up Crew—

Marley’s Mellow Mood has come up with a new way to “free the people with music,” launching a weekly free music download series dubbed Tune in Tuesdays. Each Tuesday, this link will feature a download of a new single from a different emerging artist. This week the featured artist is Jo Mersa, grandson of Bob Marley and the eldest son of Stephen Marley. Available for free download is “Bad So,” a recent Ghetto Youths International single with an up-to-di-time dancehall flavor. Go here to download “Bad So,” and read a brief interview with Mersa below.

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