Jul 31, 2014
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Posts tagged: jus now

You Rate It: Jus Now Remix Blaxx’s “Leh Go”

Words by Marcha M. Johnson

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With the 2015 Trinidad Carnival season getting off to a start, British-Trini production duo (and regularly featured LargeUp staples) Jus Now have dug into the 2013 Soca archives to put their own twist on Blaxx’s bacchanal instigator ‘Leh Go.’ For their version of his hit, they’ve coupled the artist’s commanding vocals with a raw rhythm section instrumental, managing to preserve the lightheartedness of the original tune while masterfully interpolating the sounds of a steel pan orchestra.

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A$AP Soca: A$AP Ferg Links Bunji Garlin For “Truck On D Road”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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It looks like Labor Day Weekend in NYC might just have its anthem for this year in place (and perhaps Caribana and Notting Hill, too).

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Mixtape Mondays: Dubbel Dutch, Jus’ Now, So Shifty, Tropkillaz

Words by Deejay Theory 

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Some mammoth tropical explosions on deck this week at Mixtape Mondays with big energy, bass and vibes bussing from every corner. Summer going up! up! up!

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Large Up Interview: Jus Now Are Taking Soca Back to The Future

Words by Marcha M. Johnson, Photos by Arnaldo James— jus-now-sam-lazabeam-2

Amidst the surge of soca tunes released for this year’s Trinidad Carnival, you may have noticed, on tracks such as Bunji Garlin’s “Truck on D Road” and Machel Montano’s “Junction,” the emergence of a fresh yet nostalgic sound that immediately commands your attention with signature percussion and authoritative bass. If you were paying attention, you might have even sampled a bit of this phenomenon last year when Bunji Garlin released the song “Savage.” We decided it was time to unmask the masterminds behind this new evolution in soca: Trinidad’s Keshav Singh aka LAZABeam and the UK’s Sam “Interface” Chadburn, collectively known as Jus Now.

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Now Things: Tobago’s After Jazz Fringe Festival

Words by Tishanna Williams, Photo by Scott Homer—
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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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Watch Jus Now, Bunji Garlin + Stylo G’s “Tun Up” Video

Words by Marcha M. Johnson

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British-Trini production duo Jus Now released the original version of their tune “Tun Up” during last year’s Trinidad Carnival season, as part of their debut EP, One Time. And now, amidst all the buzz surrounding their collaborations with Bunji for Carnival 2014, the “Truck on D Road” producers have gone and re-made “Tun Up” with the help of UK-based dancehall artist and notorious lyrical badman, Stylo G.

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