Nov 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: jus now

Mixtape Mondays: Jus Now, I-Shence Sound, Kalibandulu, DJ Dümi

Words by Deejay Theory

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As we drift into October #MixtapeMondays is here to make sure that summer cyah dun with brand new music and vibes every week. This round we touch some exclusive soca heat, up-to-the-time dancehall, reggae and more. Catch it all below.

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Lean Forward: Serocee + Kerwin Prescott Update The Rockaway For 2014 with “Shottaleeni”

Words by Jesse Serwer

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The Rockaway is a dance step for those who don’t want to fully commit themselves to the dancefloor, or lose their place against the wall. Naturally, it became a favorite among shottas, gangsters and all too-cool-for-school types, a preference which Bronx rapper Fat Joe and his Terror Squad crew tapped into with their hit “Lean Back.” (“Do the rockaway!”) Ten summers after that track topped the Billboard Hot 100, it appears things have come full circle: yesterday we received an e-mail about Serocee and Kerwin Prescott’s “Shottaleeni” telling us to “consider it a dancehall version of ‘Lean Back.'”

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Carnival Cruisin': Watch Bunji Garlin’s “Truck On D Road” Video

Words by Natalie Weiner—

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Ever been to Trinidad Carnival? Well, the Soca Viking Bunji Garlin wants to make sure that, at the very least, you feel like you have. With his crossover tunes “Differentology,” “Carnival Tabanca,” and the Jus Now-helmed “Truck On D Road” (all included on his Differentology LP, which dropped Tuesday*), he’s been bringing the sounds of Carnival to an international audience (not to mention LargeUp’s Winter Music Massive in Miami back in March, pictured above). Now, with a new star-studded video for “On D Road,” he’s bringing the visuals of the road as well—just in time to inspire reverie at Notting Hill in London and NYC during Labor Day weekend.

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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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