Oct 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: Kingston

Kingston 360: Watch Chronixx’s “Capture Land” Video

Words by Natalie Weiner
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We last heard from Chronixx in July, when he was bringing the reggae revival vibes to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and LargeUp’s own debut SummerStage concert in Central Park. After closing out the summer on the festival circuit Europe, he’s back in the Western Hemisphere with visuals for “Capture Land,” the third single off his Dread and Terrible EP. Appropriate for the anti-colonial anthem, the video shows the “capture land” of Kingston from all angles—from the scenic views looking down from the mountains to the neglected Downtown waterfront, all beautifully shot by Jerome D of Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). The director, who also shot Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools” and “Poetic Justice” videos, manages to capture both Kingston’s grit and its visual appeal, as the ever-charismatic Chronixx leads us through the real Kingston. Check out the video below, and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Pree-View: Twin of Twins’ “Ching Pow: Far East Yardies” Movie

Words by Jesse Serwer
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Patrick “Curly Lox” and Paul “Tu-Lox” Gaynor aka Twin of Twins have been stirring things up in Jamaica with their comedy and social commentary for a decade now. A few years ago we caught wind of a feature-length film starring the brothers, or at least their voices transposed over old kung-fu footage. Now, that film is finally ready to be seen. Ching Pow: Far East Yardies will screen every night for the next month, from today through September 7th, at The Theatre Place, 8 Haining Road in Kingston.

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LargeUp Premiere: Stream Martei Korley’s “Kingston Konfidential” EP

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If you’ve followed reggae music for the last 15 years, you’ve seen the work of Martei Korley. As a photographer, he has snapped cover images for albums by Beres Hammond, Busy Signal and I-Wayne, to name a few, as well as countless editorial features for magazines including As LargeUp’s co-founder, creative director and chief photographer, he’s also responsible for the look of this site, taking many of the memorable images that have distinguished us as the web’s top destination for Caribbean music and culture.

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LargeUp Premiere: Martei Korley’s “Couldn’t Be Wrong” Video

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LargeUp co-founder and creative director Martei Korley is the photographer behind countless classic reggae images, but he’s also a reggae artist himself. Today being International Reggae Day, he’s decided to share this other side of his creativity with the world in the form of his video for “Couldn’t Be Wrong,” shot between his two homes of Kingston, Jamaica and New York City.

“Couldn’t Be Wrong,” off Martei’s Kingston Konfidential EP (out July 22 and available for pre-order today) is “about a long-distance relationship, and, in some ways, also about my relationship with Jamaica,” Martei tells us. The clip, directed by Johnny Dollar and co-starring up and coming singer Sevana, illustrates this theme with travel footage taken at JFK Airport in NY and Norman Manley in Kingston, and high up in the sky above both cities on a 747. The result is a visually stimulating clip that will feel familiar to anyone who’s ever had miles between them and what they love. For more on Martei’s journey, read our interview with him here.

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EVENT: Celebrate International Reggae Day in NYC July 1

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LargeUp is teaming with BIG Magazine and Miss Lily’s to bring International Reggae Day to New York City this July 1. From 7 to 10 tomorrow night, we’ll be live inside Miss Lily’s Variety with surprise special guests for a three-hour program of live performances broadcasting worldwide on RadioLily.com. If you’re in NYC, stop by 132 W. Houston St. and come catch a vibe.

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Toppa Top 10: Ten Classic Songs with a Melodica


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