Oct 26, 2014
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Posts tagged: Los Rakas

You Rate It: Blondie Gets Back To The Caribbean With Los Rakas

Words by Natalie Weiner—

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In 1980, Blondie’s “The Tide Is High” (a cover of the Paragons’ 1967 original) arrived as part of a wave (no pun intended) of reggae-influenced punk and pop. The single was one of Blondie’s many genre-bending, but always danceable, hits—as Debbie Harry put it, “Being from New York, Blondie albums have always been a montage or collage of things that we’re into.”

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Video + Photos: LargeUp x House of Marley Present Rice & Peas SxSW

Words by Natalie Weiner, Photos by Dan Petruzzi and Natalie Weiner—south-by-southwest-soca

LargeUp’s first-ever South by Southwest party, sponsored by House of Marley, took over the patio at Austin’s Empire Control Room and Garage on Wednesday. With artists and DJs from Trinidad, Jamaica, Brazil, the U.K., and New York, we definitely brought Caribbean flavor from around the globe to Texas.

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Toppa Top 14: LargeUp’s Guide to South by Southwest 2014


Words by Kieran Meadows, Natalie Weiner and Jesse Serwer—

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Just Added: Bunji Garlin + Jesse Royal at Rice & Peas SxSW

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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We’re packing our bags and heading to Texas for the LargeUp/House of Marley-presented South by Southwest edition of Rice & Peas at Empire Patio on Wednesday. But before we board that plane to Austin, we’ve got some massive additions to our previously announced roster for the daytime event to share.

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EVENT: LargeUp + House Of Marley Present Rice & Peas at SXSW

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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South by Southwest starts next week, and we’re thrilled to be producing our first event at the annual conference in Austin, Texas this year. In collaboration with the House of Marley, we’re presenting a day party featuring Screechy Dan and Los Rakas live, alongside DJs from Rice & Peas (New York) and The Heatwave (UK), Mixpak‘s Jubilee, and Deejay Theory (of Mixtape Monday fame).

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Mash Up The Place: Los Rakas + More Take On Major Lazer’s “Bumaye”

Words by Deejay Theory —

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It was only a matter of time before Major Lazer’s massive carnival anthem “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)” saw the official remix treatment. The original mix (which features The Flexican & FS Green) is one of my top personal picks of 2013, combining straight dancehall bizness from Busy Signal with salsa-flavored moombahton, all targeted straight for the waist. For the remix pack, what stood out first was “Desorden” from our Panabaynian homies Los Rakas, who of course sound right at home over the dembow-style production, blessing it with their trademark Spanish flow. As with all of Los Rakas’ joints, you don’t have to speak the language to just vibe out and get busy. There’s also killer takes from T.O.K and Shurwayne Winchester on the original riddim, plus five big-room and uptempo flips. (I’ll likely be sticking with the remixes over the OG version.) Login via Twitter to download the full pack here, or just stream “Desorden” below.

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