Apr 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Lover’s Rock

Second Coming: Hollie Cook Returns with “Twice”

Words by Natalie Weiner—
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Lovers rock revolutionary and LargeUp favorite Hollie Cook is back and ready to take 2014 by storm with her dubby reggae sound. The British singer is preparing to release her second full-length album in May, and, frankly, we can’t wait. Entitled Twice, the LP continues Cook’s exploration of what she describes as “tropical pop”—basically, a whole slew of different influences from around the world (jazz, ska, pop, etc.) combined with classic-sounding, yet totally-fresh deep dub grooves. With the assistance of Prince Fatty, who produced Cook’s debut, our pick for 2011′s album of the year, she’s built on that sound while taking it in a whole new direction.

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Mixtape Mondays: Chairman Mao, Federation Sound, Ape Drums

Words by Deejay Theory —

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Love is still lingering in the air at Mixtape Mondays, but it’s always love around here. Wrap your arms around some excellent dusty reggae covers, a heartfelt collection of classic rewinds and some of the baddest new directions in dancehall below.

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Strollin On: Maxi Priest Returns With “Easy To Love”

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Jason Zucker—

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Maxi Priest has never really “gone” anywhere; the singer stays on the road seemingly year round (that’s him backstage at December’s Sounds of Reggae concert in Brooklyn). But it’s been a minute since we’ve heard some new music from the London-bred Lovers Rock champion.

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Toppa Top 10: Ten Essential Wackie’s Tunes


Words by LargeUp Crew—
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Mixtape Mondays: Balooba Sound x Tarrus Riley, Blessed Coast x Bobby Hustle, King I-vier x General Jah Mikey

Words by Deejay Theory —

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Monday is here yet again, and so are some fresh new mixes from Italy, Seattle and Jamaica. Pretty roots-centric edition here with an album sneak peek and a stacked CD of ganja anthems in a dubplate fashion. Twist something and press play below.

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Mixtape Mondays: Yaadcore, Selekta Killah x Gappy Ranks, Judah Tunes x Sanchez

Words by Deejay Theory —

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Monday! Here we go again. Hopefully we’ve all recovered from the weekend, lord knows it was practically a holiday weekend out here in the Bay Area. Check out Round 2 of our Toppa Top 10 weed anthems with Carlton Livingston here, and grab some quality mixes in reggae, dancehall and lovers rock below.

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