Oct 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: Maxi Priest

Throwback Thursdays: Maxi Priest On His Classic Shabba Collaboration “Housecall”

Words by Richard “Treats” Dryden

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You could probably learn a thing or two about sexual relations from listening to Maxi Priest and Shabba Ranks’ “House Call” in 1991. However, getting it on, or getting it in, was the furthest thing from my mind when I first heard their collaboration at age 10. My father—a Jamaican DJ from New York, newly transplanted to Los Angeles—made me a mixtape with some of Shabba’s reigning hits like “Housecall” and “Mr. Loverman,” along with a bunch of tunes over the Telephone Love riddim. I was smitten by his seamless transition of the original “Housecall” into its 12” remix and the various versions of “Mr Loverman,” such as the David Morales Ragga Hop Mix. I might have been too young to remember “Housecall” gaining mass appeal in NY: it was Shabba’s core dancehall releases resonated deeper in my Caribbean neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn.

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LargeUp Interview: On the Loose with Red Fox


Words by Jesse Serwer, photos by Ashley Sebok

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Throwback Thursdays: Dennis Brown, Maxi Priest + More on “Letterman”

Words by DJ Autograph

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Long-time Throwback Thursdays contributor and selector extraordinaire DJ Autograph is back in the saddle this week, with a find from deep in the vaults of late-night TV.

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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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Visual Culture: The Photographs of Pogus Caesar


Words and Interview by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Pogus Caesar—
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Impressions: Sounds of Reggae at the Barclays Center


Photos by Jason Zucker—

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