Oct 20, 2014
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Posts tagged: Mr. Bogle

Raving Kings: Alric and Boyd + The Untold Story of Dance Music in Jamaica


Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos and Flyers Courtesy of Alric and Boyd—

Hypeology

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Throwback Thursdays: The Large on Beenie Man’s “World Dance”

Words by The Large

DJ/writer/publisher/visual culture expert The Large is truly a “jill” of all trades. Her latest score is co-curating (along with Al Fingers) the super hype “Art in the Dancehall” exhibit currently on display in Birmingham, England, featuring the works of people like Limonious, Jamaal Peete, Tony McDermott, Sassafras, Robin Clare, Ellen G and more. Here she shares her thoughts on one of her aesthetic (and audio) inspirations, in Beenie Man’s “World Dance.”

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Mrs. Bogle: Rihanna Willie Bounces, Licks Off a Shot Fi Adele

Words by Jesse Serwer, via Mr. World Premiere

Shockingly, Rihanna’s performance at last night’s Grammys was one of the evening’s least shocking numbers. (For that honor, we’re torn between Nicki Minaj’s quasi-Satanic levitation act, or the Don Cornelius “tribute” that turned into the re-anointment of Chris Brown). The yardie/dancehall contingent’s eyebrows were surely raised, though, as Ri-Ri put a little Willie Bounce in her step, breaking into the famed dancehall dance pioneered by the late Mr. Wacky, aka Mr. Bogle, and celebrated in the Elephant Man song of the same name, during her performance of “We Found Love”:

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