Jul 29, 2014
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Posts tagged: Mr. Lexx

Throwback Thursdays: Wayne Wonder x Def Jamaica x Federation Sound

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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The year was 2003, and dancehall was at its peak, attaining unprecedented infiltration of the U.S. and other global markets. Naturally, given the long-running connection and similarities between dancehall and rap, the hip-hop world wanted a piece of the action, and tracks featuring big-name rappers ‘longside  the day’s top dancehall deejays proliferated. One major result of this phenomenon was Def Jam’s Def Jamaica project, featuring the Meth and Red x Damian Marley collab “Lyrical. 44,” among other memorable tunes.

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VIDEO + AUDIO: Orange Hill ft. Mr Lexx “The Boom Boom”

Words by Deejay Theory —

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The electro bashy homies at Orange Hill Productions are back with a brand new visual for their wild dancehall-meets-big-room collab with the always entertaining Mr. Lexx called ‘The Boom Boom.” With their last video, for “Pon Time” featuring Vybz Kartel, charting new territory by incorporating CGI graphics (’cause, you know, Kartel was unable to make the shoot in person…) this one is a little more straight to the point. Booty clapping and dancehall have a long history: this combination just turns up the dial a few notches for the ladies. Peep the video below, and selectors grab that free download, so you can try this one on at the club..

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Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Audio: Noah Issa + Mr. Lexx Invent “Traphall” on “Damp”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

noah issa mr. lexx-dampOur friends over at clothing label/blog We Are Massiv just put Noah Issa, a 21-year-old beatmaker who we’re told was Jamaica’s first dubstep producer, on our radar. But Noah (who’s also produced for Pitbull and Machel Montano) already has a new sound, one he’s dubbed traphall. Yep, it’s a mixture of dancehall and the sweeping sub-bass, skittering snares and swift hi-hats consistent with trap music—once the domain of Southern hip-hop producers making beats for drugdeal-minded rappers like Gucci Mane, and now the favorite sound of bedroom beatmakers everywhere. Noah’s clearly a dubstep dude, though, and the traphall found on his new single “Damp” has features of that genre as well, notably its distorted bass buildups.

Always a leader when it comes to embracing new sounds, Mr. Lexx (he was on Major Lazer’s first single, “Hold the Line” back in ’09) is the first deejay to show up to the party, lending his trademark guttural baritone to”Damp,” a nearly 6-minute opus that’s one of the better fusions of dancehall and dubstep we’ve heard. Test it out on the Soundcloud below and if you like what you hear, hit the “Pay with a Tweet or Facebook” button to download—your “payment” will be in the form of a tweet or Facebook post, not actual money.

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LargeUp Premiere: Toddla T vs. David Heartbreak feat. Mr. Lexx, “Pum Pum”

Words by DJ Theory —


Bashment mechanics Toddla T and David Heartbreak meet bedroom specialist Mr Lexx to give us some insight on what it means to be a modern-day gallis on their new tune titled, you guessed it.. Pum Pum. Taking authentic dancehall to the electronic stage can be a little tricky, but each of these dudes know the deal with crossover territory and have been pushing the boundaries with major releases and collaborations in their respective corners. For this new double dose of versions from Toddla’s Girls Music imprint, you get a taste of raw dancehall vibes inna moombahton fashion. The artist formerly known as Lexxus is in vintage form, riding the signature 108bpm riddim with his distinctive flow, and a couple nods to hip-hop.

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Street Sweeper: Watch Mr. Lexx’s Hilarious “Rugu Rugu” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Martei Korley—

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We can always count on Mr. Lexx to bring the high entertainment value to everything he does, and his latest video, for “Rugu Rugu,” is as entertaining as dancehall clips come. Produced by The Wizard, the brief, unorthodox and comical single tells a story of some gunfire that goes “rugu rugu rugu rugu,” sending the deejay on a mad dash to get away. The Vaudevillian video by Terminal 4 Media literally illustrates the whole silly sequence, from the various fences Lexx has to hop (“Miss Patsy fence, Miss Jackie fence”) to his hilarious interaction with a cop who stops him on the road (“Ah no really coward dat, big man ting,” he tells the officer, rationalizing his panic). Lexx’s timing couldn’t be better, either, as he finds himself an unwitting competitor in a hurdling competition. Meet Jamaica’s newest track star!

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