Jul 29, 2014
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Posts tagged: Pop Reggae

Mixtape Mondays: Federation Sound, Ackeejuice Rockers x Top DJ, DJ Trends

Words by Deejay Theory

MM 34

The summer flow continues at Mixtape Mondays with heavy new tapes from the merciless to the mellow. Raw dancehall and heavy bass meet breezy remixes from NYC to Italy to the beach and back again. Run chune below.

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Lift Off: Stream Cris Cab x Wyclef’s “She’s So Fly”

Words by Emily Shapiro—

The PUSH Artist of the Week, MTV’s initiative to highlight and support new talent in the music industry, recently put its spotlight on Cris Cab, but Large Up has been following the 19-year-old Miami artist for a while now. While Cab’s voice has an emo quality to it, his songs often have a pop reggae vibe not unlike that of his mentor and collaborator, Wyclef. Earlier this year, the pair collaborated on “Rihanna’s Gun,” a smooth response to “Man Down” also featuring Mavado that got our attention definitely took Cab out of any box we might have placed him in.

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You Rate It: OMI’s “Cheerleader” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer—

OMI’s “Cheerleader” isn’t new—there’s been audio online for at least a year—but the catchy pop reggae tune has picked up steam lately, and now has a sharp-looking (if slightly corny), story-driven video that can only help its cause. The “Cheerleader” of the title isn’t one of those pompom-waving girls at sports games but a supportive woman with her man’s best interest at heart, as illustrated in the video’s Bonnie and Clyde-style bank heist. With its sax-y, accessible riddim from Shabba Ranks/Patra producer Clifton “Specialist” Dillon, “Cheerleader” has the potential to be a major international hit and put OMI, a young singer from Clarendon, Jamaica, with echoes of Tarrus Riley in his voice, on the map. The video definitely doesn’t look like anything you’ve seen from a recent reggae act—it was shot in Oregon. Watch “Cheerleader” below, and, if you like what you see, check his video for “Standing On All 3′s”.

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