Nov 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Queen Majesty

Throwback Thursdays: Skratch Bastid on Beenie Man’s “Memories”

Words by DJ Skratch Bastid
Beenie Man Memories (Stop Live in the Past)

Something slightly different this week on Throwback Thursdays. Toronto turntablist DJ Skratch Bastid traces the roots of Beenie Man’s “Memories” back to soul man Jerry Butler and shows how the Chicago R&B scene of the ’60s and ’70s has had a profound influence on music in Jamaica, and how that same Chicago-inspired reggae has made its way back to the U.S. through some classic samples. 

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Mixtape Mondays: Queen Majesty, Richie Beretta, Doc Daneeka

Words by DJ Theory—

This week, we have three selectors making their Mixtape Mondays debuts with three completely different offerings. Cool-and-deadly rare reggae records meet high-energy electro dancehall and tropical bass, followed up by a complimentary pint of undiluted UK funky, bashment and garage. Get breezy below.

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Throwback Thursdays: DJ Queen Majesty on Dawn Penn “No, No, No (You Don’t Love Me)”

Words by DJ Queen Majesty

When we got the opportunity to sit down with reggae and dancehall legend Dawn Penn (see following post!) we knew that this week’s throwback would be her against the odds nineties hit “No, No, No”–a 60s rocksteady-era chestnut re-hit by Steely & Cleevie on their collection of dancehall remakes of Studio One classics. We also new that the only DJ who could write about it was our girl Queen Majesty of Deadly Dragon Sound. As she’s ably demonstrated in her DDS sets and her own ska/rocksteady-themed party Big Bamboo, if there is one selector who owns the rocksteady era of Jamaican music in the post-millenium-and knows which dusty 45 can make a modern dancehall skank, it’s her. Read on for the full story: