Apr 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Ras Kwame

Mixtape Mondays: The Best Mixtapes of 2012


Words by DJ Theory—

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Bashment Bible: How + Where to Party at Notting Hill Carnival

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Headed to London for Notting Hill Carnival this weekend? You’ll find no shortage of entertainment to choose from, that’s for sure. Every year, Time Out London puts together a super-comprehensive guide to the parade and attendant festivities, and this time they’ve produced a handy carnival map with the locations of 37 participating sound systems, as well as nearby Tube stops and party-hosting pubs:

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LargeUp Premiere: Orange Hill feat. Vybz Kartel + Sneakbo, “Pon Time (Remix) Video

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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On Monday, we brought you the world premiere of the (as far as we know) very first CG-animated official dancehall video in Orange Hill Productions“Pon Time” with Vybz Kartel, or as we’ve been describing the clip to everybody, “Werl’ Boss in CGI!” If you’ve been following Orange Hill’s Electro Bashy movement, you may know there’s also a version of “Pon Time” featuring UK MC Sneakbo. The remix video splices footage of a CG Sneakbo spitting his verses in a dark room with those of CG Kartel and his lady friend from the original clip. Watch it below:

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LargeUp Premiere: Vybz Kartel x Orange Hill “Pon Time” Video

Words by Jesse Serwer—

We always sensed something supernatural about Vybz Kartel. His uncanny ability to stay on trend, his increasingly duppy-like appearance—sum’n. And this might be the surest proof yet, as he continues to innovate even from behind bars with the debut of Werl’ Boss in CGI!

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LargeUp Interview: Orange Hill Talk “Electro Bashy”


Words by Marvin Sparks, Photos by Amit & Naroop

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Throwback Thursdays: Ras Kwame on Eddy Grant’s “Living on the Frontline”

Words by Ras Kwame—

Ras Kwame is a legend in Britain’s black music scene, one of the original DJs for BBC1Xtra and a pioneer when it comes to the blending of reggae and dancehall with garage and other U.K. dance sounds. These days he can be found pioneering the new sound called Electro Bashy, as one half of Orange Hill Productions. Look out for our interview with Kwame and his partner in crime Jnr. Tubby on LargeUp tomorrow.

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