Oct 21, 2014
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Posts tagged: Reggae

LargeUp Premiere: Stream Four Tracks From Mr. Vegas’ “Reggae Euphoria”

Words by LargeUp Crew

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She-la-la-la-la-boom-boom-boom-she-lay! Mr. Vegas has a new album out today. She-la-la-la-la-boom-boom-boom-she-lah

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Mixtape Mondays: The Large, Crown Prince, Yaga Sounds

Words by Deejay Theory

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#MixtapeMondays is back as always giving you that good good to jump start your week. Roots, dancehall Afro and more set the tone so do the right thing and press play below

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Throwback Thursdays: Carly Simon’s “Why”

Words by Jesse Serwer

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As the guitarist of the band Chic and one half of the Chic Organization production/songwriting team with bassist Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers was the driving force behind the disco era’s best music. Besides for Chic’s numerous hits (“Le Freak,” “Good Times”) and underrated gems (“My Feet Keep Dancing,” “Real People”), Rodgers, along with Edwards, was behind the sound of Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family” and Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out,” to name a few undeniable classics from that period. And of course the Rodgers hit parade continued into the post-disco era, and the current day. But you already knew all this.

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Old-School Medley: Watch Busy Signal’s “Money Flow/Greetings (Ribbidibi)” Video

Words by Deejay Theory

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Like the rest of the reggae/dancehall world (or so it seems), Busy Signal has been on a throwback kick, paying homage to past masters with tracks like the Shabba tribute “Bedroom Bully.” Busy always injects a fresh energy into everything he does, and it’s no different on his latest set of tunes, “Money Flow” and “Greetings (Ribbidibi), which channel the timeless energy of 80’s dancehall icons Half Pint, Super Cat and Eek-A-Mouse. Busy brings his signature flow to his interpretations of “Wa Do Dem” and “Greetings,” unleashing a combo that should be mashing up a dance near you anytime now, rrrrriiiitttteee???

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AUDIO: Stream Pressure Busspipe’s “Africa Redemption” LP

Words by Jesse Serwer

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Pressure Busspipe is currently enjoying a Renaissance. Less than six months after he unleashed his enthusiastically received I-Grade Records LP, The Sound, he’s back with a second 2014 LP. For this project, entitled Africa Redemption, the St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands-based singer headed back to Jamaica, where he recorded the classic single “Love & Affection,” among other tracks, for producer Don Corleon in the mid 2000s.

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Kingston 360: Watch Chronixx’s “Capture Land” Video

Words by Natalie Weiner
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We last heard from Chronixx in July, when he was bringing the reggae revival vibes to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and LargeUp’s own debut SummerStage concert in Central Park. After closing out the summer on the festival circuit Europe, he’s back in the Western Hemisphere with visuals for “Capture Land,” the third single off his Dread and Terrible EP. Appropriate for the anti-colonial anthem, the video shows the “capture land” of Kingston from all angles—from the scenic views looking down from the mountains to the neglected Downtown waterfront, all beautifully shot by Jerome D of Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). The director, who also shot Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools” and “Poetic Justice” videos, manages to capture both Kingston’s grit and its visual appeal, as the ever-charismatic Chronixx leads us through the real Kingston. Check out the video below, and let us know what you think in the comments.

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