Oct 01, 2014
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Posts tagged: Reggae

LargeUp Premiere: Screechy Dan’s “My Story” Mixtape

Words by DJ Autograph

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The day has finally arrived! Myself, Kenny Meez of Federation Sound, DJ Shirkhan of Safari Sound and LargeUp are all super excited to present Screechy Dan’s My Story  to the world. This mixtape is 65 minutes showcasing the many sides of Screechy Dan, most of which the world has never heard. Whether you know the Jamaica-born, Brooklyn-raised deejay’s history or not (If you don’t, make sure to also read LargeUp editor Jesse Serwer’s in-depth interview with Screechy here), we know you’re going to enjoy this mixtape spanning his classic material (“Pose Off,” “Skin Out”) and new and unheard lyrics interlaced with skits and freestyles demonstrating Screechy’s comedic talents.

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EVENT: QQ + Hempress Sativa on the LargeUp Sessions (8/14)

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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QQ burst on the reggae scene as a likkle youth back in 2005 with the Nyabinghi-flavored “Poverty”; nearly a decade later he reclaimed his place in Jamaican music with a different sort of “One Drop”; his dutty dance tune by that name was one of 2013′s biggest dancehall hits. Things have only kept rolling since then. With his latest track “Tweety Bird (Turn Me On),” the title track from RVSSIAN’s Tweety Bird riddim (which we’ll be premiering here in full soon), climbing dancehall charts ,and a brand-new tune called “Find It” just released on JA Production’s High Life riddim, QQ stops by tomorrow night’s edition of the LargeUp Sessions along with Hempress Sativa. an artist fully rooted on the cultural side of Jamaican music. Her “OohLaLaLa The Weed Thing” is to ganja what Trey Songz’s similarly “Na Na” is to sex; a flip of The Fugees’ classic “Fu-Gee-La.”

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LargeUp TV: Chronixx, Junior Reid + Rice and Peas at Central Park SummerStage

Words by Jesse Serwer:::Video Shot by Birhan Tonge:::Still Images by Birhan Tonge and Tono

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LargeUp’s inaugural SummerStage concert presented with Okayplayer and Federation Sound July 26th was a massive success.

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Run The Track! Download a Massive Sound EFX Folder From Screechy Dan

Words by DJ Autograph

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As mentioned last week, the recording sessions for Screechy Dan‘s My Story mixtape produced by myself, Kenny Meez (Federation Sound) and DJ Shirkhan (Safari Sound) also yielded a bunch of sound effects all done by the man himself. The sum of them all is quite astounding, as Screechy offers interpretations of dogs, birds, horses, monkeys, ambulances, “elders” and even air, as well as 10 different variations on the airhorn! (Also, six different laser sounds).  There’s even a mini dubplate from “Jimmy Mountain” (Jimmy Cliff‘s”cousin”)  plus Screechy spins on staple phrases like “In come a ting called” and “Run the track,” and catchphrases from Kool DJ Red Alert (“Yeahhhhhhhhh”), Popcaan (“Yaoooowwww”), “Macho Man” Randy Savage (“Ooohhhh yeahhhh”) and the AFLAC duck (“AFLAC!”)

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AUDIO: Pressure + Chronixx Link Up for “Africa Redemption”

Words by Kieran Meadows

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Pressure Busspipe gives us the first taste of his upcoming album with producer (and King Jammy scion) Baby G. The LP, which also features guest appearances from Damian Marley and Tarrus Riley, is due out later this year on Baby G’s Yard Vybz label.

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LargeUp Premiere: Daniel Bambaata Marley’s “Maintain”

Words by Jesse Serwer

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Right now reggae is witnessing a change of the guards. A torch is being based between generations, and many of the new artists who are carrying it are following in the footsteps of their own parents. Of the key players in the s0-called reggae revival, many, such as Chronixx (Chronicle), Protoje (Lorna Bennett) and Addis Pablo (Augustus Pablo), have parents with noted reggae careers. And there’s a new generation of Marleys establishing themselves, with the grandchildren of Bob and Rita Marley, such as Daniel Bambaata Marley (eldest son of Ziggy) and Jo Mersa, Stephen’s oldest son, embarking on carers.

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