Oct 25, 2014
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Posts tagged: Reggae

Mixtape Mondays: So Shifty, A7 Remix, Blessed Coast

Words by Deejay Theory

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Dancehall, soca and every combination of remixes take center stage this week at #MixtapeMondays with big new mixes to coast you through the week ahead. Catch some newness below

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Toppa Top 10: The Simpsons’ Best Caribbean References


Words by Richard “Treats” Dryden/Illustration by Knotti Chris

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R.I.P: Rocksteady Pioneer Hopeton Lewis, 66

Words by Kieran Meadows

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Hopeton Lewis, the Jamaican singer who recorded one of the the earliest rocksteady songs in 1966’s “Take It Easy,” passed away Thursday evening at his home in Brooklyn, New York, at age 66.

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AUDIO: Noise Cans + Kid DeLuca Remix Buju Banton’s “Champion”

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Breakout Bermudian act Noise Cans and Kid De Luca enjoyed heavy Soundcloud traction with their remix of the classic Buju Banton track “Champion.” Now, Noise Cans and their Bad Manor label have partnered with LargeUp to release the remix officially through Legitmix, technology that gets both remixers and the artists they sample credited and paid.

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LargeUp Premiere: Ricky Blaze’s “N3xt Lin3″

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Martei Korley

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As a producer, Ricky Blaze has crafted tunes by artists from Vybz Kartel and Kes the Band to Santigold. As an artist, he was blending dancehall and EDM before most anyone else had a thought to do so, and has dabbled in hip-hop as well. But our favorite tunes from the Brooklyn quadruple threat (Ricky got his start as a dancer and DJ) tend to be his minimalist forays into reggae.

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R.I.P: Percussionist Uziah “Sticky” Thompson, 78

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Martei Korley

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Uziah “Sticky” Thompson, the Jamaican percussionist whose career spanned from the ska era through to recent work with Ziggy and Stephen Marley, has succumbed to illness at age 78.

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