Oct 01, 2014
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Posts tagged: Reggae

Behind the Scenes: Daniel Bambaata Marley’s “Maintain”

Words by Jesse Serwer

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This Monday, August 4th, LargeUp will premiere “Maintain,” the new single from Daniel Bambaata Marley, with production from Giark of Digital B. But first, Daniel and Giark are giving us a preview of their inaugural collaboration in the form of a series of behind-the-scenes videos. First, we see Giark and his father, Digital B founder and Shabba Ranks producer Bobby “Digital” Dixon in the studio, mixing the track; then it’s a look at the inspiration behind the single’s artwork via designer The I-Deal-Ist. Watch both below, stay tuned for the stream on LargeUp Aug. 4, and pre-order the tune here via iTunes.

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My Story, Pt. 1: Download New Remixes From Screechy Dan

Words by DJ Autograph

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In August of last year Large Up ran a feature on iconic Brooklyn dancehall don Screechy Dan.  The piece detailed Screechy’s story from his arrival in the U.S. until the present day. Reading this story and witnessing Screechy perform on many occasions had me thinking to myself that Screechy is such an insanely talented artist, and that wasn’t really fully conveyed though his records.

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


Words by LargeUp Crew, Photos by Sherwin Dyer

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AUDIO: Jah Vinci x Junior Reid, “Penitentiary”

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More than a half-decade after he came to the reggae world’s attention as a member of Vybz Kartel’s Portmore Empire/Gaza crew, Jah Vinci has just released his debut LP Ghetto Born.

The dancehall/reggae singer has been on the scene since 2008, with tracks like “In My Life,” “Kill Dem Fast,” and “Money” showcasing his versatile vocal stylings. Now, he’s collaborating with artists like Beenie Man and none other than Junior Reid, who is currently in New York getting ready to perform at the first ever LargeUp SummerStage concert in Central Park this Saturday. Jah Vinci is far from the only artist to have been blessed with a cameo from Reid, however. Mr. One Blood’s 30 year career has been punctuated by appearances on dancehall, reggae, and hip-hop tracks of all stripes—check out some of the best here. “Penitentiary,” Jah Vinci and Reid’s duet, is a conscious treatise on the problems with the prison system over an EDM-inflected reggae beat—listen below, and tell us what you think in the comments.

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Dread and Television: Watch Chronixx Perform “Here Comes Trouble” on The Tonight Show

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Jimmy Fallon was truly, genuinely excited to have Chronixx as his guest on last night’s Tonight Show. So much so that he was talking about it days earlier, singing “Here Comes Trouble” on last Thursday’s show, asking Roots keyboardist and yardie James Poyser if he was up on the singer (C’mon James!)

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AUDIO: Stream Iba MaHr’s “Glory to the King”

Words by Saxon Baird
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Still riding the wave of success from his excellent single “Diamond Sox”, Iba MaHr is back with another roots-heavy summer scorcher sure to find forwards at a bashment near you.

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