Oct 20, 2014
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Posts tagged: Roots

Mixtape Mondays: Cashflow Rinse, DJ Sensilover, Zion’s Gate Sound

Words by Deejay Theory

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Welcome back to another installment of #MixtapeMondays, your weekly source for Caribbean music from all corners. Dancehall and reggae lead the pack this week with mixes from Jamaica, Italy and Seattle. Rinse out below

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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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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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Mixtape Mondays: Riddim Wise, Highlanda x Augustus Pablo, DJ Kenny

Words by Deejay Theory

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Monday is here, which means new music and unearthed gems in the classics department at #MixtapeMondays. Foundation and dub meet current bashment dancehall for this week’s selections.

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Mixtape Mondays: Jam Central, Chi Ching Ching x Silent Addy, Ape Drums, Coji from Mighty Crown

Words by Deejay Theory

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Soca-meets-dancehall-meets-bass-meets-dub this week at Mixtape Mondays with an assortment of vibes from the roots to the rave. Blaze up below

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LargeUp Premiere: Duane Stephenson’s “Cool Runnings” Video

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Roots reggae artist Duane Stephenson is exploring a different throwback sound in his newest video, “Cool Runnings”—vintage dancehall, by way of Bunny Wailer. The track, off Stephenson’s upcoming LP, Dangerously Roots, puts a classic yet fresh spin on Bunny Wailer’s rub-a-dub classic of the same name. “Dancehall nice again,” according to Stephenson’s opening lines—and the Ras Kassa-directed video showcases that, with shots of vinyl and cassettes, PG-13 dancing, and Red Stripe, instead of laptops, daggering, and apple vodka. This mellower take on dancehall culture fits Stephenson’s crooning to a T—and he even sports a mesh marina to complete the retro ambience.

Check out the video below, tell us what you think in the comments, and look out for Dangerously Roots via Greensleeves Records Sept. 23.

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