Apr 20, 2014
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Posts tagged: Sly and Robbie

LargeUp Premiere: Suns of Dub – “The Journey to Baltimore” EP

Words by Jesse Serwer—

If you’ve read LargeUp in the last few months, you must know about Suns of Dub by now. We premiered the crew’s mixtape with Major Lazer, named them to our Artists to Watch list for 2014 and brought them out to perform with The Roots at our annual holiday party with Okayplayer in December. They also figure prominently into our Meditations video series documenting the spiritual core of the burgeoning reggae revival.

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LargeUp Premiere: Lee “Scratch” Perry — “Stand In Love”

Words by Jesse Serwer–

Anyone with more than a passing familiarity with dancehall knows the name XTerminator. The record label and production house of the late Philip “Fattis” Burrell played a pivotal role in the careers of Capleton, Luciano, Beres Hammond and Buju Banton, and introduced the world to Sizzla.

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Top Honors: Ini Kamoze

Words by Jesse Serwer—


Many know Ini Kamoze from “Here Comes the Hotstepper,” the massive reggae/hip-hop crossover single from 1994. Others may recognize his as the voice sampled by Damian Marley (“Out in the streets they call it merther!”) on “Welcome To Jamrock.” In 1984, when he released his first music for Chris Blackwell’s Island and Mango labels, Kamoze (real name Cecil Campbell) was considered by some to be the future of reggae.

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You Rate It: Jesse Royal x The Wizard, “Wadada”

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photo by Martei Korley—


We introduced you last year to Jesse Royal but the singer has picked up a lot of traction recently, and is starting to look like he could be the next artist to buss from the new roots movement led by Chronixx. Last week Jesse took the stage as the featured performer at the weekly live music series at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records in Kingston, a spot more often reserved for big names like Beenie Man, Shaggy and Sizzla and the consensus is he fared quite well. LargeUp was there, and snapped the pic above: look out for more on Jesse in the coming days.

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Live + Direct: Watch Shaggy + Beres Hammond “Fight This Feeling” Video

Words by Tami Tsansai—

Beres x Shaggy

There’s no better time than summer to welcome feelgood tracks and eye-popping music videos complete with scantily-clad dancing girls, beach scenes and popping champagne corks. Enter dancehall darling Shaggy’s collab with lovers’ rock crooner Beres Hammond to turn this concept on its head… in a good way. We featured the monster track “Fight This Feeling” – the first single from Shaggy’s new album, Out of Many, One Music produced by ‘riddim’ genii Sly and Robbie – a few months ago, and are now happy to present its accompanying Joel Burke-directed video. And what a video it is!

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Toppa Top 10: Top Ten Summertime Festivals

Words by LargeUp Crew, Photo by Nicolas LÊ


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