Nov 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: sound systems

Throwback Thursdays: Black Chiney’s Most Classic Mixtapes


A little over a year ago, Supa Dups, founder of Black Chiney Sound (and producer for Eminem, Bruno Mars and Rihanna, among others), uploaded the full catalog of the Miami DJ crew’s influential mixtape series to his Soundcloud page. Released on CD back when you had to purchase mixtapes by hand instead of downloading them for free, Black Chiney mixes were highly sought-after by dancehall enthusiasts at the time of their release in the early and mid 2000s. Renowned for their seamless blends of reggae vocals and hip-hop beats, they have taken on legendary status.

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LargeUp Premiere: Tour De Force feat. Jahdan Blakkamoore, “Pool Party”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

It’s safe to assume that producers and deejays will still be re-cutting and voicing Sleng Teng in 2085. King Jammy’s game-changing 1985 digital dancehall riddim, as primal and basic as it is, is still current nearly 30 years later. Following Major Lazer’s relick of Sleng Teng on “Fruit Juice” from Snoop Lion’s Reincarnated, Jahdan Blakkamoore (who co-wrote much of Reincarnated) has teamed with fellow Brooklynites Tour de Force for “Pool Party” on a revamped version of the riddim.

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Found Footage: Watch Captain Barkey “Clash” Ninjaman + Deejay on NYC TV

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Captain Barkey and Wickerman

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Throwback Thursdays: Vintage Notting Hill Carnival Videos

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Norman Craig


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Bashment Bible: How + Where to Party at Notting Hill Carnival

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Headed to London for Notting Hill Carnival this weekend? You’ll find no shortage of entertainment to choose from, that’s for sure. Every year, Time Out London puts together a super-comprehensive guide to the parade and attendant festivities, and this time they’ve produced a handy carnival map with the locations of 37 participating sound systems, as well as nearby Tube stops and party-hosting pubs:

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See It Ya: Four Jamaican Music Documentaries You Haven’t Seen

Words by Jesse Serwer—


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