Nov 28, 2014
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Posts tagged: Tarrus Riley

LargeUp Premiere: Notis + Iba Mahr feat. Tarrus Riley “Diamond Sox (Remix)” Video


Years from now, when people think back on reggae and dancehall in 2014, they might actually find themselves remembering reggae and dancehall from an earlier era. That’s because vintage styles, both musically and visually, have defined Jamaican music this year, from the old-time riddims that have come back around to the ubiquity of mesh marinas, “Wallabee Clarks” and diamond socks—staple garments associated with earlier times that have become the height of fashion once more.

Embodying this phenomenon is Iba Mahr and Notis’ “Diamond Sox,” a tribute to those very fashion staples—and old-fashionedness in general. The track was turned into a Rockers-inspired mini-movie by video director Jay Will earlier this year, standing out amidst a flurry of similarly-styled clips with an engaging narrative featuring cameos from Evie of No-Maddz and Max Romeo. The tune itself has remained a favorite, spawning a recent remix featuring Tarrus Riley now the subject of its own video, which pares down the original’s eight minutes to a taut, 3:20 while putting a whole new spin on things.

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Toppa Top 10: The Best Moments From the Jamrock Cruise

Words by Jesse Serwer/Photos by Martei Korley


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AUDIO: Stream Pressure Busspipe’s “Africa Redemption” LP

Words by Jesse Serwer


Pressure Busspipe is currently enjoying a Renaissance. Less than six months after he unleashed his enthusiastically received I-Grade Records LP, The Sound, he’s back with a second 2014 LP. For this project, entitled Africa Redemption, the St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands-based singer headed back to Jamaica, where he recorded the classic single “Love & Affection,” among other tracks, for producer Don Corleon in the mid 2000s.

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Tarrus Tun Up: “Singy Singy” Meets Chi Ching Ching On “Tun Up The Music”

Words by Natalie Weiner—Tarrus Riley Radio Lily 2

Tarrus Riley is going from one-drop to the drop in his latest release “Tun Up The Music,” an EDM-influenced track with Chi Ching Ching from Chimney Records. The track is something of a departure for Riley, best known for his mellow, lilting lover’s rock—just listen to his most recent rocksteady-throwback album Love Situation. For Chi Ching Ching—recent guest on our own LargeUp Sessions and a featured performer at tomorrow night’s bashment with Federation Sound—the club-ready sound is less surprising. Ching’s been on top of the EDM trend for a minute, most recently with his remix of Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What” (apparently he’s equally adept at turning up and down).

The video starts off with Riley playing hide-and-seek in the forest (with a pretty gyal, naturally), which quickly turns into a very fluorescent forest party. Check it out below, and tell us what you think in the comments. And if you’re in Miami, don’t miss Ching alongside Wayne Wonder, Cham and the rest of the crew.

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AUDIO: Tarrus Riley feat. Big Youth + Mr Cheeks – “Five Days”

Words by Jesse Serwer—


It seems like everyone in reggae is going back to the foundation. In 2012 it was Mr. Vegas and Busy Signal, with their respective Sweet Jamaica and Reggae Music Again LPs. Last year it was Shaggy, and Out of Many, One Music. This year, Tarrus Riley is leading the movement back to reggae basics with Love Movement, an album which delves deep into the roots and rocksteady eras.

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Mixtape Mondays: Ackeejuice Rockers, Remedy Sound, Jah Army Sound

Words by Deejay Theory —

MM 31

As we enter New Year’s Eve and the final Mixtape Mondays of 2013, we’re soundtracking the occasion with a trio of different mixes all made in Europe to assist with the pregame or daily operation. If you missed it make sure to grab our picks of the baddest mixtapes of 2013 and we’ll see you in ’14 with more music every Monday!

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