Nov 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Tony Kelly

Throwback Thursdays: Wayne Wonder x Def Jamaica x Federation Sound

Words by Jesse Serwer—


The year was 2003, and dancehall was at its peak, attaining unprecedented infiltration of the U.S. and other global markets. Naturally, given the long-running connection and similarities between dancehall and rap, the hip-hop world wanted a piece of the action, and tracks featuring big-name rappers ‘longside  the day’s top dancehall deejays proliferated. One major result of this phenomenon was Def Jam’s Def Jamaica project, featuring the Meth and Red x Damian Marley collab “Lyrical. 44,” among other memorable tunes.

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Yuh Dun Kno!: Up Close and Personal with Tosh Alexander

Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Martei Korley—


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Cockney & Yardie: Heatwave’s UK Runnings, July 2011

Words by Gabriel Heatwave

Gappy Ranks is continuing to lead the way for UK dancehall reggae acts around the world. His world tour has been blazing up everywhere from San Francisco to Sydney and Miami to Montpellier. Next month he’s at reggae festivals throughout Europe–Belgium, Germany, France, Italy and Spain–before crowning it all with an appearance at London’s Notting Hill Carnival.

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Mixtape Mondays: The Heatwave, Jillionaire, Wildlife! – Independence Day edition

Words and graphic by DJ Theory

It’s the 4th of July!  Here in the States, we utilize this holiday to take the day off of work and celebrate our independence with BBQs, beer, parades, pretty colors bursting in the night sky–and maybe even some reflection on the freedoms we all enjoy in our daily lives. All politics and opinions aside, we really do have a multitude of freedoms here in the US that we tend to take for granted. One example of which is being able to share these fine mixtapes with all of you. So happy 4th to all our folks here in the States, be safe, enjoy yourselves, and try to take a second to reflect on those with little to no freedom in other parts of our world today and everyday. That said, let’s get into these mixes from Switzerland’s WILDLIFE! and two of our very own contributors, Jillionaire and Gabriel Heatwave.

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The Making of Shaggy x Alaine’s “For Your Eyes Only”

Words by DJ Gravy


The diamond artist Shaggy is back! This time he’s collab’d with the songstress Alaine and hit making producer, Tony Kelly (brother of Dave) for a catchy lil number that sounds like it could enjoy some cross over success. As just making a potential hit isn’t enough in this day and age of viral-mania, they’ve been so kind as to give us their “making of”, an actual dramatization of the song getting produced and voiced. Check it…

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