Jul 30, 2014
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Posts tagged: ToppaTop10

Toppa Top 8: Don Corleon Selects His Favorite Dub Records + Exclusive Interview

Words by Jesse Serwer

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Donovan “Don Corleon” Bennett’s Dub in HD, out today on iTunes, Amazon and other online music retailers, is the first dub album by a major Jamaican producer that we’ve heard of in years. Corleon, the producer behind some of the largest riddims of the last decade, told us the project is meant not as a money-making proposition but specifically to expose the next generation of reggae/dancehall fans and producers to the sound and technique. We quizzed Corleon about the project, but–this being Toppa Top 10 Tuesdays and all—first we asked him to break down some of his all-time favorite dub LPs.

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Bless Up, Mi Dads: Ten Current Caribbean Artists and Their Musical Fathers

Words by Jesse Serwer

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Burning & Looting: Top 10 Actual Pirates Of The Caribbean

Words by Jason “J-Rockaz” Orford and Eddie STATS Houghton

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Toppa Top 10: Biggie’s 10 Best Jamaican References


Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Toppa Top 10: Top 10 Summertime Reggae Festivals

Words by DJ Gravy and Jesse Serwer

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Vybz Kartel at last year's Reggae Sumfest

Summertime only means one thing for many music fans: mammoth outdoor festivals. These events are particularly important in the world of reggae, considering the association people outside the Caribbean make between Jamaican music and warm weather, sunshine and general good-time vibes. So while there’s a small handful of important wintertime events in the Caribbean like Sting, almost every reggae/dancehall fest worth its salt(fish) falls between May and September. Here’s our picks for the best summertime fests around the US, the Caribbean and the globe.

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Toppa Top 10: Barrington Levy’s Biggest Tunes


Words by Jesse Serwer and Eddie STATS Houghton—

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