Jul 28, 2014
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Posts tagged: Xterminator Records

Righteous Excursion: Jesse Royal Meets Sly, Robbie and Chinna

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Jesse Royal is one of the key figures bringing reggae into the future, but he’s working closely with some of the music’s past giants to get there. For “Little Did They Know,” a track on Living HeART, the exceptional new compilation LP celebrating 25 years of XTerminator Records and the life of its late founder Philip “Fattis” Burrell (buy here), Jesse teamed with three of reggae’s greatest musicians: Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, and Earl “Chinna” Smith.

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Living HeART: 25 Years of Xterminator Records

Intro by Jesse Serwer, Words by Kareem Burrell—

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LargeUp Premiere: Jahman feat. Jesse Royal, “Show Them How Fi Blaze”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Living HeART, a compilation celebrating the 25th anniversary of reggae/dancehall label Xterminator Records, is set for release later this month. The latest leak from the project (being released under the label’s new name, XTM.Nation), “Show Them How Fi Blaze” features guest vocals from 2014 Artist to Watch Jesse Royal on a tune from St. Thomas, USVI-based vocalist Jahman. Jahman, whose 2012 album Diamonds and Pearls featured production from Xterminator founder Philip “Fattis” Burrell, wrote the tune as a tribute to the late producer.

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

Words by Jesse Serwer–
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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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Free Reggae: Marley’s Mellow Mood “Tune In Tuesdays” Presents Jesse Royal

Words by LargeUp Crew—

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Marley’s Mellow Mood has come up with a new way to “free the people with music,” launching a weekly free music download series, co-curated by LargeUp, and dubbed Tune in Tuesdays. Each Tuesday, this link features a download of a new single from a different artist.

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