Monthly Archives: December 2012

Brand Manager Suze Webb Talks EDM and Dancehall Aesthetics

Dancehall DJ and blogger Suze Webb aka The Large may be one of the hardest working women on London’s underground music scene.

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Tuesday 1 January: Somerset Falls Splash @ Hope Bay, Portland, Jamaica

What: Somerset Falls Splash Festival

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New Wayne Marshall Video: Go Hard ft Jr. Gong, Aidonia, I Octane, Assassin and Bounty Killer

The video for one of this year’s most hyped releases, Wayne Marshall’s Go Hard, which showcases seven of the scene’s most talented lyricists, dropped earlier this week.

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Another Vybz Kartel Classic: Weed Smokers

Vybz Kartel has been in prison for a very long time, but remains the most popular dancehall act in Jamaica and internationally. But how is this possible?

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English Origins of Protoje Song Kingston Be Wise

Protoje’s latest single, Kingston Be Wise , is another hot single receiving lots of airplay on Irie FM radio station and Jamaican music TV shows. It’s an excellent track with a great video, but we’re most impressed with the clever Ini … Continue reading

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The £100m Reggae Robbery: Part 3

Below is the final installment of a three-part report, originally published in New Nation newspaper in 2004, exposing how record companies and so-called ‘collection societies’ deprived reggae artists of millions of pounds in publishing and royalty revenues. Read part one … Continue reading

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Listen and Buy: Classic 1990s Dancehall Mix

Retro mix featuring 45 minutes of classic songs from the 1990s – one of the most exciting periods in dancehall – recorded live at the Alibi in Dalston.

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Listen and Buy UK Dancehall and Reggae Mix (2003-2006)

Bashment Vibes: UK Reggae and Dancehall Mix 2003 – 2006 by Bashment Vibes on Mixcloud 70-minute throwback mix featuring 38 rare and mostly British reggae and dancehall songs from our old radio show on Itch FM between 2003 and 2006. … Continue reading

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Lots of British Music Playing in Jamaica

Been in Jamaica for the past five weeks and surprised to find that underground British music is more popular now than at any time since the early 1990s.

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