Tag Archives: Beenie Man

British Dancehall DJ Gabriel Heatwave on the Politics of Jamaican Music

Over the past decade, London-based sound system The Heatwave have built a solid reputation among 18 to 30-year-old dancehall fans as Britain’s premier party hosts. We’d planned to sit down and chat with DJ and founder Gabriel on several occasions, … Continue reading

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Festival Review: Sting, 26 December 2013 @ Jamworld, Portmore, Jamaica

The annual dancehall festival Sting takes place every Boxing Day at the Jamworld Entertainment Centre in Portmore, Jamaica, and is billed as ‘The Greatest One Night Reggae Show on Earth,’ writes Nadine White.

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Portland Paradise: Errol Flynn, the Blue Lagoon, Boston Jerk Centre and Frenchman’s Cove

In 2011, Beenie Man released Sex on the Beach (above), a risqué track with a first verse styled as telephone conversation which concludes with the rapper telling a lonely lady to meet him for fun and drinks at the exclusive … Continue reading

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All Hail Stush: First Lady of British Dancehall

Stush is one of the most successful female artists to have emerged from Britain’s underground music scene over the past decade and one of the few dancehall acts to maintain a lengthy relationship with a major record company. After breaking … Continue reading

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Bashment Vibes Featured in The Heatwave’s ‘Voice Kartel’ Podcast

A few weeks back, we hooked up with our friends British sound system The Heatwave who were visiting Jamaica for the first time, writes Orantes Moore. We had a good chat (look out for the interview later this month) and … Continue reading

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Chaka Demus and Pliers: 20th Anniversary of Tease Me

June 2013 marks exactly 20 years since reggae duo Chaka Demus and Pliers reached the number three in the UK charts with their first international hit, Tease Me . Between 1993 and 1995, the dancehall duo became the first Jamaican … Continue reading

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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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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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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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