On May 28th of this year i played this event at Southpaw in Brooklyn, NY. Rocked it with a special reggae / dancehall set for a few hours and then filmed the rest, upstairs and downstairs. So here is the video i shot, featuring Iron Myke, Marcus Visionary, Pinch, Silvacat Sound and Livity Movements with Human? on the mic. Though not as packed as the previous two, this party still had rockin’ vibes, Marcus just destroyed the place, and people were dancing like crazy. Sickness all around! Enjoy!
This was a show i went to on April 13th, and i was excited for weeks prior. The legendary Skatalites! Here in NYC! It was of course an amazing show. This group has carried the tradition of the original Skatalites through the decades, with ever changing line-ups but never decreasing quality. Hearing the old riddims and tunes in perfect clarity and volume was incredible! I took some video and a bunch of pics. Enjoy!
That’s high praise coming from the king’s youngest son, Damian Marley, and it’s one of the genre’s oldest debates: Who really rules classic reggae — Bob Marley or Dennis Brown? Even Bob Marley hailed Brown as the best reggae singer in the world.
The name “crown prince” stuck with Brown for much of his 30-year career, but his fans say he ranks second to no one. Reggae singer Freddie McGregor became friends with Dennis Brown in Kingston, Jamaica, where Brown was born in 1957.
This was the second installment of this new party series in Brooklyn that brings together the sounds of reggae, dancehall, dubstep, drum n’ bass, jungle and ragga jungle. Headlined by my boy Tester from Atlanta, it featured a great line up all around! I shot a bunch of video, edited and posted it up. Check them out below and get a feel of the fun vibes and sick beats that were dropped at this event. Next one coming in May, and i’ll be playing it! Much respect to KJ NYC and Liondub for putting this on. Rinse out!
This was a recent event i attended, took pics and video at. Dope vibes all around, a great variety of styles and wicked performances made this a really sick event. The videos really do speak for themselves so check em out! Big up to Konkrete Jungle, Liondub and Big up! Magazine for hosting this! All videos shot, edited and uploaded by Amadeus.
The 2009 Euro Tour final show on 11/28/09, returning to Konstanz after two years, to smash the place. Amazing party, amazing people! Dancehall madness!!!
The legend himself, giving an interesting interview on Diplo’s Mad Decent Radio, talking about how he got started and his love for Roots Reggae and the culture associated with it. An interesting and funny exchange of words followed by a mix which is but a small taste of the huge vault of dubplates by the mighty David Rodigan (Kiss 100 FM, London, UK). If you don’t know this man, you just have to do the research.
Rodigan on Mad Decent Radio
Also make sure to read this, it really is a must:
Big Up the champion Rodigan!
Bastard Jazz, one of the most successful Brooklyn labels when it comes to a very unique sound, encompassing all things reggae, dub, latin, electronic related, hosts what i believe to be one of the, if not THE, best event in Brooklyn. Set in Studio BPM, a local music studio in an (almost) hidden warehouse, this event brings dope reggae bands and classic artists, time after time, with reggae selectors throwing down in between sets. The last one took place on Saturday, 8/29/09, with a local favorite, Ossie Dellimore and his band (www.myspace.com/ossiedellimore), playing original tunes and a few covers. Awesome and very tight band, great singer….wicked vibes all around. Much respect to DJ DRM for running one of the best nights in Brooklyn as well as an eclectic label, definitely one of my favorites as well. Make sure to stop by www.bastardjazz.com or www.turntablelab.com (search for bastard jazz) and pick up some of their tunes and vinyl.
Here is a video of the night as well as a few pics and the flyer:
One of my favorite singers / mc’s out of Brooklyn has always been this cat: Jahdan Blakkamore. Extremely talented he can toast over dancehall beats, dubstep, hip hop, drum n’ bass….you name it. His star is rising more and more rapidly and it’s good to see that this guy keeps only getting better all the while staying super versatile. Check out this mixtape, that only lends a glimpse into his catalog. The beats are also great, going from super chill to hype to sometimes out there, but always intriguing, catchy and with very interesting samples. Much respect to Matt Shadetek and DJ/Rupture. Brooklyn Quality takin’ over!
Download the mixtape here:
Check out Jahdan’s Myspace site:
Enjoy! And support this guy’s shows as well as his band Noble Society!
I have always wanted to check out a show at the Bandshell in Prospect Park, so when i saw that Burning Spear is playing i obviously got really excited. It’s a nice outdoor setup they have going on there, a lot of it seating area, that you’d have to come really early for, but the entry fee is only 3 bucks so who can complain. It was a warm summer night, the place was packed and the vibes were amazing. Burning Spear is an incredible performer who still has a huge deal of energy, he dances and jumps around, sings, plays drums and whips the crowd into excitement. He played his classics and some newer stuff, some really dubbed tings and some roots reggae. The sound there is great as well, i can only highly recommend it. I took a few photos and some video footage, but also linked up some much nicer videos that i found, which highlight the event much better since i was a bit far from the stage (not view wise, but far enough for my little digicam to struggle a bit). Enjoy! As did i! Maximum Respect to Burning Spear, the living legend!