Dutty Artz presents a dancehall EP with tunes from Jamaicaâ€™s upper echelon â€” Tifa, Ward 21, Chan Dizzy, Keida and Trawma â€” all produced by New York Cityâ€™s Robzilla. (more…)
AnotherÂ guest post by Wolfram Lange,Â co-founder ofÂ KafundÃ³ Records, DJ, and blogger at theÂ SoundgoodsÂ website. In this postÂ he gives us a little background on Paraiban production collectiveÂ Furmiga Dub. Their track “ForrÃ³ do Ragga” is featured on the KafundÃ³ Vol. 1 Compilation:
Keeping with my contemporary Africa-Caribbean crossover obsession… [insert new genre name here? AfroBASS!? MOOMBAtlantic?] I thought I would point to a couple of the latest and very exciting developments in Caribbean and African artist collaboration… this time mostly centered on Jamaica: (more…)
“We used to cut school and just listen to music all day,” saysÂ LivewireÂ of his youth in Grenada.
(Photo of Shaggy by Daniel Boud)
Yes, yes, it’s time for more Iswayski. Let’s get into some dancehall this time around. Since we’re on that New York Tropical tip at DA, I’ll zero in on the local stuff. Jamaica is obviously where it’s at, but there’s plenty of tuff sounds coming out of NYC. And since it was recently the 20th anniversary of Flatbush-bred Shaggy’s “Oh Carolina” version, it’s fitting moment.
Tomorrow at the Winter Music Conference, Mr. Jahdan Blakkamoore will be rockin the Winter Music Massive Stage alongside Reggae legend Johnny Osbourne and Jovi Rockwell. There’s a host of DJs from the Rice and Peas, and Electric Punanny crews in New York.Â If you are in Miami this is a must see show!
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For our final chapter of the Dutty Artz February Mixtape Mondays (check previous mixes by DJ /rupture & Sonido Martines, DJ Ushka, and DJ Ripley), my brother Geko Jones and I decided to chime in with a collaborative submission.
Up next for our February Mixtape Monday’s series (previously featuring DJ /rupture, Sonido Martines, and DJ Ushka) is a veteran on the decks, but (semi)-newcomer to Dutty Artz, DJ Ripley!