Big shout out to Jahdan Blakkamoore writing and singing the chorus on this new Snoop Lion joint.

via Prefix mag

“The latest Snoop Lion track featuring Mavado and Popcaan might be his best yet since replacing the Dogg moniker. The song is one of the genre bending tracks that have become prevelant in 2012 and it’s held together by excellent production from Dre Skull and Major Lazer. We guarantee you’ll be singing the chorus by the end of the five minute track. “Put your lighters up / Get high with me / Fly me / Ain’t no dividing us.”

“Lighters Up” will be officially released on Dec. 18.”

Members of the Dutty Artz tribe are long familiar with Jahdan Blakkamoore through his work with myself and DJ /Rupture over the years.  For his new single World Keeps Spinning he’s teamed up with new Manhattan based producer Robzilla, making his production debut.  I’d been hearing Rob’s music for a minute and when he asked me to introduce him to Jahdan I thought that they would sound great together. The results are here, including a remix by yours truly and one from London funky sensation Footsteps.  You can get the release on iTunes and where all fine digital music is sold.



My daytime employer Dubspot is sponsoring this event at Love with a who’s who of bearded NY dub guys (including your’s truly) at Love. It’s on 9/11, a date easy to remember if not for pleasant reasons. Jahdan will be in the building and we’ll do some songs together and I’ll be throwing some wamp at the Love sound system. It should be a lot of fun.

Dub Gabriel
Matt Shadetek
DJ Kiva

MCs: Jahdan Blakkamoore & Infinity

Where: Love 40 W. 8th St. New York, NY 10012
Sept. 11th, 2010 $5 before 11PM, $10 after
Sponsored by Dubspot, Halcyon, Konkrete Jungle and

Dutty Artz own mr_blakkamoore is ramping up for the release of his new album Babylon Nightmare coming soon on Lustre Kings and brings us this excellent podcast mixtape for a teaser: Global Warning (click here to download). Me and Liondub, who I produced ‘The General’ with contributed a remix of Jahdan’s ‘Songs of Love’ the first single for the new album.  There’s a bunch of great stuff on here including some exclusives from Digital Ancient aka Andrew Moon Bain and a feature from Baja of Dry Eye Crew and Delie from Noble Society.  Check out the post over at for a little bio of Jahdan and enjoy the mix.

Friend of Dutty Artz Moon from Lustre Kings invited us to participate in this party to celebrate the screening of ‘Wah Do Dem’ a new film set in Jamaica that’s been generating a nice buzz.  I’m excited to participate along with a lot of my favorite  people, it’s a family affair.  Brooklyn outdoor summer vibes!

Facebook event here.

Sunday, June 13, 2010
2:00pm – 6:00pm
BAM, Downtown Brooklyn, corner of Fulton and Lafayette

WAH DO DEM movie premier block party!

featuring performances by Jahdan Blakkamoore, Matt Shadetek & Geko Jones(Dutty Artz), DJ Gravy (Rice & Peas), Jah One Soundsystem, Cool Places Sound, Lustre Kings Productions and SPECIAL GUESTS!

This is a BAMcinemaFEST and FABfest event.


Sunday May 9th come see myself Matt Shadetek, Jahdan Blakkamoore and Uproot Andy at Glasslands for the Drink Well Do Good tour. The goal of the event is to raise awareness about viticulture (wine making) in Africa. It will also be a great Sunday night party with the Dutty Artz fam back at Glasslands for the first time since our New York Tropical parties. For everyone who has been asking me about those, don’t worry, we’re working on a few things for summer.

The organizers ISAW say:
“All proceeds from the tour will go towards to development of a viticultural training center on the M’hudi Estate in Stellenbosch. This campaign also raises awareness for our partners M’hudi and Seven Sisters, South Africa’s only two black-owned estates. ISAW is using the tour to introduce these wines to consumers, and support South Africa’s wine industry which employs nearly 300,000 workers. Please support our campaign through purchasing tickets, going to your local retailer, and becoming ambassadors for our cause.”

Find out more at

Me and Jahdan are heading down to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas this year to do a few showcases and gigs.  We’ll be there hanging out for a few days as well so if you want to meet up get in touch!  I definitely recommend Tormenta Tropical as practically the whole Dutty Artz fam including Me, JD, Geko Jones, Uproot Andy, Chief Boima and Taliesin will be performing across the two nights along with a lot of other great people.  I’ll be at the Dubspot booth all day Thursday helping out there if you want to come check me and I’ll be at the Warper party playing at 7PM on Friday.


Wed Mar. 17 we play @ 9PM
Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave, Austin TX

Wednesday Mar. 17th from 12:30AM-1:00AM
Thursday Mar. 18th 10PM – 11PM
Venue: Iron Gate 1111 EAST 6th St. Austin, TX

Friday Mar. 19th 7PM
Venue: Rabbits Lounge 1816 E. 6th Street Austin, TX

Big shout out to the people from Tunes on Bunch.TV, they put together this very nice concert film of Jahdan and myself, Matt Shadetek, performing at the Stadtgarten in Cologne. It was the first night it had really snowed on the tour and I remember we ended up having to walk back to the hotel with our stuff after trying to get a cab for about 45 minutes through the streets full of wasted people who had all just gotten out of various clubs and bars into the new snow. Big shoutout to Uh-Young Kim who put the show on and all the people who braved the elements to come rock with us, we had a great time.

ALSO me and Jahdan are planning to come back out to Europe in June, if you’d like to have us play in your town get in touch via bookings AT duttyartz DOTT com.

Cool Dutty Artz interview/mini-doc featuring Shadetek and Jahdan over at XLR8R – part of their Labels We Love Series. Check iTunes for XLR8R Presents Labels We Love, Vol. 1 featuring a new tune from Chief Boima titled “Techno Rumba” (an official release will be out soon) and the Jahdan Blakkamoore banger “Buss It Pon Dem” (produced by Chancha Via Circuito.)

I’m getting together clips of me and Jahdan live preparing my materials to send out for our next European tour in June (promoters, holler at booking AT duttyartz DOT com!) and thought I would share these.

THE GENERAL: live at the Museum of Natural History


WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS: Live in Cologne, Germany


Shoutout to Uh Young Kim and the guys from Bunch TV in Cologne, Germany they also taped an in depth interview with us that should be forthcoming.