Archive for August, 2011
Shaggy sits down with The FADER to speak on his new album and how he got started in the game. Check out the excerpt below…
Your new album is called Summer in Kingston. Do you live in Jamaica full-time? I live in Kingston. When I tell people I live in Kingston, they start fearing for my life. People ask me if I have internet in Jamaica. Like, seriously? So my thing was just to make a really feel-good record with feel-good videos and show the Jamaica that I live in. My favorite time in Kingston is actually Christmas, but summer is great. I like being on Maiden Cay and Lime Cay. Hellshire has a fishing festival. But I’m not a fan of the countryside. I’ll go for three days, then I get bored and that’s it. There’s only so much beaches, sun and laying out I can do. I want to be in the midst of the madness that’s going on. Kingston is pretty small. It’s a ten minute drive to everywhere and everything. In New York, anything you want, you can get it. Jamaica’s kind of the same way—I’m going to go by the bar, then get some tracks and records, some food, watch a game. There’s something happening every night. Jamaica’s a very rich country, as far as music and street dances are concerned.
Was recording culture in Jamaica different when you were getting started? Actually I started recording mainly in New York, which has a huge dancehall community. I was with the Rough Entry crew—me, Red Fox, Screechy Dan. We were running the place. After we blew up with “Boombastic,” we started going back down to Jamaica and opened Big Yard studio with my former manager, Robert Livingston. Big Yard was like a complex that people were invited to. If you got drums to lay, need some bass, Sly and Robbie come around and deal with it. Dean Fraser was the greatest saxophone player out of Jamaica. You could call him up like, Yo! Dean! I need that sax on this! That’s Kingston. Boom boom boom, get it done.
Read the full interview here: Interview: Shaggy « The FADER.
Some sounds to help the folks on the other side of the pond get ready for the festivities this coming weekend. Check out the mix below…
Notting Hill Carnival promo mix for my upcoming gig with Urban Nerds on Aug. 27 2011. Tropical/Bashment influenced genres starting at 75 BPM & ending at 125 BPM…a 50 BPM span of new/classic tunes ranging from Digital Bashment, Moombahton, Soca, Baile Funk, and Tropical/Funky House.
Download it here: Notting Hill Carnival Promo Mix by Lub Dub.
Full tracklisting after the jump…
Beenie called into Walshy’s latest show to speak on music and life.
Check out the audio below…
Nigel Durrant put together a nice photoset on everyday life in Guyana.
Check out the full photoset here.
A Cuban variation on the Caribbean favorite. Check out the details below…
Moros y Cristianos (Cuban Black Beans and Rice)
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1 chopped of onion (finely)
- 1 chopped bell pepper (finely)
- 3 to 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
- 2 cups of black beans (cooked)
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 1 Bay leaf
- 1 cup rice
- 1 3/4 cups of water or stock
- 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper to taste
VP Records Joel Chin was on Tuesday night shot and killed at his home in Stony Hill, St Andrew.
The grandson of VP Records founder Vincent Chin, son of famed reggae producer Clive Chin and nephew of the owners of VP Records, Chris and Randy Chin, Joel literally grew up in the reggae business and put his vast knowledge and connections at the service of the music he loved passionately.
Joining the company in the 90s, Joel was instrumental in launching and fostering the careers of international reggae stars such as Sean Paul, TOK, Beres Hammond, Wayne Wonder, Beenie Man, Sizzla, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley and Etana while creating the top reggae compilations in the world: Reggae Gold and Strictly The Best. Joel was loved by the creative community in Jamaica and around the world
and had a long-standing relationship with some of the top producers in the island such as Dean Fraser and Steven “Lenky” Marsden. Joel’s signings helped VP Records become the largest reggae label in the world and brought reggae into the mainstream music market culminating with Sean Paul’s Dutty Rock album which sold over seven million units worldwide.
An accomplished producer, Joel had moved from New York to Jamaica two years ago to spend more time on music production, songwriting and developing rising talents. Joel wrote hit songs for many artistes such as Elephant Man and Etana among many others.
Joel is survived by his mother Juliette, his father Clive, his newborn daughter, two brothers, and three sisters.
Funeral service and arrangements will be announced at a later date.
– Jamaica Observer
Read more: Here
We’re actually a day late on this, but the sentiment remains the same. Had he lived, he would have been 77 as of yesterday.
Below is video of his last Major League hit, his 3000th. He would die in a plane crash 3 months later.
Roberto Clemente, the greatest right fielder of all time, records his 3000th hit on September 30, 1972—it would be his last regular season hit. Sadly, three months later, Clemente died in a tragic crash of a cargo plane carrying relief supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua on December 31, 1972.
If you haven’t been able to make it out to any of the other Fresthetic BBQ’s this summer, you’re in luck. It goes down again tomorrow, all day long. Check out the menu, and other details, below…
This month we have another dope MAKOSSA BROOKLYN COOKOUT coming your way.
Check out the MENU from Eyeland 2 Eyeland for this month Below!
…Kalua Pig (slow roasted hawaiian pulled pork)
Somen Salad (cold thin white noodles with fish cake, cucumber,egg, green onion with asian dressing)
Mac Salad (Hawaiian macaroni salad)
2 Spam Musubi (rice ball w dried seaweed and teriyaki spam)
2 Hotdog Musubi (rice ball w dried seaweed and teriyaki hotdog)
Chocolate Haupia Squares
DJ Wonway Posibul(www.twitter.com/wonway) is back again this month along with special guests the legendary JOE QUIXX(http://twitter.com/joequix
x) from Oakland Faders and Bay2BK transplant DJ EKO(http://www.ekogirl.com/). Also in the mix, our other resident DJ, Rare Form’s very own DJ Tara(http://www.deejaytara.com/) . We also have a special guest host this month, DEE PHUNK approved, the talented MIKE BAKER THE BIKE MAKER(http://flavors.me/mikebake rthebikemaker#_)
Our homies at PALO(https://www.facebook.com/D
RINKPALO) are providing some very tasty and healthy Mamajuana beverages, an all natural root tea with 16 roots & herbs. We like to keep our community healthy at FRESTHETIC so are very excited to team up with PALO this month.
We also got a special Hawaiian BBQ cookout this month. Our ladies from Eyeland to Eyeland (http://eyelandtoeyeland.wo
rdpress.com/) will be providing a great menu inspired by their homeland, you do not want to miss this so please be sure to arrive early(we mean it).
We also have a very special OPEN BAR provided by the good folks at HEINEKEN from 4-6pm, early arrival strongly suggested.
Massages by Buddy
4-10pm * BBQ ALL DAY * food, drinks & MORE!
FRESTHETIC | 552 Grand St | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
presented by Latin Soul Brothers, Fresthetic & Rare Form
For more info, click here: Makossa Brooklyn Cookout: Latin Soul Bros. Edition.