How HC&F Studio Helped Lay The Foundation of NYC'S Reggae Scene Reggae Producer Philip Smart, has produced some of the biggest Reggae hits around and those hits have helped Reggae music flourish in so many ways. Not to mention, he created HC&F, the studio that become a national landmark for Reggae artists to make music. Many well known artists made HC&F a frequent pitstop while visiting New York including Shaggy, who recorded his first single there and Shabba Ranks who recorded, "Mr. Loverman," there. Amongst others, Smart's received lessons from King Tubby but he took his learnings and made them his own. Smart created his own sound and he mixed hit singles like Johnny Clarke's, "None Shall Escape the Judgment." 30 years later, Smart is still pushing the Reggae sounds that we all love out of HC&F. Red Bull Music Academy has recognized the great contribution that Smart has made to Reggae music and has paid tribute to him in their latest daily note issue. As Shaggy has said,  “Philip Smart is the man who made the whole New York reggae scene really come alive." Full Story and Videos AFter The Jump... Check out the story right here...   Click on the gallery to hear some HC&F hits an check out an exclusive RGAT Interview

Barrington Levy "Murderer"

Carlton Livingston "100 Weight of Collie Weed"

Shaggy "Mampie!"

Super Cat, Frankie Paul & Heavy D "Big & Ready"

Shabba Ranks "Mr. Loverman"

Monyaka "Go Deh Yaka"

Dirtsman "Hot This Year"

Philip Smart chats With Reshma B Part 1

Legendary reggae producer Philip Smart speaks with The ReggaeGirlAboutTown about how he got into music as a youth in Jamaica—from going to school with Augustus Pablo to mixing tunes at King Tubby’s studio. Philip explains how he was able to recognise his first hit record as a producer and even breaks down how he found time to deal with the girls!

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Philip Smart chats With Reshma B Part 2

Reshma B reasons with legendary reggae producer Philip Smart at HC&F Studio. They talk about how he learned the finer points of mixing and cutting dubs from the dub master King Tubby. Then Smart speaks about his decision to move to the U.S. and establish his own studio, and the challenges of making reggae music inna foreign. “You have to get the sound as close to JA as possible otherwise they wouldn’t work here.”

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Philip Smart chats With Reshma B Part 3

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