Posts tagged "Abyssinians"

The Heatmakerz’ Baddest Reggae Samples

The Heatmakerz' Baddest Reggae Samples

Rsonist Breaks Down The Reggae Roots Of The Heatmakerz’ Crack Music

Gregory Green aka Rsonist was born in Mandeville, Jamaica and moved to NYC as a youth. He was fascinated by music all his life, and grew up to establish The Heatmakerz production team in the early 2000s. They made their name working with Cam’Ron and The Diplomats, as well as other big name rappers like Lil Wayne and Fat Joe. The Heatmakerz production style features lots of high-energy beats, sped-up soul loops, and reggae samples galore—a sound that came to be known as “Crack Music.” After shooting an episode of Rhythm Roulette for our peoples at Mass Appeal, Rsonist spoke with Boomshots and broke down the inspiration behind some of his best-known reggae flips. Interview After The Jump & Countdown Above In The Gallery Read more »

DOWNLOAD: Al Fingers Refix Mix

Mavado Meets Wailing Souls, Cher Meets The Abyssinians & Smokey Robinson Inna Studio One Style…WaDemADoBoomshots This dude Al Fingers is well versatile. Not only is he the author of crucial books like Clarks In Jamaica (which was recently excerpted on Boomshots) and Greensleeves: The First 100 Covers, he’s also nifty with a remix. (Guess they don’t call hin Fingers for nothing.) So we were delighted to get the link to this mixtape collecting some of his best refixes, many of which were previously available only in strictly limited 45 pressings. A word to the wise: You’d better get ready for something completely differet. Audio & Download Link After The Jump… Read more »