Posts tagged "Diplo"

HEAR THIS: Snoop Lion “Here Comes The King” ft. Angela Hunte

The Lion’s Latest Reincarnation With A Positive Vibration
Berhane’s brand new musical biscuit blends distressed dubstep bass tones with a steppers drumbeat and royal melodies from the empress Angela Hunte—all courtesy of the Major Lazer posse. When the Lion roars the whole jungle trembles. UPDATE: Snoop Lion has inked a deal with RCA Sony to release the album Reincarnated in Spring 2013. “Major Lazer and I had a special opportunity to focus on recording REINCARNATED from top-to-bottom with no interruptions in Jamaica. From my time spent with the people and in the streets, these songs are based on peace, love, and the struggle.” said Snoop Lion. “‘Here Comes The King’ is a taste of what’s to come off that REINCARNATED album and movie. It’s going to be an exciting 2013. Bless up.” Audio After The Jump…

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Diplo Does Dancehall In Vanity Fair

Wes Takes The VF Massive To Jamaica and Introduces Them to Popcaan, Busy, and Passa Passa

Diplo and his road dog / top shotta Shane McCauley have published a photo essay in the latest issue of Vanity Fair as the producer behind Major Lazer continues to expose dancehall to a wider audience. “I was in Jamaica during this time recording with a crew for a secret project,” Diplo write in the story. “Popcaan has been brought in to give us some current vibes, and also some weed and other stuff. His favorite drink is a weird fruit flavor of vodka that he mentions in mad songs. In fact, he mentions me and the producer Dre Skull in this tune we are recording, and his friends and the studio. In Jamaica nearly every song is a document of the moment. Dre Skull will release Popcaan’s next single and has been a producer within the Vybz camp for a few years. In fact, he produced the entire Vybz album, Kingston Story, in 2011—one of the most coherent and best long-player dancehall albums in the past decades. Dre Skull produces videos for the songs he produces, too, and through his YouTube channel, these videos and the ad revenue they generate support his label on a day-to-day basis. It’s a funny economy that just sorted itself out, since the fall of the old days of record deals and CD sales—but dancehall still found a way to keep the doors open.” More Photos After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Live Stream Notting Hill Carnival

Just Because You’re Not In London Doesn’t Mean You Have To Miss All The Madness

The biggest street fair in Europe is raging right now. And you feel like you’re missing all the action cause you’re not there. Well fret not. The Red Bull Music Academy is streaming all the action right now. So what you waiting for? Read more »

WATCH THIS: Major Lazer ft. Amber of Dirty Projectors “Get Free”

Major Lazer’s New Single Gets The Visual Treatment

Major Lazer unleashes a new video for their latest single “Get Free” featuring the harmonies of Amber from the Dirty Projectors voice of the track’s minimalistic synth driven production. The track is expertly placed behind a virtual tour of average Jamaican life, be it climbing the hills to a waterfall or hitting the town to soak in the youths dancing. The vid also features cameos from some of Dancehall’s finest – Take a look you won’t be disappointed. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Snoop Lion Pon Radio Lily

The Artist Formerly Known As Snoop Dogg Passes Through The Strictly Boomshots Show

After his big “Reincarnated” Press Conference at Miss Lily’s Restaurant, Snoop passed through to reason about his new reggae album, his epic trip to Jamaica, what he saw when he visited Tivoli Gardens, and who’s got the best weed—Jamaica or California? Read more »

WATCH THIS: Snoop Lion “Reincarnated” Documentary Trailer

New Film Tells The Story Of How Snoop Dogg Became Snoop Lion

Yesterday was a big day for Snoop Dogg Lion, and for reggae music. One of the biggest icons in hip-hop history called a press conference to discuss his first-ever reggae album, titled Reincarnated. But the record—produced by Diplo and the Major Lazer posse—is only the beginning. Snoop’s epic trip to Jamaica and his transformation from Snoop Dogg, hardcore rap star to Snoop Lion, Rasta reggae singer is chronicled in a documentary film produced by VICE Media that will premiere this fall at the Toronto Film Festival. Check out the official trailer after the jump. Read more »

Rusko Asks “Are You A Dubstep Skanker?”

Download The Latest Track From Mad Decent’s Dubstep Dada & Maybe Land A Spot In His Video

Rusko’s new album Songs is mashing up the dubstep world, and now he’s giving fans a chance to embarrass themselves land a spot in his video. Here’s the 411:

“We’ve all seen that “move” before, but what exactly is it? You’re at a dubstep show and take a look around to see one guy flailing his arms recklessly through the air, another person headbanging so hard they could break a 2×4, and then of course…the open armed wing flap. RUSKO is giving everyone the chance to embrace their inner Skanker and let their own interpretation of that feeling when you hear dubstep be shown to the world.”

Check out a helpful video demonstration featuring A-trak and Diplo after the jump.
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Snoop Dogg’s Top 5 Reggae Jams

Why Are People So Shocked That Snoop Would Dabble In Reggae? Doggy Dogg’s Been At It For Years

Yesterday Diplo had the blogs burning up with news that he’s working on a reggae album with Snoop Dogg. “Snoop Dogg is an icon, man,” the Major Lazer producer told MTV.  “He’s bigger than the music. What we’re doing is a reggae record. It’s like Snoop Dogg and Major Lazer together. It’s all reggae and he’s singing and he’s doing a fucking awesome job and I never knew it, but he had his heart in every song… We’re going to get back into the production of it next month, and I’m really proud of that record. It’s the first record I’ve ever executive-produced and his crew is amazing.” This may explain why we recently heard that Popcaan and Snoop made a song together. We can’t wait to hear what Snoop and Diplo come up with. But we’re a little confused that people seem surprised that Snoop would do a reggae song. Sure he’s better known for his pimpadelic G-funk rap hits, but the Doggamuffin has been dabbling in reggae for years. Let’s rewind back from the top…

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David Rodigan Receives Royal Honor

Reggae Radio Legend To Join “Most Excellent Order Of British Empire”

Congratulations to David Rodigan, the legendary UK radio personality who will receive a royal order of chivalry, becoming a member of the “Most Excellent Order of the British Empire” for his contributions to broadcasting. Rodigan has represented all forms of reggae music on British airwaves and beyond for over 30 years—from programs on BBC Radio and on KISS FM to countless sound clashes all over the world. No word yet whether Mr. Ram Jam will receive his honor personally from the Queen, but he’s sure to think of her next time he dips in the box and draws for this one. Dub it with your majesty… Ya know? Read more »

WATCH THIS: Major Lazer “Original Don” Video

Take Em To The Butcher Shop—Chop, Chop, Chop!

Further proof that Major Lazer runs the world. Them and that blasted Partysquad have taken over the suburbs. They’ve got grandma rocking dark glasses while the kids swing Jian swords and perform strange synchronized dance moves. They’ve even got Diplo serving sandwiches. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Mavado “Delilah” (Diplo Remix)

Crispy New Dubstep Version Of The Starbwoy’s Outernational Boomshot

Diplo refixes the latest big tune from the Gully Gaad. Dubstep posse stand up. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Beyonce “Girls (Run The World)”

Young B Gone Pon De Floor To Ratid… How Major Is That?

Beyonce sure loves that dancehall style… Read more »