Posts tagged "Dreskull"

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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Dub Champions Festival Kicks Off Tonight In NYC

 The Past, Present & Future of Bass Music: From Scientist & Lee “Scratch” Perry to Kode9 & Appleblim

These days everybody seems to be raving about electronic dance music—or “EDM.” There are too many different subgenres to list here, and more are being invented as we speak. But the true heads know that it all started with another three-letter word: dub. Subatomic Sound’s second annual Dub Champions Festival is all about rewinding back to the reggae roots of dub and then fast-forward into the future of bass music. It all begins tonight with Deadly Dragon Sounds free Downtown Top Ranking kick-off party at Happy Endings. As always, the Downtown Top Ranking session is free. For everything else, you may want to register at  www.DubChampions.com for a discount code. Full schedule of events after the jump.

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