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Fattis Burrell’s Son Kareem Celebrates His Father’s Musical Legacy With This Xterminator Megamix

The late great Phillip “Fattis” Burrell helped shape the sound of modern reggae music with the classic records released on his Xterminator label. Since Fattis’ death last December his son Kareem Burrell has kept the family’s musical legacy alive, producing a new wave of artists like Jesse Royal. He also put together this megamix of some of his father’s most powerful productions. Photographic portrait by the one David Corio. Audio after the jump. Read more »

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10 Reasons Why The Late Great Fattis Burrell’s Music Can’t Stop Play

This weekend brought word of another reggae legend’s passing. Phillip “Fattis” Burrell, the man behind the crucial dancehall and reggae label Xterminator Records—and before that, Vena Records—died on Saturday after suffering a heart attack two weeks ago. The prolific producer who helped launch the careers of Luciano, Sizzla, Sanchez and Pinchers will be keenly missed.

Everybody has their Fattis favorites; he recorded decades’ worth of great music with just about every significant singer and DJ in Jamaica. And we’re not even going to try and touch on the classics he produced for Vena. But when the roll is called up yonder, these tunes have got to be there. Run that… Read more »