Posts tagged "Max Glazer"

The Rockhouse Foundation and Third World Raise One Third of A Million Dollars for the Children of Jamaica, in One Night!

The Rockhouse Foundation and Third World Raise One Third of A Million Dollars for the Children of Jamaica, in One Night!

The Rockhouse Foundation Works To Build An Inclusive Educational Community in Negril
On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Rockhouse Foundation hosted the foundation’s 14th annual dinner to raise money for its beneficiary, the children of Jamaica. The Foundation to date raised $4.5 million U.S.D to fund projects to improve education in Negril. Most notable is the renovations of six schools (including Negril All Age School, Negril Basic School, Little Bay All Age School, Moreland Hill Primary and the Bunch of Stars E.C.I.) and the Negril Community Library. The Foundation’s most recent endeavor encompassed the building of a new school, Savanna-La-Mar Inclusive Infant Academy (SIIA). The later, contains an inclusive curriculum, offering educational opportunities for children with disabilities. Building a community that is inclusive for all children, lies at the heart of the Rockhouse Foundation’s mission. More After The Jump

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Royalty In NYC: Jesse Royal and The King Suns at SOBs

Royalty In NYC: Jesse Royal and The King Suns at SOBs

The Palace Pickney Delivers An Emancipation Message During Bob Marley EarthStrong Weekend

Not many artists can fill SOBs on a snowy winter night with temperatures in the twenties. But Jesse Royal is not just any artist. So this past Monday night, his first time performing at the legendary night club he had a toe-to-toe, overflowing crowd out early. The crowd got warm and cozy with some blazing hits by Lionface (Lion King), Max Glazer & Kenny Meez (Federation Sound), DJ Gravy & Micro Don (Rice N’ Peas), Rob Kenner, SeeBorn, and Charlie Brown (BBC Hi-Fi). The temperature kept rising throughout Jah Bami and Knight Blade’s live session—heightened by a rousing performance of their viral hit “I Got That Weed”—before the special surprise guest was announced by the Host, Rob Kenner.  More After The Jump…

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Spragga Benz’s Bongo Bash in Jamaica

Spragga Benz's Bongo Bash in Jamaica

The Dancehall Icon Celebrates A Career Without Compare

With 22 years in the music industry, Carlton Errington Grant aka Spragga Benz, tours the world, on long journeys from his home in Dunkirk, Kingston, Jamaica. However, despite his worldwide success, the dancehall icon remains deeply rooted to his humble beginnings with LA Benz sound. This weekend,  he will return home for his Bongo Bash at “LA Benz Corner” in Duhaney Park, Lessing Avenue, Kingston 20 on Saturday, May 31, 2014.  Ricky Villa, owner of LA Benz, who has now passed on, encouraged Spragga to first enter the studio and this followed with a big break, when he voiced some dubs for Buju Banton. More After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Ashtrays And Heartbreaks The Mixtape

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Stemming from the buzz off his recent Reincarnated album Snoop Lion unlike most artists drops a mixtape after the initial release. Named after one of the critically acclaimed singles “Ashtrays & Heartbreaks” features an infusion of reggae, dancehall, hip hop and yes a little dubstep sprinkled in between. Mixed by the Federation Sound General Max Glazer “Ashtrays & Heartbreaks” is available for Streaming And Download After The Jump… Read more »

Snoop Rocks Lionfest at SXSW

Snoop Rocks Lionfest at SXSW

Snoop Lion Premieres Reincarnated Then Mashes Up SXSW w Major Lazer & Mavado

Yesterday was a big day for the man called Snoop Lion. First his film Reincarnated had its official U.S. premiere at the Paramount Theater in Austin Texas. (The film opens nationwide today; check SnoopLion.com for show times and locations.) Then later that night he headlined Lionfest at SXSW’s VICEland stage, sharing the bill with Major Lazer—the team that produced his Reincarnated album—and Mavado, who collabos with Snoop on the tune “Lighters Up,” as well as DJ Max Glazer of BKNY’s Federation Sound. After all the debates, the skeptics, and the naysayers had spoken their minds, it all came down to Snoop Lion showing what he could do on stage for the first time ever. And the capacity crowd was definitely showing love to the Lion, who transformed into Snoop Dogg and back again many times through the night. Aside from performing cuts from the Reincarnated album like “La La La,” “Here Comes The King,” “Lighters Up,” and “No Guns Allowed,” Snoop also kicked reggae remixes of classics like “Gin & Juice,” “Drop It Like it’s Hot” and “Young Wild & Free.” He also covered Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved” as well as “Funkin’ For Jamaica” as well as bringing out Daz and Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound for some straight-up Death Row /DPG rap jams. But Lionfest wasn’t limited to reggae or rap— Snoop even did straight-up versions of “Jump Around” by House of Pain and Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock & Roll.” Check the photo gallery above. Video After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Chronixx Pon Radio Lily

Chronixx Flashes Through NYC And Nices Up The Strictly Boomshots Show
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For some reason Chronixx decided to leave sunny Jamaica and head for snowy NYC this weekend. Luckily he found his way to Radio Lily, where Max Glazer and DJ Autograph were holding down the Strictly Boomshots show. Listen to him freestyling on some Studio One gems and touching his breakthrough hit “Behind Curtain” on a different type of riddim. Video and Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Johnny Osbourne & Tarrus Riley Rock Miss Lily’s Variety Anniversary Bash

Last Night Come In Like A Stage Show

Last night Miss Lily’s Variety and Melvin’s Juice Box celebrated its first anniversary in fine style with an all-day party that was broadcast live on RadioLily.com. The place was packed with reggae royalty from early out. Dean Fraser and Tarrus Riley mingled with Clive Chin and Carol Dodd, who blessed the place with some amazing never-before-heard Studio One rarities (including “In My Fathers House” and “Ungodly King” by Dennis Brown, a new version of “Gorgon” by Cornell Campbell, “Mix It Up” by J.D. Smoothe, and the original “Shank-I-Sheck” instrumental by Roy Burroughs). Noel Alphonso, son of the late great Roland Alphonso (whose birthday was also last night) was in the place along with the whole Miss Lily’s family to enjoy one-of-a-kind live performances by the one and only Johnny Osbourne and Tarrus Riley—up close and personal with DJ Max Glazer at the controls. Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Miss Lily’s Family Style Vol. 1 “Megamix”

DJ Max Glazer Makes The Music Play—Right Away!

Miss Lily’s hasn’t been around much more than a year, but the Houston Street hotspot is already an NYC institution, bringing yardstyle food, music, and vibes to Gotham City residents. When the good folks at RadioLily.com aren’t playing the people’s music (night and day) or playing host to reggae royalty that passes through Miss Lily’s restaurant (and the next-door chill spot Miss Lily’s Variety / Melvin’s Juicebar) on the regular, they’re hosting art exhibitions, publishing recherche books, and curating reggae-dancehall-soca anthologies like the oh-so-crucial Miss Lily’s Family Style Vol. 1. Peep my liner notes below, and keep clicking for a full track list and a taste of DJ Max Glazer’s murderous megamix.   Audio After The Jump…

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HEAR THIS: Max Glazer and Dre Skull Pon Radio Lily For The “Kingston Story Deluxe” Release Party

A Vybz Kartel Dubplate Barrage Followed By A Strictly Boomshots Interview & A Dre Skull Megamix

This past Tuesday at Miss Lily’s Variety NYC, VICE Records and Mixpak celebrated the launch of Kingston Story Deluxe, the record Kartel once described thusly: “I’m so excited about the album, I feel like it’s my first album.” Max Glazer set the tone with a Federation station dubplate barrage, followed by Rob Kenner’s interview with Dreskull and Max about working with Kartel. Audio after the jump. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Tarrus Riley Pon Radio Lily

Singy Singy Flashing Lyrics Live And Direct Inna Dancehall Style
Last night Tarrus Riley, Dean Fraser, and Diana King joined Monty Alexander on the final night of his two-week stand at New York’s legendary jazz club The Blue Note. But in between the first and second set, Tarrus passed through Radio Lily to dash it in a dancehall style. Versatility a dweet. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Rihanna Birthday Dubplate Mix

DJ Max Glazer Flings Down Some Dubplate Specials For RiRi’s Bornday
Today is Rihanna’s 24th birthday, and wherever she is right now, we’ve got a feeling she’s celebrating inna fine style. Of course Rihanna’s not just one of the world’s biggest pop stars, she’s also a massive reggae fan. No wonder she chose DJ Max Glazer of Federation Sound as her touring selector for the first three years of her career. In fact she still calls on Max to fling down selections at special events—like, say her birthday party…. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Natalie Storm “A Perfect Storm”

Hot Young DJ Steps Her Game Up Off The Meter With New Mixtape

Alongside her sistren Timberlee and Tifa, Natalie Storm is the nitroglycerine of TNT, the Charlie’s Angels of Dancehall. But last week Natalie stepped to the Big Apple one away, bringing all types of heat to freezing NYC. Read more »