Posts tagged "Night Nurse"

HEAR THIS: Gregory Isaacs “Night Nurse” (Strip Mix)

Necessary Mayhem Remixes The Cool Ruler
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Curtis Lynch Jr. has been serving up bass-heavy dancehall tracks with next generation UK artists for a hot minute now. But his latest production on the Necessary Mayhem imprint is very much on the classic tip. Gregory Isaacs Remixes brings the Cool Ruler’s catalog into 2013, reworking those Roots Radics and Sly & Robbie tracks with heaping mounds of bass and fresh new frequencies. Check out what he did with “Night Nurse,” in this exclusive Boomshots premiere. Audio After The Jump…
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HEAR THIS: Steely & Clevie Top 12

From Studio One To Studio 2000, Dancehall’s Dynamic Duo Did It All


Steely’s untimely death this week leaves an enormous void that can only be filled by more tunes. At times like these all we can do is say a prayer for the man’s family and loved ones, and honor his legacy by returning again and again to the music he loved so deeply. Read more »

Better Days: Reasoning With Steely & Clevie

Remembering Wycliffe “Steely” Johnson Aug. 18, 1962 – Sep. 1, 2009

Two The Hard Way: Steely & Clevie did it real big during dancehall’s digital era.

Even after reading the sobering words of his musical sparring partner Cleveland “Clevie” Browne in this Sunday’s Jamaica Observer, the untimely death of ace Roots Radics keyboardist and pioneering dancehall producer Wycliffe “Steely” Johnson still comes as a terrible shock. The 47-year-old musician, composer, and groovemaster has played such a vital role on so many classic reggae recordings—from Gregory Isaacs’ immortal “Night Nurse” to the ubiqitous Punany riddim to “Sorry” (by “the other Foxy Brown”) to dancehall blasters like Tiger’s “When” and Shabba Ranks’s “Ting a Ling” even soulful cuts like Beres Hammond’s “Double Trouble” and the hit remake of Dawn Penn’s “No No No”—that it’s hard to imagine Jamaican music without him. [UPDATE: V.P.’s new Reggae Anthology pays tribute to Steelie & Clevie] Read more »