Posts tagged "Sound System"

Reasoning with Garfield “Chin” Bourne:
“Authentic Sound Clash Culture is in Jeopardy”

Reasoning with Garfield "Chin" Bourne: "Authentic Sound Clash Culture is in Jeopardy"

Keeping Sound System Safe From The Culture Vultures

As co-founder of Irish & Chin, one of the most respected reggae promotion companies in the world, Garfield “Chin” Bourne has left his mark on the music industry and popular culture as a whole. He is the founder of SoundChat Radio and a range of media ventures, but Chin may be best known as a leading advocate of sound system culture at a time where hardcore soundclash audience is aging, and the appropriation of dancehall culture is not limited to international artists reworking Jamaican rhythms to hit the pop charts. The rise of EDM music and the success of the recent Red Bull Culture Clash highlight the impact of Jamaican sound systems on worldwide pop music, even as the originators of the culture who are still active tend to be marginalized.  Interview After The Jump… Read more »

Major Lazer Mashes Up Mumbai

Major Lazer Mashes Up Mumbai

Diplo, Walshy & Jillionaire Drop Bombs in Bombay

“India is special and its beauty absolutely humbled me,” said Diplo in the comments for Major Lazer’s “Lean On” video—one of the most popular music videos in history, with over 1.25 BILLION views. That video was shot in Mumbai aka Bombay, the booming metropolis on India’s west coast. Earlier this year Major Lazer brought the Mad Decent Block party to Mumbai and Boomshots was there to witness the magic (shout out to Jillionaire—good lookin’ out fam). “Major Lazer has always been a culture mashup,” Diplo says. “To us, India feels like some kind of special creature with one foot in history and one firmly in the future. The experience is something we’ll never forget.” Watch yah now. Video After The Jump… Read more »

R.I.P. King Stitt

No Matter What The People Say, King Stitt Led The Way

Order of merit to the foundation of the music. Yesterday the pioneering DJ King Stitt passed away after a long battle with prostate cancer. Read more »

What Is A Dubplate?

Check Out Killamanjaro Sound’s Original Dub Cutting Machine

Some sound have no bottom some sound have no top, but Kill-a-Man-Jaro… Read more »

Notting Hill Carnival, Post Riots Edition

Bobby Babylon Flexes Muscle, But Europe’s Biggest Street Jam Raves On

Naysayers be damned, London showed its true colors at the 2011 Notting Hill Carnival. Scheduled for August 28 and 29th, the date came just three weeks after a firestorm of rioting that spread across Britain following the death of Mark Duggan, an Anglo-Jamaican youth who was shot by police in North London. The wounds from that traumatic spasm of “Anarchy in the UK“—which resulted in 5 deaths, 16 injuries, and over 3000 arrests—will not heal overnight. Nor will we soon forget the ugly divisive rhetoric unleashed by the flareup of violence. But nothing brings people together like a good rave. Read more »

Daddy U-Roy Burns Out “Stupid” Selectors

The man called Ewart Beckford, O.D. a.k.a. Daddy U-Roy raised the art of toasting to new heights. He didn’t just spit a few phrases here and there, he rode the riddim from the starting gate to the last furlong. Read more »