Lets take the day off from dancehall. For all those New Yorkers that can brave the cold, a good friend of mine and an amazing photographer is showing his pieces from Haiti in New York on Friday. John Francis Peters experienced the Haiti that once was, two weeks prior to the destruction of the Port Au Prince earthquake. His showcase of these images this Friday will benefit the Hopital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti. I had the good fortune of working with John for two years at the FADER and he is a talented person with the capacity to capture the most subtle ephemeral moments in beautiful ways. For those that won’t be able to make it to the show, peep his website for a collection of images from his Haitian travels.
So… *half smiles, stretches fingers*… back to hybrid sounds, bastardized tracks, dancehall soundsystems and the depths of Adele’s despair. The Heatwave crew has been stirring their summer coals over there in farin ‘ol merry England, dropping a refix on the remix of the soul lounge sound of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”. Heatwave calls it […]
Despite Max Glazer’s exclamation that if all dancehall sounded like Spragga Benz’s ‘Duppy Nuh Frighten Vampire’ he’d “be a happy man”, he also understands the importance of the dapper snap of a good dancehall riddim. Glazer’s newest Flatlands riddim is being featured over on the Federation Sound blog and mingles with a few of Glazer’s […]
When a riddim gets dropped with big dancehall names like Demarco, Mr. Lexx, Vybz Kartel and Beenie Man, such as the Exit 21 riddim, it usually gets at least an extended rotation from local Selectors. These days turn over seems quicker then ever. Watching this riddim be pushed to the sidelines has invoked the dancehall […]