Tuesday, 19 June 2012

48 days til Jamaica 50

Another day, another Jamaica 50 post. 48 days to go.

Today the song I've picked out has been on constant repeat today. Some 80s dancehall in a dub style courtesy of Barry Brown "Give Another Israel A Try" produced by Henry "Junjo" Lawes. I love the vibe of these songs. Heavy bassline, vocals that cut through the bass, then producer running the board with mixing. Don't know who mixed it, but it's the ting!

p.s. I'd love to have done this in some chronological order, but that isn't my vibe right now. One post will be though. Maybe from 10 days to go.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Supercat vs Ninja Man - 50 days 'til Jamaican 50

So, as we continue on with the countdown 'til Jamaica's 50th year of independence, today I bring clip of the day.

Super Cat and Ninja Man still rank as two of the most feared lyricists and performers in dancehall history. Sadly, the much anticipated clash was interrupted by patrons throwing bottles. Not unusual for Sting crowd who thow bottles at anything they don't agree with, be it VybzKartel's fight with Ninja Man or Notorious B.I.G. for excessive N-word usage (side note: @BashmentVibes hit me on Twitter to say he made it rain, so they showered him with bottles. Get what you pay for).

Anyway, watch the legendary clash below.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

50 days til Jamaican 50th Independence

In celebrating the Jamaica 50th year of independence, I will post my favourite Jamaican or Jamaican related video of the day, be it a song, live concert, iconic moment, artist profile or whatever.

As it's the first day, it's only right I hail up father Bob Marley. Check him out in Boston, MA  in 1979 - two years prior to his untimely death.

"On July 21, 1979 Bob Marley and The Wailers, Dick Gregory, Olatunji, Eddie Palmieri, Jabula, the art of Black Dance and Patti Labelle came to Harvard Stadium in Boston for a concert to benefit the on-going struggles in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa. The concert was called AMANDLA.: Festival of Unity. A benfit Concert for Relief and Humanitarian Aid to Southern Africa."

Skip to 15mins for beginning of performance.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Quick update... I'm still abaat

So, yeah, hi. Haven't posted here in a while and for that I apologise. To keep up with my nonsense, follow me on Twitter @MarvinSparks. If you don't wanna follow me, you can silent stalk me. I'm alright with that. Failing that, check Soul Culture. Anyway, lemme update you on all the posts I've done over there. Click the names you wanna see.

Damian Marley – ‘Set Up Shop’ | Music Video

Morgan Heritage – “The Return” | New Music

Mr. Vegas – “Bruck It Down” | Music Video

Popcaan – ‘Party Shot’ (Major Lazer remix) | Free Download

Chino – “Rich 2Moro” | Music Video

Stephen Marley f/ Wale x The Cast of Fela – “Made In Africa” | Music Video

Elephant Man f/ Lady Saw – ‘Siddung’ | Music Video

No Doubt debuts webisode series, previews ‘Push & Shove’ f/ Busy Signal (prod. by Major Lazer) [Video]

I-Octane – ‘L.O.V.E. Y.O.U.’ | Music Video

Lea-Anna – ‘Clear Di Way’ | New Music

Jah Sun f/ Peetah Morgan – ‘Heart Like A Lion’ | Music Video

Romain Virgo live dub session at BoomStation [Video]

David Rodigan wins Gold Award at Sony Radio Academy Awards | Music News

Gyptian f/ Hollow Point – “Til A Mawning” | Music Video -

J Boog : Get Familiar 

Beenie Man insists: “I respect each and every human being, regardless of sexual preference” [Video]

Dre Skull – ‘Loudspeaker Riddim’ | New Music Preview

Reggae star Busy Signal arrested on extradition warrant | Music News

Romain Virgo – ‘The System’ | Album Review

Respect Jamaica 50 Festival celebrates for 12 nights in London | UK Events

Sweet Jamaica: Mr Vegas performs “Alive and Well” x “Can’t Stop Now” in New York [Video]

Vybz Kartel – “Back To Life” | New Music - Audio

Sean Paul – “Find It” [Bassline Riddim] | New Music Shaggy x Beenie Man rock the Ranch Entertainment launch party in NYC [Video] - Video

Busy Signal f/ Damian Marley – “Kingston Town (Remix)” | New Music - Audio

From Sunday 17th June I aim to blog every day for 50 days.Stay tuned