Melanie Fiona lives the and rocks the stage in extra-high Louboutin heels on World Music Night of the Tobago Jazz Experience, Undeterred by the torrential downpour, Melanie decides to touch the big ‘Syren Hall’ (Melanie’s reggae alter-ego) selection, “Somebody Come Get Me Before I Kill This Man,” and all the ladies can relate. Just after Melanie steps off the stage, she chats on just how important this Guayanese/Toronto girl’s Caribbean roots really are.
Stylo G links up and chats about his new label deal at 3Beat Records, the hot new tune “Soundbwoy”, his upcoming dancehall EP & why he’s now “diving in it.” Click here for full story & video ..
Snoop Lion Chops it up on the red carpet Just before the premiere of his film “Reincarnated” at this years SXSW. He talked about his favorite parts of the movie, how he gets ready to perform as Snoop Lion, and the special herbs and spices that he prefers on his popcorn.
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When you’re talking about classical roots rock rub-a-dub sound systems, there are no more celebrated names in the dancehall of fame than King SturGav Hi Fi and Volcano High Power. Sturgav was established by Daddy U Roy, the legendary DJ who made his name on King Tubby’s Home Town Hi-Fi but went on to create a sound system of his own to provide a means for younger aspiring talents to develop their microphone skills. Read the rest
Philip Smart – PT 1/2 – The legendary reggae producer chats how it all started on the island and got into music as a yute. Pablo connection. Still in school and book a half hour studio time. How they started mixing. The tubby connection—learning the studio vibes. How he was able to recognise his first hit record as a producer and how they dealt with the girls!