Like King Jammy and Scientist, Philip Smart was a student of the late great Jamaican dub pioneer KING TUBBY, who gave him the chance to learn the art of sound engineering. At Tubby’s he mixed classics like Johnny Clarke’s “None Shall Escape the Judgment” for producer Bunny “Striker” Lee, who gave him the title “Prince Philip.” But unlike Tubby’s other students, Smart relocated to the U.S. in the late 1970s, taking classes in multitrack production and radio in New York. After working for various producers in Brooklyn and the Bronx, Smart established HC&F Studios in Freeport, Long Island, which rapidly became the center of New York’s thriving reggae scene. Read the rest: http://www.clashmusic.com/features/meeting-philip-smart
Interview Part 1
Interview Part 2
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!
Behind the scenes for ‘Heels on’ video shoot – the track is the first single from Lady Saw’s self-produced Alter Ego album. Its has been making waves internationally and the video is every bit as hot as you’d expect it to be – catch a glimpse of Saw & Shaggy steaming up the set of the video, which was shot inside Lady Saw’s house in the hills about Kingston, JA