The Riddim Twins: Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare together are responsible for some of the more seminal sounds ever to leave these shores. Riddims such as ‘Baltimore’ and ‘Taxi’ are revered the world over and they are constantly sought out by more contemporary acts such as No Doubt and Britney Spears to help complete their tracks. Two more reasons why Jamaicans should always be proud #knowyourroots #tbt #culture #reggae #dancehall #dub #producers #slyandrobbie #backayard #kingston #photooftheday #jamaica #igers #riddim #trysellthis #mushashtageverything #island (at Tai Flora Luxe)
Tenor Saw - Victory Train
I was so honored to donate one of my books to Roger Steffens‘ reggae collection yesterday. What an amazing guy! Every time I hang out with him I am inspired.
Here’s the intro to his Wikipedia page. It doesn’t do him or his collection justice but…
Roger Steffens (born June 17, 1942) is a Brooklyn, New York born actor, author, lecturer, editor, reggae archivist, photographer, producer. Roger is perhaps best known for his reggaearchives, in particular his archives of Bob Marley. Six rooms of his home in Los Angeles house his archives, which include the world’s largest collection of Bob Marley material. Based on these archives Roger lectures internationally with a multi-media presentation called “The Life of Bob Marley”. Roger’s radio career began in New York in 1961, and was co-host of the award-winning Reggae Beat on KCRW in Los Angeles and was syndicated on 130 stations worldwide in the 1980s. Roger has two children, Kate and Devon.
#halfpint #onstage #now #rebelsinthegarden #rootzunderground #concert #vibes (at Hope Botanical Gardens)
A-Trak and Zinc’s massive, siren-laden raver “Stingray” gets reworked into a proper party starter thanks to dancehall star Natalie Storm. Her seductively catchy vocal turns the tune into “Like The Dancefloor,” a dirty pop anthem that’s already making waves in the club. The single features brand new remixes from bass upstart Dismantle, dirtybird’s newest house hero Shadow Child, and Miami wunderkind JWLS, while the track’s official music video directed by Charlie & Joe of Forever Pictures (shot on location during Notting Hill Carnival in London) keeps the irie vibes going worldwide.
Single & Remixes release October 16, 2012 via Fool’s Gold & Rinse (UK)
Directed by Charlie & Joe of Forever Pictures
source: ATRAK’s Youtube