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jueves, 30 de enero de 2014

Sublime 3-Ring Circus: Live At The Palace - October 21, 1995

October 21, 1995 was a historic moment, though its participants may not have known it. Less than a year before Sublime would release their seminal self-titled record, the band rocked a sellout crowd at Hollywood’s the Palace. Seven months later, lead singer Bradley Nowell was dead of an overdose, ending the band just before Sublime exploded onto the charts. Now, after the band's storied and prematurely stunted career - after their breakout album helped shape the sound of the ‘90s, and their consequent breakup and reunion with a replacement singer - 25 years after Sublime's first show comes their first official recorded concert, 3-Ring Circus: Live at The Palace - October 21, 1995.

The 78-minute, 27-song setlist features a comprehensive slice of Sublime's early catalogue, including classics like "Badfish", "40 Oz To Freedom", and "Greatest Hits". "Don’t Push" is split in half to bookend a lazily confident "Garden Grove". The band tears through several stretches without pause, running Toots & the Maytals cover "54-46 That’s My Number" straight into "Date Rape", the latter of which pauses partway through because "Eric Wilson broke a bass string, hold on."

The beats on many tracks are slower and fatter than the recorded versions, which is a mixed blessing. It's novel to hear the songs embellished, but for those who grew up on the recordings alone, the exchange robs the live tracks of their energy in places. "We're Only Gonna Die For Our Arrogance" still rocks hard on its uptempo sections, but they're such a marked contrast from the fat reggae beats of the intro that they jangle nervously in places, Nowell's voice fading into the mix, rather than the masterful, controlled burn on the album. Similarly, Nowell's flat delivery on "Right Back" robs the strategic pauses of their comedic value.

miércoles, 22 de enero de 2014

Wayne Marshall Drops His First Album "Tru Colors" in Over Decade

On Jan 21, 2014 Jamaican dancehall singer Wayne Marshall returns with Tru Colors (Ghetto Youths International), his first studio album in over 10 years. The release follows the multi-faceted singjay, songwriter and producer's 2013 digital-only EP Tru Colors (Ghetto Youths International) and his 2003 LP Marshall Law (VP Records).

The 13-track collection is produced primarily by Damian Marley and written almost entirely by Marshall. Tessanne Chin, this season's winner of NBC's The Voice and Marshall's sister-in-law, also contributes lyrics on the album's closing track "On The End."

The album features an all-star cast of collaborations, including Ace Hood, Cham & Waka Flocka on "Go Harder,"  Aidonia, Assassin, I-Octane, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Bounty Killer & Vybz Kartel on "Go Hard," Assassin on "Stupid Money," Bounty Killer on "Be On The Alert," Tarrus Riley on "Nah Give Up" and Capleton on "Strike Dem." Tru Colors is distributed through Thirty Tigers / Sony Red.

martes, 21 de enero de 2014

Jamaica volvió a clasificarse a un Juego Olímpico de Invierno

Jamaica bajo cero, otra vez. Luego de 12 años, el país caribeño volverá a participar en la especialidad de bobsled.

Doce años después de su última participación, el equipo jamaiquino de bobsled volvió a clasificarse a un Juego Olímpico de Invierno: Sochi 2014.

Sí, aquel deporte que llevó a Jamaica a los Juegos de Calgari 1988 y al cine, con Jamaica bajo cero (Cool Runnings), volvió a meter al país centroamericano en una cita olímpica de invierno.

Trabas: La dupla formada por Winston Watts y Marvin Dixon buscan reunir, en las próximas horas, 80.000 dólares para cubrir parte de los gastos. Según Wattson, ya lleva gastados más de 140.000 dólares de su propio bolsillo y, ahora, deberán rebuscárselas para conseguir el dinero faltante.

lunes, 20 de enero de 2014

Tarrus Riley salutes Rocksteady

Singer Tarrus Riley pays tribute to the Rock Steady era on his upcoming album, Love Situation, set for release on February 4.

The 14-track project, his fifth studio album, is largely produced by saxophonist Dean Fraser, Riley's musical director, and distributed digitally by Zojak World Wide.

Shane Brown, who is part of Riley's management team, also produced a track on the set. He told the Sunday Observer that Love Situation is an ode to the popular genre of the late 1960s.

"(It) mostly contains samples, because the album is a true tribute to the Rocksteady era. But there are a few originals on it," said Brown.

A precursor to reggae, Rocksteady originated in 1965. Some of its leading stars were Bob Andy, and harmony groups like the Heptones, Melodians and Gaylads.

viernes, 17 de enero de 2014

UB40 come back, founding members reform to record a new album

The three original members of the Birmingham reggae band, UB40, have announced they are reforming.

Vocalists Ali Campbell and Astro and keyboardist Mickey Virtue, who together started the act in 1978, said on their website they were recording new songs.

Campbell and Virtue left the band in 2008 and Astro quit in November 2013.

UB40, named after the then government's unemployment benefit form, sold more than 70 million records and had three UK number one hits.

The band, who have signed to Cooking Vinyl Records, will also headline the Bearded Theory Festival, at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, in May.

The original line-up played together for about 30 years before Ali Campbell left in January 2008, claiming management disputes.

jueves, 16 de enero de 2014

Moshav Ft. Matisyahu "World on Fire"

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Music Produced by Moshav featuring Matisyahu
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Executive Producers: Yehudah Kamman & Mitch Kuflik
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