SXSW

March 11th, 2013

XLR8R Presents MIxpak and Tormenta Tropical Flyer

Mixpak is back in Austin for 2013 with good friends Tormenta Tropical to throw an official SXSW party presented by XLR8R. Note: this is an official SXSW showcase. There will be a few tickets available on the door, otherwise you need a badge for entry. Join us at the Speakeasy Kabaret, full details on here.

Also, come to the Fader Fort for a two hour Dre Skull DJ set on Thursday, March 14th from 3-5pm. Full details and lineup here.

Fader Fort flyer below >>

Mixpak Pressure Release Party

March 6th, 2013

Mixpak Pressure Release Party

Mixpak is throwing a free party in Brookyn to celebrate the release of the brand new compilation Mixpak Pressure: Volume Two. Rizzla, Jubilee, Dubbel Dutch and Dre Skull are going to be selecting music all night. If you haven’t listened to the release, check it on Mixpak’s SoundCloud.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 6th
WHERE: The Flat
AGE: 21+
DOORS: 8PM
COVER: FREE (RSVP here)

Beenie Man – Super Model (Official Video)

February 19th, 2013

The brand new video for Beenie Man’s “Super Model” sees Beenie pay homage to the coca cola bottle shape. Directed by Andy Capper and filmed on location at Hellshire Beach in Jamaica. This is the third in a trilogy of Kling Klang Riddim videos. In case you missed it, watch the videos for Popcaan’s “So We Do It” and Tifa’s “Champion Bubbler”.

Buy now on iTunes.

Tifa – Champion Bubbler (Official Video)

February 4th, 2013

Brand new music video for Tifa’s “Champion Bubbler” featuring Tifa training and performing with members of the Jamaican national female boxing team. Directed Andy Capper and filmed on location at the Stanley Gold boxing gym in Kingston, Jamaica. This is the second in a trilogy of Kling Klang Riddim videos. In case you missed it, watch the first video for Popcaan’s “So We Do It.”

Buy now on iTunes.

Electric Punanny

January 28th, 2013

Electric Punanny is this weekend in Brooklyn with Jasmine Solano, Melo-X, Dre Skull and Dubbel Dutch.

WHEN: Friday, February 1st
WHERE: The Paperbox. 7 Meadow Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
AGE: 21+
DOORS: 10PM
COVER: $10 Pre-sale/$15 before midnight.

Dre Skull Feature in The Guardian

January 22nd, 2013

How did a performance artist from Brooklyn become one of dancehall’s biggest new producers?

The feature article ran in this weekend’s Guardian Guide, read it online now.

Popcaan – So We Do It (Official Video)

January 21st, 2013

Watch the new music video for Popcaan’s “So We Do It.” Directed Andy Capper and filmed on location in Kingston, Jamaica.

Buy now on iTunes.

Snoop Lion – Lighters Up (Featuring Mavado and Popcaan)

December 10th, 2012

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Brand new Snoop Lion track “Lighters up” just dropped! Excited that I can finally share some of the stuff we worked on this past February down in Jamaica. Produced by Dre Skull and Major Lazer, featuring Mavado and Popcaan.

NPR’s Top 100 Singles Of 2012

December 8th, 2012

Loudspeaker Riddim Cover Art

NPR Music just named Machel Montano’s “Go Down” on my Loudspeaker Riddim as one of the Top 100 singles of 2012! Check NPR’s full list for some great tracks.

Diplo’s “A Diary of Dancehall” in Vanity Fair

November 26th, 2012

Photo by Shane McCauley

Go check out Diplo’s “A Diary of Dancehall” over at Vanity Fair. Written by Diplo and photographed by Shane McCauley, the piece covers some of my work in Jamaica, Popcaan, Creep Chromatic, Passa Passa and a bunch more. Kingston stand up!