Trap Magazine Interview

October 24th, 2012

Bristol based Trap magazine interviewed me for their latest issue. Read the full interview online.

Mixpak Extended Play w/ 69 Boyz

October 17th, 2012

Mixpak is bringing the double platinum-selling Miami Bass supergroup the 69 Boyz to Brooklyn to play the October Mixpak Extended Play party. This is the 69 Boyz second ever New York appearance, the first being their performance at the 1995 Source Awards. This event has very limited capacity, so order your pre-sale tickets now!

October’s Mixpak Extended Play features the 69 Boyz alongside Mixpak artists Dubbel Dutch, Jubilee and Dre Skull.

WHEN: Thursday, October 18th
WHERE: 70 North 6th, Brooklyn, NY
AGE: 21+
COVER: $12 Pre-sale/$15 at the door.

SOFT MACHINE with Nick Catchdubs, Wordlife and Rinsed

October 11th, 2012

Wordlife flew in from Australia for this free Soft Machine party with Nick Catchdubs, Rinsed and myself. Join us.

WHEN: Saturday, October 13th
WHERE: Tammany Hall 152 Orchard St, New York, New York 10002

Half On A Baby Soundtracks A New Viral Dance Craze The Bronx Wine

October 9th, 2012

I wrote a post over on the Mixpak blog about the continued success of the Vybz Kartel single “Half On A Baby” and how it’s become the de facto soundtrack to a new dance, the Bronx Wine, that’s become super popular with kids in New York City.

Hundreds of kids of have uploaded videos of themselves doing the Bronx Wine to “Half On A Baby” (see a few examples here, here, here and here).

The above cover art video also just passed two million views on Mixpak’s YouTube channel! Thanks to everyone who’s been supporting “Half On A Baby,” the Bronx Wine movement and “Kingston Story.”

XLR8R Magazine Dre Skull Feature

September 17th, 2012

Photo By Francesca Tamse

Go check this Vivian Host penned Dre Skull feature for XLR8R magazine. Dre Skull and Machel Montano

September 17th, 2012

In August I played the Red Bull Music Academy/Major Lazer Notting Hill Carnival party in London and Machel Montano joined me on stage for the last 20 minutes. Watch the full set above courtesy of Boiler Room or stream the audio as a podcast below.

Notting Hill Carnival

August 24th, 2012

Just touched down in London to play Notting Hill Carnival this weekend. My first gig is on Saturday with the HDD crew. Then on Monday I’m playing a special set at the Red Bull Music Academy/Major Lazer Notting Hill Carnival party and I’m excited to be bringing out Soca legend Machel Montano who will be joining me on stage during my set.

World Carnival
WHEN: Saturday, August 25th
WHERE: 588 Kingsland Road, E8 4AH London

Red Bull Music Academy/Major Lazer Carnival Party
WHEN: Monday, August 27th
WHERE: Notting Hill, London
COVER: Free w/ tickets

Kingston Story Deluxe Edition One Week Recap

August 21st, 2012

It’s been one week since the joint venture between Vice and Mixpak released Vybz Kartel’s “Kingston Story: Deluxe Edition” and here’s a brief recap of what’s been going on since the album dropped.

  • Noisey has photos and a recap of last Tuesday’s release party at Miss Lily’s.
  • During the release party, Dubbel Dutch, Max Glazer and I DJed. Check this hour long mix of Kartel dubs that Max Glazer dropped, followed by an interview with me, Max and Rob Kenner.
  • Billboard also came through the party and interviewed myself and Vice co-founder Suroosh Alvi on how this project came together.
  • In case you missed, we dropped a brand new video for the single “My Crew,” watch it now.
  • The Canadian paper The Globe and Mail reviewed the Deluxe Edition in print and online and gave it three and a half stars calling it “the tastiest dancehall/pop hybrid in at least a decade.”
  • And finally, LargeUp gave Kingston Story the ultimate compliment and ranked “Kingston Story” at number five in the top ten dancehall albums of the last twenty years. Check the full list.

Buy Kingston Story: Deluxe Edition on digital/vinyl/CD now!

Vybz Kartel’s “Kingston Story: Deluxe Edition” Out Now

August 14th, 2012

Vybz Kartel’s Kinston Story: Deluxe Edition is out today via Mixpak and Vice Records! Available now on Digital / CD / Double Vinyl.

Listen to the whole release here.

Today also sees the release of the video for the single “My Crew.” Shot on location in Portmore.

Vybz Kartel “Kingston Story: Deluxe Edition” Release Party

August 12th, 2012

Come celebrate the release of the Deluxe Edition of Vybz Kartel’s “Kingston Story” at Miss Lily’s in New York.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 14th
WHERE: 130 West Houston St NYC