Posts Tagged ‘Jamaica’

Tifa – Champion Bubbler (Official Video)

Monday, 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.

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

Monday, 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!

Announcement: Snoop Dogg – Reincarnated

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

I went down to Jamaica in February to produce Snoop Dogg’s new album “Reincarnated” with Major Lazer. The album was officially announced yesterday. Watch the press conference here.

Beenie Man – Hot Like Fire (Official Video)

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Watch the new music video for Beenie Man’s “Hot Like Fire.” Like the Popcaan “The System” video, this is directed Dayo. Filmed on location in Kingston, Jamaica.

Buy now on iTunes.

Behind The Scenes Photos From The Popcaan and Beenie Man Video Shoots

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

MTV Iggy has a collection of behind the scenes photos from the video shoots for Popcaan’s “The System” and Beenie Man’s “Hot Like Fire.” Shot by Robert Harriott and myself on location in Kingston, Jamaica.

Recap of Recording in Kingston for Vice

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Check out this piece I wrote for Vice about working and recording in Kingston, Jamaica with Popcaan and Beenie Man.

Vybz Kartel ‘Kingston Story’ Out Now!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

It’s was almost exactly a year ago that I first went down to Kingston, Jamaica to record a few songs with Vybz Kartel and at the the time, we had not yet considered doing an album. Those first few tracks seemed to have something special about them which gave rise to the idea of us doing a full length…and here we are today. Need a soundtrack to your summer? Kingston Story is out now on iTunes!

Dre Skull Interview on Dutty Artz

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Dutty Artz

Dutty Artz is a great New York-based record label and their blog is a must read for its wide coverage of all things New York tropical and beyond. Recently, they interviewed me on my life as a producer, my work with Vybz Kartel and where things are going with Mixpak. Read it here.

Dre Skull Interview on Working In Jamaica and Producing Upcoming Vybz Kartel Full Length

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Vybz Kartel and Dre Skull

How did you begin collaborations with Jamaican artists? Were you interested in particular vocalists/particular sound?

My first project was the single “Gone Too Far” with Sizzla, and I reached out via the internet. In terms of my interest, I’ve been a fan of Jamaican music for a long time, so it was a longstanding dream to be working with Jamaican artists. The first track I did with Vybz Kartel, “Yuh Love,” was a similar thing (over the internet). But lately, I’ve been coming to down to Kingston quite a bit to get into the studio with people directly and that’s definitely my preferred way of working when it’s possible. In terms of whom I’ve worked with, I’ve basically chosen people I was interested in for particular projects I had in mind. There are other artists I’ve wanted to voice whose label has offered very bad contractual terms so it wasn’t possible to get it done. But overall, I feel very good about who I’ve worked with, it’s been amazing and I expect to keep doing more projects.

Read the full Dre Skull interview on Soundclash.

Vybz Kartel Business

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Kartel Interview

Vybz Kartel gave me a little mention in this television interview talking about who he’s been working with. Speaking of which, I’m heading back to Kingston early next week to do some more recording with Kartel and, hopefully, soon after, I will be announcing what exactly it is we’ve been working on.