Since one of our staff (@kalilovem) is enjoying vacation across the pond, we thought we'd shout out a show that brings the dancehall basements properly every week. Robbo Ranx and his dancehall mixes have topped the mixology charts for some time now and his show has won 3 Sony Radio Awards.
You know you're mainstream when the virtual band Gorillaz features you on one of their hot new tracks "Saturn Barz," from their new album Humanz, dropping on April 28th. Unruly gang boss and dancehall aficionado, Popcaan, laid down some phat bars for the new single. If there is still any debate, let's consider it over now. Dancehall is currently the most popular pop music around.
In a short amount of time, Eesah has become one of Jamaica's most talked about new artists, known for his cross-genre flow and unmistakable charisma. Many music aficionados have been asking, "Who is Eesah?" As more fans become aware of Eesah's inspirational messages backed by seamless, forward-thinking production, so are DJs, radio stations and reggae-dancehall connoisseurs, who have begun documenting the star's ascension. Get to know Eesah in our exclusive video interview, here on KingstonToLA.
It's Santiago to LA with Chilean DJ, Nikki Kush. A vinyl collector and turntablist, Nikki has been on the rise in LA's thriving reggae-dancehall scene. Her energy is fiery and fun and regardless of language differences, Nikki communicates fluently through her music. Click the link to listen to her new mixtape tribute to Grammy nominated artist J Boog.
The city of Los Angeles has small pockets of community - Downton LA, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Echo Park, Venice, Sliverlake, Lemeirt Park, the list goes on. Each with it's own story to tell. Each it's own constellation of vibes and every Angeleno knows what they will get when visiting or residing in these different communities. It is a rare day when this city feels whole; feels like a community. Saturday, January 21st, at the Women's March LA was one of those rare occasions.
Third World's second annual "Under The Stars" benefit concert was a memorable, star-studded experience. Taking place on the lawns of Hope Zoo in Kingston, Jamaica, the concert was packed. As the old becomes the new, Third World's "Under the Stars" benefit concert will be one to look forward to each December as the veteran band campaigns for a great cause. Click the link to read our review with guest correspondent Soren Waugh.
Adidas stock exploded over the past few days and they continue to grow in influence, as their competitors either stay stagnant (Nike) or are on the downslope (Under Armor). We saw this growth last year and wrote about how Adidas' philosophy had created an opportunity for them to continue to set the marketplace's tone, here. This trend does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
RastaToTheBone was born out of love and respect for His Imperial Majesty, Haile Selassie the 1st and the Rastafari faith, culture, and livity; together with great desire to reclaim culture, hence the reason for their sloganRECLAIMING CULTURE THROUGH CLOTHING - RastaToTheBone (RTTB) came together as a concept. Click the link to read more about RastaToTheBone, our exclusive sponsors in the UK!