Jamaicans love ackee. It is, after all, our national fruit and "box-juice" is a staple in the lunchbox of almost every Jamaican school-aged child. One international group has adopted these Jamaican favorites as the title of their worldwide sound system, Ackee Juice Rockers.
Ackee Juice Rockers is an Italian sound founded by none other than Kanye West, as they have a credit on the single "Guilt Trip" off Kanye's 2013 Yeezus album. Members King P and Ali Selecta have created a sound all their own, with pulsating mixes that fuse together tropical sounds, dancehall samples, and electronic vibes; sine-ing their own unique sound to the masses.
On December 1st, the Venetian duo will head to Los Angeles, CA for a much anticipated future dancehall showcase with the members of one of our favorite future dancehall collectives - The Flex Up Crew. The showcase will include live sets by Bad Royale, Two Seven Clash, Ackee Juice Rockers and more surprise guests. Presented by FlexUp LA and Showcase Mondays, this event will commence the holiday season in Los Angeles with a celebration of dancehall and EDM culture all rolled into one.
Check out some of our favorite mixes by Ackee Juice Rockers here on KingstonToLA, especially Sia ft. Sean Paul "Cheap Thrills." We're really loving the cover art on this one, not to mention the music. Pree below:
Their original mix of Barrington Levy's "Murderer" goes way way UP too. Listen here:
On the strength of versatility, pree their remix of Kygo's "Stole The Show" here:
Armed with knowledge and music references, don't miss Ackee Juice Rockers on Thursday December 1 in Los Angeles! Get your early bird tickets HERE. Endorsed by KingstonToLA.com