I don’t know much about these Jahtari folks…Benjie sent me this Jahtari Sound mix link yesterday and I’m really enjoying it. It’s sort of like digital-dancehall-meets-dub-inside-a-videogame or something. There’s chatting in several languages too. So it’s kind of strange, and kind of amazing.
New Yorkers, check out my friends at Deadly Dragon Sound who are hosting the Reggae Revive Session at Happy Ending in Chinatown again tomorrow night. Roots, rocksteady, and rub-a-dub in a strictly vinyl fashion. 10pm-4am, every Thursday. This week’s special guest is Jah Point.
Check out Step Out and Dance: 2012/13 Roots & Culture Mix from Better Must Come. It features a great selection with nearly 80min of Jamaican artists over the latest reggae riddims. Available both streaming and for download.
As you might have noticed, we’ve restocked two of the most popular designs from last year in the online shop. The Sweet Reggae Music graphic was actually done by my good friend Benjamin Escobar. He’s the Senior Designer at one of LA’s best-known streetwear labels, The Hundreds. He’s also a very talented artist and illustrator who does lots of amazing work for a variety of brands. Check out his portfolio and his #Stayweirdforever project too.
I’ve posted about the ART IN THE DANCEHALL exhibition a few times now, and I actually made it over to Subliminal Projects to check out the opening. It was great. So nice to see dancehall-related content in a well-respected gallery space here in LA. Shimmy Shimmy and Al Fingers have done an amazing job curating this and getting it seen. Here are a couple of pics.