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Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision Of Paradise Documentary Trailer

shockwebpic_leescratchperryvisionCheck out the brand new trailer for Vision Of Paradise, a documentary project on Lee Scratch Perry directed by German filmmaker Volker Schaner. The film which was Kickstarted a couple of years ago is now complete and gives us a look into the life and times of one of the most unique dub/reggae artists of our time.

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► Jesse Royal – Modern Day Judas

shockleewebpic_jesseroyalmoderndayWe’ve got Jesse Royal on heavy rotation, check the video directed by Sameel ‘Kush-I’ Johnson and if you like, download his sophomore mixtape, In Comes The Small Axe

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► Dub Champions @ Red Light Radio Amsterdam

shockleewebpic_dubchampionsredlightradioLive from the Red Light District in Amsterdam is the Dub Champions Festival Europe edition at Red Light Radio hosted by True Soldiers Productions. The festival took place last weekend across Amsterdam and Vienna. A nice 2-hour session of dub selections – big up to Subatomic Sound System and all those involved for spreading the vibes.

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► Nelson Mandela Reggae Tribute Mix

shockleewebpic_mandelareggaemixSince Nelson Mandela’s passing on December 5, 2013, there have been several tribute mixes floating around the web paying their respects. This particular mix though, takes a different approach by featuring strictly reggae tunes, an effort that highlights the Mandela’s impact throughout the African diaspora.

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RIP Junior Murvin ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

shockleewebpic_juniormurvinripRIP Junior Murvin, Jamaican singer with a wicked falsetto who made some dubs that we will treasure forever. A pioneer who’s biggest foundation cut ‘Police And Thieves’ produced by Lee Scratch Perry was even covered by The Clash. A wonderful and historical, gentle middle-finger reminder that there is no need to be a genre hostage.

Run it!

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► Deadly Dragon’s Spooky Halloween Mix

shockleewebpic_deadlydragonspookymixJust in time for the halloween season and courtesy of the Deadly Dragon Sound crew here’s a likkle mix of the creepier, spookier and goofier side of the reggaematic experience mixed live and direct.

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Snoop’s New Operating System

So as you’ve probably heard, Snoop Dogg has announced he’s found the path of rastafari while recording in Jamaica and has been anointed Snoop Lion. A documentary about his transformation and reggae album titled ‘Reincarnated’ follows in the next few months and the reception has been very mixed with all kinds of comments are pouring out of people.

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WAR

Until that day…

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A Tribute To Buju Banton

Reggae artist Buju Banton was convicted today of federal drug charges in the U.S. just days after winning a Grammy for Best Reggae Album for his album Before the Dawn at the 2011 Grammy’s.

A descendant of the Maroons (the fierce freedom fighters who fended off attacks from the British colonial regiments) Buju was born Mark Anthony Myrie on July 15, 1973, the youngest of 15 children born to a higgler (market vendor) mother. Buju entered Jamaica’s musical fraternity in the mid-’80s and his career accelerated into high gear with the 1991 release of his debut album for Penthouse records Mr. Mention; propelled by the hits “Love Mi Browning” and “Bogle,” in 1992 Buju broke Bob Marley’s record for the most number one singles in one year on the Jamaican charts.

Buju is considered one of reggae music’s best of our time so it’s a sad situation for his fans as he will likely face about 15 years of jail time. It might be a very long time before we hear of any new music from him, if ever again.

Here’s a video tribute of his best work throughout the years.

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