Jamaican-born dancehall legend Louie Rankin has died in a car crash. He was 61.
The Associated Press reports that Rankin was in a vehicle that was hit by a transport truck in Ontario, Canada. Police say that he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gaika will headline Roundhouse Rising Festival 2019 with a ten-piece ensemble.
South London's rising star of dancehall-experimental beats, who dropped a startlingly fresh mixtape in May and played MUTEK San Francisco the same month, will be joined on stage by live musicians led by composer Jason Yarde.
Major Lazer have shared a video for their new single, 'Make It Hot'.
The track features vocals from Brazilian superstar Anitta, giving the outfit's dancehall beats extra life. It's the second time Anitta has worked with the electronic supergroup following 'Sua Cara' back in 2017— which went on to become the fastest YouTube video to reach 1million views, hitting the 25million mark within 24 hours.
Major Lazer have dropped a new video for the single 'Watch Out For This', which features Busy Signal, The Flexican and FS Green.
The clip has been directed by Jay Will, a friend of the electronic group, who is based in the Jamaican capital of Kingston, where the whole lot was shot.
Unsurprisingly, then, choreography and sounds— not least those dub sirens— have been inspired by the dancehall scene, with an archive 1990s JBC radio recording, including the voice of legendary announcer Barry G, kicking things off.
Major Lazer have dropped a video for their new track, ‘Tied Up’.
The clip arrived this week and is the second to accompany a tune from the 30-minute ‘Afrobeats’ mixtape recently released by the trio, AKA Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire, which showcases some of their favourite African artists. It's also the next instalment in the “new music month” they announced early-September.
Elkka joins our Fresh Kicks mix series with a percussive workout packed full of swing!
As head of the Femme Culture collective, Elkka has been championing female artists and promoting equal opportunities across all formats, holding club nights, art exhibitions and releasing killer tracks through the record label arm.
Anna Lunoe and Nina Las Vegas joined a host of top talent and seafaring ravers aboard Holy Ship! back in January, going back-to-back for a 90-minute set, which you can now listen to online!
The Aussies, who previously worked together in trio Hoops — along with Bad Ezzy — dropped an energetic blend of hip-hop, dancehall, trap and grime.
Lunoe and Las Vegas will team up once again next month when they join Diplo on his Australian tour. Tickets are on sale here and you can check out the duo's full mix below.
A new compilation is arriving that celebrates Jamaica’s love affair with the English shoemakers.
Compiled by DJ Al Fingers, ‘Clarks in Jamaica’ goes along with his book of the same name that champions the shoes status on the Caribbean island. Featuring tracks from artists such as Little John, Dillinger, Trinity, Ranking Joe and Supercat, the release showcases classics from the golden age of dancehall music.