5 Jun
The best use of a laser since the Major went AWOL

Teddybears return today with a video that threatens to take out Mustard Pimp’s “ZHM” video in the “best use of killer 70s porn a laser” category. The Swedish producers invite Jamaican star Natalie Storm to lace her dancehall patois on “Sunshine”, all whilst donning a laser-shooting bikini weapon from her crotch. There are drums being smashed, an instructional […]


4 Feb
Official mascot of 43-city "Free the Universe" World Tour

Major Lazer is beaming because he’s happier than ever to be back fighting zombies and dropping nasty Dancehall beats globally, see the 43-city World Tour scheduled to start on February 28 in Toronto. Major Lazer’s upcoming full length release Free the Universe showcases Diplo’s premier as the government experiment’s solo executive producer — gone is partner […]


7 Aug
Trojan Records ode to the people who invented DJing & Dub

Happy belated Jamaican independence day everyone! Yesterday, August 6th, was the official day. I hope you all drank cases of Red Stripe, watch incessant re-runs of Usain Bolt highlights on ESPN and smoked a crate full of spliffs. Seriously shame on you if you’re not. For anyone who has never waded in the soulful waters […]


25 Jul
Musicians the world over say goodbye in their own way

Of all the tributes to the late Ms. Winehouse coming out, Rolling Stone has compiled a comprehensive litany of musicians farflung who have paid tiny tributes this past weekend following her passing. The list of farflung musicians includes everybody from Tony Bennett, The Who and Mark Ronson to Lady Gaga, Rick Ross and Sebastian Bach. […]


4 Feb
Dubstep/dancehall/bhangra MC drops “Freak You Back” EP

Los Angeles via Brooklyn via Trinidad and Tobago MC Juakali has been lacing flows over bass-influenced tracks since his debut on Pinch’s Underwater Dancehall record in 2007. In that time the globetrotting lyricist has remained innovative across dub, reggae, dubstep, dancehall, bhangra, grime, electronic and experimental genres, always keeping the anchor of bass as the […]


26 May
Diplo, Switch and Elly Jackson bring the dancehall heat

Let’s face it, Diplo made his name on the mixtape — first with his Hollertronixxx mixes with Low Budget back in the day, and then his gamechanging Piracy Funds Terrorism mixtape that put M.I.A. on the map back when she couldn’t even read a map. Then there was his superlative mix with Santogold, Top Ranking, […]


5 Feb
Dancehall inspired rum...as if there were any another

Kingston-bred dancehall icon Vybz Kartel decided that Diddy didn’t need to have all the fun, and has launched his own line of high-end liquor. Eschewing the de rigueur vodka and tequila celebrity distilleries, Vybz (aka Adidja Palmer) went with what he knows best: rum. The triple-distilled VYBZ silver rum and handcrafted oak-aged dark rum boast […]


5 Aug
Dancehall Kama Sutra

Here’s the latest video by the super busy Major Lazer, who continue to elevate the artform to another level — you may remember their Saturday morning Thundarr the Barbarian-inspired video for “Hold the Line” (which was just nominated yesterday for an MTV Video Music Award for Best Breakthrough Artist…as if that’s worth a pile of […]