4 Apr
New York's DJ Swindle combines the best of two worlds

This goes back a couple years, but since I was just turned onto it many of you out there may not know it either. In the great tradition of long form hip-hop inspired mash-up mixtapes like Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers, Wugazi: 13 Chambers and A Shaolin Jazz Tribute comes Bobb Deep: Queensbridge Meets Kingston, […]


30 Mar
Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough highlight the dub pioneer

This trailer for the upcoming Lee “Scratch” Perry documentary The Upsetter came out this weekend, but seeing as we’re such huge fans we figured better late than never. If you consider yourself an appreciator of music, then there is probably little need to introduce Scratch — considered by many to be the Grandfather of Dub […]


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 […]