According to this week’s reggae singles charts, Rasta singer Lutan Fyah (pictured below) retains his number one position in Jamaica for a second week, with "Save The Juvinile" (Real Life). Macka Diamond’s dancehall hit "Hula Hoop" swivels in at two, while Vegas climbs to three. Mavado’s "Dying" (Daseca) moves quickly to number four in JA, and tops London's BBC 1Xtra chart.Read more »
Sisters Bianca and Sierra Cassady make up the freakishly adorable duo CocoRosie. Though the siblings are often associated with the freak-folk movement alongside bearded icons Devendra Banhart and Akron Family, the duo’s manipulation of toys, use of beatboxing, and electronic percussion make for a much more lively soundscape than two ladies with acoustic guitars. “Rainbowarriors” is mystifying both visually (thanks to the duo’s friend and director Kai Reagan) and sonically (turntablist scratching, fairy-like vocals).Read more »
Five years have passed since six dudes with a lust for Chicago house and electro founded what has become one of the keystone labels for dancefloors across the globe. Founded by production magnates Booka Shade, DJ T, M.A.N.D.Y., and Chelonis R. Jones, Get Physical has poured out nearly 80 releases that encompass all things bouncing, funky, and consistently banging.
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Quango Records is releasing the first-ever Bob Marley remix that’s actually receiving approval from both the Marley family and Island Records’ founder Chris Blackwell–far from an easy task, given Marley’s profoundly timeless production. Fortunately, Roots, Rock, Remixed’s sole aim is to respect the original recordings, while updating them for the dancefloor–not the mass market (if that’s possible). And if the Marley family approves, the Marley family approves.Read more »
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