With Hip-Hop’s color barrier long since broken down by everyone from grill-rocking Houstonians to lyrically lyrical nerds and Chester French, rebelious white kids have yearned for the next form of Black music to stea-…embrace. Jamaican Bashment (Dancehall) is currently in the midst of yet another boom period and with Dubstep turning on a generation of […]
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Oki-ni presents SEVEN by Deadbeat by Oki-Ni on Mixcloud Sach O hadn’t gone to a proper rave in a minute. That one was sick. This is probably the point where I’m supposed to give this mix some context but suffice to say, last night’s Dubstep rave has left me temporarily incapacitated. So yeah: Montreal Electronica […]
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SOME FUN FACTS ABOUT FLOODWATCH’S TWINLIGHTS DUB I don’t normally assemble and sequence 80-minute mixes but Twinlights Dub was originally meant to be split into two halves of a 90-minute Maxell for my car, so I actually had to trim and truncate it a bit to get it down to somewhat manageable, if still bloated, […]
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If you’re anything like me, your knowledge of dancehall scarcely extends past Mad Cobra, Beenie Man, Supercat, Shabba Ranks, Buju Banton, Bounty Killer, and the remaining other reggae stars recruited for token New York-meets-Jamaica collabos through the mid-90s. Even though the West Indian-descended Busta and Biggie were two of the few capable of a halfway-decent […]
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Sach O rain fire pon dem’. The OG plan for this piece was to slam Pitchfork for today’s Dubstep reviews but then I thought better of it (and then I wrote this intro anyways). Any mention that keeps the bearded and bespectacled masses of boring, late 20-something Vicemag fans away from music I enjoy is […]
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Sach O: R.I.P Gregory Isaacs October 25, 2010
For most, few words are better apt to describe Gregory Isaacs’ on-record personality than “The lonely Lover”. Despite a career spanning 30 years and containing classic Roots material on par with the masters, Isaacs will first and foremost be remembered as a loverman and a singer of unparalleled romance. Whether backed by the dusty dubs […]
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If you’re like me, regular doses of roots reggae are a staple part of your musical diet and there’s no such thing as too many well blended mixes. Following Madlib’s excellent Son of Super Ape, producer/DJ Kalbata more than lives up to his predecessor delivering roots, dancehall and mad vibes. It’s lovingly recorded on a […]
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For those looking for a safer bet following Butler busting their brackets, I recommend taking the advice of Dam-Funk, who via Twitter rightfully praised Holloway’s excellent “Cool and Deadly” reggae mix. No tracklist available, but according to Holloway, “I’ve been collecting Jamaican 45s since the early 70s. This COOL & DEADLY mix mainly highlights music […]
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Though not as acclaimed as fellow BBC DJ Mary Anne Hobbs in bass music circles, Giles Peterson’s absurdly deep record collection and ability to reconcile a planet’s worth of musical styles without falling pray to watered down “worldbeat” has earned him a legion of fans from Madlb to Mala. This week, the later drops by […]
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As if Sach O needed an excuse to use that album cover. I’m feverish and in need of chicken soup so I’ll keep the commentary down to a minimum:  I hosted a fairly chaotic holiday party a week ago which involved a substantial sound system from Moog Audio, considerable quantities of illicit substances and over […]
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