World Bash: A Triumphant Send-Off for Mighty Crown

(Pictured:  Ninja and Sami T from Mighty Crown Sound | Photo Credit:  JUNYA S STEADY) Bone-chilling temperatures did little to scare off the thousands who converged on Amazura in Queens, NY this Thanksgiving weekend; by midnight on Friday, the venue was near-capacity. The shifting thump of dancehall basslines was enough reassurance that the wait was worth it. Inside, World Bash, the biggest sound system event of the year, had kicked…

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Teachings In Dub Celebrates 16 Years

(Pictured: Greensleeves Hi-Fi | Photo Credit: Kiko Bun) Bristol’s prominent Roots and Dub event ’Teachings In Dub’ celebrated its 16th birthday with two heavyweight soundsystem events on Friday the 24th and Saturday the 26th of November at The Trinity Centre, a venue based in an old church that has been running since 1976. Curated by Dubkasm’s DJ Stryda, a stalwart of the Bristol scene since the 90s, the lineup included…

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Prince Fatty Rootfire Giveaway

Recording engineer and producer Prince Fatty (Mike Pelanconi) revisited the vintage Bunny Striker Lee reggae catalog and came up with new dub mixes and edits of 10 classic roots reggae tracks, originally voiced by Linval Thompson, Horace Andy, Cornel Campbell, Leroy Smart, Don Carlos and other luminaries from the golden era of reggae. The mixes were made in real-time in the analog realm and recorded to 15 i.p.s reel-to-reel tape,…

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Shaggy Performs at Canadian Football League’s (CFL) National Award Show For The 110th Grey Cup

(Pictured:  Shaggy | Photo Credit:  Nick Marinac) 2-time GRAMMY® Award winning, and Diamond-selling dancehall / reggae icon Shaggy performed at the Canadian Football League (CFL) National Awards at the Avalon Theatre in Niagara Falls, Canada.  The award ceremony was a part of the 110th Grey Cup celebrations. The awards were telecast across Canada on TSN (The Sports Network) as well as CBS Sports Network in the U.S. Canada’s love for…

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You Mustn’t Leave the Roots

Pictured: Delroy Wilson (left) and Jackie Edwards (right) In the latest video releasing on Gorgon Records’ YouTube Channel, legendary singers Jackie Edwards and Delroy Wilson discuss how “you mustn’t leave the roots” and how producers and artists need to have an eye on the ever-changing music landscape to be able to compete and stay relevant. Ironically enough, both Jackie Edwards and Delroy Wilson are sitting less than a meter away…

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Producer Hugh ‘Redman’ James Speaks On New Album Celebrating 40 Of His Biggest Hits

(Pictured:  Redman | Photo Credit:  Marvin Pitterson) DancehallMag recently interviewed highly acclaimed Jamaican record producer Hugh ‘Redman’ James in anticipation of his upcoming release, We Run Things, an anthology album that dives deep into his catalog of digital Dancehall scorchers. For the article, Redman gave insight into how the project was developed, while also sharing stories from the late ‘80s and ‘90s, a period that marked the height of his…

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