Tag : UK

Peer to Peer with Dubplate Pearl

  Dubplate Pearl is a selector in London who has been very active on the scene.  In speaking to her about Greensleeves, and her acknowledgement of the importance of the label, we thought it would be a good idea to share her contribution with the Planet Reggae community. VP: Greensleeves celebrates 45 years in the industry this year – how did you first hear about the label? DP:  I lived…

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Peer to Peer with Yng Cptn

  DJ, Photographer and model, Yng Cptn brings his unique creative vision for music and culture to the next generation, blending Reggae, Dancehall, Soca in his dynamic sets. Known for his deep appreciation of Reggae and Dancehall past and present, Yng Cptn has always been inspired by lyrics and rhythm. Growing up with his DJ father, Big Bad Captain, who has worked with and helped build Skyline Radio FM for…

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Notting Hill Carnival’s Triumphant Return

Notting Hill Carnival returned triumphantly to the streets of London last weekend for the first time in two years.  Greensleeves held an exclusive rooftop party at Soho House White City for a night of Reggae, Dancehall and Carnival Anthems. Special guest selections came from the amazing Ayanna Heaven and also U.K. Grime legend Footsie who had the crowd moving with one away dubplates and revival gems. The Greensleeves Hi-Fi team…

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Peer to Peer with UK Producer Taz

  Jamaican-born Taz had an early introduction to the Jamaican music scene and Sound System from hanging out in local studios.  At age 12 he moved to London where music became a central part of his life. His big break came in 2004 when he worked with Grime artist Dizzee Rascal. This success led to further production and remix work such as Ashanti’s ‘Rain On Me’ and ‘Rock Withchu’ as…

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Rampage Sound – Trailblazers For The UK

Rampage Sound, with members Mike Anthony, Treble T and Maurice, were established in 1992 and they are trailblazers in the UK Black music scene. They were some of the first DJ’s / broadcasters on BBC 1xtra when it was founded and currently host a weekly show where they showcase the best in classic sounds as well as introducing the next generation of talent. From promoting some of the hottest night…

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We Remember Paul Phillips – Founder of Black Echoes Magazine

(Pictured:  Paul Phillips) Written By:  John Masouri Paul Phillips, owner of Black Echoes and later Echoes Magazine, died after a short illness on July 1st. He is survived by his wife Maureen and son James. Paul was a Londoner, a soul music fan who got his start in Fleet Street and had advertising in his blood. He launched the black music weekly Black Echoes in 1976 at a time when…

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