The UK dancehall radio world has taken a bit of a shake up in the last few months, first Young Lion lost his spot on 1Xtra, then Rodigan quit Kiss FM (only to be taken on by 1xtra himself), and now The Heatwave have sadly announced the end of their Sunday night stint on . . . → Read More: RIP The Heatwave on Rinse FM
Our homies over at the Heatwave have remixed Hudson Mohawke and Lunice AKA TNGHT’s gigantic ‘Higher Ground’ in their own inimitable style. Featuring Mr. Lexx, vocalist Nikisha and a special appearance from Jamaican olympic hero Warren Weir, expect to hear this everywhere in the coming weeks.
While you’re at it, check out the . . . → Read More: TNGHT Riddim (Heatwave Refix)
RDX’s soca-dancehall crossover ‘Jump’ is surely one of the year’s biggest (so big I chose it for my carnival anthem for The Metro’s carnival feature this year) and The Heatwave have just told us about their hefty refix, which adds dancehall heavyweights Tony Matterhorn, Gappy Ranks, Cham, Natasja and Alison Hinds into . . . → Read More: RDX – Jump (The Heatwave Refix)
HAPPY 50th to Jamaica! To celebrate, we’ll be doing our own selection of posts & features, but there is a ton of great coverage out there, here’s some top picks:
1Xtra JA50 Special – broadcasting JA tributes all day today, and from 7pm tune in for Robbo Ranx in the Tuff Gong studio. Plus, . . . → Read More: Happy Jamaica 50th!
In NICS Issue 2 we featured Gabriel Heatwave talking about his favourite moments of the London dancehall event of 2011, Showtime, the night that brought together legends from across the ages, heavyweights of the Jamaican MC tradition, from General Levy to Wiley. Dancehall concerts are few and far between in London these days, and . . . → Read More: Showtime DVD // Review
‘The Heatwave presents… SHOWTIME’ (trailer) from Rollo Jackson on Vimeo.
Showtime was one of those nights you wished you could experience over and over again and, oh look, now you can!If you were there and you want to relive it, or you couldn’t make it and you don’t mind being filled with jealousy, then . . . → Read More: Showtime DVD
Style & Swagger (aka me, Why Delila & Kazabon) will be the guest selectors at this week’s Madd Raff party, hosted by The Heatwave. It’s a 90s affair, so expect Beenie, Bounty, Tiger, Shabba, Glamma & Super Cat and come in your finest 90s attire. For inspiration on what to wear:
. . . → Read More: Style & Swagger at Madd Raff
Great new Rootsy Riddim from G.T. Taylor with big voicings from Lutan Fyah, Delly Ranx, Khago and the mighty Sizzla Kalonji bringing the Bobo vibes.
Sizzla – Pretty Black Girl
Lutan Fyah – Bring Back The Love
Delly Ranx – Push Wood
In other Sizzla news, our friends over at . . . → Read More: Steady Flow Riddim, Sizzla Madness!