Major Laser use some of their biggest shows over the past year as the backdrop for their new video for ‘Jah No Partial’ featuring Flux Pavillion. If you were waved at this years Red Bull Carnival Party in London, have a look and see if you can spot yourself doing something silly. Johnny Osbourne, whose “Mr. Marshall” is sampled in the song, opens the video in tribute.
Who knew back in 2009 Diplo (and formerly Switch’s) bashment side-project would turn into such an international monster, and viably so. ‘Get Free’ featuring Amber Coffman of The Dirty Projectors (make sure you’ve checked their latest LP Swing Lo Magellan) is a refreshing excursion from Lazer’s electro-heavy raucous stuff, into more lovers rock territory that’s somewhat gooey and adorable in the ears. The video, as with alot of Mad Decent and Diplo’s stuff with their appreciation of less exposed worlds, has a nice cultural artifact vibe about it too. Wine, skank and all the rest of it won’t you? Till Monday.
It’s the only carnival party you should really be concerned with getting tickets for – and they’re free. RBMA have announced the line up for their annual Notting Hill carnival party Under the Westway. Returning for another year is Major Lazer, but joining them will be Sean Paul, Hudmo & Lunice (hoping they’ll be playing some of their TNGHT material too), Sir David Rodigan and a whole host of other special guests. Not to mention the usual free food and drink.
The event takes place on August bank holiday Monday (27th), with tickets available for free exclusively via redbull.co.uk/carnival on Thursday 16th August, 10am. Mark your calendars and set your alarms.
Arguably the most recognised and known musician in modern history, Bob Marley’s musical, cultural and political impact is still resonate today, 30 years after his passing. His legacy continues to be celebrated across the world – from major cities to remote villages, his iconic image can be found and felt.
MARLEY is the definitive life story of the man behind the music – exploring his life in detail, from his childhood, to his meteoric rise to worldwide fame. Directed by Academy Award-winning director Kevin MacDonald (‘The Last King of Scotland’, ‘One Day In September’), the film was created to honour one of musics most iconic figures. Made with the support of the Marley family the film features never before seen footage, exclusive & rare interviews and incredible live performances.
MARLEY will release theatrically and on VOD on April 20th via Magnolia Pictures.
Damian Marley returns with a brand new single titled ‘Affairs of the Heart’, which was premiered on Robbo Ranx’ 1Xtra show late last week. While the song carries a Reggae feel, it’s driven by a pulsating Dancehall bassline and tied together by Marley’s trademark vocal delivery. The guitar solo which interrupts half way through is great too. Everything here works. Can’t knock the consistency of this lineage.
‘Affairs of the Heart’, due out on Valentines Day (fellas…!), is the first solo record Damian has put out since ’05’s Welcome to Jamrock.
Hailing from the bay area, singer Mara Hruby has been on the scene since 2010, when she released her free album, From Her Eyes. The album showcases Hruby’s penchant for recording covers and this Bob Marley classic is included. Beautifully sung, every word delicately but passionately felt as the visuals take us through her love of New York City.
She simply puts it “This is simply my rendition of what I feel through the masterpiece that Bob Marley created. ” Apt that the legend’s birthday was yesterday too. Watch the video up top.