Dubstep-Scene in Jamaica?

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Post by werd2jah » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:37 am

Ossia wrote:write a film about the journey of the sound of dub and soundsystem culture in jamaica and how it influenced the sound of dubstep and many other dance genres!
but dubstep in jamaica...i just cant imagine it.
seen it, called dub echoes i believe

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Post by tankomatic » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:45 am

paan wrote:hmm.
my story takes place at a dubstep party in jamaica.
so its actually pretty implausible.
sounds like an episode of skins

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Post by spooKs » Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:05 am

tankomatic wrote:
paan wrote:hmm.
my story takes place at a dubstep party in jamaica.
so its actually pretty implausible.
sounds like an episode of skins
it really doesn't

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Post by +torment+ » Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:42 am

i did radioshows b2b with a dancehall show for YEARS in Vancouver. The host was from JA, got all her music/dubs from the island exclusively. She was very receptive to hearing new stuff outside of hardcore dancehall - ragga jungle, dubbed out electronix, THE BUG, even breakcore. Dancehall is an attitude as much as it is a culture, and it takes influences from everywhere the bounce happens. If the attitude is there, dancehall fans feel it.

I also have a very fond memory of dropping earlier Bug stuff on another radio show in Vancouver, right after a similar dancehall / soca show. I dropped "Gun Disease" and the dancehall crew EXPLODED! Honestly, they were banging the walls in the radio station, jaws agape. Crazy. Like I said, if the attitude is there...


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Post by cosmic revenge » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:32 am

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can you recommend me some good dancehall artists?

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Post by yakis » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:35 am

boomnoise wrote:
DJ Vision wrote:i think dubstep is a bit intense for the music scene down there
yeah way too intense

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pGa2AEOxbo
"Dancehall Universe is an adult themed ambient DVD featuring dancers in various states of undress grinding to heavy dance beats."

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Post by flashharry » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:44 am

£10 Bag wrote:they're still on the dancehall as far as i know.
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AND RIGHTLY SO

i know where id rather be

dancehall + jamaica > dubstep + london

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Post by +torment+ » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:55 am

thirdandarmyst wrote:/\
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can you recommend me some good dancehall artists?

from a few years ago, Ward 21 were tough, good shit. Vybz Kartel, Lady Saw is still pretty raw, Elephant Man, Macka Diamond is ok - i don't mind some of her stuff. Bounty Killer of course. Rik Rok. O.g names like Yellowman you can't go wrong with, Silver Cat from waay back when. There's lots.

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Post by rekordah » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:03 am

boomnoise wrote:
DJ Vision wrote:i think dubstep is a bit intense for the music scene down there
yeah way too intense

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pGa2AEOxbo
Yeah, theres no way they'd be able to handle it.

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Post by esfandyar » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:36 am

im never surprised when hearing about facist police murdering the poorest people in any nation.

Anyone live in the Czech Republic? The govt. there practially swooped up sizan and facist groups (at least in Prague), gives them a gun and a badge, and pays them like an equivalent of 900 US dollars a month.. not much because they don't have money to give to anyone who would be interested who expects a decent wage for the type of job.. but to give these people weapons is insane.

I wonder how it operates in Jamaica for the pigs to kill 200+ people in one year in poor neighborhoods.
abs wrote: dubstep is grim and depressing most of the time, dancehall and reggae is full of energy
lol dubstep is depressing? its funny that mala calls his label deep medi... must be because it so depressing. there is so much positivity in this music. :D

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Post by l que » Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:41 am

did jungle ever get played in JA?

remarc, kemet, congo natty etc
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Post by hops » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:17 am

L Que wrote:did jungle ever get played in JA?

remarc, kemet, congo natty etc
interesting question...

Steelie & Clevie produced at least one jungle riddim, Ninjaman's Donette i think...as far as i know this was the only jungle tune to come out of JA..
Sensor wrote:I think Dubstep will reach the countryside this year

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Post by nousd » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:25 am

jus heard a scream

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Post by critical sound system » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:29 am

The Esperanza Soundsystem from freibourg told me people are starting playing dubstep on the island.
might need to ask them to know how big it is.
And i think dubstep, if you consider the reggae digital side(not the wobbly one) could take over there.

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Post by tranquera » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:46 am

Werd2jaH wrote:
Ossia wrote:write a film about the journey of the sound of dub and soundsystem culture in jamaica and how it influenced the sound of dubstep and many other dance genres!
but dubstep in jamaica...i just cant imagine it.
seen it, called dub echoes i believe
Yes... Dub Echoes...

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Post by clarkycatdealer » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:52 am

"all of us jump up and down at the front going mental and screaming"

that makes dubstep nights in devon sound like some sort of OAP retirement home thats run out of downers.

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Post by ossia » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:55 am

sounds good...I'll have to check it later

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Post by joe muggs » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:00 pm

I remember way back Mala talked about going to JA and playing some dubstep... he got a pretty good reception.

Dancehall will, I'm sure, take on influences as Dubstep spreads round the world, same as it's taken on influences from stuff like Timbaland and Neptunes... and of course already there's international crossover artists like Rakkas Crew and Ghislain Poirier that are creating the hybrids outside of JA...

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Post by spiderman » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:00 pm

FlashHarry wrote:
£10 Bag wrote:they're still on the dancehall as far as i know.
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AND RIGHTLY SO

i know where id rather be

dancehall + jamaica > dubstep + london
maybe for the (different) vibes: weather, venues, systems, gashment, etc etc...

but not in terms of the music. dubstep got that fresh edge, still very exciting imo.
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Post by azair » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:20 pm

Thats must ace, by the beach ...... cold beers and whatever else ...
Oh yeah.

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