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Daft Punk get a reggae makeover courtesy of Mato

It’s a law of pop music that pretty much every song sound better in reggae form, whether it’s by Beyoncé or John Denver. Not even discofied French house music is exempt, it seems.

Back in June, reggae producer Mato released a full-length dub version of Daft Punk’s legendary debut Homework that transforms the slightly manic energy of the original recording into a deeply blissful space-out. A featured position in the latest email blast from NYC DJ suppliers Turntable Lab has brought it to EW‘s ears and we’re hooked. The video for Mato’s remake of “Around the World” featuring stop action animated Playmobil figures makes it even better.

Nothing for Jamaica in PM’s speech, says JLP’s Deputy Gen-Sec Gordon

Deputy General Secretary of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Audley Gordon says that the Prime Minister’s speech at the People’s National Party (PNP) 76th Conference on Sunday had “nothing for Jamaica”.

“The Prime Minister’s presentation reflected a Party leader needing to ‘whip up’ her base but not a Prime Minister interested in the mandate of the people or the real issues affecting people,” Gordon said of Portia Simpson Miller’s contribution to the party conference held at the National Arena.

“She dodged the issues of crime, the cost of electricity and even the current health epidemic. How can you then say you passed the peoples test?” Gordon stated. Read more

Reggae Tribute Album To Prince Called ‘Purple Reggae

In 1984, Prince released one of the highlights of his illustrious career in the form of Purple Rain. It’s taken three decades, but thankfully Radio Riddler and a few special guests decided to rework those classic tracks into reggae tunes on the perfectly titled Purple Reggae.

The duo, which consists of Fun Lovin’ Criminals bandmates Brian “Fast” Leiser and Frank Benbini, worked on their debut LP for five years but were able to finish it in time for the release to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain this past June. Purple Reggae is a track-for-track take on the Prince masterpiece, with guests like Citizen Cope, UB40′s Ali Campbell, The Slits’ Hollie Cook, Deborah Bonham and Beverly Knight. Most notably, Sinead O’ Connor, who shot to the top of the pop charts with her rendition of the Prince song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” joined Radio Riddler for the seventh track “I Would Die 4 U.” This actually isn’t the group’s first tribute effort either. They also put out an EP titled Marvin Reggae (another superb title) with five of the soul singer’s hits. Read more

2014 Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival Announces Lineup Inner Circle Luciano Code Red Band Duane Stephenson & Many More Presented by Publix

The 13th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival 
Tickets are on sale now via
www.Jerkfestival.comThis year will feature Inner Circle, Luciano, Code Red Band, and Duane Stephenson,

with more acts to be added.

As always, the Jamaican Jerk Festival is dedicated to giving the community

an experience that the entire family can enjoy.

Mark your calendar and save the date because this will be

“the most fun you’ll ever have!”

Video Shoot Talent Needed Inner Circle , Jacob Miller, Chronixx (@IAmChronixx) – Tenement Yard

Young Boy 5-9 yrs (possible dread) doesn’t have to talk.
Elder Grandmother (dread or hair wrapped) needs jamaican accent.
3 Teenage Boys 12-15 (2 needs jamaican accent)
3 Teenage Girls 14-17 (2 needs jamaican accent)
Family of 4 (mother w/ accent, father w accent, young boy or girl 8-14 yrs old, w accent, baby w accent)
Couple – 20-30s both with accent.
Total Talent – 14