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POPCAAN - Everything Nice

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Cee Gee “Dancehall Eminem” #TheMaking (by RawtidVdoz)

Where We Come From is the debut album from Jamaican superstar Popcaan. Executive produced by Dre Skull and featuring productions from Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch, Jamie Roberts, Anju Blaxx and Adde Instrumentals, Popcaan’s first full length offering sees his signature melodies and uplifting tones on thirteen original tracks. As musicologist Wayne Marshall writes,

“Where We Come From” gives voice, as the best reggae does, to the contradictions of life in a society rife with inequities and yet so rich. Whether odes to the ghetto or the good life, Popcaan’s lyrics bring realist portraits and utopian visions into dynamic tension. Songs about struggle and sex and happiness occupy the same space because they do. And whatever the topic, Popcaan’s infectious positivity comes through.”

Read the full essay: popcaan.mixpakrecords.com

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Vybz Kartel - Go Go Wine

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Popcaan - Love Yuh Bad

This Weekend: Ley Lines

East Oxford celebrates the birth of Ley Lines Festival tomorrow (Saturday), an all-day event taking place across a selection of venues on and around the Cowley Road. The O2 Academy (up and down), the Bullingdon Arms and the brand new Boot Factory all host an array of acts, from straight indie guitar bands to roof-raising tropical house producers.

Read our five Sensible Dancehall endorsed selections after the jump (think bass, beats and silly dancing) , proving that there’s something for everyone. Get your tickets now and share it on Facebook

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