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Erin Hansen


Jamaican Menswear Mecca Base Kingston Debuts A Section For The Ladies

The Jamaican menswear store Base Kingston has been outfitting the most sartorially inclined Jamaican men with threads from Original Penguin, Converse, Rocksmith and co-owner Jason Panton’s I & I Clothing Co. label since it opened … read more »

POSTED November 15, 2010 2:30PM IN STYLE NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , ,

Lady Chann f. Sticky, “Sticky Situation (Part Two)” MP3

Lots of guys from planet Earth have probably tried this number and failed. A remote few have succeeded: he loves you, he loves her, it’s a sticky situation. UK dancehall mistress Lady Chann puts the … read more »

POSTED November 15, 2010 1:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , , , ,

Wiley, “It’s Wiley” MP3

The blending (or watering down) of dancehall with other musical genres has slowly been securing its footing in Jamaican music. While producers have started to tag new hybrid forms of dancehall with meaningless additives like … read more »

POSTED October 25, 2010 5:45PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (7) TAGS: , , ,

Interview: Storm Saulter, Director of Jamaican Film Better Mus’ Come

Update 3/14/2013: It’s been two years since we interviewed director Storm Saulter about Better Mus’ Come, a unique feature that mared a new generation of Jamaican film. Now with the help of the African American … read more »

POSTED October 11, 2010 1:45PM IN ART+CULTURE INTERVIEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,
Natalie Storm

Natalie Storm, “Bang Bang” MP3

When TNT dispersed and Jamaica’s triad of lady deejays went their separate ways, Natalie Storm picked up her own scorecard and headed straight into the wilds of funky bashment. Not long after, the dancehall industry … read more »

POSTED September 1, 2010 3:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,

The Best Runway Looks From Jamaica Style Week

The colors and textures we see every day often reflect and inspire our wardrobe. Living in New York you can easily get caught up in the somber color variations of grey streets and marble office … read more »

POSTED July 20, 2010 11:30AM IN STYLE NEWS

On The Street: Style Week Jamaica

Jamaican modeling agency Saint International ends its annual Style Week every year by taking over New Kingston, and literally turning Knutsford Boulevard into a runway. International and local designs are paraded across the platform for … read more »

POSTED July 14, 2010 4:30PM IN ON THE STREET

Q&A: Busy Signal on His New Album and Thinking Beyond Dancehall

Since he graced the cover of FADER 56, Kingston deejay Busy Signal has been meticulously expanding his catalog with refreshing and unexpected dancehall sounds. His just-released third album, D.O.B., is a double acronym, meaning both … read more »

POSTED July 14, 2010 3:30PM IN MUSIC INTERVIEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

Video: Wayne Marshall f. Mavado, “My Heart (Remix)”

Wayne Marshall’s young-Lionel-Richie-looking vibe makes him really likable. Add to that the fact that he makes awesome love songs with swinging piano melodies and hating Wayne Marshall = hating puppies. The video for the “My … read more »

POSTED July 12, 2010 11:00AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,

Vybz Kartel and Russian’s Back-to-Basics Streetwear

Never mind the backdrop of clashing environs in Vybz Kartel and Russian’s new video—these protagonists are more interested in pointing out the likeness of styles between “Uptown” and “Portmore” than their difference in lifestyles. An … read more »

POSTED July 6, 2010 5:15PM IN STYLE NEWS Comments (5) TAGS: , ,