Tagged: dancehall


Stream: Popcaan feat. Mavado, “Everything Nice (Remix)”

Popcaan‘s “Everything Nice” has got such a warm, instantly loveable hook that it’s easy to get distracted by the everything is nice refrain and forget that it’s mostly a song about hustling to get the … read more »

POSTED April 8, 2014 1:19PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: , ,

Vybz Kartel Sentenced To Life In Prison

Last month, following a 65-day trial — said to be the longest in the history of Jamaica’s Circuit court — and a riotous fan protest, dancehall star and self-proclaimed World Boss Vybz Kartel was found … read more »

POSTED April 3, 2014 11:04PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: ,
THE HEATWAVE Texas Carnival

Download The Heatwave’s Texas Carnival Mixtape

FADER PREMIERE England-based “bashment” DJ collective THE HEATWAVE are sharing a new mixtape, Texas Carnival, to prep for their SXSW parties this year. The tape features a carefully curated selection of white-hot dancehall and reggae … read more »

POSTED March 10, 2014 1:02PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,

Video: Popcaan, “Everything Nice”

Looks like, after years of success in his native Jamaica, Vybz Kartel protege and GEN F alum Popcaan is beginning to pick up speed stateside as well. He first broke into the US charts with … read more »

POSTED March 7, 2014 9:48PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Stream Vybz Kartel’s Album Kartel Forever: Trilogy

Update 10/04/2013: Following a September investigation, Vybz Kartel’s communication devices were returned. He offers this statement, through a rep, about his life on lockdown, contact with old friends and the current state of dancehall: My … read more »

POSTED September 24, 2013 11:50AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Staff Selects Playlist: Free World Boss

Every week, a different FADER editor compiles a playlist to highlight a new release and give you a guide to that artist’s web of influences and peers. These Staff Selects live in our Spotify app, … read more »

POSTED May 23, 2013 3:55PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,

Video: Vybz Kartel, “My Crew”

Vybz Kartel, currently incarcerated on two murder charges, is present only in spirit in the new video for “My Crew,” a track from his album Kingston Story, just re-released (and, for the first time, pressed … read more »

POSTED August 15, 2012 12:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , ,

GEN F: Popcaan

The last several years have not been kind to dancehall. Record sales have dwindled to negligible levels, while the crossover singles that used to infiltrate hip-hop radio every spring have stopped materializing. The genre’s remaining … read more »

POSTED July 11, 2012 9:00AM IN GEN F Comments (4) TAGS: , , ,

Video: Popcaan, “The System”

There is a time and place for positive vibrations, but sometimes its best to cut the shit and tell it straight. Popcaan, the new face of dancehall in the wake of mentor Vybz Kartel’s arrest, … read more »

POSTED July 3, 2012 3:45PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Popcaan, “Party Shot (Major Lazer and ETC!ETC! Remix)” MP3

Major Lazer and Los Angeles moombahton producer ETC!ETC! add a little pep into Vybz Kartel-protege Popcaan’s summer-primed, “Party Shot.” For the original and more from Popcaan, download his recent mixtape, Yiy Change. Download: Popcaan, “Party … read more »

POSTED April 30, 2012 6:58PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , , , ,