Issue 108

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GUESTLIST RECOMMENDS: POPCAAN Monthly reggae event Catch A Fire is back! Popcaan was already a star when he began work on his studio debut album Where We Come From, but the sound he pioneered on the LP has continued to establish dancehall as a fixture in clubs across the world. Rising to prominence as Vybz Kartel's protégé, Popcaan gained a considerable Jamaican fan base featuring on a number of riddims alongside bigger names. Kartel's incarceration only spurred Popcaan on, with his stardom growing in the absence of his mentor, he soon gained the attention of Drake. This cosign built up hype around the impending release of Where We Come From, although Drake wasn't featured on the album. The LP is all Popcaan, save for a solitary Pusha T feature, and it feels like an exhibit of the artist, a crash course in the direction he wants to go in. Featuring production from Dre Skull, Dubbel Dutch and Anju Blaxx, Where We Come From introduced a new take on dancehall and its legacy is still felt today as clubs still blast the latest tweaks to the record. Don't miss out on one of the hottest reggae events this May, you can catch this fyah event live on the 6th May. The Catch A Fire events have been going on for years now and they are known for bringing some of the best artists in reggae, roots and hip-hop at the Ritzy Brixton. The lineup for May includes returning artists like Jo Caesar with the Powers band and DJ Zinc Fence. EVENT PREVIEW: 'CATCH A FIRE' - A MONTHLY REGGAE EVENT TO ATTEND! ARTIST OF THE MONTH: BLAK RYNO Blak Ryno is looking to make an impression this year. He's been about for well over a decade and isn't looking to slow down anytime soon, with numerous tracks dropping in March alone on various riddims. Hopefully, the Portmore artist has a project or at the very least a new single ready for us sometime soon, a tape seems a realistic hope following the success of the singles 'She Like That' and 'Pum Pum' last year. Just before the success of those songs Blak, aka Ryno di stinger had left Jamaica to explore some acting opportunities in the US, appearing in the YouTube series Judas Kiss. His presence on a number of platforms this month and the release of 'She Like That' on Spotify in early March may be hinting at a welcome return to studio music. 52 ISSUE 108 / 2018 REGGAE PLAYLIST Lovesick Romain Virgo Life Over Death Green Lion Crew Meets Chronixx Vibes Maker Riddim Various Artists Love Is All I Bring Claire Angel Here's the reggae on our playlist this month:

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