issue 73

Monthly newspaper and online publication targeting 18 to 35 year olds. The ultimate guide to the hottest parties, going out and having fun. Music, fashion, film, travel, festivals, technology, comedy, and parties! London, Barcelona, Miami and Ibiza.

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Protect Me Vybz Kartel Nightbird Biga Ranx Walk Like A Champion King Mas FM The Skints Heavy Heavy feat. Acoustic Night Allstars Jamaram Rising Sun Niyorah Ancient Future Protoje Music Souldja The World Go Round Wailing Trees Be Proud Bugle Chapter Done Etzia Retrospect Toian NEW RELEASES 52 Issue 73 / 2015 REGGAE / DANCE HALL Snowbombing will take over Mayrhofen, Austria from 6-11 April, and Rompa's Reggae Shack is along for the ride, bringing you the best reggae riddims 5000 feet up in the mountains. Located at the top of Red 7, one of the finest runs in the valley, the shack provides stunning views, Rompa's Reggae rum punch and a super smooth soundtrack. Roots and culture vibes will be provided by residents Daddy Nature, Gaz Ultra, DJ Chewy, and The Farm Yardies, and the likes of North Base, The Dub Pistols and Cadenza will be bringing something extra special to the shack. GuEStLiSt REcommENdS: RompA'S REGGAE ShAck SNoWbombiNG The shack is back for the fourth year in a row All the way from Bermuda, Buddz mixes hip-hop style rhymes and production with rhythms from roots reggae, soca and dancehall to create a unique sound. The 2006 debut single 'Come Around' shows how a balance of these sounds can create absolutely massive tracks. Newer releases have drifted more towards club friendly party anthems – he appeared on the remix of Kid Cudi's 'Day n Nite', and teamed up with Riff Raff and Snoop Dogg for 'Yesterday'. Latest drop 'Prescription', a collab with producer Supa Dups of Black Chiney, premiered on Complex last month, "Collie Buddz just wants to walk into a dispensary to get his medicine. And that's, essentially, all his new track "Prescription" is about, which may or may not end up on his forthcoming album. (He says it's in the works for this year and, he knows, it's long overdue)." Buddz is a busy man; a s well as being a producer and a musical engineer, Buddz has also founded a record label and radio station back home in Bermuda. He recently brought his Live Life Tour, and massive hype, to Europe, playing three gigs in London, Birmingham and Glasgow. He's also just announced a string of new shows for the US as part of his Prescription Tour, which will start in April in Colorado. Strap in America, Buddz is coming! Both the song and video emphasise the shared responsibility in society, showcasing the group's penchant for crafting culturally informed lyrics. As lead singer Dean Forrest explains, "The video echoes the song's cathartic journey of reaching tipping point, and then starting anew." Backbeat Soundsystem build upon the conscious social commentary championed by the reggae tradition. 'Come Undone' addresses the mistake of inaction in the face of malevolent forces and emphasises our shared responsibility in building a better future. This philosophy of reflection and union is apparent throughout their album Together Not Apart. ARtiSt of thE moNth The renowned reggae star is spreading his unique sound around the world coLLiE buddz tRAck of thE moNth bAckbEAt SouNdSyStEm - comE uNdoNE Eight-piece funky reggae outfit Backbeat Soundsystem drop new single 'Come Undone' More @

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