Mit ‘Dre Skull’ getaggte Beiträge


Ich selbst hatte noch nicht die Zeit, in das Album reinzuhören, aber wenn Dancehall-Superstar Poppy ein neues Album auf den Markt dropt, dann ist das definitiv einen Post auf dem Blog wert!

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:

Entschuldigt die lange Auszeit, aber wir waren extrem busy die letzten paar Wochen.

Dre Skull, der Produzent von Kartels Überalbum „Kingston Story“, und Riddims wie Kling Klang und Loudspeaker war vor kurzem bei der Red Bull Music Academy zu Gast, und sprach fast 1 1/2 Std über seine Arbeit als Produzent.

Das gesamte Lecture könnt ihr nun auf Vimeo anschauen!

Das Spin Magazin hat letzte Woche einen kurzen Artikel über den Produzenten und Chef von Mixpak Recordings gebracht.

Andrew Hershey is the riddim-slinging head of Mixpak Records who, under his Dre Skull alias, has also become one of dancehall’s most sought-after producers, responsible for the cinematic textures of Vybz Kartel’s landmark LP Kingston Story. Hershey’s arts-filled CV — he once built a quadraphonic soundsystem installation at Manhattan’s Deitch Projects gallery and sold merch for Lightning Bolt — speaks to his versatility. „Every person in the world has their own unique experiences that shape what they’re best at,“ says Hershey. „Since I started working with artists like Sizzla, I’ve gotten a lot deeper with my engagement with dancehall. It might have been very different.“ Most recently, Hershey’s engagement has led him to co-produce Snoop Lion’s upcoming Reincarnated album, alongside Major Lazer’s Diplo and esteemed Los Angeles producer Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher, Glasser, Plain White T’s).

Den ganzen Artikel könn ihr hier lesen.


Der New Yorker Produzent Dre Skull, der vor allem durch die Produktion von Vybz Kartels Album „Kingston Story“ in der Dancehall Szene bekannt wurde und seitdem auch mit weiteren Dancehall Artists wie Mavado, Popcaan und auch Snoop Lion zusammenarbeitet, wurde im „the guardian“ gefeatured.
Hier gehts zum Artikel: „Dre Skull is the new sound of dancehall

Auch wir haben auf unserem BLog schon zahlreiche Interviews, Videos und Produktionen von und mit Dre Skull gefeatured. Bei Interesse einfach auf „diesen Link“ klicken!

Sincere featuring Poppy on this nice banger.

Nearly 40min. of Dre Skulls Live set from this years Notting Hill Carnival. Machel Montano also joins him on stage.

Due to the release of the Deluxe Edition of Vybz Kartel & Dre Skull’s Kingston Story album, one of my favorite Dancehall albums of all times, and even tough the Worl‘ Boss is still in jail, one of the album cuts gets the video treatment.

Dre Skull did it again!

Here’s the Preview for Mixpaks newest Riddim called Kling Klang with artists like Beenie Man, Popcaan, Tifa, Suku and Deva Bratt on it.

Here’s finally the video for Poppys Tune on Dre Skull new Loudspeaker Riddim. Tun Up.

One of my favorite producers, Dre Skull, wrote an nice article for Vice Mag about his time in Kingston and the recordings he’s done with several big artists.

The first night in Kingston I went to link with Popcaan at producer Anju Blaxxx’s own UIM Studios. As I waited for Popcaan to arrive, I talked with Anju Blaxxx and his business partner Wayne Lexxx about the Jamaican music business. They were giving me advice on working dancehall releases within Kingston, and I was giving them advice on building up their releases internationally. I stayed at the studio until about 2 AM, but Popcaan never showed up, so I went back to my hotel and worked for a few more hours.

The next morning I got a call at 8 AM saying Popcaan was up and ready to work. It was about noon by the time we linked up at Anju Blaxxx’s studio. I played him the first riddim, „Loudspeaker Riddim,“ and he was ready to go and jumped in the vocal booth straightaway.

Read the whole article via Vice Mag.