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Your new album is called Summer in Kingston. Do you live in Jamaica full-time?

I live in Kingston. When I tell people I live in Kingston, they start fearing for my life. People ask me if I have internet in Jamaica. Like, seriously? So my thing was just to make a really feel-good record with feel-good videos and show the Jamaica that I live in. My favorite time in Kingston is actually Christmas, but summer is great. I like being on Maiden Cay and Lime Cay. Hellshire has a fishing festival. But I’m not a fan of the countryside. I’ll go for three days, then I get bored and that’s it. There’s only so much beaches, sun and laying out I can do. I want to be in the midst of the madness that’s going on. Kingston is pretty small. It’s a ten minute drive to everywhere and everything. In New York, anything you want, you can get it. Jamaica’s kind of the same way—I’m going to go by the bar, then get some tracks and records, some food, watch a game. There’s something happening every night. Jamaica’s a very rich country, as far as music and street dances are concerned.

Read the whole Interview via Fader.

Vybz Kartel’s feature  in The Fader.

„Bleaching, in Jamaica, can mean one of two things. 1. Applying prescription-only steroid cream for extremely off-label use, leaching the pigment out of your skin cells to create a whiter complexion, or 2. Staying awake until daylight. In the 48 hours I spend chasing Vybz Kartel—who for the last few years has reigned as the undisputed emperor of dancehall—around Kingston, it’s clear he’s doing a lot of both. Indeed, his vampire-like schedule is a deterrent to getting close to Vybz Kartel. About the time I step off a 10AM flight at Norman Manley Airport, he is on the phone to say that yes, he is in fact still up from his Thursday Street Vybz party the night before but is ready to link up anyway. And that’s the last I’ll hear from him while the sun is still up.“

Read the whole thing via The Fader.



Walshy Fire just released his new mix called „Culture 2009 – Musically Yours“ in cooperation with The FADER.

„Newest CD! Walshy Fire and Fader Magazine Present: Culture 2009!!!! Good Reggae Music All Night Long! Done inna „live in the dance style“. Couple dubplates, couple black chiney and jus bus productions.

Download now and let me know what you think.

Also look out for this CD’s release party during Winter Music Conference at Air Traffic Control on South Beach.

Check out tracks from Camar, Kenyatta, and Carlos Turner Serious upwarding movement artists.“


Have fun with it and let Walshy know what you think about it!