Mr Vegas Live at CMJ

A few weeks ago, Ricky Blaze and Mr. Vegas came to NYC for the Mixpak showcase and lit up CMJ 2013 alongside Dre Skull, Jubilee, and The Large.

Mixpak producers Dre Skull and Dubbel Dutch have been laying down groundwork on cross-hybridizing electronic x dancehall.  Dre Skull is known for being one of the most in-demand dancehall producers on the Jamaican scene doing the bulk of smash album cuts for Vybz Kartel and also co-producing Snoop Lion alongside Diplo. He infuses electronic and hip hop elements, re-fashioning them to create a contemporary landscape for emcee/toasters. Co-label mate Dubbel Dutch is one of the most interesting and boundary-pushing producers, often combining three elements of R&B, electronic production and global bass/tropical sounds.  Follow our caribbean music and lifestyle site for all the latest cool coming out of the region (twitter | facebook).

I remember sitting in my front room about 5 years ago swapping music with another DJ, asking him if he had anything in his collection that sounded like something that I had dubbed “Digital Dancehall.”  The answer was “no” at the time, but luckily the producers on Mixpak brought quick remedy to that gap and hopefully it will just continue on from here.  Is EDM affecting dancehall or is dancehall affecting EDM? Don’t know exactly but luckily, they are affecting each other.

Okayplayer got to capture a piece of it at the Mixpak CMJ party. Thank you to Mixpak!  Ride the wave.


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