VP Records is the Jamaica, Queens-based powerhouse of the international reggae scene. It owns and distributes a score of other labels including its longtime rival, Greensleeves. Founded by Vincent "Randy" Chin (who died in 2003) and his wife, Patriciachildren of Chinese immigrants to Jamaica ... More >>
"For me, Twitter is like my diary. I hope someone saves it so I don't have to write it all again when I'm 75."
Where do we even start with someone like Diplo? Wes Pentz is a DJ at his core, but he's also a producer (having worked with Lil Jon, Kanye West, and most notoriously M.I.A.), the fo ... More >>
It's a long weekend! (Really long, hopefully.) To celebrate, we decided to give you a full week's worth of nightlife options, dance-music-oriented and otherwise: Our recommended picks for each day of the week feature some established parties, some underrated gems, and a few one-off shows, all ... More >>
In some parts, actually: yeah. Take Crown Heights, for example, where the African-American and Orthodox Jewish communities rioted against each other only less than two decades ago. The New York Times pointed out the seemingly surprising crossover in Crown Heights specifically as a Black Ortho ... More >>
Possibly more people onstage than in the crowd here.
Joell Ortiz/Jay Electronica
Tuesday, June 30
After basically booing both CyHi Da Prynce (who I--and I guess only I--actually like) and Big Krit off the stage, an extra hard NYC crowd made it clear that they weren't going to ma ... More >>
Every first Tuesday, the Deadly Dragon Sounds collective takes over the decks at APT for what can only be described as an unusual affair for the area. The Meatpacking District venue has always provided a weekend arena for hip-hop nerds and vinyl-lovers, and it's easy to see that the DDS crew ... More >>
Serani, finally.Pics by Puja Patel, more belowSerani/Jah Bami/B-Wils
Monday, August 24
Last night's Jamrock Magazine party was more a celebration of island culture than a show. Hosted by publisher David "Squeeze" Annaki with help from BET's Jeanille Bonterre, the event featured per ... More >>
Attention those heading to tonight's Sean Paul fete, the final show in this year's spread of Monday-night MLK Concert Series gigs at Brooklyn's Wingate Field: Sean ain't comin'. Doctor's orders. His replacement is soca badass Machel Montano, which actually ain't bad on such short notice. Sean's fu ... More >>