Sanchez is the anti-Pat Boone.
Where the conservative crooner made early rock and roll "safe" in the '50s by taking all the edge of out of songs like "Tutti Frutti," Sanchez has made a career of refashioning the schmaltziest pop and R&B songs into dangerous, seductive dancehall and reggae.
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Jamaica is one of the world's greatest contributors to DJ culture.
The original mobile sound systems found in the trenches of Kingston in the
1960s packed megawatt speaker stacks in the back of moving trucks,
parked them at various party locations, and battled other crews doing
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Ultra Music Festival has never offered much homegrown local flavor. Even as the globally minded EDM fest has broadened its musical scope to include rappers, R&B stars, and indie bands, the other sounds -- reggae, salsa, merengue, authentic Miami Bass -- that keep much of the 305 dancing the rest ... More >>
For more on the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, check out New Times' Taste guide, hitting newsstands Thursday, February 21.
Ziggy Marley comes from musical royalty. His parents are Bob and Rita Marley, who, with the Wailers, brought Jamaican reggae from the Kingston ghettos into the mainstream. B ... More >>
Let me see you dutty wine to the bassline, girl.
Bitches all over the world are going to drop it low when Italy's massive electro monster Congorock drops his new track with dancehall superstar Sean Paul at the end of September.
The track called "Bless Di Nation" will coincide with a sleek music v ... More >>
There was a conspicuous Boss-sized absence at the Miami Heat championship celebrations. That's because Rick Ross was in Jamaica, not the MI-Yayo.
What was he doing there? Smoking massive quantities of marijuana and keeping thick bitches warm at night, you silly goose.
How do we know? Because we ju ... More >>
Last night, Rick Ross sold out Miami, choosing to get high in the Caribbean over the Magic City and foregoing an opportunity to watch his Miami Heat win the NBA title.
"I'm in Jamaica relaxing," Rozay tweeted just three hours before tip-off. "Smoke one."
While puffing Kingston kush and kicking i ... More >>
Memorial Day in Miami is unlike any other. If you're not joining or dodging the swarms of people in town for Urban Beach Week, you're probably firing up the pit, throwing on a slab of meat, sitting back with a cold beer, and relaxing.This year, spice things up up a bit. Try one of our top ten b ... More >>
Christopher "Dudus" CokeThe standoff over Jamaican drug lord Christopher "Dudus" Coke, who has turned a Kingston slum into his own personal bunker to avoid extradition to the U.S, has forced his country into a state of emergency. To local law-enforcement officials, the situation is all too ... More >>
CC by 2.0, via Sr Atlantico on FlickrJamaica-based Capleton is one artist whose travel plans could be affected by Kingston's state of emergency.Kingston, Jamaica is under siege. The city is the current battleground for a standoff between authorities and gang members sympathetic to an alleged drug ... More >>
John MineoThe Buddha became eccentricMike MineoWith Rachel Goodrich and Matt ZThe Funky
Buddha Lounge, Boca RatonFriday, April 9, 2010For years, Mike Mineo's shimmering talent has been in the shadows. For years, he's breathed sonic, life-giving breaths into rooms (and forests, valleys, beaches) ... More >>
Left to right: Switch, the Major, and DiploWhat do you need to know that you don't already know? Over the last few years, Switch (real name Dave Tayor) has become one of the most massive masterminds of mash-up music in this new-ish millennium. He and Diplo (real name Wesley Pentz) were the guys b ... More >>
via doncarlosreggae.comWhen it comes to roots-rock-reggae music, few old school legends that are still touring have the pedigree for great songwriting that Don Carlos possesses. Although he's often overshadowed by more popular Jamaican reggae singers like Burning Spear and Toots Hibbert, Carlos s ... More >>
If locally sourced agricultural products don't immediately come to mind when you hear Intercontinental Hotel West Miami it's no surprise to Executive Chef Darren Lee. That's why he's working on an experimental menu to integrate locally grown products into the Doral hotel's repertoire.The hotel rece ... More >>