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Vice Noisy: This Is What Fyre Festival Could Have Been If It Wasn’t Such a Disaster

12.09.2017
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By: Ryan Bassil – Vice Noisy, U.K

Tmrw.Tday is a new festival in Jamaica, but with more focus on the vibes.

Fyre Festival and its tale of myriad problems has been recounted so often it’s practically already folklore. To briefly recap: the “once-in-a-lifetime” April 2017 event spectacularly collapsed as airlines grounded and cancelled flights, headline acts pulled out and luxury necessities resembled little more than emergency relief supplies. A dazzling shitshow of our time.

In retrospect, Fyre Festival was doomed to collapse head over arse into the balmy waters of the Exumas. But what if it went ahead? A new festival called Tmrw.Tday, taking place in Jamaica a few weeks later, lightly mirrors what Ja Rule and his 25-year-old business partner could have achieved if their shit had been together. At least that’s how it comes across in the festival’s marketing, anyway.
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Billboard: Dub Music A History of Jamaica’s Criminally Under Appreciated Musical Art form

12.09.2017
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By Patricia Meschino – Billboard Magazine 

On a balmy late May evening under the stars at Chris Blackwell’s stunning cliffside hotel The Caves in Negril, Jamaica, legendary producer Lee “Scratch” Perry strolls up to the DJ booth and takes the microphone.

For the next 45 minutes Scratch, now 81, his hair and beard dyed cherry-red, freestyles lyrics as DJ (or selector, in Jamaican parlance). Kingston Dub Club owner Gabre Selassie tweaks his mixing console’s controls, manipulating the riddim track, transforming the bass line into a recurring thunderous boom.
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Music, Philosophy

Echomatik Q&A: A chat with the unlikely duo

29.03.2017
Echomatik Q&A

By Andrea Delgado

“An unlikely sound from an unlikely duo from an unlikely place.”

Our Echomatik Q&A reveals an unlikely duo who create techno and house beats. Their sound is funky, deep, dark, acid, melodic and minimal. The duo offers the world a fresh combination of all of these sounds, carefully generated in their secret lab nestled high in the hills above Kingston, Jamaica. They like kick drums, reverb and funky vocals, but most of all they like it when people dance.

Tell us about your musical journey?
A complicated but similar journey for both of us. We’ve both been heavily involved in a variety of aspects of reggae and Caribbean music- production, management, DJing and performing, musicians, business, etc. in a variety of places- Miami, San Francisco, Montreal, Toronto and of course Jamaica.

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Wolf + Lamb: conscious choices & husking corn

16.03.2017
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By Kassandra Nunes & Andrea Delgado

Here’s a new track from Wolf + Lamb, Crew Love artist Nick Monaco and their partner in island life David Marston – a Jamaica native. On the vocals is Charlie from Soul Clap. The guys made this last year while chilling in Jamaica.

Tell us about your musical journey?
Man it’s been fun, long and going on 15 years! We both loved music from when we’re young, but had no talent so we became DJ’s, somewhere along the way we figured it out. It’s never ending and we’re grateful to be on it.

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Music, Philosophy

Building ‘Riddim’ With Teflon Zinc Fence

15.03.2017
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By Andrea Delgado

Having performed live on Jimmy Fallon and seen major success worldwide with ‘Dread and Terrible’ reaching #1 on the Billboard Reggae charts, Teflon Zinc Fence is a force to be reckoned with.

Tell us about your musical journey?
When I first started to do music it was something among my friends. I would build riddims and let my friends DJ on the tracks, it’s just something I’ve always been passionate about. I started taking it serious after I left my network engineering job and decided to pursue my career in music full-time. A little before this I had met Chronixx and we decided to come together and create the next sound coming out of Jamaica. That’s when we created singles like ‘Behind Curtain’, ‘Warrior’ , ‘Spirulina’ etc. After investing in Chronixx’s career for some time, I decided to explore & expand my craft. This is where I discovered live dubbing and fresh new talent such as Inezi, Fyah Roiall, Ulo & the first lady of ZincFence Records, Jane Macgizmo.

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Music Is The Message With Crew Love’s David Marston

28.02.2017
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By Andrea Delgado

David Marston is a producer, DJ, musician, and guitarist hailing from the vibrant Caribbean island of Jamaica. His approach to music is multifaceted: in his own productions, David works to achieve a sound that is a fusion of various genres, including house, soul, disco, jazz, as well as reggae and dub.

I sat down with David to learn more about his journey through music.

Tell us about your musical journey?
For as long as I can remember, music has resonated with me. I think this connection is true of most people. I started playing guitar when I was about 11 years old. The guitar was quite formative in my exploration of the world of music. To a great extent, my playing guitar has shaped how I process music, and it has also influenced my musical tastes and preferences…

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Meet the founders of Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest

02.02.2017
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By Tmrw.Tday Team

Tmrw.Tday culture fest is the brainchild of Andrew Christoforou and Kevin Bourke. The Tmrw.Tday team sat down with the two managing partners to discuss their entrepreneurial journeys and the story behind Tmrw.Tday culture fest. 

How long have you been working in the events and festival space?
A: I’ve been at the forefront of Toronto’s nightlife scene since 1999. You could say that I’ve touched all areas in the scene over the years. From throwing weekly residencies at all the major clubs, investing in a couple of venues and co-founding a couple of major festivals.

K: I have been involved in events all over Jamaica since 2001. I gathered with my best friends and started a party series, we created an environment that was fresh and delivered an experience from the moment  you walked in. Continue Reading…

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Get to know your Reggae Revival headliners

11.01.2017
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By Kassandra Nunes

Tmrw.Tday is proud to announce its first wave of headline acts at its Reggae Revival event.

Protoje

Tmrw.Tday’s inaugural Reggae Revival event will be headlined by Jamaican reggae marvel, Protoje – a key player in the conscious, organic music movement.  On his third studio album, Protoje plays alongside The Indiggnation – his reggae band. Together, they deliver socially, conscious lyricism that has resulted in sold out headline shows in the UK.

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