We’re back in NY party mood! This coming Wednesday we’re teaming up with Mercury Nights, bringing DJ Slow (Pelican Fly) all the way from Belgium, alongside Mixpak DJs Dubbel Dutch, Jubilee and Dre Skull. It’s free entry, get there early!
We teamed up with Puma Dance Dictionary for the official video for our latest release, ‘First Time’ by Dre Skull featuring Megan James (of Purity Ring) & Popcaan. The video enlists some of the world’s best freestyle dancers, check it out now!
Snoop Lion’s Reincarnated album is out today! As you probably know, Dre Skull was brought in to work on production with the Major Lazer team and you can now hear the full fruits of their labours. Currently number 8 in the US iTunes chart and climbing! Get it now.
Pitchfork just premiered the brand new Dre Skull single “First Time” featuring Purity Ring’s Megan James and Popcaan.
Last year Dre Skull was locked away in the studio in Jamaica recording Snoop Lion’s Reincarnated album; finally the project is nearing release and the film is out right about now. It really is an exclusive look into not only the making of the album and Snoop’s reincarnation but also his Death Row past and the trials of being the D.O.G.G. Find a screening near you here.
SPIN have just published this interview with Dre Skull, where he talks about life before Vybz, life with Snoop and a bunch more:
“For whatever reason, I’m most fascinated with pop music,” says Hershey, listing Miguel and 2 Chainz as artists who have inspired him. The Brooklynite’s fixation is present in the unity between his work’s supple structures and expectant melodies. And the subtle influence of hero Lee “Scratch” Perry, in particular, can be felt in the way his hits echo and resonate in their afterglow (Kartel’s “Half on a Baby,” for example). “In Kingston,” Hershey says, “dancehall DJs on the radio have a wide format and freedom in the music they play. On Zip FM, every genre is heard — disco mixed into house mixed into country mixed into dancehall.” His label’s releases mirror that philosophy: recent records traverse the deep waters of southern rap, underground club, house, and soca.