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OLDIES SUNDAY: @SteelPulse – Steppin’ Out (1984)


It’s Grammy season! With Reggae Artists like Koffee, Julian Marley, Sly & Robbie, Steel Pulse, and Third World in the running to cop one this year, we felt the need to highlight one of the unique moments in the Reggae category on Oldies Sunday. The aforementioned Steel Pulse Band is up with their 1984 classic, “Steppin’ Out“! Produced by Steel Pulse, Jimmy “Senyah” Haynes, and Del Newman, the track was featured on their 5th studio album, “Earth Crisis“. “Steppin’ Out” is also one of the first Reggae singles to be nominated for a Grammy award. The other single to be nominated was Jimmy Cliff’sReggae Night“. The Grammy eventually went to Black Uhuru in 1985 for their “Anthem” album.

With its energetic production, the single became a favourite for many listeners. Since its release, it has been sampled by the likes of Hip Hop Artists Rakim, Bun B, Blac Monks, Society, and EDM Artist Miguel Migs. It has also been covered by Alborosie, and remixed by Producer Steve Thompson, and the late legendary DJ Screw (you can hear the screwed & chopped version below).

Who’s your pick for the Reggae Grammy come January 26? Check out the classic below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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DJ Chungy Returns With “The Takeover” Mixtape!


It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Manchester’s own DJ Chungy. The 2nd place winner of the 2009 Heineken Green Synergy Competition and 1st place winner of the 2012 King Of Spin series, he has been rocking many events across Jamaica, and was even affiliated with the Skunk Nation Car Club.He gets back on the grind today as he returns with “The Takeover” Mixtape!

With almost an hour worth of hits, DJ Chungy mixes in the old with the new from some of your favourites. Whether you’re working or chilling, let this mix get you into some good vibes! As Christmas Day fast approaches, you’ll want to get the party started, so give Chungy a call today, and fix tings!

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.@ZJFuse Gives Us 40 Mins Of Fun With The “Freestyle Chronicles VI” Mix!


Happy Saturday everyone! Whether you’re chilling or staying busy, get ready to party for a few minutes thanks to ZJ Fuse’s latest installment in his “Freestyle Chronicles” series. With part 6, Fuse gives us over 40 mins of fun with hits from the likes of Aidonia, Squash, JahVillani, Govana, Vybz Kartel, Popcaan, Skillibeng, and many more!

Currently making noise at Jamaican Radio Station Zip 103 FM, ZJ Fuse is the DJ & personality you need to have on speed dial for your next event. If you need to kick away the boredom of the day, then press play! Check out the mixtape below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Killamanjaro Vs Bodyguard Sound Clash (1997)


While many are still feeling the vibes from last night’s staging of the Redbull Culture Clash, we’ve decided to take you all back a lil on Oldies Sunday! Today we go back to the year 1997 to check out one of Killamanjaro Sound System and Bodyguard Sounds‘ many sound clashes. Held in May Pen, Clarendon, Selectors Ricky Trooper (Killamanjaro) and Fire Links (Bodyguard) both went dub for dub, and song for song with their teams in a clash that is still a memorable one for many. With dubplates and songs from the likes of Monster Shack Crew, Bounty Killa, Sizzla, Beenie Man, and Shabba Ranks with plenty tough talk accompanying them, this clash was a hot one.

While many may have varied opinions on last night’s event, it’s always good to look back at some of the classic Sound Clashes. Let’s hope the floor is open to even more with huge sponsorships, and the rise of more Sound Systems. Check out the clash below and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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Get A Preview Of What’s To Come At The Upcoming “Mobay’s Finest” Event!


Montego Bay will be lit up come Saturday October 26 as some talented folks will blaze it up with their performances at “Mobay’s Finest“! Founded by Recording Artist Karma Crew, the event showcases many promising Artists regardless of Genre. To kick things off, DJ Flakes has come on board to give everyone a preview of what’s to come with the “Mobay’s Finest Promo Mix“!

Featuring Karma Crew, Catalyst, Teja Christie, Ras Xtr3me, Tajex, Trooop, Shanika Soulchild, and Chavez Illmatiq, tune in to hear some of their current releases. I wish this mix was a little longer, but if you like what you’re hearing, come on down to Island Strains/Lounge 2727 off Jimmy Cliff Boulevard and enjoy yourselves. Admission is JMD$1500 and gates open at 8PM with starting time at 9PM. Hosted by Lij Tafari.

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We Look Back At The “Bam Bam Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist Series!


Recently, International Recording Artist Jason Derulo released his latest single, “Too Hot“. While Jason has a great run with the pop hits, a familiar sound can be heard throughout the track, and it was the 1993 Dancehall classic, “Murder She Wrote” by Chaka Demus & Pliers! Produced by Sly & Robbie for the Taxi Label, this song is Chaka Demus & Pliers’ signature track, and sampled another classic, the 1966 Toots & The Maytals’Bam Bam” which was produced by the late Byron Lee! Today, we’re gonna highlight the classic samples, songs that sampled them, and the many variations of the “Bam Bam Riddim” in our new “#13thStreetThrowbackPlaylist series! It’s time to learn something, and party away!

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