An in-depth conversation with Steve “Urchin” Wilson, a part of Sean Paul’s management for the past 18 + years.

We discussed how Steve has been pushing the culture in nightlife and through his work in the recording industry. He shares how he got started in the business, and his thoughts on Jamaica getting more hardcore about honoring reggae icons. We touched on strategies for harnessing the economic potential of reggae, the Sean Paul success formula, and much more.

An in-depth conversation with Steve "Urchin" Wilson, a part of Sean Paul's management for the past 18 + years.

Steve “Urchin” Wilson Bio

After getting his start at Bob Marley’s legendary Tuff Gong record label as a marketing exec, Steve spent 10 years cross-training in every imaginable area in the entertainment industry including a stint as studio manager for the GeeJam Studios where he oversaw studio sessions for The Roots, Common, The Gorillaz, No Doubt & The Jungle Brothers amongst others.
In 2001 this Jamaican trailblazer signed on to help pilot the dizzying career of multi-platinum Grammy winner Sean Paul.

He spent the last 15 years traveling to over 100 countries and presiding over logistics, booking, touring, promotion & recording for the Dancehall superstar.

While honing his role as a reggae ambassador Wilson simultaneously plotted to bring EDM & house music to his Homebase of Kingston via his Brand New Machine party series that saw super DJs like Diplo, Bob Sinclar, CongoRock & Toddla T spin in Jamaica for the first time. He has gone on to export the BNM party concept to Montego Bay, Cayman, London & New York City.

Steve is also partners in FSOR Music (Future Sound Of Reggae) a boutique label that has featured releases from Mink Jo, Transdub Massiv, Naomi Cowan, Jesse Royal & Craigy T amongst others.

Most recently he was one of the local partners of the initial staging of the critically acclaimed Tmrwtday Culture Festival in Negril, Jamaica.

The Tastemaker

Soundclash Update

  • Tek 9 defeats the Polish sound system, Splendid in the first round of the No Jing-Bang Online Clash Tournament.
  • Irish and Chin announced the new date for World Clash 21 will be May 2, 2021.

Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire Presents: Jesse Royal – Royally Speaking

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1. Intro/Warning
2. Hotta the Battle
3. Greedy Babylon
4. Modern Day Judas
5. Preying on the Weak (Overstand Ent.)
6. Clear My Head (Gachapan Records)
7. Light Like A Feather
8. Silent River
9. Good Morning
10. D.O.A (Dreaming of Africa)
11. Baby Let Me Be
12. Butterflies
13. Little Did They Know (XTM Nation)
14. Talk To Me
15. World Cry (Jus Bus Remix)
16. Wadada (Burning Spear Remix)
17. Jam Rock (Gachapan/Palace Pikney Records)
18. Forever (Eccentrix)
19. Gimmie Likkle Herb
20. Muddy Road
21. Runnin
22. Get Away
23. If I Give You My Love (Maya Angelou Speaks)
24. Journey (Gachapan/Palace Pikney Records)
25. Rastafari Call You/Outro

Major Lazer remixes Bunji Garlin: Differentology

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Ragga Soca king, Bunji Garlin is poised for his greatest worldwide success with “Differentology,” the biggest hit to emerge from 2013’s Caribbean Carnival season.

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Already the recipient of multiple International Soca Monarch awards in his native Trinidad, Bunji has not rested on his laurels. He maintains a steady international touring schedule and continues to push the sonic envelope with edgy soca tunes like “Differentology.”

The genre-bending song also caught the attention of Major Lazer, who immediately jumped on the remix. The song (which is featured on Major Lazer’s SoundCloud) is currently the DJ supergroup’s go-to track to open all of their live shows and has helped fuel the buzz to a crossover audience.

Check out the video:

  • Dates Venue City Event

  • Friday July 12th Gatey St. Lucia Sexy in Black
  • Saturday July 14th Celebration Square Mississauga Irie Music Fest
  • Saturday July 20th Antigua Recreation Ground Antigua Red Eye
  • Sunday July 21st Farley Hill Barbados Soca on the Hill 
  • Saturday July 27th Russell Auditorium Boston 
  • Friday August 2nd Tiger Bay Bermuda 
  • Saturday August 3rd Wild Water Kingdom Toronto 
  • Sunday August 4th Kensington Oval Barbados Cohobblopot
  • Friday August 9th Vinyl Dance Lounge Calgary 
  • Saturday August 10th Encore Edmonton 
  • Sunday August 11th Six Flags Jackson, New Jersey 
  • Friday August 16th Sports Dock Cayman Islands 
  • Saturday August 17th Bowen & Bowen Compound Belize 

Busy Signal: Incomparable Talent

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Busy Signal the Hott Ed leader is back with his new EP, Incomparable Talent.

Busy Signal the Hott Ed leader is back with his new EP, Incomparable Talent.‘Incomparable Talent’ will be available in stores July 2013.

 

Major Lazer’s NEW Workout Mix and Album Download

Walshy Fire of Major Lazer‘s Workout Mix.  Download.

Free The Universe in stores now.

The Free The Universe is in stores now.  Album buy link.

Intro – Hulk Hogan 
0:15 Bunji Garlin – Ready for the road (Major Lazer Dub Remix)
3:41 The Partysquad – Lion
5:52 Kid Kamillion/Rod Lee – Get Yo Handz up
7:15 KW Griff feat. Pork Chop – Bring In the Katz
9:35 Blasterjaxx – Miami (Original Mix)
12:07 GTA & Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ft. Wolfpack – Turn It Up
14:22 Bauuer – Slip
15:56 Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (FASTA Boombahton Bootleg)
19:30 Diplo and M83 – Express City (Benzi Short Redo)
21:37 Macklemore – Thrift Shop (Bounce Edit Benzi Refix)
22:12 Pepe y Otto – Culo
22:23 Action (Richie Beretta 7th Grade Dance Remix) 
24:25 Alesia and DJ Snake – Bird Machine
26:42 Popcaan – Talk Bout We (Major Lazer Remix)
28:17 Mavado – Wah Dem A Do (Major Lazer Remix)
29:14 Bunji Garlin – So & So (Doc Jones Remix)
31:16 Jeff Retro – What U Came For (Trap to Toe Tap Remix)
33:22 Kid Khamillion and Dirk Diamonds – Blood Rave 
36:28 Krafty Kuts – Feel Like Jumping
39:04 Gangnam Style – PSY (강남스타일) (Diplo Remix) 
40:10 Yellow Claw & Cesqeaux – IBETCHU
41:16 Trap- Treat Me Right 
43:26 Trap- Boom Clash (Major Lazer Remix)