Last year we started Down Town Top Ranking as a way for us Deadly Dragon folks to showcase serious Jamaican foundation music from Ska to Rocksteady; from early Reggae to Roots; from rub a dub to even some new tunes that hearken back to that original style. Along the way we have had the pleasure of hosting some of our favorite selectors, sounds and performers from both around the way and around the world. And over the past couple months Down Town Top Ranking has been joined by Brand New Machine -- a killer party of up to tha time Dancehall with Max Glazer (Federation Sound) , DJ AUTOGRAPH, Whyteboy Chris and guests. Foundation Upstairs, Dancehall Downstairs! Wicked!!!
Max Glazer & Micro Don!
We were recently joined by the great singer BUSHMAN who celebrated the release of his new CD, BUSHMAN SINGS THE BUSH DOCTOR: A TRIBUTE TO PETER TOSH. Bushman grabbed the mic for a wicked session of his classic tunes and some of the Peter Tosh selections that grace his new CD. We were blessed to have the man and paid tribute by digging up some of our favorite Peter Tosh tunes for the massive dem which included the great producer Clive Chin and plenty of artists including NY's own Willow Wilson
Bushman on the mic!
NYC is blessed with great DJs in all the various genres of music -- thumping house DJs, smoking Hip Hop Djs...Whatever you want we got! One of our favorites is DJ Cosi. For years Cosi has truly represented the flavor of New York, blending together hip hop, disco, soul, R&B and Reggae into a seamlessly joyful mix. He joined us last week and niced up the place with a killer set of dancehall classics. Here he is in deep concentration:
and with our own JD
So...anytime any of you are free on a Thursday...you know where we are:
DOWN TOWN TOP RANKING to tha WORLD!!!!