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Back to the roots with DJ Marshmello

Friday, February 22, 2019

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AN unapologetic vinyl connoisseur, Marshae-Dojn McAnuff, better known as sound system selector DJ Marshmello, never tires of getting behind the turntables. Whether they are classic songs from the 1970s, underground favourites or contemporary jams, she has a diverse appreciation for roots-reggae.

This evening, at 22 Oceanview Avenue in east Kingston, DJ Marshmello will be part of Iration Vinyl Series Female Selectors Edition. She spins alongside DJ Talia, SJ Yumi of Yumi Hi Power, Deejay Naz, Deejay Iset Sankofa, and DJ NHM.

Recently, she revealed her 10 must-play songs at dances. Patrons at 'Iration Vinyl' will likely hear these songs this evening.

Prince Allah ( Bucket Bottom) “Because of the instrumentation and the lamentation of song.” Burning Spear ( Social Living) “Spear hits the nail on the head in the first verse... “Takes behaviour to get along.”

Uprising Roots Band ( King Rastafari) “Soulful, highly-spiritual lyrics and instrumentation.”

Winston McAnuff ( Unchained) “Besides being my uncle, it's my favourite version of this musical embodiment of Marcus Garvey's advice on self-reliance.”

The Abyssinians ( The Good Lord) “Because many times in my life I've been made to feel alienated ... Like an angel living in hell.”

Damian and Stephen Marley featuring Wiz Khalifa ( Medication Remix) “Ooh big tune — and a ganja tune is a must in the dance — Love Wiz's hot accent!”

Jesse Royal ( Muddy Road) “My journey in the music industry.”

Black Uhuru ( Anthem) “This is a declaration of who I am and what I stand for.”

Buju Banton ( Why Must we Suffer) “This song came from a deep place in Buju's soul... Expression of being marginalised... Love the Buju Wailers style.”

Sizzla ( Out ma Way) “Love to play this one if I sense any selector rivalry. Especially coming from a male selector!”

— Howard Campbell


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