JAMAICAN OLDIES PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
LEGENDARY FOUNDATION DEEJAY
LIVE IN CHICAGO
SATURDAY JUNE 14TH / 8PM
opening for and backed by
The Drastics & MC ZULU & Friends
JUMP UP RECORDS continues its 20th Anniversary celebration in 2014 curating JAMAICAN OLDIES PRODUCTIONS, a partnership with MAYNE STAGE that brings vintage Jamaican ska and reggae vocalists to Chicago. We are very proud to announce our very first “deejay” show featuring the original Kingston hitmaker DENNIS ALCAPONE, performing for the first time ever in Chicago!
The art of talk-over on record has been evident throughout the history of Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean sounds; its origins can be directly traced back to the rhythmic vocal rhyming of Jamaican deejay toasting developed in the 60’s and early 70’s. American hip hop owes much of its style to 70’s pioneer DJ Kool Herc who was a Jamaican expatriate, while dancehall mega stars Shabba Ranks, Shaggy, Lady Saw, Sean Paul and Damian Marley have all achieved pop chart busters with toasting-influenced vocals. Jamaican deejay toasting has also influenced various styles of modern dance music, most notably jungle, drum & bass, reggaeton, UK garage, and dubstep.
DJ Chuck Wren, Darren Reggae, and Feel The Rhythm DJs spin your favorite Jamaican oldies – strictly on vinyl – throughout the night and afterward until 3 am in the Act One Pub.