DJ CurlyLocks Presents StereoKing Meets King Jammys

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In this classic 1 hour and 16 minute cd I bring you a mix of dub plates and 45’s strictly over King Jammys music. From artists such as Shabba Ranks, Coco Tea, Sanchez, Admiral Bailey and more.

Lloyd James born in 1947 who is also known as Prince Jammy or King Jammy, is a dubmixer and record producer. He began his musical career as a dub master at King Tubby‘s recording studio. His dubs were known for their clear sound and use of effects.

After earning money from building amplifiers and repairing electrical equipment from his mother’s house in Waterhouse in the late 1960s, he started his own sound system. He also built equipment for other local systems. After leaving Jamaica to work in Canada for a few years in the early 1970s, he returned to Kingston in 1976 and set up his own studio at his in-laws’ home in Waterhouse, and released a couple of Yabby You productions. When Phillip Smart left King Tubby‘s team to work in New York City, Jammy replaced him, getting to work with Bunny Lee and Yabby You.

In the late 1970s he began to release his own productions, including the debut album from Black Uhuru in 1977. In the 1980s, he became one of the most influential producers of dancehall music. His biggest hit was 1985’s “Under Me Sleng teng” by Wayne Smith, with an entirely-digital rhythm hook. Many credit this song as being the first “Digital rhythm” in reggae, leading to the modern dancehall era. Jammy’s productions and sound system dominated reggae music for the remainder of the 1980s and into the 1990s. He continues to work as a producer, working with some of today’s top Jamaican artists, including Sizzla.

 

Author: DjCurlyLocks

CurlyLocks started off as a rapper and DJ in Philadelphia and went by the name Grand D. He and his old rap partner Robert Wallace also known as E.S.T would dominate the hallways of Olney High School during lunch time. He then joined a Soundsystem known as AstroFunk and packed parties with greats such as, Jazzy Jeff, Fresh Prince, EST, Dj Cash Money, the Beastie Boys, Salt-N-Pepper, Eric B and Rakim, Slick Rick, Ultra Magnetic MC's, KRS One and many more. On the reggae scene he has traveled to the caribbean countless times thru out his career, as well as being a guest performer at Jamaica's annual Fully Loaded Concert, where only the top dj's are pick to perform yearly. In the late 90's he was the mix show dj for Jah T the Reggae Ambassador's weekly reggae show on Philadelphia's Power 99 Fm for 2 years. He has worked along side legends such as Beres Hammond, Luciano, Bounty Killer, T.O.K, Vybz Kartel, Capleton, Third World, Maxi Priest, Busta Rhymes and more. He was one of the Djs responsible for jump starting Sean Paul,Vybz Kartel and Da'ville's musical career to the level of stardom, with the exclusive mix cd's he would help work on with those artist and Federation Sound. He has held some of the most desired reggae nights in Philadelphia, with weekly residency at Filo's, Genesis & Omni night clubs, to hyping up shows and concerts at Cavanaugh's (formerly Katmandu), Electric Factory, Kahunaville, The Trocadero and more. CurlyLocks delivers the sweetest Caribbean as well as hip-hop and R&B sounds to a packed house. CurlyLocks was also one part of the group Federation Sound, which was comprised of 7 distinguished members: Kenny Meez, Max Glazer(Rihanna and Baby Chams Dj), Disco D, Alric & Boyd of Fame Fm in Jamaica and Cipha Sound of Hot97fm in New York. Collectively this incredible crew was driving force that began to bridge the gap between Caribbean culture and America. Their style of sound reverberated all over the globe, with a monthly residency at Jamaica's hottest night spot, club Quad. They'd travel the world dropping the craziest dancehall, reggae and hip-hop reggae remixes. Having been responsible for countless productions and remixes such as Track 10, on 50 cents Massacre album entitled "Ski Mask Way", "Crazy In Love" remix featuring Jay-Z, Beyonce & Baby Cham, "Yeah" remix with Usher & Baby Cham, "Move Your Body" remix with Nina Sky & Vybz Kartel, as well as the Grammy nominated Frontin remix featuring Jayz, Pharell, Vybz Kartel and Wayne Marshall on Def Jamaica/Def Jam and many more. They also recieved write-ups in magazines such as Rolling Stone, Fader Magazine, Mtv.com to mention a few. In 2004/2005 CurlyLocks was awarded the "Peoples Choice" carnival expo award for #1reggae DJ in Philadelphia. His voice is so loved by people that he was asked by his old partner Disco D to do a voice over reel for the Expansion Team in 2004. He began to receive call backs to do television commercial voice over ads for numerous company giants, such as Sprite Remix Aruba jam, Coca Cola, Best Buy and Heineken. He quickly became a member of the "Screen and Actors Guild" (Sag). He is currently working on numerous projects from music production, to television production. So stay tuned cause CurlyLocks isn't done yet by far.

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