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Music Video : Jamaica “Golden Times”

My French brothers share their Lost in Translation meets A Hard Day’s Night inspired music video for “Golden Times”, my favorite single off of Ventura that they wrote with the help of Tunde from TV On the Radio.

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Jamaica : Two On Two

The French duo release their second single off of their sophomore album “Ventura” entitled “Two On Two”. It is quite a jangly rock and or roll tune that would make Tom Petty proud. Ventura is out March 14.

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Jamaica : “Ventura” Album Teaser + “Hello Again” Free Download

Jamaica are back. Check out their teaser video for their album out March 2014 entitled “Ventura” and download a new track “Hello Again” at their website

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Music Video : Van She “Jamaica”

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Van She : Jamaica

Van She strikes with another tune from their upcoming album entitled “Jamaica”. It is everything you expect from a song with a title like that, it is a super smooth balaeric-disco tinged pop song that slides and glides over you like warm coconut oil. There are some serious Toto/10cc vibes on this track with a touch of Lone’s warm analog synth sounds. Quite a refreshing touch to today’s pop music landscape. #sunshine

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Jamaica x Alvin Risk

Dear Interwebs,

Do you know what happens when the blogosphere explodes into the “real world” and shit gets “real”? This remix is what happens. I met the talented Alvin Risk back in October after playing with the Jamaica gang at Webster Hall where I introduced him to the guys who said they would love the Alvin Risk remix touch on their next single “Jericho” – fast forward to today, here is the final product. It is a dancefloor revision of a straight-forward pop rock song that will make you dance quite hard and sing along at the same time. I especially love how he turned the intro into an epic bridge.

Pick up the entire Jericho EP which also features a remix from the one and only Todd Edwards.

Buy the Jericho EP on iTunes

Jamaica – Jericho (Alvin Risk Remix) by AlvinRisk

Catch the Jamaica guys on tour in North America now – Chicago Thursday night!
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More proof that this is officially happening. I am too excited and what this means for the future of DFA1979. More music? More touring? More rock and or roll for the world?! Yes please.

Here is one my favorite DFA1979 tracks, a live version “Do It” extended with some impressive bass and drum syncopated riff rocking out. #2good

Death From Above 1979 – Do It (Live CBC Studio Session)

If you are lucky enough to be in London to see them at the Forum then you will also witness a few friends of mine opening for DFA1979, Jamaica.

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Jamaica : “No Problem” North America Album Release + 2011 Tour Dates

Jamaica is back. Still “No Problem”.


The album is finally out in North America March 8, digitally and April 12, physically.

More info here.

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Asian Dan’s Guest List: Antoine Hilaire of Jamaica’s Top 10 of 2010

As you all know Jamaica is no stranger to this blog/twitter since I have supported them and their music in numerous ways. Antoine was kind enough to compile a list of his Top 10 of 2010 that surpasses just any tracks that he listened to throughout the year. Twenty-Ten was just the beginning for Jamaica – watch out 2011!

Checkout this Jamaica Unplugged set we played for


1. Releasing an album we are proud of, made with friends
2. Being a blog darling for a few weeks thanks to the “I Think I Like U 2” video
3. Jamaica + Japan = amour
4. Touring the USA for the first time
5. Finding my inner Sonia
6. The Internet, and
7. New friends in Germany, The USA, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and even France
8. “Belle Epine” by Rebecca Zlotowski
9. Listening to the Arcade Fire, Best Coast, Azari and III, Carte Blanche, Darwin Deez and Led Zeppelin songs
10. Leaving Paris on December 27th for the summer in Australia

Jamaica – Short & Entertaining (Acoustic on Virgin Mobile Live)

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Jamaica : “Music From and For The Van” Mixtape + Toronto Twitter Ticket Contest

The Jamaica 2010 North American tour has kicked off and we shall be hitting up LA tonight at the Echoplex along with French Horn Rebellion, Parallels and Nightwaves. In honor of the 2010 World Tour here is a new mixtape compilation of songs from the tour bus.

Also for all you Jamaica fans in Toronto we will be playing at Wrongbar on October 19. I will be giving away a pair of tickets and all you have to do to win is RT the following:

“RT to win a pair of tix for JAMAICA Live @ Wrongbar in Toronto 10.19.2010 @JAMAICATWIT @Embracepresents @Jamaican_Dan”

Jamaica Live @ Wrongbar – October 19, 2010

Download: Jamaica : “Music From and For The Van” Mixtape

1 : I’ll be around / The Spinners
2 : Short & Entertaining / Jamaica GOOSE Rmx
3 : Message in a bottle / The Police
4 : Won’t get fooled again / The Who
5 : The diary of horace wimp ELO
6 : Voyages / Michel Polnareff
7 : Love Endeavor / Alice Smith Maurice Fulton Rmx Tonton Edit
8 : The Runners / The Three Degrees
9 : Untitled / Dj Falcon
10 : Sabotage / Beastie Boys / Alec Metric Redit
11 : Franck Sinatra & BIG Juicy edit
12 : Jupiter / Sebastien Leger
13 : Lettre à France / Michel Polnareff

LIVE CHAT with JAMAICA and Peter Franco (Producer of Jamaica/Daft Punk’s Sound Engineer) from L.A FRI tonight, OCT.15 at 7pm ON YOWIE.COM

Join the chat after the jump.

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