OFFICE HAPPY HOUR PLAYLIST: INTERN EDUCATION #1
On a Monday evening in January, three of the Easy Star founders (Eric, Lem and Remy) found themselves at the office with two former interns (Alec and Matt) and plenty of bourbon and smoke. This playlist is a sampling of what was played in the room over the course of the night, with Eric, Lem and Remy often going to songs that helped illustrate the 80s/90s New York dancehall scene in which they grew up, as well as plenty of recent favorites both from Easy Star releases and others.
E-SKI REGGAE MIXTAPE #1
Easy Star founder Eric Smith (E-Ski to his friends) was renowned for his prowess at delivering high quality reggae cassettes going back as early as high school. Some of these were incredibly influential to the founders of Easy Star at the inception of the company in the mid 90s. We’ve done our best to recreate the feel of one of these – as great as Spotify is, it currently is missing a lot of amazing, obscure reggae tunes you would have found on these tapes originally. Note to someone: get “Grandparents” by Ninjaman uploaded soon!
BEST OF EASY STAR 2016
Not much explanation needed here! Another great year for the label whittled down to a playlist. Be sure to check some of the other Best Of Easy Star playlists as well.