Oscar P: Afro Rebel Sound System

by Oscar P

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The sound system concept first became popular in the 1950s, in the ghettos of Kingston. DJs would load up a truck with a generator, turntables, and huge speakers and set up street parties. In the beginning, the DJs played American rhythm and blues music, but as time progressed and more local music was created, the sound migrated to a local flavor. By the mid 1950s, sound systems were more popular at parties than live musicians.

I've always been attracted by the concept since I started DJing in New York first at reggae parties in the late 80s. Later and much like today DJs emerged as the stars of the scene, but it was the guy who rapped over the music, who we called the selector, who selected the music played. Different vocalists would rap over the same rhythm or riddim. This is what I tried to capture with this project in my afro house fusion style.

Welcome To Afro Rebel Sound System. Enjoy - Oscar P

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released September 10, 2015

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Oscar P New York, New York

Oscar P is recognized as an innovator and force in New York City's music scene. His musical style fuses influences from NYC, Chicago and Detroit; creating a unique sound that can be heard on his productions. He's remixed Kink, Mark Farina, Soul Minority, Jamiroquai, Adele, Omar, Todd Terry, Demarkus Lewis, Physics, Marvin Gaye, Distant People, Black Fras. ... more

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