Here’s another cool thing you can with MVGEN. Make video birthday cars for your friends and family. Just put in a nice birthday song type in your birthday note in the title box, type in birthday in the lyrics box and maybe add some other keywords (happy, party…what ever else you want) and bam a nice birthday card you can send to your people.
Here’s a cool new concept we just added at MVGEN called Cowboys. It can make a nice western style cowboy movie music video for any song you want. Decided I’d use a nice Bob Marley remix of “I Shot The Sheriff” to make a short little western movie with a nice dubstep Bob Marley song.
Big ups to Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire and Zion I King for this awesome remix. Bigs ups to Large Up for hipping me to the song. I’ve heard a lot of remixes to this song but this one is my favorite. Guess I’m a roots, one drop reggae guy at heart.
One good thing about working for MVGEN is that I get to hear a lot of great music. Jamaican music expert, Sherman Escoffery let me know about this song by Dilligin and gave a great idea for the video. This is cool classic style reggae with a nice positive vibe with cool sunshine visuals to match the theme.
Back in the 90s my homie Alan Gordon has a show on Columbia University’s WKCR that played Jungle music, which combined Drum And Bass, Techno and Jamaican Dancehall. Today deejays like Skrillex and Diplo with Major Lazer seem to have been influenced by Jungle a lot and mix Dancehall with EDM which is kind of like Techno and Drum and Bass. This is Skrillex’s remix to Jungle group Ragga Twins “Badman.” Shouts to Major Lazer’s “Walshy Fire” who makes a cameo in the video thanks to MVGEN.
So this song came out last year but I’m just finding out about it now. I guess Vybz Kartel’s life turned out to be a “Miami Vice” episode, only he turned out to be the murderer who got arrested in the end. Still, I like the song so I decided to turn it into a “Miami Vice” episode.
Suns Of Dub is doing a great job of putting a new spin on dub reggae music. Here is a mix from their “Journey To Baltimore” EP based on the instrumental that Sly and Robbie made for Nina Simone’s “Baltimore.”Given the Baltimore theme I added visuals from “The Wire” and added our new Chalkboard effect to match the feel.
The homie Splurt makes great music for MVGEN because he is very visual and in touch with the online world. For this video I used the artwork from “No Chill” as inspiration and just put in lots of sloths and snowboarding gifs. This is just a preview from a Walshy Fire mix so we can’t wait to hear the whole song.
Not only is Walshy Fire a member of Major Lazer but he is also a great and well respected deejay in the world of reggae as well. From hosting the Noisey Jamaica series to putting out mixtapes for Chronixx, Jesse Royal and Suns Of Dub, Walshy has become an ambassador for the reggae world. So when Walshy sent me the Happy Hour Riddim 2015 riddim mix, I had to make a video for it. The riddim featuring artists like Alkaline, Beenie Man and Vybz Kartel, sends me back to the early 2000s when dancehall was running things and put me in world full of beaches, sexy women, partying and liquor so I used those elements for the video.
Shout out to Inner Circle who have doing their thing on the reggae scene for 40 plus years and are still going strong. Major Lazer has done a great job mashing up reggae with EDM and other genre’s. Here they are remixing Inner Circle’s classic song and the them song to “Cops,” “Bad Boys” complete with police and bad boy visuals.