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A household name in Jamaica, Stone Love represents the popular street culture of dancehall.

When Winston Powell ("Wee-Pow") began spinning in the early '70s, the hot Kingston nights would boom with open-air dances, animated by popular sound systems. Stone Love soon became a must-hear, drawing long lines and jamming every venue.

Wee-Pow teamed up with selectors Rory and Cancer, and began to build up an exceptional archive of original dub plates. With a strong reputation for only the "wickedest tracks," and a turntable style all their own, Stone Love remained one of the top sound systems.  
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Stone Love took their radical riddims overseas in the '80s, acquainting audiences in the USA, England, Canada, Europe and Japan with the hardest Jamaican sounds. They established a permanent presence in New York, from which to attack strategic points worldwide.

Bootleg tapes of Stone Love's sessions have always been hot commodities, and finally Wee-Pow, Rory and Cancer pulled it all together in a studio album "Stone Love Live" released in 1995. With coordination from Rob Holt, Mike Cacia and Jamie Stewart, the inimitable live vibe was captured, with one-of-a-kind mixes and selections from top dancehall artists from the past three decades.

-- Mara Weiss  

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Stone Love Videos:

Live at Biltmore Ballroom (1989)

Live at SNWMF 2011 (w/ Jah 9)

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