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L3 Magazine – June Issue ft. Leftside Dr. Evil Chedda and More!

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The summer season is upon us, and L3 Magazine’s front cover feature, Leftside Dr. Evil gives us a lot to talk about! Natasha Von Castle met up with the artist while in Toronto, and the multi talented producer and artist allowed her to go in depth as she explored how he got his start in music, and what it felt to work with legends Gregory Isaac, Dennis Brown and John Holt from such a young age.

Question: do you think about Gregory and Dennis when you make music today? Beyond that, Leftside shares his feelings on producing some of the most significant riddims of our times, as well as his work with Don Corleon and Elephant Man on the famous song “Pon the River.” Of all the instruments Leftside could specialize in, he chose the drums. Where did he get his first set of drums?!

That answer led to a great story and one that will have readers talking for some time! Dancehall artist Chedda took some time off and is back with a more developed sound. Tricia ‘ZJ Sparks’ Spence sat down with the artist and asked about some of the lessons he’s learned so far. His answer in short is ‘experience teaches wisdom’ which is a refreshing surprise from an artist just touching his 20’s.  

Extending her contribution, Tricia gives us an exclusive look at producer Askelle who is the creator of several hit Dancehall riddims associated to famous producers. What makes Askelle’s story significant is his fight to receive credit for his work and the fact that he is visually impaired. This is a man who truly sees music. 

Heike Dempster gives us a look at the Jamaica Charity Ball held in Florida. From the attendees to the auction, we have highlights from this very high profile event including photos by Alex DeLaet Photo. Our travel editor Stacia Von Castle traveled to the historic city Andalusia, Spain which was founded by the Moor’s. Photos from her trip and historical background are included this month. Additional musical features include Tanya Carter, Mighty Mystic, Kranium, Meta and the Cornerstones and Roots Queen whose music is making a global impact on radio and placing them centre stage. 

We also review the hottest new releases and include the latest charts. Our centerfold, as shot through the lens of Jerome Dupont for New Era Photography, is Teresa Brooks who looks stunning against the backdrop of the ocean and sunset. Jimmy Tambu gives us a sweet recipe for Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies, and in technology news, did you know the Walkman is back?! It sure is! All this and more available at www.L3Magazine.com
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