Original Article posted HERE on alldayeveryday.com...
When I first was going to "Reggae Nite" (Downtown Top Rankin') I kept earing about this resident DJ called Queen Majesty. Growing up going to reggae parties, was very rare to see female selectors, so I was very excited to know who she was..and finally one day she came in and did an amazing roots session - every record she was playing was a killer. When I finally took some courage and approached her to DJ at one of my fairs, she turned out to be the sweetest person, and I then discovered the amazing hot sauce she produced..
Hi Erica, how are you?
Hi Lele! I'm well, thank you.
Where are you from originally?
I grew up in Buffalo, NY but I've lived in Brooklyn for about half my life.
When did you get into reggae?
When I was a teenager I heard Rocksteady and Ska and fell in love. I started collecting Jamaican music then and my collection grew chronologically, pretty much.
Did you go to Jamaica often? What's your favorite spot there?
I have been there a few times. One of the best times I had there was hanging out at Freedom Sounds Studio in Kingston with the late, great Bertram Brown. I got to meet a bunch of artists and eat, talk music and watch kung fu movies with them.
Name your 3 favorite reggae love songs.
Only three? Here they are...
All CFUR DJs are available to play @ your wedding and festivities ;)