Walshy Hearth Stars In New PBS American Masters Documentary, ‘Walshy Hearth: Pull Up’

SOUTH FLORIDA – Grammy-nominated Jamaican-American music producer, DJ and MC Walshy Hearth is the topic of the brand new documentary Walshy Hearth: Pull Up, now streaming on the PBS web site (www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters) and YouTube, from American Masters and Firelight Media.

Caribbean-American director Alicia G. Edwards takes an intimate look into Walshy’s life and work, from his childhood in Jamaica, to his upbringing in Miami, and his present function because the frontman and MC for world music juggernaut Main Lazer.

Following him world wide, from Miami celebration nights and recording studios in Brazil to the mainstage on the world’s greatest music festivals, we see how his electrifying performances rejoice his Caribbean roots.

“He’s on a serious, main platform however there’s no a part of him in any respect that acquiesces or assimilates,” Edwards mentioned. “I feel I’d be laborious pressed to see anyone else in pop music on the whole that’s mixing cultures the best way that he’s.”

The ten-minute movie is the most recent episode in American Masters and Firelight Media’s collection Within the Making, which follows rising cultural icons on their journeys to turning into masters of their creative disciplines.

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About Walshy Hearth

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Walshy Hearth
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Walshy Hearth is a global DJ, MC and producer; ambassador for Caribbean music and tradition; and one-third of the massively-influential, reggae/dancehall-inspired EDM outfit, Main Lazer, alongside Diplo and Ape Drums.

Whereas acting on among the world’s largest phases and contributing manufacturing to Main Lazer’s albums, he has used his platform to make clear rising abilities throughout the Caribbean, serving to launch the careers of Chronixx, Jesse Royal and Koffee, whose signature hit “Toast” he co-produced, amongst others.

In 2014, Vice tapped him to host Season 2 of its Noisey Jamaica documentary collection, exploring dancehall and the “reggae revival” motion then taking the island by storm.

When not touring with Main Lazer, Walshy balances his time with solo DJ occasions across the globe, together with his signature Rum & Bass idea, one among Miami’s hottest weekly music occasions.

He launched his debut solo album, Abeng (Mad First rate), a groundbreaking fusion of Caribbean and African sounds, in 2019.


Originally posted 2023-04-19 00:24:57.