Jamaican deejays have traditionally made their reputations the hard way, in front of Kingston dancehall audience, and there are several whose talents can only be appreciated on recording of their live performances. The format that best served the underground audience for dancehall music were the cassettes of Kingston dance that began to be played on Kingston Minibuses from the late 1970s. The cassettes were also sold overseas, in Brooklyn and  Brixton, giving deejays reputation well in advance of their debut on record. In 1982 this live dance phenomenon also arrived on vinyl. 

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