It’s that time of year where the tunes that could be big in the summer start to drop. We’re hoping that ‘Differentology’ and ‘Savage’ stay on a steady path to summer anthem status for soca, here are some of our favourite dancehall sounds out there right about now:
RDX – Kotch
RDX knew . . . → Read More: Shimmy Shimmy April Chart
Here are some big tracks to ease those post-carnival blues from your pals at Shimmy Shimmy.
If you’re hungry for hot new riddims this week, you can’t go wrong with the Food Time Riddim from Bread Back Productions. There are some huge cuts from man like Capleton, Lutan Fyah and Sizzla but it is . . . → Read More: Something For The Weekend
Our tees for 2012 will be here very soon, and last week we gave a sneak indication of what’s to come. Here’s the second hint for tee number two, inspired by a big tune from Lady Saw. All dem can do…
This month has been big for the soca and uptempo tracks, not to mention some huge remixes and takes on old classics.
1. Urban Knights feat. Blackout JA – Step On Dem
Big garage-tinged offering from Urban Knights with vocals from Blackout JA, who needs Buju?
2. Busta Rhymes & Vybz Kartel . . . → Read More: May Chart
Spliffington drew our attention to this short documentary made by a Canadian channel, a great 9 minutes of footage from Jamaican festivals Sumfest, Sunsplash & World Music festival between ’82 and ’97, featuring snippets of Rita Marley, The English Beat and The Grateful Dead but more importantly Ninjaman, Shabba Ranks, Lady Saw, Beenie Man . . . → Read More: Jamaican Festivals on Film
Hardest new riddim I’ve heard in quite a while from King Yard, barring this of course.
Lovely bit of filth from the ever-dependable Lady Saw with ‘No Gum’, plus Shaggy continues to erase ‘It Wasn’t Me’ from our collective conscious with TWO showings, with ‘Gweh’ ft. Cecile and ‘Good Good’ with Alaine. Big . . . → Read More: Green Faces Riddim
Ever the star, Mavado has been releasing hit after hit in the last few months, and after the massive ‘Pepper’ comes ‘Star Bwoy’, where the Gully God reminds us just how great he is (as if we didn’t know). Be sure to check the Elephant Man cut on the riddim too.
Mavado – . . . → Read More: Dancehall Constellation