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
‘Bubble’ is the brand new collab between Vegas and Ninja Kid, on Jah Snowcone’s brand new riddim, ‘Mercury’. The duo have the formula – Vegas’ sweet chorus-line that goes in for the slowed-up early 90s delivery, Powerman style, alongside Ninja Kid’s sultry deep vocal. The rest of the riddim is sweet too, check it . . . → Read More: Reggae Duos // Mr Vegas & Ninja Kid
It was Machel Montano himself who reminded me of this Tony Kelly gem while I was interviewing him for Mixpak recently. Another hit riddim from one of the best dancehall years, 1999, Unda Wata has 9 cuts on a signature Kelly bassline, the biggest from Mr Vegas (nodding to Eek-A-Mouse), Beenie Man, Buju Banton, . . . → Read More: My Favourite Riddims: Unda Wata
One of dancehall’s most-loved and surprisingly underrated artists, Mr Vegas, has just released his latest (and probably around his 6th) album, Sweet Jamaica. Vegas’ supreme versatility has always shone through in his ability to make both righteous reggae and firey dancehall, not to mention turning some of the darkest riddims into the most uplifting . . . → Read More: The Church of Mr Vegas
The nineties, like in Hip Hop was a golden era for Dancehall. So many amazing riddims came out of this decade it’s hard to keep up, but in this pantheon of dope instrumentals there are some, like Black Widow that will still be killing the dance in the year 4000.
Produced by Shane Richards . . . → Read More: Black Widow
A new mix for you to shake all the duppies out of your ear canals this All Hallows Eve.
There has been so much great Dancehall music coming out lately and this is just a fraction of it, featuring tracks from Agent Sasco on the 12 to 12 Riddim, Buju on the Basik . . . → Read More: Recent Decents Mix
After Star A Star, TJ Records is back with a brand new riddim, the Snapback. Biggest cuts come from Popcaan with ‘Clean’, Vybz Kartel with ‘Put It On Hard’, Bugle with ‘Original Friend’ and Mr Vegas showing his incredible talent for turning the darkest riddim into the most uplifting, sing-a-long tune, with ‘I Wanna . . . → Read More: Snapback Riddim