The age of voyeurism has really spun out of control with Facebook, Twitter, and blogging to the point where if you wanna know what anyone is doing at anytime– whether it be Jon the next door neighbor, Nicki Minaj or “The Situation”– all you have to do is get online and track ’em. There’s something kinda dirty about it that makes you feel unclean, even though the person has left themselves wide open for you to take a gander. For you dancehall lurkers, producer Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor might have just the fix. He’s launched a video stream on his website that basically lets you watch while him, Laden, Elephant Man, Chino and bunch of other big name artists make music in the Big Ship studio. I logged on for a minute and heard a new Donia track that sounded awesome… then I felt mad awkward like I just caught my brother getting out of the shower, so I shut it down. For those music nerds that are in constant stalker mode, you can check the peep show here.
So… *half smiles, stretches fingers*… back to hybrid sounds, bastardized tracks, dancehall soundsystems and the depths of Adele’s despair. The Heatwave crew has been stirring their summer coals over there in farin ‘ol merry England, dropping a refix on the remix of the soul lounge sound of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep”. Heatwave calls it […]
Despite Max Glazer’s exclamation that if all dancehall sounded like Spragga Benz’s ‘Duppy Nuh Frighten Vampire’ he’d “be a happy man”, he also understands the importance of the dapper snap of a good dancehall riddim. Glazer’s newest Flatlands riddim is being featured over on the Federation Sound blog and mingles with a few of Glazer’s […]
When a riddim gets dropped with big dancehall names like Demarco, Mr. Lexx, Vybz Kartel and Beenie Man, such as the Exit 21 riddim, it usually gets at least an extended rotation from local Selectors. These days turn over seems quicker then ever. Watching this riddim be pushed to the sidelines has invoked the dancehall […]