Busy Signal’s new “Jafrican Ting” track isn’t his first venture into the world of African beats. Baring resemblence to last years “Up In her Belly,” which made waves at every dancehall party across the dusty corners of Jamaica, Busy has fine tuned his skill of extending dancehall past its limits to make something refreshingly dance worthy. In a breathy series of “oh la la’s” Busy lets his listener fill in the blanks for “Jafrican Ting,” where “oh la la, in de garage” could just as easily mean sexing as it could hammering a nail in… although they’re pretty much the same thing. Get the track here (via Cribbean Media Galaxy). Also take a peep at his vaguely Mad Decent sounding collaboration with M.I.A., “Sound of Siren” from the Hot Head Turf mixtape.
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 […]