Even though producer Don Corleon dropped his Gala riddim about a week ago, from which a Vybz track was posted on this blog– right after a really long Vybz rant– I somehow over looked this Savage cut. At first “Top Ranking,” Savage’s ode to his skills with deh gyals dem, gives signs of budding singjay potential, then encouragingly at the 1:45 mark Savage breaks free of his shell and gains lyrical momentum, flying off the handle and then snapping back into place perfectly right before the chorus drops. Hopefully, the Fagan Frat deejay will keep his calm and steer smoothly into the path of more riddim rotations. Get the entire Gala riddim 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 […]