The artistes formally known as Blak Ryno and Gaza Kim– now known as Ryno Di Stinger and KYM– have done a collaboration track and (big sigh of relief) it’s not a diss song about ex-label mate, Vybz Kartel. Instead this song is about cheatin! Good ‘ol fashion, bitch-I-know-you’re-sleeping-with-that-hoe, cheatin. Since people seem to be a little uptight lately about “topics” in dancehall songs I’m gonna assume its safe to say that cheating, or arguing about cheating, is something almost every genre has touched on and is therefore, safe? You let me know if it’s not. In the meantime, I’m feelin the summer-esque swing vibes of this Supa Blunt production and both Ryno and KYM seem to be trying to extend themselves in new ways, something I can ride for.
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 […]