Elephant Man, “Vampires and Informers” Mini Album

26 Oct

Photo by Christopher Harty

I mentioned a fluctuation in Jamaican sound in my post for TheFADER.com the other day. Prodigal Entertainment just released a grimy track by Wiley called “It’s Wiley” on their soon to be released Showa Eski Riddim and it had me thinking how good the mish-mashing off Jamaican sound is with other genres when it’s done well. Prodigal gave Showa Eski just the right rhythmic wax and wane on this bouncy crossover beat and Wiley navigates it with the ease of an MVP.

Wiley, “It’s Wiley” (Showa Eski Riddim)

Then I discovered the dubmatic clash of dancehall and heavy bass in the new Elephant Man, “Vampires and Informers” mini album from Subatomic Sound System (New York) and Peoples Records (Jamaica). The mix features 8 tracks from the riddims of Subatomic Sound System, Stereotyp, Dubblestandart, Kush Arora, & Ming (of Ming+FS). You can get the entire album on Itunes or Amazon, but peep the preview mix below.

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2 Responses to “Elephant Man, “Vampires and Informers” Mini Album”

  1. Gabriel Heatwave November 5, 2010 at 4:32 am #

    interesting…weird that all those elephant man vocals are from around 2002 judging from his vocal style and catchphrases

    • Erin Hansen November 13, 2010 at 10:20 am #

      I didn’t even think bout that. Not sure how the project came together, so it’s possible they are.

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