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MP3: Adele & Jamie XX vs. Cecile, Mr. Lexx, Timberlee, “Rolling in the Heat” (Heatwave Refix)

9 May

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 “Rolling in the Heat”, a double edged word play on the HEATwave and Summer HEAT, maybe?? I’m assuming. But it wouldn’t be unreasonable to think “Rolling in the Heat” is the club crew’s sly little way of saying they’re bringing on the Heat with their heavy bass yard version.

Talk about evolution of a song, the track has had multiple makeovers, beginning originally, of course, with Adele before taking a little dubstep detour with a remix from The XX producer, Jamie XX, and then being remolded dancehall-version style by The Heatwave. Topping off the track with dub overs from Cecile, Mr. Lexx, Timberlee and squeezing in a tidbit of Dixie Cups, “Iko. Iko”, Heatwave make themselves a hefty club track with a little fire under its ass (maybe that’s why it’s called “Rolling in the Heat”)

Get it here.

Adele & Jamie XX vs. Cecile, Mr. Lexx & Timberlee, “Rolling in the Heat”:


Max Glazer ain’t Flat

28 Sep

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 recent favorites from the dancehall world in an exclusive mix over at Eddie Stats Ghetto Palms column. The riddim features tracks from Mr. Lexx, Mr. Vegas, Flippa Mafia and lastly Natalie Storm, who’s mixtape is being released next month in collaboration with Federation Sound and Prodigal Entertainment.

Exit 21 Riddim

20 Aug

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 spirit in me again and while it might be the perfect excuse for me to temporarily procrastinate on other writerly duties, I’ve returned to blogging.

The Exit 21 riddim was dropped earlier this summer and made available for digital download in late June. If the riddim reared its head early, I missed the resonance. Which is why I’m giving it a little face time now since Mr. Lexx (for which the above picture was acquired after googling his name), and a team of other monster dancehall names, made themselves a nice little collection on the DwaJay produced riddim.

Let’s begin with the guttural teachings of this “Nutten Nah Gwaan Fi Dem” Lexx track:

Vybz gives up a big track from Exit 21 with “Get Gyal Fi Free“. Don’t it sound like a children’s rhyme… bout gettin nuff gyal?

And lastly, Demarco’s “Turn Him On“. He said “show you have the vice grip” gyal.