rolling dancehall & reggae 2020

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picking up from rolling dancehall & reggae 2019:

thanks for posting that LU list--I checked a few times earlier in Dec and then gave up. It's definitely telling that they didn't do a '19 list (plus I don't think there's a '19 release on the decade list).

I'll start a 2020 thread eventually (though anyone should feel free to if they've got something to post).

― rob, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:54 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Well I mean you COULD do a 2019 list. I think Robbo Ranx refrained from doing a top ten countdown this year too. Gabriel Heatwave complained about the lack of good riddims in 2019 but I could name a few decent ones. He also chose Stylo G as the artist of the year, which, I mean, ok, but also not okay, lol.

There was some good dancehall in 2019, although most of it might as well have come out in 2018. No big departures, no monster hits, Koffee as the big breakout artist and Kartel still going relatively strong. Superhero Love is the one I play the most.

Weak year from Popcaan (overall) and Alkaline though. Shenseea is still stepping up her game, but a few more clear strong voices would definitely be appreciated.

― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, January 9, 2020 3:55 AM (six hours ago)

In case it wasn't clear: I meant it was "telling" because LargeUp has obviously lost interest in dancehall/their own existence as a publisher, not that I thought 2019 was a disaster. I'm a little surprised LU didn't stick Buju "Trust" somewhere low on the list for historical narrative value. Anyway, I thought their list was overall pretty great, but my uncharitable read on its subtext is they spent the '10s expecting another US crossover that never came, hence their including "Work" (co-sign), Major Lazer (fine I guess), and "Controlla" (GTFO...this was hardly a great moment for the genre). Without going full lol Heatwave, I do think a UK-based list would paint a different picture of the genre's intl impact.

I've been listening to my own 2019 EOY playlist a lot this week--I thought about posting it, but you can just scroll through the thread--and it's good, but yeah it's a plateau without a lot of peaks (partially because "Toast" was on my 2018 playlist). Honestly, Munga Honorable "Nuh Mad" has blossomed into my favorite for the year--it is a jam/infernal earworm. Maybe most striking is how similar a palette a lot of the riddims have: lots of staccato synth stabs and tinny Casio/trap-ish drums. Clicking through, it can be hard to tell songs apart based on the first few seconds. This is a "problem" that will solve itself though, so again tbc I'm not wringing my hands over the state of dancehall (for once lol).

An interesting theme I only noticed by listening to the whole playlist a few times was how influential Popcaan's "Silence" has been: there are multiple, direct references to "poisoned drinks" etc. and more generally a ton of the songs are suffused with cold gloom, paranoia, and isolation. It's a pretty striking contrast to Koffee, so I'm curious what 2020 will be like.

rob, Thursday, 9 January 2020 15:51 (ten months ago) link

Oh, right, I misunderstood you then. But I do think there's a noticable draught of dancehall related eoy lists this year, with those I've found looking kinda half-hearted. I agree with your overall assessment of Largeup and their list. And yeah, Nuh Mad is a keeper. Will keep my ears open for the Silence influence - had not noticed!

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 10 January 2020 13:40 (ten months ago) link

Feel free to post your 2019 list anyway btw

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 10 January 2020 13:40 (ten months ago) link

I will post the list in a minute. In the meantime, the new Kartel, "World Government," goes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q81eLhogSyg

rob, Friday, 10 January 2020 14:04 (ten months ago) link

Yeah! Good way to celebrate his 44th birthday.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 10 January 2020 14:16 (ten months ago) link

Yep, though I'm sure he'd prefer to be granted his appeal which is being ruled on soonish I believe

rob, Friday, 10 January 2020 14:36 (ten months ago) link

Yeah, I doubt they'll let him out though.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 10 January 2020 14:38 (ten months ago) link

OK, here's that playlist. Bear in mind the main goal isn't to produce a definitive list, it's to make a mix that I like, so good tunes get dropped if they don't work as part of the flow (I almost didn't include any Koffee as a result). Also, when I started doing this in 2011 I had 17 tracks and stuck with that going forward, there's no other significance to the number. Some of this might be technically 2018.

Govana - Olé
Ding Dong - Gyalis Story
Munga Honorable - Nah Mad (Ova Nuh Gyal)
Chronic Law - Hillside
Lila Iké - Where I'm Coming From
Buju Banton - Trust
Alkaline - Depend Pan Nobody
Squash - Trending
Teejay - Owna Lane
Popcaan - Unstoppable
Koffee - Rapture
Chronic Law - Style
Aidonia - Aircraft
Alkaline - With the Thing
Popcaan - Trouble Deh Deh
Squash & Vybz Kartel - Beat Dem Bad
Busy Signal - Dolla Van

rob, Friday, 10 January 2020 14:46 (ten months ago) link

xp I would for sure be surprised, though I haven't followed the case at all. The Star article I read made it seem possible, but I've no idea if there's evidentiary grounds for it and am doubtful as well

rob, Friday, 10 January 2020 14:48 (ten months ago) link

btw Kartel did a dub of (the excellent) Yardman Style for Robbo Ranx on this week's show so I guess the question of whether or not he is recording is prison can be settled once and for all lol

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 10 January 2020 18:12 (ten months ago) link

Kartel also dropped his first album since 2016 today. I'm a few tracks in and apparently they're all sad, heartbroken songs about lost love. I can appreciate that.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 10 January 2020 20:08 (ten months ago) link

I guess it's his Here, My Dear?

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 10 January 2020 20:12 (ten months ago) link

new Govana epic is pretty wild with the perfect punchline:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ihNwYz7Was

rob, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 21:24 (ten months ago) link

He has an album out as well. Anyone listen to it?

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 21:55 (ten months ago) link

I listened to the track ("Impossible") mentioned in "Convo"--which is kind of brilliant really, promoting a different track within another--and liked it a lot, then tried another and was bored. Frankly, it takes a lot to get me to listen to a full dancehall album these days

rob, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 22:30 (ten months ago) link

Well, they seem to be few and far between anyway.

The H.A.M.A.N.T.S. in that Convo title also refers to the album apparently, as it’s called Humans And Monsters Are Not The Same. I’m not au courant when it comes to Govana, so I have no idea what it all means.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 22:37 (ten months ago) link

yeah it's an intriguing title, but I have no idea what it signifies!

rob, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 23:45 (ten months ago) link

I like Govana but for some reason he comes across as a second rate Aidonia to me a bit too often. Haven't really listened to the album yet but this tune is nice enough.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 23 January 2020 09:23 (ten months ago) link

I missed that longneck post--I think "second rate Aidonia" is way too strong, though I would agree he's unlikely to rise to that level.

this Konshens goes, provided you're on board with the trap riddim:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg5IpsHbad4

rob, Friday, 31 January 2020 00:09 (nine months ago) link

It is too strong and also unfair, lol. It's just something I notice whenever I hear the one after the other, as on the Aircraft riddim. There's something similar to Aidonia in his vocal approach but he always softens it out where 'donia goes for the bounce and the punch and the hook.

...aaand speaking of Aidonia, this one-two-punch from late December goes hard:

Peppa Sauce:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWUEhQmURRs

Me Nuh Care:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKNuKmTAZl8

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 31 January 2020 10:55 (nine months ago) link

damn those are both good, I wonder why he was absent last year?

rob, Saturday, 1 February 2020 15:07 (nine months ago) link

a couple interesting bits in this Guardian puff piece on Shenseea: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jan/31/shenseea-i-grew-up-listening-to-rihanna-now-she-is-listening-to-me

1) she's signed to Interscope
2) Rvssian is producing her next album

I'd be especially excited about the latter, but I'm not sure what to make of the wildly overstuffed "IDKW"--I really hope Interscope don't think she's a singer, the song stops dead during that, frankly, awful chorus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZMA4TnEyWs

rob, Saturday, 1 February 2020 15:13 (nine months ago) link

"Limited Edition" otoh is the right kind of breezy imo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw-p3T5oh7w

rob, Saturday, 1 February 2020 15:16 (nine months ago) link

limited edition is dope - teejay is good on it too.

The weirdest thing to me is that they didn’t get buju on IDKW instead of the americans, thug in particular refuses to shine on it for some reason and it needs a bit of rough. I do love shenseea’s short verse near the end though.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 1 February 2020 17:09 (nine months ago) link

I do understand they wanted us airplay. It’s just... lacking

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 1 February 2020 17:40 (nine months ago) link

yeah Swae Lee is fine on it, but Thug is totally unnecessary. Buju would have been interesting, though I imagine there are some logistical challenges to working with him now (if nothing else I assume he can't/won't travel to the US). Here's hoping they keep it simpler

rob, Saturday, 1 February 2020 17:59 (nine months ago) link

for sure. But seeing as he had a big hit with a version of the original song, it would have been appropriate to tag him on there in some fashion. Thug is there only in the capacity of having been on Havana, lol

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 1 February 2020 18:14 (nine months ago) link

Ohhh I get it now. Sorry, Delroy Wilson's classic Studio One version is a fave so I blanked on Buju & Wayne:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVIKwj6y-TU

rob, Saturday, 1 February 2020 18:46 (nine months ago) link

three weeks pass...

anyone know what the riddim is on this Sikka Rymes track "Ready"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcfFvq06ia0

(starts about 90 secs in lol)

rob, Saturday, 22 February 2020 15:17 (nine months ago) link

really into this new Chronic Law "Good Name":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e5LVDWWKaU

rob, Saturday, 22 February 2020 15:21 (nine months ago) link

another confusingly excellent Kartel banger, ho hum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAT-7yPV5mI

rob, Saturday, 22 February 2020 15:27 (nine months ago) link

hi rob, can I just say: fuck that video Sikka Rymes video.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 22 February 2020 15:34 (nine months ago) link

so upsetting I fucked up that sentence

breastcrawl, Saturday, 22 February 2020 15:35 (nine months ago) link

oh no, I didn't actually watch it, I'm sorry. I just cue videos up and then do things on other tabs. I better check it out...

rob, Saturday, 22 February 2020 15:36 (nine months ago) link

ugh, sorry about that! I would have posted a warning if I'd realized.

rob, Saturday, 22 February 2020 15:39 (nine months ago) link

I do the same with videos, I often post links without actually watching them - not necessarily the smartest procedure.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 22 February 2020 15:44 (nine months ago) link

Yeah absolutely, I'll be more circumspect in future, not looking to ruin anyone's day here.

I'm never quite sure what I think of Jah 9, but consider this a morally astringent palate cleanser at any rate:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA4abnK5VHQ

rob, Saturday, 22 February 2020 15:53 (nine months ago) link

a breath of fresh air for sure

breastcrawl, Saturday, 22 February 2020 16:00 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I haven't had time to listen/browse lately, but did want to say two related things:
1) "Highly" is awesome and deserves more appreciation than my prev post; really beautiful track, will def check out her album which I think comes out Friday
2) thread followers might like the For Posterity podcast; I've only listened to this woman-centric episode so far, but it was a lot of fun: https://anchor.fm/forposterity/episodes/Episode-2-Woman-Ah-Come-earlr6 (first ep is with Gavsborg from Equiknoxx and third is w/Jah 9)

rob, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 23:48 (eight months ago) link

Dancehall is some of my fav music lately tbh surprised this thread doesn’t have more shit in it

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 12 March 2020 08:31 (eight months ago) link

Likkle Vybz & Likkle Addi released an album as U.T.G. and it’s pretty good.

https://open.spotify.com/album/6UsZhJDmoTcO9h4MaRH5KB?si=BFIF7wV-TSa7AapXSSqhnw

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 12 March 2020 17:12 (eight months ago) link

i will ride for highly which should be far more corny than it is considering the lyrics/structure; jah9 is pretty dope

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 13 March 2020 18:46 (eight months ago) link

exactly! the album is out now, but I might be too distracted today to give it a listen

rob, Friday, 13 March 2020 19:37 (eight months ago) link

Chronixx's new one, "Dela Move," is stately, spiritual reggae--layers of hand drumming, chanting and flutes--with Chronixx getting closer to rapping (I swear he goes into a triplets/trap flow for a few bars) than I think he ever has before; the Koffee influence is mutual maybe?

At any rate, it's a scorcher:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXE9WAHp1o0

rob, Sunday, 15 March 2020 15:55 (eight months ago) link

in a completely different mode, Jada Kingdom's new dembow banger "Heavy!" is super infectious uhh fun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL1qTTgeAW8

rob, Sunday, 15 March 2020 16:06 (eight months ago) link

Heavy is indeed... uhhh... dope.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 15 March 2020 20:43 (eight months ago) link

DJ Frass' High Rev Riddim is nice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZSNgO5PVCQ

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 16 March 2020 09:18 (eight months ago) link

love “Dela Move”

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Sunday, 22 March 2020 00:34 (eight months ago) link

the way trap dancehall is crossing over to Trinidad is really interesting to me... enjoying these new medz records esp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3RMD1wuimM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eHSetZ6qdA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPaXrqBeCa4

but also prince swanny and boy boy

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Sunday, 22 March 2020 01:20 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

everything I heard on the Incredible riddim was great; here's Konshens:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFJ6jKoXU2o

rob, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 14:32 (seven months ago) link

“likkle bit of money”!

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 17 July 2020 22:50 (four months ago) link

>> literal trigger warning for the video tho, not surprisingly coinciding with the shot in the middle of the track :-((

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Saturday, 18 July 2020 14:15 (four months ago) link

I finally made a thread for Chronixx

rob, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 14:08 (four months ago) link

Sevana has never really clicked for me, but "Mango" might be an exception:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-yeBrtOeek

Definitely intrigued by the idea of hyper-arranged rnb-dancehall

rob, Friday, 31 July 2020 14:24 (three months ago) link

This is pretty fucking marvelous right?

Aidonia & Govana, “Yeah Man”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9R-tGfG9JmM

rob, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 01:47 (three months ago) link

YES

just sayin, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 02:36 (three months ago) link

it is

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 08:24 (three months ago) link

yah, this is dope

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 15:53 (three months ago) link

Really loving the new Popcaan mixtape as documented on his dedicated thread

Love to see him crossing the reggae/dancehall divide (which is being blurred so productively this year, I am super excited) on this new Protoje jam "Like Royalty":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFxyPB_LcBA

rob, Friday, 7 August 2020 14:29 (three months ago) link

dont know where to put this, but its fun - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000l6zw

"The biggest dancehall rhythms of the last 35 years, as selected by 50 of the world's leading dancehall influencers - DJ’s, producers, journalists and artists.

Including contributions from Clevie, Tony Kelly, Sly Dunbar, Wayne Wonder, Buju Banton and Sean Paul."

just sayin, Monday, 17 August 2020 06:14 (three months ago) link

I really like how much space some new riddims have, like on Intence's "Authentic"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgAS9kql9T8

rob, Friday, 21 August 2020 14:16 (three months ago) link

^produced by Zimi who also did "Yeng" so that makes sens

rob, Friday, 21 August 2020 14:19 (three months ago) link

shouldn’t that be “sence”?

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 21 August 2020 14:59 (three months ago) link

yeng

rob, Friday, 21 August 2020 15:37 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbPa0QH_zxA
Lila Iké Live on TDC

Nabozo, Saturday, 22 August 2020 18:25 (three months ago) link

reposted that on her dedicated thread coz it needs more post(er)s

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Saturday, 22 August 2020 18:49 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytCD7RtWrgA&ab_
Vybz Kartel - Run Dancehall
How does this guy get access to a studio in prison again ?

Nabozo, Saturday, 12 September 2020 16:02 (two months ago) link

Let it be known that I hate YouTube's way of linking up channels etc. Same for the new wiki thing of bringing you in the middle of the text.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytCD7RtWrgA
Vybz Kartel - Run Dancehall

Nabozo, Saturday, 12 September 2020 16:39 (two months ago) link

A tease at only 2:00 but Shenseea & Tarrus Riley's "Lighter" is good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3Pavo7eCmI

rob, Saturday, 12 September 2020 21:08 (two months ago) link

The new Dexta Daps album is very good. It’s More Songs About Fucking And Pussy, including this one with Spice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCemP9EIXLs
“A Plus”

...and a few that aren’t:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TI2Gb3-CTA
“Most Wanted”

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Sunday, 13 September 2020 11:41 (two months ago) link

A new single from Daddy1, who rob posted about back in July:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur-V7_nweX8
Daddy1 - Double Up

vcrash, Thursday, 17 September 2020 09:18 (two months ago) link

Have you guys gotten into Rytikal yet? Feelin it

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 18 September 2020 00:43 (two months ago) link

His “Cookie Jar” is very good at least - and very much NSFW:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGOfoh_tOYE

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 18 September 2020 10:58 (two months ago) link

“My World” is good as well, in a different way (be warned: this video has an overdose of gun toting):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo62cqam424

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 18 September 2020 10:58 (two months ago) link

Those are rad. I especially like the riddim on "My World"

Since everyone in the comments mentions Rytikal's similarity to him, I think we're overdue to note Skillibeng blowing up this year (though I think I actually liked the Rytikal I heard more).

Mr. Universe is the one afaict:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnWRXV3NqQA

not right at all (rob), Friday, 18 September 2020 12:42 (two months ago) link

"Defy the Odds" worth a listen too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=livBTPJRwP0

not right at all (rob), Friday, 18 September 2020 12:56 (two months ago) link

Brik pan brik still my fav skillibeng

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Friday, 18 September 2020 23:25 (two months ago) link

Dexta's Call Me If is the undisputed highlight of the Liquid Sunshine Riddim, but the whole thing has a nice vibe:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ78X-MDiyA

Oh, and Danii Boo's Why goes hard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCwqgNqBj38

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 18 September 2020 23:30 (two months ago) link

“Call Me If” is also on Dexta’s Vent album, see above

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Saturday, 19 September 2020 10:54 (two months ago) link

production on Skillibeng’s “Defy The Odds” is gorgeous.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Saturday, 19 September 2020 12:44 (two months ago) link

Brik pan brik still my fav skillibeng

Same. Seems likely Rytikal will shed the comparison p quickly. As per breastcrawl's post, the production on "Defy" is more interesting than the vocal, though I do like Mr. Universe.

Sorry to dispute, but I think the Liquid Sunshine version I'm most taken with is Denyque & Shanell Muir's "Same Guy," which would have been an event on ILM in 2012:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h9XJSekvL4

rob, Saturday, 19 September 2020 13:09 (two months ago) link

Impeccable widescreen production from Di Genius (!) on this new Govana, "Strike Force"

CW: the video is violent: https://youtu.be/I7MsoX_sCMA

rob, Saturday, 19 September 2020 13:15 (two months ago) link

The Denique is good, but Call Me If is *almost* good enough to get me divorced. Top ten song of the year to me.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 19 September 2020 15:34 (two months ago) link

haha, well with that endorsement in mind I'll definitely revisit it

rob, Saturday, 19 September 2020 16:03 (two months ago) link

get divorced to get with Dexta? lol what’s going on here, longneck?

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Saturday, 19 September 2020 19:19 (two months ago) link

lol, I'm still happily married thankyallverymuch. My somewhat exaggerated point was that no one can make adultery sound quite as paSHhhuuuuuhhhhnate as Dexta these days. It makes one want to live more dangerously. In a good way, of course.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 19 September 2020 22:38 (two months ago) link

I mean, to me at least, this is precisely the spirit that is lacking in r&b these days.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 19 September 2020 23:14 (two months ago) link

another great riddim on Skillibeng's "YK Dat Guh":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr-6xvNXFxg

really excited about this new staccato style (see the Zimi productions above), basically the exact breath of fresh air I was hoping for

rob, Thursday, 24 September 2020 13:30 (two months ago) link

Maybe this is hipster dancehall but I'm into it
https://duppygun.bandcamp.com/album/bunout-boss-ep

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 6 October 2020 20:16 (one month ago) link

RIP the absolute legend Bunny Lee

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/oct/07/bunny-striker-lee-jamaican-reggae-producer-dies-aged-79

rob, Wednesday, 7 October 2020 19:56 (one month ago) link

Iwaata continues an amazing year:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn2KI1sdJog
Iwaata, Bakersteez - Furda More

vcrash, Friday, 9 October 2020 16:53 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

^wasn't sure about Iwaata on that at first (he sounds so American it threw me), but Zimi is basically JA artist of the year for me at this point, he's bringing a blast of fresh air. But what else do you like from Iwaata? I haven't really listened to much since "Cut Off Jeans"

other good new stuff:

Rytikal, "90s"; this guy rules, thanks for mentioning him deej

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oxW67JKMhc

Skillibeng, "Crocodile Teeth"; love the last-track-on-the-trip-hop-album production here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMWdX1_cEXg

rob, Saturday, 24 October 2020 13:29 (one month ago) link

oh wait I forgot that I recently liked Iwaata's Zimi-produced* collab with Intence "Havoc"

*btw a little searching suggests Zimi might not be an individual

rob, Saturday, 24 October 2020 13:37 (one month ago) link

he sounds so American it threw me

Also now realizing this is Bakersteez, who I read about in the Fader a long time ago and forgot about

rob, Saturday, 24 October 2020 13:39 (one month ago) link

Some other Iwaata (who appears to have gotten rid of the space sometime in the last little while):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7acB7Ovq_Nw
Like How

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz8BpfeBGtU
Digi Loan

I like the way he interacts with the riddim, generally - something kinetic-feeling about it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST_Jx7NmnBE
Detta Play

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J9wJ1O1hx0
Start It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWgjS4yjTVI
Science

He's put out a ton of videos over the course of the pandemic.

vcrash, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 18:40 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLW83_mSgls

Masego feat. Shenseea - Silver Tongue Devil

Romantic stuff, Wizkid vibes, love it.

Nabozo, Saturday, 14 November 2020 20:36 (one week ago) link

haha I just this minute made a post about Masego on the rolling r&b thread! great minds et cetera.

this track is produced by IzyBeats of Koffee fame btw (for the longest time I assumed that their producer tag was in fact Koffee’s own tag)

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Saturday, 14 November 2020 21:27 (one week ago) link

ooh that is nice! Izy is so good with guitars

rob, Saturday, 14 November 2020 22:30 (one week ago) link

Masego catching a fire over on the rolling r&b thread fyi & btw

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 18 November 2020 20:07 (one week ago) link


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