rolling dancehall & reggae 2023

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In honour of ILM EOY-ing the lon-don-don-don, let's take stock for another year. We can start with the man in question, putting the rolling in rolling dancehall, tripping his way toward graceland, a genuinely unexpected tune:

Skeng - Elvis Presley

rob, Friday, 17 February 2023 17:06 (one month ago) link

damn, that is good!

great welcome to this thread

let us now celebrate ama ‘piano’ smith & the clowns (breastcrawl), Friday, 17 February 2023 19:33 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

“Elvis” is one of my top 5 jams of the year so far. there must be more where this came from. any other hot recent dancehall tracks anyone’s heard?

at bottom, wrapping my arms around some tripe called "Quest" (breastcrawl), Saturday, 11 March 2023 18:48 (two weeks ago) link

Well, nothing really sounds like Elvis, sad to say, and the genre is still pretty stuck in the diminishing returns rut of the traphall sound IMO. But it's not all dire. I'm mostly keeping an ear out for stuff pointing in new directions.

This morning I was checking out the promising artist Bree Bree, really like her matter-of-fact style and she picks excellent riddims

Eva Bless

Money Move

Life Style w/ Valiant & Pablo YG


rob, Saturday, 11 March 2023 19:43 (two weeks ago) link

this one too, she sounds so good on these dancey drill productions


I also like the spacey riddim on these, though neither voicing fully satisfies

Roze Don - White Rum

Ding Dong - Bup Bup Bup

rob, Saturday, 11 March 2023 19:46 (two weeks ago) link

I actually meant to post this bouncy Rytikal tune a few weeks ago

The King Is Back

rob, Saturday, 11 March 2023 19:48 (two weeks ago) link

thanx so much for these!

very happy to get acquainted with Bree Bree. those first two especially, “Eva Bless!” and “Money Move”, are a joy.

at bottom, wrapping my arms around some tripe called "Quest" (breastcrawl), Saturday, 11 March 2023 20:37 (two weeks ago) link

Sad I missed an old-school reggae night near DC this past Friday with Nadine Sutherland and an opening talk with Ms Pat Chin

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 18:12 (two weeks ago) link

if this year's posts have been too lighthearted for you, don't worry, there's plenty of pitch black evil shit too (various content warnings on these vids)

Chronic Law - Slip Dem Slide

Intence - Chip (see also "Mugger")

Teebone & Roze Don - Upstairs (v cool Countree Hype riddim)

rob, Sunday, 19 March 2023 22:24 (one week ago) link

oops, here's the Chronic Law:

wild drums on that

rob, Sunday, 19 March 2023 22:25 (one week ago) link

ok I'm coming around on Valiant for sure, this is on the same riddim as White Rum and Bup Bup Bup upthread, but does actually satisfy:


rob, Wednesday, 22 March 2023 16:43 (one week ago) link

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