for my money though, the it's the trap-hall scene generating the most energy (even though this stuff is *cold*)
Skeng - Curves
sadly Skeng chucked in his uninterrupted run of razor-sharp singles for some crap ballads
Prince Swanny - Bad & Clean
Ding Dong on that same "Dolly" riddim (Upstairs is the name) is not bad too
― rob, Tuesday, 1 February 2022 19:29 (six months ago) link
if you have the Criterion Channel, this looks fire: https://www.criterionchannel.com/roots-revolution-reggae-on-film
― rob, Tuesday, 1 February 2022 19:58 (six months ago) link
Okuda Hiroko: The Casio Employee Behind the “Sleng Teng” Riddim that Revolutionized Reggaehttps://www.nippon.com/en/japan-topics/g02027/
― StanM, Tuesday, 1 February 2022 23:55 (six months ago) link
from October last year, the remix of Projexx’(x?) “Sidepiece” with Nigerian singer Ruger:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqyiNni9u84(it’s also featured on P’s Queen Hill EP)Ruger’s mission, according to his Twitter: “I will make Africa and the whole world fall deeply in love with dancehall music”. His is an extremely afropoppy version of dancehall - not surprisingly he’s blown up in East Africa even more than in Nigeria itself.
― I'm too sophisti for the pun generator, so sophisti it hurts (breastcrawl), Saturday, 2 April 2022 18:56 (four months ago) link
Put your back in itPut your back in itJust a likkle more
― Nabozo, Sunday, 3 April 2022 11:49 (four months ago) link
Pitchfork likes Koffee
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 3 April 2022 13:20 (four months ago) link
Intence’s “Yahoo Boyz” that Rob highlighted previously, is included in this discussion of scam rap, and afrobeats and dancehall examples of songs about internet scams
― curmudgeon, Sunday, 3 April 2022 14:01 (four months ago) link
Jamaicans on twitter and elsewhere speaking out against Grammys best reggae album going to northern Virginia band Soja and not to Spice , Sean Paul, or other nominees
Others aren’t surprised. Grammys are notorious for not reflecting critical or popular consensus
― curmudgeon, Monday, 4 April 2022 14:07 (four months ago) link
It is entirely unsurprising but nonetheless worth speaking out against.
I go back and forth with awards shows in general: I resent that we have to talk about them every year as if everyone who knows anything doesn't know they're a joke but at the same time can't entirely deny that there's an audience they reach and that could therefore be theoretically exposed to worthwhile stuff.
― Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 5 April 2022 09:58 (four months ago) link
Just discovered this. Syrupy dub reggae from Puerto Rico, just adding a coating of varnish on the classic sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu0SIQVoAnEPachyman - All Night Long
― Nabozo, Saturday, 9 April 2022 14:23 (four months ago) link
I think you all might like this Laa Lee & Cristale:
― rob, Monday, 18 April 2022 14:14 (three months ago) link
I made a playlist of some recent trap dancehall stuff:
Please let me know if I’m forgetting something awesome.
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 19 June 2022 12:27 (one month ago) link
thanks for this! i’m not sure i’m into it but it’s interesting
― Tracer Hand, Sunday, 19 June 2022 12:53 (one month ago) link
Pr promo email but still kinda interesting ---
Spice, Queen of Dancehall returns to the Billboards in Times Square in promotion of Spotify’s EQUAL Campaign. The streaming platform’s playlist entitled EQUAL features the voices of prominent women from around the world. Seen as one of the leaders in the streaming space, the playlist offers more visibility to women. Gracing billboards in New York’s Time Square, Spice amplifies the messaging that female creatives should be treated as equally as their male counterparts. In Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square, Spice will be re-featured in time for her PRIDE performance live on Friday June 24th that officially opens the weekend celebration in Toronto.
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 23 June 2022 18:20 (one month ago) link