rolling dancehall & reggae 2022

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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:

rob, Tuesday, 1 February 2022 19:58 (six months ago) link

Okuda Hiroko: The Casio Employee Behind the “Sleng Teng” Riddim that Revolutionized Reggae

StanM, Tuesday, 1 February 2022 23:55 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

from October last year, the remix of Projexx’(x?) “Sidepiece” with Nigerian singer Ruger:

(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 it
Put your back in it
Just 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.
Pachyman - 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

two months pass...

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

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