July 3, 2013

Son Raw bus up di dance

Did somebody say Dancehall revival? In truth, Jamaica’s musical exports never went away but Bashment is a style that thrives on creative destruction: every decade the whole style switches up, old heads complain and then a few years later everybody rediscovers it. Popcaan and Vybz Cartel are as different from Shabba and Beenie Man as those guys were from The Roots era, but they’re making pop music that’s just as innovative.

UK to JA cultural connectors The Heatwave just recently made a pilgrimage to the Caribbean and came back with a 90 minute radio show dedicated to the hottest tunes running the island. There’s air horns, trance synths, toasting, singing and reloads a plenty. Oh and a banging classic One Drop section on the back end for anyone preferring organic vibes. Big spliff business.

1. Popcaan – When U Wine Like That
2. Vybz Kartel – Business
3. Vybz Kartel – Georgina
4. Konshens – God A Mi Don
5. Beenie Man – Drop It
6. Cecile – Wine Up Mi Body
7. Popcaan – Bad Like Me
8. Mavado – Body Look
9. Mavado – At The Top
10. Mavado – March Out
11. Mad Cobra – Dis Dem Anyweh
12. RDX – Kotch
13. Popcaan – Unruly Rave
14. Konshens – Walk & Wine
15. Aidonia – Pon Di Cocky
16. Bugle – Nuh Compatible
17. Vybz Kartel – Ever Blessed
18. Macka Diamond – Dye Dye
19. TOK – Wine U Body
20. Flexxx – Dem Gyal Yah
21. I Octane – Try Offa Mi
22. Mavado – X Rated
23. Sound Dimension – Full Up
24. Bob Andy – Feeling Soul
25. Silver Tones – Bad Boy Bad Boy
26. Tommy McCook & Skatalites – Sauvitt
27. Stylo G – Soundbwoy (The Heatwave Refix)
28. Jah Bouks – Angola
29. Christopher Martin – Cheater’s Prayer
30. Tarrus Riley – Gimme Likkle One Drop
31. Chronixx – Champion

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