Look when someone films an afrobeats video in Dublin, that pretty much guarantees a post on this blog. Rumba Style is also a good song but come on this guy is dancing in the streets of Dublin. We’ve stumbled round it after nights out but thats about it. The video is really well done as well.
(H/T Dj Goodblood)
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Samrai from Manchester crew Swing Ting has a new release on Robin from Wifey’s Label Niche N Bump out on March 24. It’s one of those releases that comes out and makes you smile when you listen to each cut crease to crease. On this EP Samrai really went for a place that no one else is really going for that 115BPM Bermuda triangle that a lot of people swerve because they can’t get the mood right. Not only on the actual vocal cut but on the riddims does he do this range justice. After attending Swing Ting (you should go, easily one of the best parties in the UK) you can understand how this came about. Fox is one of the best hosts in the game, vibing with the music rather than trying to power himself over it. Fox’s story is easily one of the best I’ve ever heard but i’ll save that for another time. Responsibility riddim is the one that everyone will gravitate towards but don’t sleep on the others, Problematic is a fun almost militaristic groove while Concrete reminds me of those early Toddla and Poirier beats. The whole EP is a must cop especially if you are a similar DJ in our small but expanding scene.
Probably the best cut on Rvssian riddim, Kartel is back this time with J Capri. We are really feeling Rvssian riddims at the moment. He is probably the only one that is actually making stuff that will last longer than 2 weeks. On this riddim he gets all the big dogs Sean Paul, Konshens and Kartel. Sean Paul sounds better than he has in a long long time, Konshens is good but is still missing something since his burst a year or so ago. Any new Vybz Kartel is always welcome and on this one he rides the reggaeton influenced track better than the others.
Yemi Alade is definitely one of our faves at HDD, her posse cut Wanting gets played a lot at our raves. This time she takes centre stage herself with this new video directed by Naija Hype Williams Clarence Peters. Taking on a Cheaters theme this light hearted video is quite good. The song is part indigenous female empowerment anthem. “Do you know Johnny?”
The singer is signed to Ricky Blaze’s label FME records. Not only is this produced by Ricky but he also co-directed the video. It’s a song that really shows his wide swatch of music as a producer. This is really good and Alexus is someone that we can’t wait to hear more from. Ricky Blaze and the FME crew (including the pioneering dancer/MC Ding Dong, Chelley and more) are really building something.