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.
A couple of weeks ago we mentioned that Aidnoia reminded us of Future in his last video. On this song he straight up sounds like him. The broken nature of Futures voice is replaced by the raspyness of Aidoniaon this love song. At first it’s like Future on love song, the instrumental might as well be a poor youtube cover. Then by the 2nd verse Aidonia speeds up like rem, you would during sex. Will be interesting to see if the clean version will make it onto radio or will he let this live soley in dirty format in the rave and online.
We were incredibly proud to be asked by our favourite record label Mixpak to participate in their Mixpak FM mix series. We focused on doing a afrobeats/pop mix of stuff we have been enjoying for ages. It was really nice to actually focus on this and try and capture a tiny bit of what the carnival is like. Above is a video from 4 years ago, i think it was my 2nd of my 3 visits. Get the tracklist and download link here, or stream below.