Last week’s Radar Radio show is two hours of dancehall, afropop, soca, and hip hop with a few throwbacks added for good measure! We’ll be back on the air again next week but in the meantime listen back to the latest show above.
With this series we hope to increase appreciation for dancehall riddims and instrumentals as we feel that in dancehall the productions and producers don’t often get the props they deserve.
Once again we reach out to Manchester and Bacchanal Ronin provides us with a mix that darts around dancehall, soca and SA house. Sit back listen and bust a skank.
Spanning the full Oh Bacchanal! spectrum; bashment, R&B, hip hop, soca, afropop, afro house and tarraxinha; the point of the mix is how much fun it is to weld all these styles together. Overall, the mix feels tactile with an emphasis on melody. I favoured riddims with novel sounds and samples that make them seem complete and charaterful without a voice… although, feel free to add your own vocals if the urge takes you.
The “Manifest Destiny” of Dancehall at the moment is to make new songs for new dances. Mr Vegas was supposed to do it with this video using his cut on Success and Strive riddim, Hot Rice. Instead he fell out with Overmarz and now went with the party gospel version of Give Thanks for Life. To be honest it’s the better cut.