We lovingly call him the The Dream of Jamaica, but Leftside is really an under rated musical genius. Whether it’s his own songs, production, his record label, Keep Left Records, or even videos he really is someone that is incredible. In this 40 minute mix we chose some our favourite Leftside vocals and productions (including what we feel are the best cuts on our favourite riddims) and tried our best to encapsulate an artist who knows no boundaries. Whether it’s his classic dancehall, his alter ego Dr Evil who specialises in impersonations of Lil Wayne, Jay Z and Chris Brown, he really can do it all. People tend to overlook his work on higher tempo dance music with the likes of Major Lazer and Crookers employing him to give his magic touch to whatever madness they have cooking up. With the buzz building with his new single Monkey Biznizz we thought it’s time to make sure the world knows it’s #ALLLEFTSIDEEVERYTHING
We have been waiting to post this when more cuts on the Leftside produced Bombshell riddim comes out but it seems that he is testing the water with this cut and the Stacious one. There is no denying that we love Leftside, we christened him the Jamaican The Dream, due to his ability to craft great riddims and songs. This riddim reminds us of Timbaland/Danja My Love circa 2005 with those great synths and stumbling drum pattern. We look forward to hearing more from this riddim in the future. In the meantime you can take the more aggressive Stacious cut here.
Very reminiscent of that mid nineties pop/rap/reggae hybrid such as Diana King Shy Guy and Shaggy Carolina which isnt a bad thing. Chino and Denyque sing wistfully over this Di Genius produced slice of summer pop. It’s one of the lead singles off the Chino Lp that was released on VP records earlier this month.