While RDX and Cashflow might be upping the tempo BPM wise in dancehall with their funfair carnival dancehall, this track by Navino and Supa Hype caught my heart with it’s adlibs, those steel pans and QQ Ghetto Gyal video. A couple of things to note this video is NSFW (granted not too sexual but a whole lot of whining), like the best daggering songs it gets in and out quickly so to speak (clocking in at about 2.15) and it’s infectious. I will say this about the upping the bpm in dancehall recently, it’s great but i really wish selectors wouldn’t up the BPM of older songs to chipmunk speeds. Each to their own, i guess.
Every week the excellent So Shifty guys will bring you a performance that they deem #unf*ckwithable. You can give them suggestions on twitter just using that hashtag but ultimately they will decide. This week it’s Busy Signal redemption anthem Not Going Down.
The curious case of this duet takes a new twist. We originally fell for this song when it was still using the old samples. The song bubbled but didn’t make a big dent, then it got more and more play in the clubs (it’s perfect for warm up). It reached the point that Downsound records wanted to release it (Specialist is their artist) but they didn’t or couldn’t clear the sample. The first new version I heard wasn’t any good, so I figured it might be the end for the track. Then I found out that Sly Dunbar (of Sly & Robbie fame) and Lenky Marsden (Diwali Riddim, you may have heard of it) were involved! It’s all back on track for this to be a song for the summer.
Every week the excellent So Shifty guys will bring you a performance that they deem #unf*ckwithable. You can give them suggestions on twitter just using that hashtag but ultimately they will decide. This week’s edition is from Ward 21 and their classic song Haters.
We are massive fans of Leftside here at HDD and also of Dubbel Dutch so when the two combine you can only imagine how happy we are. Dubbel Dutch took TI and Lil Wayne’s Ball which according to Rob Pursey of SH was the song that you heard everywhere at SXSW and added this great Leftside vocal to create this monster. We can’t wait to play it on the dancefloors and see the crowd bubble and whine. We should be cooking up something good to do with Leftside soon enough.
You should also check out his remix of Aidonia’s smutty anthem Pon Di Cocky. And make sure you check out Mixpak Radio every tuesday on Radio Lily.