Beenie Man’s newest protege (although he has been around for a while Douster’s Dollar Sign for example) he gets his own time to shine on Head a Bunx. Produced by Dre Day productions (1 of our fave producers at the moment) this is Kantana’s announcement song. That announcement being that he is an artist to listen to.
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You may know Douster from his popular King of Africa or his Dagga remix of Busy Signal’s Da Style Deh but like a lot of the producers we love, he has a love and appreciation for dancehall which is clear in his latest EP on Mixpak Inna Style n Fashion. Not only does the release have the best Artwork we have seen in a while it has everything you need for your summer soundtrack.
Wine is one of our favourites on the EP due to that demanding intro followed by Cee Gee willing you to ‘make love to the concrete‘ and Douster’s clever sampling – phone interference never sounded so good!
Like Gyptian’s Hold Yuh and Mavado’s Never Believe You, Wine Like a Genie has piano keys that make you fall in love with it. Dancehall tunes built on piano keys are winners in our book and Like A Genie can now be added to this category. You will be singing this one all summer.
Kantana reminds us a little of Gappy Ranks on Dollar Sign, his vocal over the rolling guitar riff and dancehall stabs make it dancefloor-ready and Keida adds the feminine touch to the EP on Never Lose. Listen to the EP below or buy it from Juno, iTunes or Boomkat
We love a good riddim medley video here at HDD HQ nearly as much as we love some of the faces that Beenie Man pulls in this video. Hustlas riddim has been around for a few weeks and the three cuts on the riddim from Lisa Hyper, Kantana and Beenie Man, and Jah Vinci are all strong. We especially like Jah Vinci’s Weezy impression.