Dubbel Dutch has done it again! Not long after producing Popcaan’s Everything Nice he has dropped this stellar EP titled Cloud Club on Mixpak. Dubbel Dutch expertly marries dancehall and soca vocals with club beats on Dip So and Deepa which are quickly becoming HDD favourites, but the Ep also has some signature Dubbel Dutch instrumentals in Left Behind and Inevitable. The EP is available from the Mixpak online store today (which also has some great new merch including Vybz Kartel tees, Jubilee logo tees and the Mixpak sweatshirt). Stream the tracks below.
We should have posted this when it first came out but we didn’t. Instead we were chatting with fellow members of the scene about how good this is, how it’s an album setting single differentiating Popcaan’s recent work and the Mixpak work. In doing all that it made it hard to actually write about the song in a coherent way. So instead here are some bullet points.
Dubbel Dutch’s production is fantastic on this, Murlo mentioned how weighty it sounds in the club.
In his (Dubbel Dutch’s) interview on the Mixpak radio he mentions the fact that Popcaan has a great talent to find melodies. Although that ‘s always been right in front of us you don’t realise the fact that in a lot of Popcaan songs he has 3 things going on at the same time. It’s the difference between a song being forgettable and a song being good (see Unruly Rave).
Popcaan’s Ice Cube impersonation
Popcaan’s lyrical ability, especially his ability to relate to his audience.There is a lyric in unruly rave where he says to are having too fun fun you wont pick up your phone. In Everything Nice – Music a play till the speaker fuck up is one of the many non sequiturs that will stick in your head. It’s already become something you quote when you have a friend off to NY (maybe not that specific but when was the last time you thought you can quote a dancehall lyric to express that sort of emotion).
The single is out now, go and support it. If you wanted a club banger, I’m sure there will be at least one on the LP. The beauty with this is that Popcaan doesn’t flood the market and that means the cream will always rise to the top.
HDD Fam Murlo and Famous Eno recently joined forces and released their Aerial collabortation on Mixpak which has been getting love from Brackles, Scratcha DVA and Visionist and has Spooky on the offical remix. While the pair are on a grime tip they are taking over the 12am – 1am spot on NTS tonight with Serocee and Trigganom on mic duties. We were lucky enough to get a sneaky listen to some riddims that Famous Eno, Serocee and Trigganom have been working on and they are pure fiyah! So be sure to tune in online to NTS for their takeover.
PS. Check out the amazing video which Murlo created for Aerial V.I.P. below
Two brand spanking new HDD blends from our new Riddim ‘N’ Blues series marrying dancehall and R’n'B. These two blends are over Genie Instrumental which is part of Douster’s Inna Style N Fashion Riddims release available from Mixpak. The original of Genie with vocal from JA artist Kari Jess, has become a staple at our parties but we thought it might be fun to add another track or two on the riddim for riddim juggling. The instrumental’s keys and structure are the perfect match for Total and Toni’s smooth RnB vocals. Stream or download the tracks below.
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Tagged Dancehall, douster, hdd blends, hdd refixes, He wasn't Genie enough, he wasn't man enough, mixpak, riddim 'n' blues, RnB, toni braxton, total, what about Genie, what bout us
The song that has tore up our raves for the past couple of months get it’s own video. The thing that i love about this song (not including the fact that it’s a Lisa Hype vocal on Go Go Club riddim) is that it ignites feelings of summers past with UK folk but may not mean to same to others. So not only is this song great but it ignites nostalgia in a completely different way that the legends sets that litter the clubs and festivals of England. Either way it’s banging and you should grab it here from their free EP.
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