In a similar manner to Aidonia, Mr Vegas does what he does and in this case it’s great. Not sure about the odd male booby jiggling bit but it’s Vegas in full party mode. The first song is on the Belize Rum and the second sounds like an aught’s riddim.
I think The Large said it best “the back story isn’t interesting but the music is”, the whole Mr Vegas being cheated on thing had an air of fortuitous timing especially this Hot 97 interview (i wonder if his record label was happy he managed to get the plug in before he broke down crying). This video extends the whole Housewives of Atlanta (i guess it should be Kingston) vibe of the story but the song is great. It’s classic Mr Vegas Singjaying, a bit of gospel and shade of anger in the lyrics and some rather self deprecating lines (the Bruk it Down lines are the best). Directed by Terminal 4 Media who also directed this Vegas classic and whose visual style is something i rather enjoy.
So this happened… the video for the song that was first leaked almost a year ago is out. We are glad to see Mya back, maybe not so much the odd patois part of the song. After last year’s Teairra Mari and Vegas collab track it seems to be that R and B singers of past are hopping on to dancehall influenced tracks for a new lease of life (Mya’s last video was in 2008!). The only problem with this Mya track is that the Afrojack drums of Pon De Floor have been recycled 3 times already. Props to Spice though this is the 2nd time she has collaborated with a big US artist, last year’s Fun with Missy Elliott.
Manchester’s finest DJ Darka and CanYouFelix will be joining us for our July Session this Saturday at Meter for a back to back set. We took 5 minutes of their time to ask them a few questions ahead of the event.
You are both residents at Manchester’s dancehall night Heads High, who do you think will have the biggest dancehall song this summer?
DJ Darka For me I’m a huge fan of Mr Vegas he kills it every time & Bruck It Down has to be the one right now. To get the real dancers bruckin out! CanYouFelixLove Di Vibes – I-Octane is definitely gonna be huge this summer, I’m always on a singalong flex during this time of year
You also dj as part of other club nights (Kiss My Teeth and Murkage Club), in your experience what is your ultimate floor filler?
DJ Darka Can I choose Mr Vegas again? If ever I’m in a sticky situation playing uk funky,bass music or dancehall Mr Vegas Nike Air on the Playground Riddim just ignites every to put their hands in the air and switches the whole game up. CanYouFelixI’ve been listening to grime for years but only started playing out in the last few months. Duppy – Skepta kills both Murkage and KMT always, without fail.
What is the tune you think is under-rated and you wish more people would appreciate?
DJ Darka David Lewis – Hands on Her (Sunship Remix) What a stone cold classic!
CanYouFelix It’s quite difficult to find the appropriate moment to play soukous, I love Fraudian Slip [Uproot Andy Remix] by AJ Holmes and The Hackney Empire so much, often people don’t really know what’s going on but if everyone’s a bit juiced then they go mad.
What can we expect from your HDD set and what are you looking forward to at HDD on Saturday?
DJ Darka I’m really feeling a lot of the new Murlo productions and I’ve been stepping into that Funky realm heavily recently. There’s a new Zed Bias Remix of Misha B’s Home Run it’s a madness can’t wait to see how that goes down, just like his track Dancing with Omar and Fox it’s really infectious and a party starter. Also with it being my debut in the London clubs im really excited to flex in the Big LDN and play some old skool ragga, slack dancehall and fresh uk funky vibes and a dash of UK garage all blended up like a melting pot can’t wait to see how it goes down.
CanYouFelix Energy! There’s nothing chin-strokey about our sets. I still haven’t made it to HDD yet which seems ridiculous, so really looking forward to this one!
As 2011 is coming to a close we decided to do the near- impossible task of picking our top 20 tunes of the year. Based on the tunes we have been playing out and the tunes we have been listening to at HDD Headquarters, in no particular order, here are our top hip hop, dancehall and tropical tunes of 2011.