Something must have clicked in the Uk music scene and everyone has decided to embrace what makes them them. So we get stuff like Lean and Bop and this track Dem Man Dere, which is a mix of road rap boasts, a dancehall synth and afropop patter. It is London 2015. Will definitely be checking for more from Kaniva and we think this could potentially heat up Carnival.
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Scrufizzer on dancehall is amazing. This is another one of them ones.
This feels very very very much like an old Burna Boy track but we love that sort of stuff round here so why not get involved. The dancing in the video is pretty great as well. In fact the tutorial dance video for this song almost has a million views.
Taken from the Goon Club Allstars latest release. Seriously shout out those guys for giving a damn and releasing this without any western colonial appropriation stuff. We went to Future Sounds of Mazansi premiere last year with Moleskin and the homie was genuinely hype seeing Durban guys on screen.
From our short time in SA, we realised that we are entirely ignorant of the diversity of the SA house scene. Gqom is akin to bassline/niche in the sense that it is from one region. And it’s genesis comes from the raves there and the people. This may seem really basic but the vastness of SA means that the music feels like it truly is from this specific moment in time.
Earlier we spoke of Hagan’s Ep and the way it lies between Afro House and Uk club stuff. The same can be said of Major Notes, his previous release 419 riddim is easily one of our faves. We loved it so much we used it for the promo video from last year’s World Carnival party.
This new release sees him touch on that and much more. Soca and Dancehall floruishes have been added as well. The EP is out on May 25th.
Stormzy on Afropop! Stormzy on Afropop! Stormzy on Afropop! That’s about it, the song is pleasant, Starboy Willz doesn’t seem to have anything to do with Starboy Entertainment aka Wizkid’s label.The steel pans are a nice touch alongside the piano flourishes.