Posts Tagged ‘dancehall’


It seems like dancehall’s tempo was getting faster and faster while more and more people were leaving the scene at an even faster pace. Enter Charlie Black. The “new” kid on the block has recently been dropping dancehall with a 1990’s (its prime years according to most fans) style while still pushing a new sound at the same time. Now sure some of his tracks can sound a bit more like 90’s soca or recent hip hop, but his vocal delivery is pure dancehall deejay every time. Ether way you slice it, he’s producing dancehall thats fun to listen and dance to. Mind you, some people may not like the agree with the lyrical topics but hey, the man is just saying how much he loves women..is it really that bad? So feel free to slap this on the radio and dance around your house while no one’s watching, its pretty infectious

Ok forget the greatest female MC, one of the greatest MC’s period.  Easily flowing from R&B angel to Dancehall assassin, Ms Dynamite is one of the most talented people of our decade.  Her ability to release her harsh sounds with dancehall-esque precision or switch up to a gentle chorus and bridge shows just how comfortable she is in her own skin. On a personal note, she represents and delivers her music blending dancehall, hip hop, dubstep and even touches of drum and bass (this particular track), showing just how relevant she is no matter where you place her. Ms Dynamite- Neva Soft

Your boys – Yaun Lee and Militia Sound Crew – are back with a banger!  A lot has happened since we released our last collab project, Take em by Surprise, in September 2010. This time, we’ve got more than just a few joints to rattle your speakers.

Guilty by Association (click through to download) is rammed with 10 tracks that are sure to have you bouncing off the walls when the beat drops.  It will also bring you some nasty looks from your neighbours.

For those of you who know me and my style, you’ll see that I’ve switched things up this time around. My flow is a little different – a bit more relaxed and nonchalant. This time around, I also focused more on setting the overall vibe rather then telling the story. I think it worked because I was able to just chill and have fun with it.

I put down 100% of the rhymes over 100% original riddms, 6 of the joints produced by me. (Tracks: 2- Hold Me Down,  3-Push, 5-Deep, 6-Do What You Want, 8-Turn it Up, 9-Guilty by Association).

As always, working with J.Gully was smooth – he always brings something fresh to the table. This time around, he eased off traditional dub sounds and brought in some minimalist post-dubstep (Tracks: 1-The Intro, 10-Out). Keep an eye out for future collabs – we’re not nearly done yet.

“Wagwan cuz” may not be your typical American street greeting but for many english speaking cities its a staple. From Toronto to London and back to the Caribbean, slang words like “safe”, bruv, cousin, cozo, bredrin, dun know” are every day slogans brandished by people from all ethnic groups. Mostly due to West Indian (mostly Jamaican) immigration with traditions being held strong, these words now dominate the urban landscape and cross all colours, ethnic groups and religions. Just shows how unorganized yet organized we all are as P-Money demonstrates. Check him out this weekend in Gothenburg, Sweden alongside my boys Balkan Brigaden @ Roda Sten 1 this saturday!

“ya get me?”

It’s always a good vibe when you’re able to sit and work with an artist, throw together a few ideas and produce something great in the end.  The lyrics to Underneath the Moonlight have been circulating for a minute but the song never really had a beat to call its own.  With a Dancehall style foundation and R&B lyric structure, it was just needing one extra element.  With soft synths and a gentle breakdown in the middle, Underneath the Moonlight morphed into a Dancehall/RnB/Trance record all in one unified vibe.


Bermuda’s mix champions are back with another round of the heaviest dancehall tunes on the planet. Immortal Vybz, led by DJ Rusty G, return with 83 tracks of dancehall glory hosted by Elephant Man. Dancehall right now is heading full circle back to the double beat which dominated the 90’s so old school and new school fans will love this one.  New riddims include Smokin’, One Day and my favourite, Tun Up just to name a few.  Dancehall Overdose is definitely a warm up and precursor to whats gonna be shaking the dancehalls for the next few months.

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Uncut and pure as ever..Dancehall Overdose 4


A few spliffs being passed around, whistling frogs serenading the night and the humid air sweeping across your brow.  Those were some of the best nights I spent in Bermuda around the studio.  You name it, I did it; from the mixing board to running to the corner store, I was involved in every aspect of dubplate cutting..which to this day is best part of recording for me. I had the pleasure of meeting and learning from some of dancehall and reggae’s greats from Sean Paul to Buju Banton, Luciano to Bunny Wailer.  Theres nothing better than spending an evening in the studio working on material, making the best mix you can on the fly and hearing it getting played only hours later in the dancehall.

Music at its best, raw and unpolished but overflowing with emotion