Daseca again! Everybody’s favorite makers of gun-drop, Island pop, and dubstop snapped back this week with a new riddim that is decidedly not a hybrid or micro-genre of anything except in the sense that they combined dance with hall and called it DANCE HALL. That being the case, everything else—African gadgets, the kwaito mix Radioclit sent out for Halloween, Wildlife’s forthcoming EP of leftfield bashment and other important developments will have to wait until next week while I juggle through all 800 killer tune on this masterpiece of 90s throwback:
GP 120 Dancehall Again blend:
Assassin, “Dancehall Again”
Future Fambo, “From When”
Tony Matterhorn f. Serani, “Again and Again”
Serani, “From Mi Born”
Serani, “My Star”
Elephant Man, “Stay Far”
Mr. Vegas, “No Way”
Gala P, “Girl You Got Me”
Twin of Twins, “Me She a Say”
Verstile, “Dem Nuh Have No Sense”
Beenie Man, “Tell A Gal”
I wasn’t joking about there being a lot of joints—that’s not even all of them, I had to be selective! If the melodic feel-good vibe and the Daseca connection makes it seem like this would be a perfect vehicle for Serani to get his “No Games” lovers rock thing on, your right x 3, since he weighs in with two solo joints and one combination with Tony Matterhorn. The show stealer though is Future Fambo aka veteran deejay Future Troubles (did he have to change his name because they eventually became past troubles??). Not surprising since the riddim feels like a tribute to Dave Kelly and/or Cutty Ranks’ Stopper riddim and Fambo is the only dude on here besides Beenie who was actually riding those kind of beats the first time around. Plus, you have to give him points for doing the whole song in an impression of Tiger and also for being the deejay most likely to provide the voice of Major Lazer on the Cartoon Network.
Of the new jacks I would have to say that even though Assassin sets the bar, Aidonia actually kills it the deadest but all the tunes are mad bang-able. That’s it, the riddim drops on iTunes on November 16th and I’ll restrict myself to teo other quick announcements: 1) the Dutty Artz NY Tropical comp dropped yesterday (buy it) and also happy belated Diwali!