Since the last time we spoke, radiation from Japan blew over the Caribbean and Bunji Garlin cut off his dreads. Dutty Artz dropped this excellent LP from Atropolis and Diplo got simultaneously vilified in hardstyle circles and larged up in Kingston. Some other tropical things to note: the Made in Africa monthly party takes place tomorrow at a new venue and Haitian rara vets Boukman Eksperyans are coming to the AfroRoots festival in Miami next month. Also Basement Bhangra celebrates it's 14th Anniversary next week and TV On The Radio dropped a crazy leftfield dancehall refix of “Will Do.”
Download: Ghetto Palms 135: Hungry Dawg Blend
Leftside & Esco, “Tuck in Your Belly” (Murlo refix)
TVOTR, “Will Do”, XXXChange Dancehall mix
Mr Swag, “Swag” (Hungry Dawg riddim/Seanizzle)
Bencil, “Cut Dem Off” (Hungry Dawg riddim/Seanizzle)
Cubanis, “Inhale and Exhale”
The TVOTR refix came to me via the good people at RCRD_LBL (it's free!), the Hungry Dawg riddim via the elusive Johnny Wonder and the Murlo remix came from Murlo. I’ve only slowly become aware of Murlo’s production work through my UK connects, but I can wholeheartedly endorse it now that I’ve got a good highball of Murlo Kool-aid in my cup. My main regret for this column in fact, is that I couldn’t get his “Tek Buddy” refix to blend with Atropolis’ 3ball banger “NYChero.” Oh well, maybe next time?