"There’s a little reggae theme going on."
Every Saturday throughout New York's long hot summer, MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up, the museum's annual courtyard party that celebrates music's experimental spirit. Each week, The FADER will be speaking to one of the billed artists to find out who they're psyched about playing with. This week, Brooklyn DJ, Mixpak artist and "Everything Nice" producer Dubbel Dutch explains why the Miami tag-team of Supa Dups and Willy Chin gets his vote.
Really honored to be performing alongside such great artists for this weekend’s MoMA PS1 Warm Up! It definitely feels like there’s a little reggae theme going on, but I would still expect to hear some eclecticism regardless. Besides being some of the nicest dudes I’ve met in Brooklyn and hosts of the ‘Heat Ritual’ party I played earlier this summer, the Blazer Sound System will undoubtedly bring a strong roots and dub vibe. Also really can’t wait to check out the forward thinking grime stylings of London’s Visionist, who has some amazing releases on J-Cush’s NYC-based Lit City Trax label.
But if I could really only recommend one of the acts it would have to be the Miami-based Supa Dups and Willy Chin of Black Chiney Sound. Last year, I was having a conversation with Jubilee, who’s part of the Mixpak crew and a Miami native, about whether anyone’s ever mixed up dancehall with Miami Bass. We couldn’t really think of anyone at first, but determined that if someone had it would have been the Black Chiney guys. First off, Supa Dups, in addition to being an established dancehall producer, has also worked on records with everyone from Drake to Nina Sky to Rihanna to Sean Paul, and the list kinda just keeps going. If that’s not enough to convince you, Black Chiney have been holding it down as a proper sound system both in JA and across the world. They’ve also been blending dancehall and hip-hop in their scene-defining mixtapes since way back, so expect to hear a little bit of everything: new and classic dancehall, reggae, soca, and who knows, maybe even some Miami Bass? Finger’s crossed.