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Here It Comes

Been a long time since I was in school, but I still always feel the communal good vibes of early Summer when kids suddenly multiply in the street. June feels like a constant excuse to work a little less hard. Partly because of this natural mystic that’s in the air, and partly because I’m 11 hours deep into the amazing patois goldmine that is the audiobook of A Brief History Of Seven Killings, I’m extra inspired to share some dancehall sounds (even if most of these songs aren’t from Jamaica). I also played a bunch of these alongside my homie DJ Nadi up in Mendocino over the weekend at Enchanted Forest Festival and it’s clear that the afro-soca dancehall stylee is hitting hard this year. Wouldn’t be surprised to hear Beyonce on an Afrobeat track before 2017 is done. Enjoy the beats & ciao for now…

  • DiJiT

    Thank you for this incredible blog! Droppin’ these tracks all over our little community radio in nowheresville. Solid. Many thanks.

  • Toxteth O'Grady

    Sounds like more naija influence. Or maybe I’m just imagining it.

  • Chuck Wild

    No @Toxeth, you are definitely not imagining it. Lot of back & forth style mixing going on between Naija & the Caribbean right now. Kranium & Wizkid on a track together here and Timaya singing on a classic dancehall riddim. Dancehall is alive & well in Nigeria while Afrobeats are heavily influencing new dancehall and pop records. This is something I’m quite happy about!

  • jm

    Thanks for all the music. Listening to KMLN – Alhambra (feat. Dirtwire) from last post “Staying Alive” which has sounds like a tube effect on a steel drum? and reminding me of Henrik Schwarz & Amampondo – I Exist Because Of You (Henrik Schwarz Live Version). Sorry for commenting in the wrong post. Love what you’re doing. jm

  • Marc E Hughes

    Fantastic! Thanks for these tracks! I can’t stop listening to them.

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