Ooh I'll have to pay more attention to that one; I had also kind of given up on him ever making something as good as, e.g., Owna Lane againTeejay soars on unmasked riddim I reckon - he puts out so much slushy rubbish but when he's got the right riddim he's one of my favourite singers of the last few years.
Dear CIA, no, I do not know "Benny B" and was completely unaware of his plan to instigate a gang war in Kingston to generate good chunesWas thinking it could do with a terrible, epic and bloody Trojan-level war a la Gully/Gaza to really shake things up.
uuuh yeah no no thanksWas thinking it could do with a terrible, epic and bloody Trojan-level war a la Gully/Gaza to really shake things up.
i mean i'd still say politricks watch is worth checking out, Sir P's more trusted than the Gleaner and the Observer at this point in timeDoes it really need to be pointed out that i wasn't being entirely serious?
Best JA drill track I've heard so far - skillibeng and skeng have really connected with UK audience like no one else for a long time I thinkSpring Break is superb Benny, really nice to see a ton of different artists on a good riddim too.
Skilli released a new EP with prev released Whap Whap and Piana on it. The other three tracks demonstrate his uhh range.
Thee Most Power is fantastic:
You could be right there roobric, I've definitely got the feeling some strands of the vocal harmony shifting sound has kind of run its course, but squash/6ixx are still putting out great stuff so I dunno. But it's all about skilli and skeng at the moment, who obviously do use autotune and stuff sometimes but maybe in a more subtle way.When they lay off the syrup, dancehall just sounds so good right now. Have we moved somewhere beyond the neon screams vocal psychedelia mode? 1UpTown has some good vocal effects and Kartel's voicing on Spring Break (perhaps necessarily due to prison) has some heavy processing. But I'm feeling the energy is more right now in the way the producers have taken drill as a concrete base and then built these really elegant & delicate structures on top with the vocalists receding somewhat in prominence.
there must be a Canada- JA dynamic though no?Yeah good point about the 6ixx crew. And now that you mention it, it would make sense if this shift in sound was in part driven by the rising UK appeal you mentioned (I'm in Canada so that dynamic is mostly opaque to me), given the lack of vocal psych in the drill scene there.
This new Countree Hype riddim, along with Intence's Raid that you posted (and stuff like Whap) backs up your line of thinking. Very drill sounding but at the slower trap dancehall tempo, stripped down with low-key vocal to match.. But I'm feeling the energy is more right now in the way the producers have taken drill as a concrete base and then built these really elegant & delicate structures on top with the vocalists receding somewhat in prominence. (This is pretty half-baked though)