Dancehall 2011


Awkward Woodward
Heard this on 1xtra earlier this week, and the appearance of a Hall & Oates thread today reminded me of it:

I suppose the 80's revival was going to reach dancehall eventually. (That is, the revival of mainstream 80's sounds, as opposed to 80's dancehall a la Wayne Smith/King Jammy.) For all that 'dancehall x 80's pop/yacht disco' sounds like a bad idea, this is insanely catchy, and I can see it being absolutely huge given the right push, in a 'No Letting Go' or 'Hold Yuh' crossover kind of way. (It's dated April 2011, but I presume a UK release is imminent if 1xtra have started playing it.)


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love that ward 21 track. vybz kartel is properly strange. what's happened to sizzla, is he ok after his mbike crash?


For some reason I'm always drawn to these over-emotive tracks.. yard-emo ? haha

Like this whole riddim really.

2009 but seems to be getting rinsed a lot on jamaican radio still ...

Really digging searching for "riddim medley 2011" on youtube :

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warp drive
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I love these weird storyboarded medley videos which are popping up on youtube.. Jamaican ingenuity strikes again! And fits the riddim format very well.
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Benny B

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My mate Gareth Hocking's new mix of Dancehall, highly recommended...

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Barb Wire Riddim
1. Mr Vegas - Certain Law
2. Mr. Lexx - Hater Roll
3. Assassin - Profile Pic

Matrimoney Riddim
4. Assassin - Yuh Ah Wife
5. Wayne Marshall - Gud Ole Wife
6. Sean Paul & Future Fambo - Wedding Crashers

7. Beenie Man, Future Fambo & Busta Rhymes - I'm Drinking (remix)
8. Rihanna & Vybz Kartel - Whats My Name
9. Vybz Kartel - Yuh Love
10. Vybz Karetl - Go Go Wine
11. Stylo Gee - Call Me a Yardie (Joe Grime Go Go Wine Remix)

Wash Belly Riddim
12. Capleton - Hide
13. Rdx - Coconut Oil
14. Spice feat. Missy Elliott - Fun

Summertime Riddim
15. Gaza Slim - Always
16. Popcaan - Ravin
17. Vybz Kartel - Summertime

18. Vybz Kartel feat. Popcann & Shawn Storm & Gaza Slim - Empire For Ever
19. Vybz Kartel feat Russian - Get Gyal Anywhere

12 to 12 Riddim
20. Tony Matterhorn - Dancehall Duppy
21. Ninja Kid - Oil & Powder
22. Elephant Man - Confrontation

Hot Patty Riddim
23. Kiprich - Talk
24. Twins of Twins - Cigarette Murder
25. Tony Matterhorn - The Sins of Twins

Bad Acid Riddim
26. Busy Signal - We Nah Dweet
27. Busy Signal - Real Star Gyal
28. Mavado - Lost Dem
29. Agent Sasco - We Dem a atchW

Don Dada Riddim
30. Razz & Biggy Ft Dexta Daps - Don Dada
31. Dexta Daps - Just Another Day

Sick Boy

All about pride and egos
Can anyone recommend any bloggers or journalists who remain current with dancehall? It seems like there is virtually no writing about it on the internet in the way that there is for other genres like hip hop, dance music, indie rock, etc.