Equiknoxx and weird dancehall

william_kent

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What does the "Outernational" thing mean? Remember Honest Jons having a section on their site years ago and Seekers use the term too.

It's a rasta thing, expanding rather than reducing, taking control of language to alter perception of reality

WORD SOUND POWER
 

william_kent

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it's the same principle as Genesis P-Orridge using E instead of I, OV instead of "of", THEE instead of "the" - the Daylight Army ( see BUUM thread ) used language in the same way
 

william_kent

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Equiknoxx Music Feat. Alozade & Gavsborg

Alozade was a big name in Dancehall, this would be completely "Jamaican" except it was put out by Swing Ting from Manchester, UK

the dub on the B-side is amazing, but I can't find it on youtube
 

catalog

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people who intentionally misspell include james joyce and 5%ers. can't think of anyone before joyce though.
 

version

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people who intentionally misspell include james joyce and 5%ers. can't think of anyone before joyce though.
Melville does it a bit, or at least some people have argued certain misspellings in Moby-Dick were deliberate.
 

catalog

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i was thinking about the autotune in relation to this - as a what's next. like, is autotune an attempt to escape language?
 

Roobric

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Is there any crossover between this "weird" stuff and the kind of thing @Benny B has been posting in 'New Dancehall'? Are big Jamaican artists using Equiknoxx and Duppy Gun beats at all or are they off doing their own thing entirely?
Equiknoxx used to be part of the mainstream dancehall production scene, putting out riddims with versions from popular artists, including a few massive hits:





But at some point (Bird Sound Power maybe?), they became what they are today: artier, often interesting but rarely thrilling in the way Jim Screechy is. Maybe more to the point, they tend not to work with vocalists I like much.

I do like that one william_kent posted though
 

catalog

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Leo

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I bought the digital download which is something I normally never do - I needed both parts - essential

listened to it today on headphones while walking around lower Manhattan today, really cool soundtrack loud on a hot summer afternoon.
 
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