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Dub . Reggae . Dancehall . Ska . Rocksteady

WEEK STARTING 14 Dec

Genre pick of the week Cover of Jump To The Bar / Rum & Buckfast Riddim by RTKal, Fox, Shanique Marie, Equiknoxx & Swing Ting.

RTKal, Fox, Shanique Marie, Equiknoxx & Swing Ting

Jump To The Bar / Rum & Buckfast Riddim

The latest dancehall missile from MCR firm Swing Ting is a bouncy JA-to-UK bashment banger that features a hefty combination of producers and vocalists from both the Equiknoxx & Swing Ting camps. The tune finds each artist at their most playful, riding the sparkly, jiggy riddim impeccably.

"Jump to the Bar" was built and voiced in two days at London Bridge’s Red Bull Studios, late Summer 2017.

Day one involved Gavsborg, Time Cow, Platt & Samrai arriving from various residences of friends and family in the vicinity of the English capital (shout to the Epsom crew). Alway early-birds, Gavs and Cow set to the task on various machines and available gear to construct the rough instrumental, with Platt & Samrai assisting on percussion and programming. Soon lush synths, tough kicks, flanged hats, grimy bass and snappy claps were combining neatly and the backdrop was set.

Day two featured Kingston’s queen of the cool kids club Shanique Marie flying straight into the big smoke to lay down a witty hook in minutes before earning a lie down on the sofa. Original Brum-town don RTKal rolled in from the West-Midlands (driven by Farda Neeko) dropping a one-take freestyle (egged on by an excitable studio gathering including Randy Valentine, Mr Williamz & Specialist Moss) that later became his verse and the pre-chorus. With the clock ticking on the session, the flask was neatly passed to Mancunian stalwart Fox for the final flourish, giving shouts to buckfast tonic wine & organic herbal treats.

Supported by Toddla T (Coldest Record), Jubilee (BBC Radio 1 Residency), Chal Ravens (Top Flight), Max Glazer (Federation Sound Radio) as well as being added to Spotify’s Dancehall Official Playlist.


STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Unstoppable locally bred, now globally-adored phenomenon Swing Ting deliver a ridiculously potent new dancehall hit, complete with clever riddim from avant dubsters Equiknoxx. Unmissable!

Afshin And Kiss My Black Jazz

Jesuino Gala Diodo / Make It Ready

Afhin & Kiss My Black Jazz return promptly to Gamm following a one record sabbatical, bringing two more superb reworkings fresh from the studio.

First up a joyous late 70's Brazilian lost classic, perfectly realigned for 21st century floors as focuses on the highly danceable passages. It might be cold and wet outside but this ray of sunshine should be enough to light up any room.

On the flip, "Make It Reggae" sees a twist on James Brown's "Make It Funky" jam, adding a Kingston styled flip on this funk classic. Both are gonna smash the floor to bits...


STAFF COMMENTS

Sil says: Two brutally outstanding edits to rock your party. Seriously good. You need this. Cannot say it any louder unless I use caps. GAMM in its true form.


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