Dancehall Anthems – Summer 2013

Dancehall Anthems – Summer 2013

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Ok, so we finally saw a bit of sunshine in London today.  When the sun comes out – Dancehall comes on.  With Nottinghill Carnival on the near horizon (25th and 26th August 2013) what better time than now to start scouting out the best tunes for the Dancehall scene this summer.  Here’s our top 3 – fresh out of Jamaica – with some blinding summer riddims to make you wanna whine and kotch.

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First Up – can’t stop playing it – straight out of Portmore Jamaica- DAMINANCE with ‘Tipsy’ (released January 2013).  Move over Popcaan someone about to take ur place – whenmiparty.com ‘ s one to watch.  Daminance, aka Kimarlo Williams, 24, is a Jamaican Dancehall singer / song writer who started singing at a very young age. Initially he formed band ‘Frass Squad’ in 2006 (along with his Yung Outlawz Productions label) and then went on to start his solo career with stage name ‘Robbery’ – now known as ‘Daminance’.  Daminance is currently working on a mixtape along with producer Prince Villa.  Also check out his tune ‘Da Party’.  In the meantime here’s ‘Tipsy’ :

Second up to get you into the summer carnival mood is Flash Raggedy with ‘Party’.  Flash Raggedy, aka Miguel Beckford, hails from Rockfort, Kingston, Jamaica.  Flash has also been singing from a young age and like many big stars starting out singing at Church on a Sunday.  Here’s ‘Party’:

J Capri ft Charly Black – Whine and Kotch.  Not much more to say other than watch the video.  Nice to see a female dancehall artiste aside from Lady Saw.  Definately prefer this to her more current collaboration with Konshens – ‘Pull up to mi Bumper’  – the girl obviously only got one ting on her mind 😉

Dont forget to follow http://whenmiparty.com on soundcloud @whenmiparty – here’s our 2013 carnival playlist – enjoy and shake your tail feather