Now that we are back on track, it’s time to keep the ball rolling. This week we bring you another edition of TEN OF THE BEST, and hopefully soon this will become one of your bread and butter spotify playlists. Another mixed back for the masses, I hope you enjoy this one. Check it out!
(Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the spotify playlist)
In no particular order:
Forever – Mavado
The singjay has been running things in the dancehall/singjay category for a while now. He hasn’t shown signs of slowing down anytime soon. This song is solid, starting with the great riddim from armz house records. When it comes to the vocal delivery you know the Gully Gaad seldom misses a beat. Big tune, no doubt about that.
Moonlight Bright – Warrior King
This song is nice and I wonder how it slipped below my radar for so long. Warrior King is one of those artists who, for me, either smashes a riddim or is forgettable. On this occasion the man delivered in spades. The song sees Warrior King serenading a woman he has been feeling for a while. The riddim is solid, and the vocals and lyrics are on point. Big tune!
Fade Away – Romain Virgo X Assassin
Romain Virgo links up with dancehall’s very own Agent Sasco on this massive song. Talking about badmind and dutty hearted people, the duo deliver a tune that is stellar. The song was released back in 2016 and has been on repeat on my playlist since then. The video is pretty dope too so check it out.
Pass It On – Unchained XL
New Zealand’s fastest rising star, in my opinion, is Unchained XL. What works in the brother’s favour is his undeniable ear, which is evident in all his self produced songs. Not only does this artist produce his own music, he is a multi-instrumentalist, which is beyond impressive. His talents don’t end there, oh no, UXL is an incredible lyricist and you can tell that he takes great pains in ensuring that his songs hit the mark. This song is off his debut EP, Foreign Legacy, which is a solid project with no blemishes in my eyes. Check out the full EP here, definitely worth a listen.
Mad Me (Love Edition) – Popcaan
One of Dancehall’s biggest proponents in recent years, Popcaan has managed to maintain a high level. On this tune, Poppy comes through with a solid tune. The song, has a strong replay value mostly attributed to the tight production. Anyone familiar with this artist’s sound will know he rarely misses a beat, and this song is no exception. Big tune.
Heaven’s Gate – Burna Boy X Lily Allen
Burna Boy is probably my favourite dancehall influenced artist out of Africa. What I like most about this artist is that he has his own unique sound, which can’t be found anywhere else. On this tune, he gets assistance from Lily Allen, who does the job in terms of adding pop appeal. That’s not to say that Burna Boy doesn’t hold his own in the pop stakes though, the guy oozes of star power.
Ngirozi – Winky D X Vabati Vajehova
For those of you unfamiliar with this artist, Winky D is simply Zimbabwe’s biggest urban artist. He has managed to carve out an intriguing career for himself, and this song is testament to that. On this particular tune he gets assistance from a group that sings traditional gospel. The subject matter is on point, and the production is on point which is another hallmark of a classic Winky D song.
Lawless – Cham
This song was releases in 2012, but it’s still a banger up to this very day. The tune randomly popped up on my spotify playlist the other day and I had to add it to this week’s TEN OF THE BEST. Expect more tunes from Cham in future playlists given that he has recently released a solid album.
Tell No Lie – Eesah
I recently got put onto this aritst’s music and since then he has been dominating my listening time. This tune is probably his most popular tune and for good reason. The production is solid, and the lyrical content and delivery are right on point. Play this song on repeat, it’s a big bad tune no doubt.
Fire In The Rain – Masicka X Kranium
This week we close off the playlist with a feel good tune by Masicka and Kranium. The vibe on this song is bubbly, and the delivery is as you’d expect from both artists. Top tune for the masses and if must say so myself, it has enough vibes to run many dancefloor.
That’s it for another week and I do hope you enjoyed this edition of TEN OF THE BEST. Until next week!
Check out the spotify playlist: