TEN OF THE BEST: Week 4

It’s that time of the week again. This week I had some difficulty putting together the TEN OF THE BEST playlist, due to the sheer amount music I managed to browse through. I must say, this particular entry feels really good because it includes music created by some very dear friends of mine. If anything, this is my favourite playlist so far, which says a lot considering the quality tunes on previous entries. Let’s get into it before I get carried away…

Check out the spotify playlist at the bottom of this post:

This weeks playlist, in no particular order:

I’m A Big Deal – Christopher Martin

We kick things off with this big tune from the Jamaican crooner. I have seen this song mash up dancefloors enough times to know that it’s a huge hit. Initially you’d think this is a show off tune, but the more you zone in on the lyrics you’ll see that Chris is low key uplifting the listener, kudos.

Wise And Fearless – I Wayne

I Wayne comes hard on this dancehall tune. This guy has some wicked vocals and his content is always right on point.

Don’t Know Someone – Vybz Kartel

This song was stuck on repeat when Kartel released “King of the Dancehall”, and it’s not because the bro Simon (High Stakes Records) produced the tune. It’s a deep song from the worl’ boss, and the riddim provides him with ample room to express himself. How about those keys though???

Wine It Slow – Demarco X Bunji Garlin

An infectious tune that is guaranteed to have any dancefloor buzzing. It has shades of this “island pop” genre that’s been topping the charts lately, and the artists take full advantage of the infectious riddim. Vibes all round.

We Can – Kranium X Tory Lanez

Apparently this tune has been playing all over? This should serve as a clear indicator of the rock I have been living under over the last year or so. I can see why this song has been so popular, and Kranium certainly stakes his claim as a genuine top 40 artist.

Don’t You Remember – Romain Virgo

Let’s take it down a few ticks. Here Romain Virgo does what he does best, belting a smooth Reggae ballad about an ex-flame.

Forever – AMMO Nation (Raiza Biza, Nash, Blaze the Emperor, Bianca Paulus)

A very laid back song by the coolest kids on the block. The team exhibit their cohesion in this track, each member showcasing their skills on this dope beat produced by Nash (who is also responsible for the post production). This is fam by the way, just have to put it out there.

Heavy Machine – Bryan K

The second Zim artist on this week’s playlist, Nash from AMMO being the first, and brings some amazing vibes. Bryan delivers his brilliant vocals on a tight afro-house beat. This song has an underlying message which i won’t delve into here.

Never Give Up – Jah Sun

I got put onto Jah Sun by a mate not long ago, and his music is solid. The message of the song is given away by the song title. Loads of playback value.

Crocodile – Ward 21

Save the best for last they say, “Why the heck not?” is my defiant response. A bit of bashment for my hardcore dancehall lovers. The legendary Ward 21 on a Jam2 production, what more can a person ask for???

This week’s playlist was a real trip to put together, I wonder what next week holds…


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