Archive for the ‘Dancehall’ Category

Capleton & Yami Bolo – Put Down The Weapon [1996]
October 6, 2014

This is how you start a week, with Capleton and Yami Bolo filling your ears with truck loads of conscious lyrics and some fantastically repurposed dancehall favourites. Its hard not to be drawn in by Bolo’s voice, its absolute butter and a great contrast to Capleton’s legendary gruff, gravelly lyrical gymnastics. All told, its a track that might be almost 20 years old but carries a message so relevant in today’s batshit crazy world.

Bam Bam – Sister Nancy [1982]
December 21, 2011

Totally a day for Sister Nancy, bringing a slab of sunshine this miserable winter day. Its one of the seminal dancehall tracks and deservedly so since its simplicity is what makes it such a classic. The bassline is pure genius, the lyrics are pitch perfect thanks to Nancy’s superb vocal talent. I defy anyone not to bob their head to this classic.