The 2019 Carnival season is officially on its way, and Dancehall artists are teaming up with Soca’s finest stars for various collaborations. It’s definitely a good look for the genres as it gives them more leverage to different markets, even after the seasons is done. Carnival is an International brand with different cities and countries around the world hosting their own. With more interest in the Caribbean culture over the years, it’s a pivotal moment for Dancehall and Soca to make a greater push for the International market with these collaborations. For those unfamiliar, the Jamaican love affair with Soca and Carnival dates back to the 1940s at the University of the West Indies (Mona Campus), and the collaborations over time are just great moments in this ever growing union. With their feel good vibes and ability to bring people together, the collaborations will continue. Today we’re featuring a few of the Dancehall x Soca crossovers that are currently making waves on the scene.
The party tun up even more when Machel Montano and Ding Dong are on the scene! With their powers combined, the duo get the vibes going on the Precision Productions assisted, “So Good“! Directed by Che Kothari, Machel, and Jamar Harding, Machel and “World Ding” rep where they’re from and provide the needed energy whether partying it up on a Yacht, riding Jet Skis, or touching the stage! Whether you want to “Wuk up” or “Flairy“, let the new music flow through you and make the right moves! Check out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @13thStreetPromo.
After blazing the airwaves and Internet with the single last year, Dancehall Artists Aidonia and Govana finally delivered the visual for their super fresh single, “Breeze“! Directed by RD Studios and featuring cameos from Comedian Fat Skull, Jayds, Ding Dong and the Ravers Clavers, Donia and Govana take it to the Golf Course all preppy and clean in their designer attire with cheering ladies to match. Whether you use Breeze, Sudsill, Tide, or Ariel, ensure that your freshness game is on the highest level every time! Check out the video below.
It’s Friday and we’ve teamed up with ZJ West again for another issue of the “ZJWestYFFRMX” series! Also called “ZJWest YFF Remix” or “ZJ West Youngest Freshest Friday Remix“, our aim is to highlight the creativity of the ZJ that has been making noise over the years whether on the “Z” or in the streets! Today, Dancehall Artists Chi Ching Ching and Ding Dong have a “Dance Off!“. Hosted by Idris Elba, the two Deejays/Dancers open the dance floor and create a scene with their hits over C+C Factory’s 90s classic “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)“. We aim to deliver a new remix every Friday on the Blog, so stay tuned! Follow @ZipJockWest on Instagram and tune in to Zip 103 FM to hear his sets on “Zip Dreams“, “Zip Drive“, “Zip Tease” and on the “Youngest Freshest Friday” segments. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
There are many people in the world who may not be familiar with Ding Dong a.k.a. “World Ding“, but they know his songs and dances. From “Badman Forward, Badman Pullup” to “Syvah” to “Gas“, Ding has been steadily rising in fame. Recently he stopped by the Hot 97 Studio to chat with DJ Young Chow. Here the Dancer/Recording Artist spoke on his upbringing, being introduced to the Dancehall scene by Tony Matterhorn, his popularity over the years including crafting some of your favourite dances, working on music, wanting more International acts to work with Jamaican talent, showing off dances and more. He also taught DJ Young Chow his new dance, named “Twist Yuh Foot Dem“. Good to see Ding Dong on platforms like this, let’s see how he’ll dominate this year. Check out the Interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
It’s been a while since DJ Vee from the YG Sound has dropped any mixes but that all changes tonight. For the hardworking folk who want to kick back and the party animals who are ready for whatever, Vee presents “Dancehall Live & Direct“! For little over an hour we are treated to some of the best in current and older Dancehall tunes from the likes of Vybz Kartel, Jahmiel, Aidonia, Gaza Slim, Mavado, Ding Dong, Alkaline, Demarco and more! Just stepping in from a long day? Then check out the mix below and share your thoughts in the comments section.