Recently, International Recording Artist Jason Derulo released his latest single, “Too Hot“. While Jason has a great run with the pop hits, a familiar sound can be heard throughout the track, and it was the 1993 Dancehall classic, “Murder She Wrote” by Chaka Demus & Pliers! Produced by Sly & Robbie for the Taxi Label, this song is Chaka Demus & Pliers’ signature track, and sampled another classic, the 1966 Toots & The Maytals’ “Bam Bam” which was produced by the late Byron Lee! Today, we’re gonna highlight the classic samples, songs that sampled them, and the many variations of the “Bam Bam Riddim” in our new “#13thStreetThrowback” Playlist series! It’s time to learn something, and party away!
Recently, UK Recording Artist Mahalia released her Burna Boy featured single, “Simmer“. Today, we show respect to the sample. Going into Playlist Mode yet again, we look back at the “Playground Riddim” in our #13thStreetThrowback Playlist Series! The Riddim was released in 1997 and produced by Jeremy Harding for his 2 Hard Label. It birthed the classics “Nike Air” by Mr. Vegas, “Pet & Pamper” by Mad Cobra, “Infiltrate” by Sean Paul, and the mega hit, “Who Am I” a.k.a. “Sim Simma“ by Beenie Man! The Riddim was also sampled by UK Artists Krept & Konan, US Rapper Bizzy Bone, and UK DJ/Producer Spooky Bizzle.
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The word “Bayo” comes from the Yoruba language meaning “She brings us joy“. Today, Code Red Sound Selector DJ Lank will assist in the joy you will receive this summer with the release of his first official production, the “Bayo Riddim“! Described as “A modern version of that old time Jamaican, Poco Man Skank type of vibe“, Lank promises that the Bayo Riddim will be one of your 2019 favourites, and will have the world dancing up a storm. With Artists like Tifa, Beenie Man, I-Octane, ZJ Liquid, Coppershot Cutty, Blak Diamon, Chris Dymond, and Medikk having singles on the Riddim, expect these to turn into mainstream hits, and increase the vibes wherever the party is!
With a career starting in High School, DJ Lank has been providing the sound at various events locally and Internationally for many years. Whether he’s selecting alongside his Code Red Sound family or handling business solo, Lank never fails in getting the people moving and enjoying themselves. Having released a project with International Recording Artist Gyptian recently, DJ Lank felt the time was right to get the “Bayo Riddim” out in the streets, and looks forward to feedback from listeners. While you can find him at your favourite events this summer, Lank promises there will be more Riddims for you to enjoy.
More weed songs for your headtop! All aboard on today’s journey as DJ/Producer/Recording Artist ZJ Liquid is inviting everyone on “Flight 420” with a visual for the track, “Jet Blue“! Featured on the “Limited Edition Riddim” by Emudio Records and a video shot by Bussweh Visuals, ZJ Liquid presents us a commercial for the lovely lady named “Mary Jane“. With a guest cameo by Selector Yaadcore who is a connoisseur of the herb himself, we’re given visuals that have us wanting to check the nearest Dispensary (or your favourite suppiler, like “Wee Dead Co.(also on IG)”) for some herb.
DJ/Producer Walshy Fire is really busy these days. While he does his time with Major Lazer, he dabbles in a lot of solo work and assisting the careers of many of your faves. This year however, Walshy sets to release his debut solo effort titled, “ABENG“! With days before its release, he unleashes the visual for “Call Me“! Directed by Jocelyn Cooper, this features Afrobeats star Mr. Eazi, and Dancehall Artist Kranium. With their blend of Dancehall and Afrobeats, this one goes out to all the ladies who need a lover to call on. The summer comes early with this collab, and Walshy Fire has a lot more to unleash when “ABENG” drops on June 7.
First off, Happy Labour Day Jamaica! While many will be contributing their energies to various projects today, there will be others who choose to rest and relax, and others who just work like it’s just another day. Regardless, you need music, and we have DJ Shone Alcapone from Belgrade, Serbia with his new Afrobeats mixtape titled, “Shape Nice“! Featuring over an hour of hits from the likes of Burna Boy, Timaya, Mr. Eazi, Afro B, and many others, nothing’s wrong with dancing while you work today.