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While The Observer asks: “Is Jamaica losing Reggae” and Konshens wonders “Who a mash [the Jamaican music business] up?“, Jamaican artists Natalie Storm and Roundhead keep their heads up and appear on two wicked international releases today:
Sticky “Jumeirah Riddim EP” (buy via Turntablelab digital)
Mixpak is proud to announce the “Jumeirah Riddim EP”, a brand new release from Sticky. The EP showcases Sticky’s undeniable “Jumeirah Riddim” which represents his recent embrace of UK Funky and has been an underground hit in the UK for some months. Once we signed the track, we called up rising Jamaican star Natalie Storm for a voicing and she delivered a catchy bashment/funky monster, “Look Pon Me” (stay tuned for the video dropping early next week). JA vocals in hand we went back to the UK and got bassline mastermind Dexplicit to rework the track into an uptempo, heavy bass epic. Finally, Sticky rounded it out, revisiting the original and flipping it for the “Jumeirah Riddim Sequel.”
Emynd feat. Roundhead “The Most High EP” (buy via Turntablelab digital)
Back already with another new Crossfaded Bacon digital release for y’all to bang, we bring you Emynd’s “The Most High EP” featuring Jamaican Dancehall deejay Roundhead on the vocals and huge remixes from Top Billin, So Shifty, Mike 2600, and Federation Sound. The EP is rounded out by two Emynd originals as well “Don’t Stop” and “We Gon Make It” (which was previously available on the Flamin Hotz x Unruly MCBU Vinyl only release.