Brooklyn’s Dub-Stuy announces a new release series inspired by the tradition of Jamaican dancehall riddims and their enduring popularity. Taking a cue from Greensleeves’ rhythm album series, Dub-Stuy’s riddim series reimagines classic dancehall anthems with a bass music twist and a worldwide line-up of vocalists.
The first in this new series is an update to King Jammy’s 1986 Punanny riddim by Brooklyn-based DJ Madd, who adds a double-time swing, pulsing 808 kicks and some serious sub bass pressure to the original while keeping the unforgettable hook intact. Taking turns to vocal the riddim is a cast of four MCs: Turbulence, Kingston’s rudeboy-turned-rasta whose breakout single Notorious still rings loud today, Mikey General, the British-born singer whose beautiful tenor is a fixture of conscious reggae music, Miss Red, the young Israeli female MC taking the European scene by storm, and Kurry Stain, an upcoming lyricist from Kingston who has been working with JA Productions. Each MC brings their own distinct style to the track, giving us four versions of a timeless classic.
Punanny 2016 is released as a 2x7” pack - perfect for the vinyl fans and collectors - and in digital formats with colourful artwork that celebrates the legacy of this classic. A summer anthem ready to burn up the dance from Kingston to Tokyo!
Electro / Electronic
Noise Resistance Records
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