Words by LargeUp Crew —
Double dose of pure winery here from two formidable camps in the taking-dancehall-to-the-next-level department. On the right you have those guys Major Lazer who you’ve possibly heard about, and on the left our own Deejay Theory, who’s been on an absolute tear lately. They’ve both taken arguably the biggest party song in Jamaica right now, and juiced it up in all different directions to make the dance get buckwild. The original from QQ ft. Venomus is a little ironic in itself, considering QQ first buss on the scene as a likkle youth during the one-drop revival era with a nyabhingi single called “Poverty” on the Serious Times riddim. Fast-forward some years and have the same voice—all grown up now—charting a massive dance tune called “One Drop” that’s a far cry from traditional one-drop reggae. Nevertheless the tune is madd, and a surefire reaction getter at any dance right now.
Major Lazer work their magic on the remix with some help from Australia’s Swick at the boards, turning the 100bpm original into another of their signature festival and big room anthems. Nothing but energy on this one. Stream and download below:
Theory flips it a different kind a way, keeping more to the same tempo as the original but giving it a dutty 808 facelift with spooky synths and drops. If you’re a dancehall DJ ready to turn it up a notch this one is a no brainer. Ladies you know what to do…. Stream below, download here.