Toppa Top ’15: The Best Dancehall Tracks of 2015

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3. Jamie XX featuring Popcaan and Young Thug – Good Times
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British producer Jamie XX released the feelgood track of the summer with his soul sample-based “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” featuring the unlikely combination of Young Thug and Popcaan, on a laid-back mellow beat. The single didn’t quite gain crossover status but got a lot of attention on the dancehall scene (and with Young Thug fans). A Popcaan-only version was released later on a more uptempo version of the instrumental, with remixes from Take Dat and Jugglerz that garnered even more forwards for this huge chune. Jamie XX, with help from Dre Skull, also created a remix featuring Konshens, Assassin and Kranium alongside Popcaan which, until last week, could only be heard in Jamie’s DJ sets. Luckily this one and another remix by Skepta have just been made available for multiple pull ups in the club or your car. —DJ Arems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjLBB-TMa84