AUDIO: Listen to Bunji Garlin + Jillionaire’s Ragga Hip-Hop Banger, “Television”

Words by Marcha M. Johnson

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Bunji Garlin has joined forces with Major Lazer’s Jillionaire for “Television,” which sees the soca star breaking out of the confines of season and genre with a blend of hip-hop and heavy bass. Produced by Jillionaire and his NY-based production partner Richie Beretta, “Television,” finds Garlin revisiting his roots in ragga soca on a track which also brings to mind the playful late ’90s rap of Busta Rhymes and the Flipmode Squad.

While Bunji has taken a similar route on previous collaborations, “Television” is cleverly crafted, fun and incredibly catchy, focusing on Garlin’s simple-yet-rich lyricism, while maintaining the integrity of a captivating instrumental base.

Firmly established as a trailblazer in the soca arena, Garlin continues to carry his artistry into uncharted territory, experimenting and expanding his repertoire. “Television” is the first single from Garlin’s and Jillionaire’s highly-anticipated collaborative EP set to be released in the summer and, if this track is any indication, I think we can expect more party bangers out of these two.

Stream “Television” in full below and then take a listen to Jillionaire’s guest set from this morning’s Sway in the Morning, on Sirius XM’s Shade 45. The Trini-born DJ debuted the track on the mix, which consisted entirely of hip-hop from the Caribbean, from the likes of R. City, Trini duo Mark Hardy & Yung Rudd, and Chromatics.

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