Nov 24, 2014
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Posts tagged: Skrillex

You Rate It: Damian Marley + Sean Paul’s “Riot”

Words by Jesse Serwer—


With electronic dance music’s influence on dancehall growing considerably lately, two of the earliest adopters of the trend, Sean Paul and Damian Marley, have gotten back on the train with their latest, “Riot.” (Sean’s last LP Tomahawk Technique was geared more towards European clubs than the dancehall; Damian’s 2012 collaboration with Skrillex, “Make It Bun Dem,” is perhaps the most visible fusion of dubstep and dancehall)

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You Rate It: David Heartbreak’s “The Foundation”

Words by Deejay Theory —

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Hustling bass maker David Heartbreak just dropped his first official solo record, a seven-track offering of electronic compositions showcasing what the man has been up to this past year or so in the lab. If you remember, we hipped you to Heartbreak’s Caribbean roots and some of his moombahton / dancehall crossover joints in the past; subtle layers of reggae and dancehall influence course through The Foundation, which dips into dubstep, rave, electro, acid, trap. The project was released by Skrillex‘s imprint OWSLA, obviously a huge look. Let us know how you rate the release in the comments section. Stream the album below, purchase on Beatport here.

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Video: Skrillex ft. Damian Marley “Make It Bun Dem”

Words by DJ Theory —

A few months ago when I first caught wind of the Skrillex x Damian Marley collab I was a bit reluctant to cosign, but after further digesting and running it in the club the tune delivers.  Simply from the collaboration alone it has massive crossover strength, bridging the gap between the dancheall, reggae and dare I say EDM worlds.  The just released video – directed by Tony Truand – is simply stunning. Shedding some light on the foreclosure crisis here in the states, a suburban shaman and youth bring the spirit world straight to babylon’s doorstep. Rain dance, war paint, wolves, hawks, medicine drums, mysticism, and trippy 3D visuals connect with the music spot on and will likely send a shiver down your spine.  Rudeboy shaman says tell some police bwoy fi pack up and run way.

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Rub a Dubstep: Damian Marley and Skrillex “Make It Bun Dem”

Words by Jesse Serwer and DJ Gravy—

We were a bit surprised when we first came across Skrillex and Damian Marley’s “Make It Bun Dem,” in its original form under the name “Rudeboy Bass,” earlier this year. While dubstep has obvious roots in dub music, and producers such as Rusko were making reggae-influenced dubstep early on, as the music has progressed from an underground London phenomenon to the soundtrack of fuzzy boot-wearing teenyboppers, this connection has been obscured. And no one’s done more to turn dubstep into the new soundtrack for the Hot Topic set (and a genre worthy of recognition by the Grammys) than Skrillex.

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