Dre Skull x Kingston

July 22, 2010

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton


It seems these days that collabos between white american hipsters and Jamaican dancehall artists can no longer really be labeled ‘leftfield.’ They are quickly becoming a genre unto themselves and we may reach a point in the near future when they don’t even fit into into any particular niche, besides ‘sound of our generation.’

Case in point: the recent excursions of Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based electronica (is that still a thing?) producer Dre Skull into soundclash country. First there was the excellent Skull riddim, which lead off with a Sizzla version and featured Natalie Storm and Vybz Kartel tailoring well-known lyrics to the beat in a dub-plate style. The Kartel connection seems to have lead to a more lasting collaboration and not long afterward, an official video (watch below) for the haunting Skull-produced track “Yuh Love” appeared. That does not appear to be the end of the road, however, as DS just posted some pics and studio war stories from a real-life Wah Do Dem trip he took to JA last month to get back in the studio with Kartel, Storm and Konshens on his blog. Included is a videophone snippet ofย  some the works in progress, one of which apparently is the sequal to “Yuh Love.” Hipsters get ready!