Pull Up, Selector!: Stream Busy Signal’s New Single “Come Shock Out”

November 27, 2012

Words by Sherman Escofferyโ€”

Busy Signal

Less than ten days after being released from prison in the US, dancehall star Busy Signal has returned to Jamaica and asserted his presence with โ€œCome Shock Out,โ€ a real uptempo feelgood song that pays tribute to 80โ€™s sound system deejays, and a time when it was just one turntable playing in the dance. Shouting out his peers and his elders alike, Busy channels the sound of some of dancehallโ€™s greatest rhythm riders from the 80โ€™s, including the late Early B, Lord Sassafrass, Burru Banton, General Trees and even Sancho, as producer Shane Brown plays bits and pieces of Dennis Brownโ€™s โ€œRevolutionโ€ bass lineโ€”and which Busy Signal rides like a professional disc jockey in the Jamaican sense of the word.

A song that will definitely find favor with older dancehall heads and school a lot of young fans, โ€œCome Shock Outโ€ will likely have many current deejays imitating Busyโ€™s throwback style very soon. The only thing missing from โ€œCome Shock Outโ€ is Joe Lickshot with some verbal gunshots: โ€œPeeoow Peeoow Peeoow!โ€

[audio:http://largeup.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/COME-SHOCK-OUT-BUSY-SIGNAL-TURF-JUKE-BOXX-Mix-by-SHANE-C-BROWN.mp3|titles=COME SHOCK OUT-BUSY SIGNAL-TURF-JUKE BOXX-Mix by SHANE C BROWN]
Busy Signalโ€””Come Shock Out” (Prod. by Shane Brown)

Meanwhile, here’s Busy Signalโ€™s recent interview (‘longside his mother, Velma Gordon) with Winford Williams on CVM TV’s Onstage:

ONSTAGETV – ONSTAGE NOVEMBER 24 2012 SEGMENT 1 BUSY SIGNAL AND MOTHER VELMA GORDON from ONSTAGE on Vimeo.