This April we’re taking you back to where it all started with a celebration of Dancehall’s long, rich history! We’ll still be running all the new and current hits but to help us dig in those classic crates of old, we’re joined this month by two special guests playing exclusive circa 1980s and 90s Dancehall sets. So dust off your Dad’s best Clarks – we’re taking it old school!
DJ SEEN (Bedroom Gully) – 80s Digi Dancehall Set
Chief designer over at the original Bashment clothing label Bedroom Gully, DJ Seen is also an avid Dancehall 45 collector and has box loads of rare and imported recordings from the likes of Admiral Bailey, Super Cat and the king of 80s digital dancehall Pinchers! Seen will be taking us on an odyssey through all the greatest digi-dancehall hits including the riddim that changed everything – the notorious Sleng Teng!
RUBICONMAN (DubCafe // Coldupnorf) 90s Ragga & Dancehall
The 1990s. Questionable hairstyles, brick mobile phones and the rise of Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer. Over in Jamaica, the airwaves were ruled by a slew of artists who made a serious impression both stateside and UK. Arguably Dancehall’s golden era, who can forget the seductive Shaggy with ‘Mr Boombastic’, the smooth and sultry sounds of Chaka Demus and Pliers plus the ragga stylings of Mr Loverman himself Shabba Ranks. There’s so many incredible hits from this decade Mr Rubiconman has got his work cut out if he’s going to cram it all in to one set – this will be a nostalgic trip down memory lane for all you 90s kids out there!
And of course Residents
Reuben G, Frenzy D & Skatz
Playing the best in Bashment, Dancehall & Soca!
More info here