The Reggae industry has been widely criticized for taking a laid back approach to the music being made. In particular, the younger generation of producers have heard from veteran producers that they are degrading the music.
Lately (within the past 6 months), there has been a focused effort to bring good music back, especially from the younger producers. People such as Mafia McKoy, ZJ Sparks, DJ Karim and Krushproof Muzik are good examples of the younger generation producing quality. We now have an addition to the short list!
From their newly built and customized studio, and under the label Madd Spider Productions, The Dancehall Trinity, Delly Ranx, Taranchyla and Froggy Madd Squad have just released their latest project called the 'Not Tonight' riddim which is in one word ... Dubwise.
Taking notes from the greats such as King Tubby and Lee 'Scratch' Perry, The Dancehall Trinity implement the skillful composition of the roots of Reggae with only 4 artists. The riddim has been made a free download to all lovers of dubwise. When we talked to the trio, they said:
"We just wanted to help preserve the original Dancehall / Reggae music feel...." Considering the age of the trio (all young), it is truly commendable that they have endeavoured to do a riddim of this style. What's exceptional is the fact that they got the feel and vibe of the riddim exactly right!
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch The Dancehall Trinity's Not Tonight Riddim at the links below. Taranchyla's "Mash Up Inna Dance" is available for preview at Box.net. The riddim is available at Mediafire.com. All feedback welcome!
Box.net Link for Taranchyla's "Mash Up Inna Dance"
Mediafire Link for the Not Tonight Riddim