The “Mama Proud” Riddim by Blend Mishkin is a slice of intense Contemporary Dancehall with an underlying dubstep production flavour & more kick than a mule on PCP. A crisp heavyweight riddim loaded with a devastating bassline, spine-snapping snare and intelligent uncluttered instrumentation this release is pure 21st Century dancefloor & soundsystem Fyah. With 5 strong vocals to roll out, Blend Mishkin is pushing the boundaries of what can be expected from European dancehall riddims.
First on the mic is the UK’s Peppery with “Unconditional Love“, A nod to the classic Jamaican dancehall chanting of the 90′s, Letting you know wha a gwan with di gal dem.
Next up is the ever versatile, long time Cast-a-Blast artist BNC, never missing a beat whilst blazing over the track with his trademark swagger and party rocking lyrics on “Dancehall Addict“.
The third vocal on the riddim is provided by Switzerland’s Cookie The Herbalist, leaving you without a doubt that no-one can test this one as it’s going like a runaway train “Straight To The Top“.
Providing a truly worldwide flavour to the EP with yet more fyah coming at you from Canadian Clinton Sly showing his lyrical dexterity as he spits furiously on his cut “Trouble On Di Dance Floor“
Back to Europe for the final voicing from Baba The Fayahstudent telling it straight on “Ready Fi Dis“, Mashin’ up di Dancehall with no love for the wicked in his conscious spiritual lyrics.
A Big release from Blend Mishkin, this will doubtless remain in DJs sets & playlists for years to come.
DJ Tzinas (of Resence fame) with “Get Up”, A text-book Monster of a Hip Hop cut, Overloaded with flavour and reminiscent of the ground-breaking underground movement from the turn of the Millenium such as Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples, Blackalicious etc. With truly neck-snapping percussion, a driving bassline, an insanely addictive piano riff, a handful of subtly used soul samples and an underlying brass lick that complement searing & quotable lyrics from emcee’s The Kidd & BNC, blessing your ears with a sonically cohesive statement.
Andy Taylor is on board with the Remix duties taking his version into Cumbia territory with a healthy dose of Latin style beats and more than just a hint of a bubbling carnival feel to the instrumentation.
Highly recommended for all Hip Hop, Latin Music & Breaks lovers. A solid release that ticks multiple boxes, this EP will please Cast-a-Blast fans and newcomers to the label alike with its intelligent rhymes and diverse yet complimentary mixes.
High taxes, low wages, politicians, bankers and a wrecked economy.
All this combined with a personal twist can’t keep Cast-a-Blast’s very own BnC from making it look like it ain’t no thing, with his latest installment “Make bail”.
A contagious funk riff lifted and reworked to speak out, make you both laugh & cry while doing the boogie. Listen to the words you might find some of your own tribulations in there. Made available to all the fans for free. Enjoy and share!