We all know about the winning combination of Popcaan & Dubbel Dutch. As part of The Fader’s Caribbean week (which also includes an excellent interview with Lady Saw and a piece on women’s sexuality in the dancehall), he’s just dropped his edit of Popcaan’s ‘Naughty Girl’. As they say, it’s ‘summer on tap’, download for free now.
Bobby Shmurda lines up JA stars Mavado, Junior Reid, Jah X and Popcaan for the ‘reggae’ remix of the tune taking over NY right now: ‘Hot N***a’! Out in the streets, they call it…
He was also recently interviewed by Hattie Collins for Red Bull, discussing his album, to perceptions of Jamaica and shooting The System video:
’Nuff people say Jamaica is the worst place. We have a saying where I grew up, ‘The best come from the worst’. It’s a small place, very small, people say all kind of bad things about it. But I feel it’s how people try to paint a bad picture about Jamaica – why? So much positive things come out of Jamaica. They say Jamaica is a violent place. People come and party and they say ‘If you go to the garrison people will come shoot you’. It’s people trying to say bad things – why, when we have good vibes?
Thank you to everyone supporting the Popcaan album and pushing it up the iTunes charts! If you are in Jamaica, be sure to check his party next week at Tracks & Records. Here is a quick round-up of all the great things happening. #WWCF
Myspace: ‘Popcaan has found a way to address universal issues of sufferation that resonate all the way from Kingston to Kuala Lumpur’
V Magazine: ‘the body of work not only proves lyrical prowess and a razor-sharp ear for infectious melodies, it subtly reveals the exceptional vibrancy of Poppy’s worldview’
iD Magazine: ‘The new album shows off his sense of humour, his wicked way with words and his ability to put out a sex-laden party track (singing “Ya pussy pretty like the building dem a Canada” in Love Yuh Bad), but there’s a core of socially conscious anthems here that also establish him as a sensitive and smart singjay for the ghetto, most especially its youth’
Complex: a powerful piece of work
The Guardian: the one album you should listen to this week
Following on from Popcaan’s Fader cover story, Dubbel Dutch was tapped for a brand new mixtape and interview.
For this mix I dipped into my recent archives and featured some lesser known cuts (many by female dancehall deejays), a bunch of my own unreleased remixes ranging from pop to R&B records, and I also included the first track that I produced for Popcaan that finally came out today along with his debut album. There’s also a track from UK artist Murlo featuring Gemma Dunleavy (a vocalist he’s been collaborating with) and a new pop dancehall thing from Palmistry. The general vibe of the mix is uplifting, innocent, and ethereal. This will sound cliche, but it’s a complete soundtrack for falling in love in the summertime.
It also features a brand new track from Palmistry, coming soon on Mixpak.