The polls are open for the UK’s 19th Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards! Vote Popcaan for “Best Reggae Act” by visiting MOBO’s website.
After dropping his edit of Popcaan’s ‘Naughty Girl’, Dubbel Dutch has delivered an entire EP of Hyperwine Refixes. Sprinkling a bit of Caribbean spice over songs by Tinashe, Ellie Goulding, Brandy, and Gyptian as well as Popcaan, Dubbel Dutch has featured some of these remixes and edits in his live sets, but now you can relive all of those halcyon moments, and stream these songs online as the ‘summer on tap’ winds down.
From his interview with The Fader:
This EP is a selection of previously unavailable remixes and edits that I created for mixes, live sets, and just to share with friends. All the tracks are Caribbean influenced and intended to summon uplifting, energetic, and motivational feelings in the listener. “Hyperwine” just felt like a good description overall for that sort of sound. I like to imagine them as warp-speed tools for transporting people to bacchanalian ecstasy. Hopefully, they’ll also help some ravers cure their post-labor day carnival comedown.
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?