Friday, March 28, 2008
Ive been into South Rakkas for a min now. Since I first heard Mr.Vegas' "Under Mi Sensi" on the Clappas Riddim I knew these guys were onto something different. Plus being partial Canadians never hurt. Dennis "Dow Jones" was born in Jamaica but raised for most of his life in Canada, and Alex G was born in the US but spent a good portion of his life in Canada as well. Which lends itself even more to just how crazy these guys and their productions are as it is notoriously hard for anyone outside JA to make into the dancehall circles. Having produced two full length riddim albums for Greensleeves and two for their own Riddim Riddin imprint the South Rakkas crew is truly dancehall and truly innovators within the genre. As the first dancehall producers ever signed to MAD DECENT the SRC looks to push boundaries and close boarders within dance music while expanding the dancehall audience.
CLAPPAS RIDDIM [Greensleeves]
MP3 - MR.Vegas w/ Alozade and Hollow Point "Under Mi Sensi" (South Rakkas Clappas Riddim)
RED ALERT RIDDIM [Greensleeves]
Mp3 - Capleton "Real Hot" (South Rakkas Crew Red Alert Riddim)
MP3 - Vybz Cartel "Mi Fi A Dweet" (South Rakkas Red Alert Riddim)
BIONIC RAS [Riddim Riddin]
MP3 - Capleton "Long Time" (South Rakkas Bionic Ras Riddim)
CHINKUZI [Riddim Riddin]
MP3 - Beenie Man "Jamaican Style" (South Rakkas Chinkuzi Riddim)
CHINKUZI's REVENGE [Riddim Riddin]
MP3 - Kid Fareigna "Light Up" (South Rakkas Chinkuzi Revenge Riddim)
MIX UP ALBUM [Mad Decent]
MP3 - South Rakkas Crew feat. TOK "Carry Feelings"
Mp3: Beck - "Black Tambourine" (South Rakkas Crew Remix)
MP3 - South Rakkas Crew - "Mad Again" (Diplo Edit)
MP3 - "Work" (DJ Ayres Chinkuzi remix) - Masters at Work f. Puppah Ras-T & Denise
MP3 - SOUTH RAKKAS - LIVE @ FABRIC London UK
SOUTH RAKKAS "MIX UP" Tour 2008
SOUTH RAKKAS "MIX UP CANADA EAST" 2007
MP3 - South Rakkas Crew - Mix Up EP (teaser)
The South Rakkas Crew 'Mix up' EP is out now through Diplo's Mad Decent records, featuring the killer club banga (and my personal favourite) 'Hotter Than Them' with Kid Foreigner and Bigga Boss. All the tracks on this record are outstanding, and range from the heavy bass style dancehall South Rakkas are known for, to more bouncy and light-hearted tracks. There is also an ingenius Sesame Street sample on the Geefus and Ninja Kid track.
SOUTH RAKKAS "MIX UP" LP [ Mad Decent]BUY IT HERE
South Rakkas also just happens to be headlining our 8th annual 420 party. April.19th is a day Ive been waiting for for a min. now. Get your tickets NOW!!!!