Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Crazy Cousinz - UK FUNKY
The Crazy Cousinz are at the forefront of one of the Uk's newest dance music sensations UK FUNKY!
The soca/dancehall drum patterns and relentless dancefloor energy of funky house have made it a perfect fit for bashment-dominated DJ sets in the last couple of years - particularly the tunes and remixes featuring ragga MCs.
In the last few months, some of the biggest tunes in the London rave scene have featured bashment-influenced vocals: Donaeo's Party Hard, Lady Chann's Your Eye Too Fast and Ms Dynamite's Bad Gyal. Heatwave MC Rubi Dan has been busy too, dropping his distinctive London/Caribbean flow on funky house releases by Chinski and Grievous Angel.
And of course, the trend in funky for tunes calling out dance moves - Migraine Skank, Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes and the hilarious but excellent Stupid Skank - is a direct nod to Jamaican bashment dance songs like Dutty Wine, Gully Creepa or Row The Boat.
Two way traffic
Now it seems that rather than just absorbing and adapting Caribbean influences, the sound of UK funky is crossing the Atlantic and starting to cause waves in Jamaica.
This is just the beginning of something huge! Dont Sleep!
MP3: Aidonia & Crazy Cousinz - Bounce