The Official Volume One, Issue One Playlist

The Official Volume One, Issue One Playlist

In an age where Jamaican culture is up for grabs for everyone except Jamaicans, it’s important to recognize where these “tropical house” and “Airport music reggae” derive from. Whilst producers like Diplo, singers like Ed Sheeran and Chris Brown and rappers like Drake all win Grammys and are able to parade around their version of our culture as if it’s their own, Jamaica's Vybz Kartel, Spice, and Lady Saw have yet to receive any formal recognition for their contributions to music.

Jamaican artists are some of the most innovative and exceptional musicians in the world. Both reggae and dancehall have played vital roles in shaping the sounds of various genres such as rap, reggaeton, grime and house. Showcasing the many different artists, both mainstream and underground, is important to the culture especially in the generation of knockoff hi-hats disguised as a reggae riddims.  

So for our first issue, The Beginning, here is a playlist curated with with the sounds of underground artists, artists in the diaspora and artists who are currently taking over the dancehall charts. From trap beats to conscience roots reggae, let BASHY introduce you to the beginning of Jamaica’s newest musicians.

  1. Pine and Ginger - Amindi K. Fro$t and Tessellated and Valleyz

  2. Jamdung - Jinyus

  3. Tail Light (refix) - Lady Lava and Denise Belfon

  4. Hot Tool  - Aidonia

  5. Suave - Alkaline

  6. Likes - Chronixx

  7. Smile Jamaica - Chronixx

  8. Subrosa (Come Closer) - Shenseea

  9. Stop - Christopher Martin

  10. Txtin’ ft. Alkaline - WSTNRN

  11. Jiggle Likkle - Savage

  12. Tek It Off - Jahmiel

  13. Baddish - Naliah Blackman and Shenseea

  14. Big Ting - Rudejerms

  15. Knapsack - Rudejerms*

  16. Rude - Rudejerms*

  17. The Switch ft. Zimiyaye and KRS*

  18. Too Late - Lee*

  19. Fling Yuh Shoulda - Ding Dong

  20. Blood Money - Protoje

  21. Bout Noon - Protoje

  22. Justice - Sevana*

  23. Feel Good - Jah9

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Cover art: Jovi Curtis