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.
Pine and Ginger - Amindi K. Fro$t and Tessellated and Valleyz
Jamdung - Jinyus
Tail Light (refix) - Lady Lava and Denise Belfon
Hot Tool - Aidonia
Suave - Alkaline
Likes - Chronixx
Smile Jamaica - Chronixx
Subrosa (Come Closer) - Shenseea
Stop - Christopher Martin
Txtin’ ft. Alkaline - WSTNRN
Jiggle Likkle - Savage
Tek It Off - Jahmiel
Baddish - Naliah Blackman and Shenseea
Big Ting - Rudejerms
Fling Yuh Shoulda - Ding Dong
Blood Money - Protoje
Bout Noon - Protoje
Feel Good - Jah9
Cover art: Jovi Curtis