Stack City Presents. . . April 2k11 Dancehall Mix

Firstly, allow me to begin by saying: Young patron Stackanova never ceases to amaze me with his unique musical selection, especially for a fairly pre-mature American disc jockey.  His fresh style of mixing old school with new school, while still maintaining a strong instinct of when to mix what sound is impeccable. To an upcoming pioneer in the Atlanta Reggae scene that is definitely hitting his target audience: Touché my yout.

His recently released April mix, free to download and buffer at Stackanova’s Podomatic, included a lot of relevant riddims and singles. In this worthy 52 minute composition, you will hear a variety of strong dance riddims like Dancehall EFX, Star A Star, and Winnings, along with a vibrant splash of less popular but still trending productions like Swag Team, Bottle Party, and Snazzle. The most impressionable singles were the several features of said Dancehall Hero Vybz Kartel in songs Bend Like Banana, No Lie, and of course top Gaza favorite Know Bout Me.

Nevertheless, I would have enjoyed hearing some more diversity in the mix overall, even though a hand full of Dancehall artistes are currently dominating the Reggae scene. There are many other talented emcees, especially female, that are breaking boundaries and making a statement in the Dancehall Movement like Cecile, Danielle,Stacious, and Keida. Halfway through the mix, I found myself wanting to substitute certain dated tracks with songs with more “Sweet Appeal” (i.e) Sex Appeal and (i.e)  Sweet Corn. Staying up to date with music and researching prior to formulating a mix is essential, but it is true that you can’t include everything…

For Boston bred-Atlanta resident Stackanova, this first mix for the year still proved to be an excellent representation of his resonating sound Stack City and technical skills as a “selectah”. Whether it is the many variations of Mavado’s Tump and Stulla or crossover remixes featuring Hip-hop’s own Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, Stack’s contemporary musical knowledge extends beyond the youth of his generation. Keep Stackin tunes sound bwoy…


2 thoughts on “Stack City Presents. . . April 2k11 Dancehall Mix

  1. Pingback: Danger Vybz Mix | The Moments of a Blackqueen

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