By Liam Monaghan
New music from UK based Wallabee Productions. Its difficult to pin point these guys due to their extensive touring whilst running their club night ‘Clarks’ which provides the latest in Bashment & Dancehall to the masses. Last year saw Wallabee’s first riddim release with the ‘Look Good Riddim’ now many months on, Wallabee productions drop their second release this April with Dancehall hub Reble World Records BabyBoom on two brand new tracks with exclusive remixes from established Bass music producers. The release sees the label move towards becoming more artist led with BabyBoom reprising his partnership with Wallabee’s Reuben G. Having previously appeared on Look Good and other Reuben G productions, BabyBoom is a hugely prolific artist within the UK Dancehall scene having collaborated with Delly Ranx and Tarrus Riley and shared stages with the likes of Elephant Man, Mad Cobra & C’ecile.
Type of Girl fuses classic Bashment structures with modern Bass influences with the regulated and imposing ragga delivery from BabyBoom. Pulsing waves of bass flow beneath Boom’s deep vocals, A truly interesting take on UK Dancehall/Bashment. With a simple riddim, all the focus moves onto the lyrics of Boom.
The second track showcases BabyBoom’s sweeter side as he promotes a positive message with the conscious One Day, a stark contrast from his party style, it really brings out his versatility as an artist. First up on remix duty is Bad Taste Record’s Itoa taking Type of Girl down a darker path yet still preserving its infectious rhythmic style. Having just put out his French Cola release to wide acclaim, expect to hear a lot more from this exciting London based producer. Stripped down, but retaining a punchy edge throughout, Itoa’s reworking draws out the more menacing sounds in the original cut with plenty of Bass. Switching the same track up entirely is Bristol based production duo Dub Boy & Atki2. Renowned for their high energy dancehall and soca remixes and productions, you can also find them at parties and festival line-ups as The Dutty Inspectors. Pushing up the tempo and adding in some carnival inspired whistles, you shouldn’t expect anything less hype from this soca obsessed pair.