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Blend Mishkin & Bruises n Cuts have combined forces to create an eclectic dancehall-meets-moombahton EP, My Boom Raise The Dead Vol. 1.  Tracks are up on Soundcloud, and there are some accelerated floor-shaking anthems here, drawing from a variety of musical influences to create a funky musical stew.  ”Big Up Sister Nancy” not only has a title that speaks the truth, but is arguably the strongest of this collection, assembled by Blend Mishkin under his Mr. Mention alias and featuring Daddy Freddy’s vocals sped up to fit with the frantic pounding beats.  Future dancehall clearly needs to be a genre of its own, as BnC’s pair of tracks (as Bossy Ride) come in slow and thick with sound-effects slapped all over their swaggering moombahton rhythms.  Blend Mishkin also drops a drum n bass cut - less than a day old and a preview of Vol. 2 - “Jamaican Girls,” that is in the same vein as some of Krak In Dub’s dnb work.  Like most everything on Cast-a-Blast these are all worth a listen and ready to start a fire beneath some feet at a late-night party near you…
    

18/04 EDIT: “Jamaican Girls” now has a video, it’s girls&cars&reggae&jungle:

Blend Mishkin & Bruises n Cuts have combined forces to create an eclectic dancehall-meets-moombahton EP, My Boom Raise The Dead Vol. 1.  Tracks are up on Soundcloud, and there are some accelerated floor-shaking anthems here, drawing from a variety of musical influences to create a funky musical stew.  ”Big Up Sister Nancy” not only has a title that speaks the truth, but is arguably the strongest of this collection, assembled by Blend Mishkin under his Mr. Mention alias and featuring Daddy Freddy’s vocals sped up to fit with the frantic pounding beats.  Future dancehall clearly needs to be a genre of its own, as BnC’s pair of tracks (as Bossy Ride) come in slow and thick with sound-effects slapped all over their swaggering moombahton rhythms.  Blend Mishkin also drops a drum n bass cut - less than a day old and a preview of Vol. 2 - “Jamaican Girls,” that is in the same vein as some of Krak In Dub’s dnb work.  Like most everything on Cast-a-Blast these are all worth a listen and ready to start a fire beneath some feet at a late-night party near you…

18/04 EDIT: “Jamaican Girls” now has a video, it’s girls&cars&reggae&jungle:

Blend Mishkin’s Mama Proud Remixed proves what talented producers are able to do: take a riddim and utterly reinvent it.  The original riddim is solid and balances the dancehall and dubstep aesthetics well, but these remixes stretch the boundaries and blur the genre lines, letting influences like drum n bass (Turntable Dubbers), glitchy electro (Jstar), rubadub (via Max Rubadub obviously), and digi-dancehall (Motagen Sound and Balkan’s Hi-Fi).  
<a href=”http://cast-a-blast.bandcamp.com/album/mama-proud-riddim-remixed-free-download” data-mce-href=”http://cast-a-blast.bandcamp.com/album/mama-proud-riddim-remixed-free-download”>Mama Proud Riddim Remixed (Free Download) by Blend Mishkin</a>

Blend Mishkin’s Mama Proud Remixed proves what talented producers are able to do: take a riddim and utterly reinvent it.  The original riddim is solid and balances the dancehall and dubstep aesthetics well, but these remixes stretch the boundaries and blur the genre lines, letting influences like drum n bass (Turntable Dubbers), glitchy electro (Jstar), rubadub (via Max Rubadub obviously), and digi-dancehall (Motagen Sound and Balkan’s Hi-Fi).