Kush Arora brings together Jamaica, Chicago, and LA together on this riddim series entitled Gunshot Riddim featuring dancehall legend Mega Banton, electro reggae warrior MC ZULU and dubstep chanter Juakali. Fresh off the heels of his funky bashment record “Spanish Street Riddim”( Top Billin) that features Lady Chann, Mega, and many others, Kush presents an updated and rumble in the jungle Dread Bass sound for dancehall fans. 140 BPM militant drum line programming, menacing dancehall melody work, and enough bass for any reggae sound system blends with lyrics based around the struggles for cash, legitimacy, and work in these crazy times.
The record features remixes from bass music pioneer Ill Cosby who runs the label Car Crash Set, and Jamal who’s release furious dnb on Sublife recordings and Hot N Heavy records.
About the Vocalists:
Mega Banton (VP/Black Scorpio/Relativity)
Dancehall vet Mega Banton made waves in the 90’s with his hit “Sound Boy Killing” and has returned on the scene fresh after appearances on the Spanish Street riddim by Kush which put him at the forefront of funky bashment sounds today. With work with Barrington Levy to Leroy Smart, he has spanned the shades of dancehall throughout the past 15 years. His insane delivery, motormouth timing, and ferocious inhaling of the microphone knock any badman down. Mega has always been forward thinking, and this signals his return.
MC ZULU (Ninjatune/Mashit/Perception 20/20)
Panamanian born MC Zulu has recorded for Planet Mu NinjaTune, Kool Keith, Ghislain Porier, Octapush, and most forward thinking tropical bass producers on the planet. His unique voice and
Juakali (Foreign Familiar/Dub War)
Globe trotter, innovator, inspiration... these are just a few of the titles awarded to Juakali from his peers and critics in the global electronic movement covering dub, dancehall, dubstep and every other bass influenced permutation under the sun. Through his own releases with his label Foreign Familiar and collaborations with a who's who list of prolific producers(Pinch, Badawi,Stereotype), one can not readily deny his prowess as a singer, songwriter and ultimately an artist.
Kush Arora – Gunshot Riddim Tracklist
Track list Artist Track Name
01 Kush Arora feat. Mega Banton Repping and Stepping
02 Kush Arora feat. MC Zulu Vigilante Gun Court
03 Kush Arora feat. Juakali Black Market
04 Kush Arora Gunshot Riddim
05 Kush Arora feat. Mega Banton Repping and Stepping (Ill Cosby Remix)
06 Kush Arora feat. Mega Banton Repping and Stepping (Jamal Remix)
About the Remixers:
Ill Cosby ( Car Crash Set/Sub.FM) Ill Cosby is a Seattle-based DJ/producer and the head of the Car Crash Set record label. Since 2009, Car Crash Set has been releasing a steady stream of cutting edge bass music from both local artists and artists from around the globe. Car Crash Set has released music by Distal, C.R.S.T, Gremino, Cedaa, 214, Cardopusher, and others and has released remixes from the likes of Girl Unit, Dubbel Dutch, Jam City, Kastle, VVV, Om Unit, and more. As a DJ and host of a radio show on England’s Sub.FM, Cosby brings a broad spectrum of electronic music to the function, touching on elements of dubstep, UK garage, electro, house, and beyond. Cosby is a veteran DJ who has played alongside acts such as Pearson Sound, Rusko, Ikonika, Addison Groove, Drop The Lime, Nguzunguzu, and many others.
Jamal Abdo (aka DJ Mal aka Jamal) has been an integral part of the San Francisco bass music scene for well over a decade through is involvement in the Drum & Bass and Dubstep scenes. Having signed tracks to such respected labels as Formation, Sublife Recordings and now the mighty Commercial Suicide and Kush Arora Productions, this veteran of the music industry shows no signs in slowing down.