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Patoranking Jumps On Konshens & Dre Skull's 'Gal Ting' Riddim Remix

Nigerian dancehall star Patoranking jumps on Konshens & Dre Skull's "Gal Ting," for a Lagos meets Kingston & NY remix of the party track.


A few months ago, Mixpak Records producer and label head Dre Skull – the man behind recent Vybz Kartel and Popcaan albums — released Blacklight Riddim, a dancehall EP inspired by the Dembow two-bar loop, a kick-snare combination birthed across Kingston and New York that became the calling card of reggaeton. The standout take on Dre Skull's Blacklight Riddim beat (which featured interpretations from QQ, Spice, and Tifa) came in the form of Konshens' "Gal Ting," an addictive single which took off in Jamaica over the summer. This new version sees Nigerian dancehall star Patoranking jumping on "Gal Ting" for a breezy, Lagos meets Kingston & Brooklyn reworking of the party track packed with syncopated beatwork and warped synths. Stream the new remix from Konshens, Dre Skull and Patoranking premiering below and out just in time for Notting Hill Carnival and Labor Day Parade.

Interview

Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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