TUNES FOR THE NEW YEAR !!!
Happy 2004 massive! For the beginning of the new year, our charts got swamped with a record-breaking number of new tunes: 17 to be exact! Dave Kelly's hot FIESTA riddim has finally taken hold in NM. After topping out in Jamaica a while ago, it has reached the peak in New Mexico as well, in the form of the smokin' Beenie Man/Ms.Thing combo. Ms.Thing rails: "I want a dude who's gonna do me in his van. I need one,two, threehundred man." Sounds like she's ready for the action.
contenders on the beat include Baby Cham and Lady Saw. Another SCORCHING
newcomer is Shaggy's new SALSA production, which occupies the runner-up
spot, as well as #'s 11 and 14, which are represented by Elephant Man
plus a quality Bounty Killer/Angel Doolas combination. While the beat
has certain latin elements, it certainly aint no salsa. As it is WICKED
and draws nuff honeys on the dancefloor though, who cares?
COOLIE DANCE has cooled off a bit in NM, yet it still manages to move
the people. A number of last month's selections have dropped out, while
some newbies have replaced them. I especially recommend a Cecile/Carl
Henry tag-team number called "Bare As You Dare" and a crucial
Mr.Vegas:"Pull Up". Brannew and good fi yuh!
Speaking of Mr."Heads High": Vegas also has another bomb on his own In the Streetz label. It is a party tune called "Tamale" on which he chats:"She's a tamale, drunk on Courvoissier, she wanna party after the party. Her body's got a mind of its own." Not too deep, yet a nice party anthem nonetheless. His melodies are killer-ultra catchy- and the beat is so irresistable that I'm hoping for more tunes on it in 2004.
Man once again has a STRONG representation on our charts, with a trilogy
of tunes. Last month's #1 on the COOLIE DANCE dropped down to #8 and I
already mentioned the track on the SALSA, yet his bad-man x-mas anthem
"Sorrow To The World" made quite a mark, while "Bad Man"
on the FIESTA just barely missed this chart. Go so Ele!
At #15 we include a romping Buju tune on Free Willy's high-caliber BABA riddim. Look out for further hot tracks from Lukie D, Shabba and Vybez Cartel on that. Last but not least on the hardcore dancehall tip is another party-tune from Lukie D, hip-hopper Jadakiss, and "Wha Wha": Baby Cham.
The extra-hot roots riddim I have been longing for is finally here in the form of 2 Miles' WHY WORRY. This time, upcoming crooner EQ, the Qabalah Man Luciano and Turbo Black made the cut, while in Jamaica a track by Natty King called "Dont Bring Your Guns To Town" is making HUGE waves on the same riddim. Other roots selections include Nadine Sutherland's sweet "Dancehall Nice Again" on yet another re-creation on the Penthouse label, as well as Capleton's and Sizzla's contributions on the ever-popular NIGHT NURSE/DOCTORS DARLING beat outta Germany.
to y'all for this here 2004: