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Dancehall Foundation Volume 4

Although current Dancehall, like most of the music nowadays, is produced digitally, ‘Digital Dancehall’ stands for the style of Jamaican music, that was popular in the 80ies after the ‘Sleng Teng’ riddim completely changed the aesthetics of Dancehall.

The studios, where until then bands like the Roots Radics produced the Riddim tracks for the vocalists, were now the playground for a new set of musical wizards like Steely and Cleevie who used keyboards and synthesizers instead of live musicians.

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Fast forward to 2018:

The results of the creative explosion, caused by this generation change, are now the focus of the fourth edition of SENTINEL’s Dancehall Foundation mixtape series. 47 tunes of raw energy and simple beauty, that give you a clue why the arrival of digital production technologies caused such an earthquake in the Jamaican music scene.


1. Dancehall Foundation Vol. 4 – 70:36

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