Saturday, 23 June 2012
Coming with suggestions of a UK funky workout for the infamous Jamaican acapella, Widowmaker's version rolls in on skippy rim-shots, crashes and flattened kicks; the soundsystem siren and reverberated vocal soon invites a deeper, lurching movement however, and as the first verse is set on its way the tune tips its hat to the raw subject and swing of the original bashment recording. This, more so than Coki's or, before that, Smut's reworking, has a definite sense of the dancehall roots from which it comes and adds to this the weight and space of dubstep.
Having turned heads with his tight productions over the last year, Widowmaker's long-awaited Wheel & Deal debut is due for release on the 2nd of July featuring 'Tunneling Wurm', 'Forgotten Ruin' and 'Exile', and is now available for pre-order from the W&D Surus store.
Download: Busy Signal & Mavado - Badman Place (Widowmaker Remix) [WAV]
Download: Busy Signal & Mavado - Badman Place (Widowmaker Remix) [320kbps mp3]