Dre Skull – ‘Loudspeaker Riddim’ | New Music Preview

Mixpak Records owner and producer Dre Skull is less than a week away from releasing his first dancehall riddim for 2012 — and for me, alongside “Coolie Gal,” this the best riddim I’ve heard thus far. I say “dancehall,” but it’s a foreigner’s interpretation so there are a few elements bringing a completely fresh vibe. They’ve thrown in some atmospheric chords, electro stabs in a dancehall fashion, some soca drums and voila.

The riddim is complete with rich voicings from the highly-touted Natalie Storm and Popcaan, the current prince of dancehall, and topped with Beenie Man and Machel Montano — kings in dancehall and soca, respectively. Full versions of the riddim will be available on May 22nd. Take a peek at the versions in the preview below.