While it's false to say that dubstep emerged from the actual roots of dub music, it's always intriguing to see how the Jamaican-based sounds have infused themselves into electronic music. One easy collaboration to point to is Skrillex linking with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, and in that vein, the latest single from Borgore's Buygore imprint finds the dubstep impresario linking with the legendary reggae star Barrington Levy for “Blast Ya.”
As Levy describes it, “'Blast Ya' is a three-dimensional futuristic record. Dancehall meets an authentic dubplate style that collides into EDM; it's raw but an organic sound!” For Borgore, this was one of those long-awaited collaborations for him. “Barrington Levy was one of my favorite artists as a kid,” he told Complex. It's a killer combination of vibes, with Borgore matching Barrington's toasting with some massive melodies.
You might have heard a number of dubstep remixes of reggae/dancehall bits, but it's always iller to have the original artists to drop by and add their flavor organically. Stream this banger below, and cop it when it drops on Buygore on April 1.