After a couple of initial tweets, the great Wayne and Wax chimed in, and asked my why I heard the songs as Azonto. We had a quick exchange where we discussed the rhythmic breakdown thatidentify it as Azonto or not. Siddhartha called us nerds. Alexis Stephens chimed in with Busy Signal’s version of U Go Kill Me, and pointed out the connections that DJs in London like Hipsters Don’t Dance are making in their work. So Shifty responded with Yung Image’s cover of P Square on the Alingo Riddim, and Iswayski submitted a mix by Brooklyn-based
Guyanese Grenadian DJ Speedydon. Erin MacLeod loved it, and an overall grand time was had by everyone.
Azonto Soca awakened me out of a writing dormancy… Check out the extended piece over at Africa is a Country. Music!