Ape Drums in the mix. (Johnny Edge)
In 2014, rising DJ/producer Ape Drums began playing a track in his sets that features Major Lazer and Jamaican dancehall singer Busy Signal. The song, which is referred to as “Bookshelf,” contains a sample of the classic dancehall riddim of the same name. While an unofficial version of Ape’s track has been floating around the web for over a year, Diplo has just sent DJcity a new version called “The Way We Do This.”
Though it resembles the original, “The Way We Do This” features a new drop and additional vocals from Busy Signal. It comes at a great time, when dancehall is making a comeback in the US and the world at large.