A day after he dropped his new dancehall-influenced single “Body” featuring Migos, Sean Paul has released the visual for it. The carnival-themed video, which was directed by DAPS, was shot in Miami. Sean told DJcity,
“Shooting outside in Miami is always a great way to gauge people’s reactions to a song and it was hype!”
Watch the video above and download “Body” first on DJcity.
Dancehall legend Sean Paul has joined forces with Atlanta rap trio Migos for a new single titled “Body.” The song, which features production from Jamaica’s Don Corleon, will appear on Sean’s forthcoming seventh studio album. It is the follow-up to “Suh Mi High,” which dropped last week.
In a statement to DJcity, Sean said,
“Migos is one of my favorite rap groups right now. I love how all three of them have different styles and it was wicked to have them flow over a dancehall-oriented track.”
Preview “Body” below and download it exclusively on DJcity.
Following Thursday’s look at how Chance the Rapper’s “No Problem” was produced, Genius is back with a new episode of Deconstructed. In this installment, Clean Bandit member Jack Patterson breaks down how he co-produced “Rockabye.”
The song, which features Sean Paul and singer Anne-Marie, was DJcity’s 13th most downloaded track of November and is currently number nine on Billboard’s Hot 100. It is the second single off the group’s forthcoming second studio album.
In the video, the British producer discusses the different elements of the dancehall-influenced song. He also goes through the various VSTs he used within Ableton Live and Pro Tools.
Sean Paul has taken to YouTube to clarify a statement he made regarding the appropriation of dancehall music by artists like Drake and Justin Bieber. The comments, which he said in an interview with The Guardian, have been criticized by some fans and media outlets.
The Guardian quoted Paul as saying, “It is a sore point when people like Drake or Bieber or other artists come and do dancehall-orientated music but don’t credit where dancehall came from and they don’t necessarily understand it. A lot of people get upset, they get sour. And I know artists back in Jamaica that don’t like Major Lazer because they think they do the same thing that Drake and Kanye did – they take and take and don’t credit.”
However, Paul says The Guardian left out part of his response and that he was only referring to “some people” in Jamaica. He also clarified that he has no problem with artists sampling dancehall songs or collaborating with dancehall acts, as long as the dancehall artists are compensated or given credit.
Paul himself has collaborated with Major Lazer on two songs: “Come to Me” and “One Wine.” His collaboration with Sia, “Cheap Thrills,” topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in August.
Australian DJ/producer G-Wizard has dropped a funky remix of Sean Paul‘s single “Outta Control,” which features Yolanda Be Cool and Mayra Veronica. The Sydney native’s version adds more energy, thanks to a new and faster instrumental that features slap bass riffs.
Sak Noel and Salvi have released the official music video for their club-hit “Trumpets” featuring Sean Paul. The record was released exclusively on DJcity and has been bubbling over the last few weeks. It should be a staple in every DJ’s club set by summer.
Delirious and Alex K have dropped a remix of Sak Noel and Salvi’s chart-topping single “Trumpets” featuring Sean Paul. The new version, which is supported by Sak himself, is similar to the original but adds 5 BPM and switches up the drops.
Stream the duo’s rework below and download it exclusively on DJcity.
Rising Spanish DJ/producers Sak Noel and Salvi have teamed up with dancehall legend Sean Paul for a new single called “Trumpets.” The horn-laden track contains elements of EDM and dancehall and is generating buzz among DJs around the world.
Stream the anthem below and download it exclusively on DJcity.