Artist: Beenie Man Featuring Fambo / Noah D
Title: Rum & Redbull (Noah D's Killsound Remix)
Label: Liondub International
Catalog #: LNDB-005
Release Date: January 2011
File Under: Dubstep / Dancehall / Bashment
2010 has been a tremendous year. LIONDUB INTERNATIONAL has stepped into overdrive and with the support of top DJs like MJ Cole, Annie Nightingale, DJ Hype, Mistajam, Rusko, Heatwave, R1 Ryders and Drop The Lime, there seems to be no sign of stopping. This year saw the release of Marcus Visionary's highly acclaimed bashy Caribe LP which topped junodownloads charts for months, and his phenomenal, future-classic album, Humble, which have set the bar extremely high for anyone looking to produce a full album as remarkably soulful and as deeply connected with the roots of reggae, dub and jungle. These two album's and adjoining EPs feature an unimaginable ensemble of star vocalists and remixes from some of freshest producers in D&B and Dubstep. 2010 also saw the launch of the roots and dub driven LIONDUB45 imprint with the sounds of Sugar Minot, Ticklah, Jahdan and Judah Eskender Tafari. You can be sure that this coming year Liondub is prepared to bring you more of the tuffest Reggae, Dubstep and Jungle, Drum & Bass music the world has to offer. What better way to begin that journey than with the star crossed pairing of Noah D & Beenie Man!
Beenie Man needs no introduction. Throughout his career Beenie Man has always kept up with the changing styles of Dancehall music. The latest manifestation of this is heard on Beenie's irresistible party pleaser 'Rum and Redbull,' which stormed the clubs this summer and clocked well over 1 million views of its official video in the under 6 months. Noah D has been something of a shooting star first in Drum & Bass, and then in the Dubstep scene, making quick work of the past 3 years with a consistently proven track record of hard-body tunes released on heavyweight labels such as Subway, Argon and most recently Hench. His cool and deadly hit 'Serious' received the support of loads of UK heavyweights including Skream, Plastician, N-Type & Jakes placing him solidly amongst Dubstep's top-ranking producers. Ceaselessly prolific and lauded in Jamaica and abroad, there can be no better way to ride out the winter blues than with a taste of summer re-envisioned with flooding sub-bass, scintillating percussion and dubbed-out atmospherics, such as Noah D has done with his masterful remix of the above mentioned party anthem. On it's own the track is a heavyweight slice of stripped down, dubby Bashment. Combined with Beenie Man's vocal it takes on a much darker and strikingly different shine. An unprecedented milestone in a long history of Jamaica x USA/UK crossover creations, this is the tune that will set the trend the rest of the year if not longer. Already on heavy rotation from the likes of Gabriel Heatwave and receiving support from Marcus Visionary, Roska, N-Type, Maryanne Hobbes, Dev79, Proper Villains. This track was also featured on Urb magazine website on January 17th, 2011.