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Dre Skull at Notting Hill Carnival

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66 minsRecorded 27 Aug 2017 at Notting Hill Carnival in London, UK
Pooneh Ghana

Mr. Mixpak is joined on the mic by Shenseea for a deadly selection of dancehall and dutty wine. Recorded live in West London.

Sleep is the cousin of death. That’s common knowledge, not just in Queensbridge but also in Brooklyn, where hip-hop, dancehall and soca don Dre Skull pulls all-nighters on the regular, just to make sure dancers worldwide never run out of high-octane riddims. After lacing beats for heavy hitters such as Beenie Man, Popcaan and Pusha T, the mighty Major Lazer asked him to coproduce Snoop Dogg’s reggaefied reincarnation as Snoop Lion. It’s a move that has seen Dre Skull settle into the mainstream with ease — he even added a dash of tropical bass weight to Jamie xx’s summer anthem “Good Times.” Being raised on the sounds of the East Coast underground freak-punk scene, Dre Skull perceives urban music culture as a holistic affair and follows the cross-pollinating paths of producers like Don Was, Rick Rubin and Heavy D.

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