dancehall

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How dancehall took over the world

From Jamaican sound systems to a global pop culture phenomenon, on this week's i-Dentity podcast we look at the complex history of dancehall culture.
i-D Staff
12.13.22
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Meet the next generation of Jamaica's trap dancehall artists

Photographed by Jeano Edwards, these artists are evolving the subgenre and writing lyrics that speak to being young in 2022.
Sharine Taylor
11.23.22
Music

Jamaica’s dancehall star Skillibeng breaks down his mixtape

The young artist dissects ‘The Prodigy’ -- from collaborating with Popcaan, to learning Spanish from his studio engineer and developing a masterpiece.
Frankie Dunn
2.10.21
News

An exhibition on Jamaican dancehall culture is coming to New York

‘Akeem Smith: No Gyal Can Test’ explores the storied scene, Black style, and the tension between photography and memory.
Mahoro Seward
1.28.20
Music

Meet Bambii, the life and soul of Toronto’s club scene

Watch the video for her debut dancehall single “NITEVISION” exclusively here.
Hazel Ong
11.13.19
Music

palmistry made us a mix full of unreleased dancehall bangers

The weekend starts here.
Frankie Dunn
7.12.19
Music

koffee is the future sound of jamaica

Watch her new video here.
Frankie Dunn
11.16.18
News

rihanna has two new albums in the works

The Bajan superstar has a secret new addition to her dancehall record.
Jack Sunnucks
7.19.18
Culture

this instagram account celebrates the best of original london street style

Now an IRL exhibition, Ruffnecks, Rudeboys & Rollups takes visitors through the origins and influences of London street culture from 1989 to the early 00s.
Emma Finamore
4.20.18
Music

premiere: these nyc musicians have made the perfect dancehall song for the summer

Paper Son and Halima have created "Hotspice," an island-inflected track filled with iPhone sounds and Lauryn Hill-inspired raps.
André-Naquian Wheeler
6.26.17
Culture

surprising photos of britain's subversive dancehall parties

Lua Ribeira's series 'Noises in the Blood' explores the clash between Western mores and Afro-Caribbean empowerment.
Hannah Ongley
5.11.17
Music

i-DJ: chiamu

Filtering dancehall through a European club sound, here's your Friday funtime mix.
Frankie Dunn
11.25.16
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