H-Town Riddim Master At Work

While Major Lazer might be the biggest names in EDM to flex dancehall riddims and vibes in their tracks, they’re far from the only ones. Houston, Texas’ Ape Drums has been at this for a bit, describing his sound as essentially taking his EDM projects and making them into bigger dancehall riddims. His experimental EDM/dancehall hybrid has been a hit, landing him on some of the hottest EDM labels out, including Skrillex’s OWSLA and Diplo’s Mad Decent imprints. For his latest, he links up with Diplo’s Major Lazer crew and the legendary Busy Signal for “The Way We Do This,” wisely flipping Tony Kelly’s Bookshelf Riddim (made famous by everyone from Sasha on “Dat Sexy Body” to Sean Paul with his classic “Deport Them”) and turning it into a banger that will light up any dance going down this summer.  Audio After The Jump…

The key to Ape Drums’ style is that while this is definitely structured like an EDM tune, he keeps the dancehall flavor a live throughout the track, getting proper toasting from Busy Signal to boot. An undeniable track that’s the flipside of his new single “Go Crazy,” which is out now on Mad Decent.

“She ah de best when she wining” Run that…


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