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No Long Talk: Serani Relives the Anger Management Riddim

No Long Talk: Serani Relives the Anger Management Riddim

Ten Years After Daseca’s Breakthrough Riddim, Serani Reflects

Multi-instrumentalist and producer Serani (former one-third of Jamaican producers Daseca) reminisced on the creation, influence and legacy of Anger Management riddim on its 10th anniversary. Though officially released towards the end of 2004, it buss (a.k.a. impacted) in 2005. Made on a PC via a Triton keyboard in not much time (approximately 15mins), it went on to become one of the most memorable, gun finger-raising (critically-acclaimed) riddims of the noughties. The era-defining riddim spawned hits by legends Bounty Killer (“Gun Heaven”) and Sizzla (“No Way”), an establishing star in Vybz Kartel (“War Nah Talk Over”) and kick -tarted the career of a young talent from Cassava Piece by the name of David Brooks, better known as Mavado (“Real McKoy”). Everything was light prior to Anger Management. And things in the dancehall became a helluva lot darker after it ruled the airwaves and the streets. Audio After The Jump…
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HEAR THIS: Serani “Paper”

When It Comes To Handling His Business, The Singer Is Playing No Games
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Remember last July when Serani broke away from the Daseca production team? At the time the situation seemed like an amicable split. “I’ve watched my partners Craig and David grow substantially through sheer hard work,” Serani said at the time. “I believe that I should give them room to spread their wings… They’re very very talented brothers. I just believe that maybe we’d be better off doing out own thing. I’m not saying Daseca is split for good. Who knows what can happen in years to come? Craig and David are like my brothers, so no split and no negative vibe.” Well, that was then. But today we received a new tune from Serani’s Rockstone Media that tells a different story. Although no names are mentioned, it seems like this one might be directed at his former partners. He even references the early Serani & Bugle hit “Doh” and updates the line, saying “Me never know some of me friend dem no like me.” Check the tune and decide for yourself. Audio After The Jump… 

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WATCH THIS: Knockings Riddim Medley Video

Knock Knock—Who’s There? Serani, Di Genius & Chino Connect

The video for Daseca’s Knockings riddim brings together Serani’s “Evil Heart” and Stephen McGregor and Chino doing “Lowe Wi.” As the Big Ship brothers say, “This bag ah loose man inna the link cyan work.” But the track sure does. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Serani Does Dancehall Unplugged

Stepping On Stage Solo, He Touches Up The Keys And Sings “Sweet Love”

Serani was playing no games when he performed live on the Jamaican TV show On Stage. But he was playing a mean keyboard Lest we forget, the “Skip To My Lou” singer started out as one third of Daseca productions. But we’ve never seen him get his Stevie Wonder on before he performed this song, “Sweet Love.” Read more »

PREE THIS: The “Category 5” Riddim

Preview The Latest Juggling From Daseca… It’s About To Blow You Away

Mavado x Serani x I-Octane x Bugle x Kibaki x Dexta Daps = A Perfect Storm. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Serani & Tony Matterhorn “Again & Again”

Daseca’s New Riddim Takes It Back To The “Dancehall Again”

Let me let you in on a little secret: I’m still not sure what the proper term would be for all that other stuff folks have been rocking to in 2010. But Daseca’s new riddim is called “Dancehall Again”—thank goodness—and this time they kept it simple. No Auto-Tune. No pop pretensions. Read more »

WATCH THIS: Barrington Levy Live in NYC

Tell Them Already Have To Tell Them Again, Him A Murrrrdera!


This year’s Hot 97 On Da Reggae Tip showcase was all about singers: From Gyptian, the man with the big tune of the moment, to the young veteran Mr. Vegas, to a surging Serani, the Alliance’s top pop threat. But when it comes to legendary dancehall singers, Barrington Levy has few living rivals. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Circus Riddim Jugglin’

2Hard Productions And DJ Engine Room Present A Three-Ring Megamix


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@MisterHarding previewed the latest 2Hard riddim last week, and this one bangs a little harder and faster than the City Life. Clocking in at 112 bpm, the Circus is packed with big-top names—Sean Paul, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, and Serani all take a turn at the mic—but don’t sleep on newcomers like and Chan Dizzy the delightful miss Denyque (aka Superwoman). Read more »

HEAR THIS: Flexxx In The Complex “Fresh”

Next Up From The Gully Squad: Flexxx In The Complex—Ternt Singa

You’ve probably heard Mavado shouting out Flexxx on records since day one, but half the story has never been told. Read more »

Serani’s Top 5 Breakthrough Tunes

“No Games” Singer Picks Landmark Reggae Records For VIBE.com


With smash hits like “No Games” and “She Loves Me,” Jamaican producer/vocalist Serani has a gift for taking raw uncut dancehall to the pop charts. With his debut album No Games about to drop October 27 on Phase One Records, the new & improved VIBE.com asked him to pick 5 of his favorite hardcore reggae cuts that broke through outernationally, paving the way for him to climb the ladder of success. Read more »

HEAR THIS: Raine Seville “Slippery When Wet”

This Raine is coming harder. The whole place soon wet up.

What time is it? Time to make it Raine.

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NOW HEAR THIS: DJ Power Remix Clash

The homie DJ Power a.k.a. “The Soul Controller” just dropped his latest mixtape, Press Play 4.0 Dancehall 2K9, and as usual it’s packed with crazy juggling—new music from Kartel, Mavado, Serani, Junior Reid, Elephant, Beenie & more—plus nuff exclusive remixes. But which one of them is the wickedest? You make the call in this Boomshots webclash. Read more »