Duppy Gun

When two dancehall producers cook up backing tracks that even they think are too weird, the only thing to do is take them to Jamaica. That’s what L.A. production duo Duppy Gun did, and it’s working out well. M. Geddes Gingras and Cameron Stallones, aka Sun Araw, initially touched down in Portmore, Jamaica in 2011 to record with roots reggae legends The Congos. Not only did the resulting album Icon Give Thank get them signed to hip-hop heavyweight Stones Throw records, the side tracks they recorded with local MCs rhyming over those out-there beats were so good they came back to make more. With a sound they describe as “outer orbital dancehall selections,” Duppy Gun blend psychedelic-bordering-on-sci-fi samples and distortions with harmonies that float above an immersive pool of dub rhythms. Further trips to Jamaica have produced three more 12” releases, featuring up-and-coming MCs Dayone, Fyah Flames, I Jahbar, and producer DJ High Waistline. Expect a lot more from this duo in the coming months: their upcoming album out on Stones Throw promises an outer space-eye view into the world of Jamaican dancehall.

Duppy Gun’s mix for SSENSE features an extensive cast of underground artists including Danny Marshall, Captain Kirk, and The Heptones.

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Mungo's Hi Fi ft. Mr. Williamz Computer Age

Dizzy Africans Cable Television Version

Jazzwad Geurilla Warfare

Demarco Skull Inna Belly

Super Beagle Dust A Sound Boy

Danny Marshall Version Cold Bump

Fargo Vice/Don T. Sweetest Taboo

Red Rat Buss Up Pants Waist

Jazzwad Millinum 2000

Captain Kirk Hold Tight Natty Dread

Black Coolie Scare Dem (Gremlins version)

??? (No Label Dubplate)

Max Romeo Public Enemy #1

King Tubby Dubbing My Way

Unite Peace & Love

The Mighty Cloud Band Sweet Dub

Dennis Brown Fire Singer

Because (Nyabinghi Version)

The Revolutionaries Heart Ache

The Heptones Darling Wait For Me

Naggo Morris Love Still Longers On

Junior Brown What A Disaster

Sancho Chase Vampire

Frankie Paul Harder Than the Rest

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