This weeks catch comes from a big Dub Bait favourite and master music blender Smutlee. Possibly the most well known UK Moombahton pioneer, Smutlee has gained a large following in recent years for his unique mash ups, edits and blends of massive Dancehall tunes under the unstoppable Moombahton concept.
The London based YOYO regular is probably most renowned for tracks like Special Bleep – ft. Quintin & Mavado and Majic (Smutlee’s Moombahton edit) and, as well as a string of big mixtapes, Smutlee has acquired some big commissioned performances for clothing manufacturers of late, such as Adidas, Puma and American Apparel, and recently headed up an exclusive mix for MixMag. He’s been lucky enough to play out around the world and has gained respect from big DJ’s like Annie Mac, Toddla T, Greenmoney, Roska and The Heatwave… …yet hasn’t even released a self-produced Single or EP! That’s quite something! …although when you put out edits like this one, why write anything original at all! We have heard rumours of an EP at some point soon too, so keep it locked to Dub Bait as we’ll be hot on the heels of anything he puts out.
As for the track we’ve chosen, it’s a proper mad one that’ll be an absolute killer on any dancefloor. I’ll admit when I first heard it I was a little unsure, I must have sifted through a tonne of Stylo G – Call Me A Yardie edits recently and I’ve become so used to Stylo’s vocal sitting on the original 1st beat of a 4 bar section. Smutlee has completely switched up that method and nudged it half a bar forward, blended it beautifully with Otis Reading and created something bizarrely amazing. At 30 seconds in I wasn’t too sure, but by the 3 minute mark I was obsessed! Here it is below, and make sure you also check out his Moombahton mix for MixPak and his most recent Dancehall 2011 mixtape. Get up off ya arse for this one!