Konshens - “So Mi Tan” (2012)
I wonder how many of today’s DJs could ride a riddim like this.
Nostalgia is pervades dance hall. Every year there are a couple of riddims that have an old school vibe that ends up being one of the most popular riddims. Daseca Productions successfully uses that very premise for “So Mi Tan”. The riddim is minimalist enough that it seems to give every instrument their own solo at different parts of the song.
Konshens builds the listener up with his throughout the chorus as he’s gets to the climax:
A true mi chat mi own part
that’s why mi boasy nuh bumbaclaat.
He uses a multitude of melodies to keep you listening throughout the song. It’s a great combination of the DJ working with the riddim and utilizing its rhythm to build a variety of different flows and styles.