Wednesday, January 6, 2010
My first dancehall entry is dedicated to one of the curators of the digital riddim, Tenor Saw. After the Casio hit Jamaica in '85, Tenor Saw was at the forefront of converting old classic dancehall riddims into catchy digital synth tracks. This combined with his smooth delivery transformed the dancehall sound into the modern era. Here's his biggest hit "Ring the Alarm," his debut single in '85. The Album Fever followed shortly after the same year, "Pumpkin Belly" is also a classic. I'm also giving "Golden Hen," probably my favorite Saw track.