Shouts to @Newsychick1 and @DanBean for putting me up on these. (sly plug check my interviews with Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Serani, Gyptian, Busy Signal etc here)
Yep, you read correctly - new music from Daniel Bedingfield. And on top of that, they're two dancehall tracks! This is a marked change from what seems to be out of nowhere, but it isn't. The UK singer/songwriter best known for UK Garage anthem "I Gotta Thru This" and pop ballad "If You're Not The One" (a heavily played song in Jamaica to this day if you didn't know) has been working on a reggae album since '09 when he was working with Busy Signal.
He uploaded two remix tracks to his soundcloud. First is a remix of dancer-turned-artist Ovamarz's "Now You See Me, Now You Don't" on the popular Chimney-produced "Star Bwoy" riddim
Daniel Bedingfield Jamaica Run Tings Mix by DanielBedingfld
Ovamarz is probably the most successful dancer in recent years; Nuh Linga and Nuh Behaviour were two big dances for '08 and '09 respectively. Well, Skip To Mu Luu/Nuh Behaviour were very similar. Don't know who created Skip To Mu Luu.
The second sees him team up with leading UK reggae artist Gappy Ranks and Jamaican producer-that-sometimes-pops-up-as-an-artist Russian on "Tun Up"
So, that's Chipmunk with Mavado on "Star Boy" and "Every Gyal", JLo x Lil' Wayne "I'm Into You", Rihanna (obviously), Wiley's vids in Jamaica and recently vocalled a tune with dancehall producer TJ, Drake begs it all the time and said he may make a mixtape with dancehall beats and got sent a zip file of riddims, Nicki begs it too and sampled lyrics from Mavado's "So Special" on recently leaked song "So Special" (she raps "That's why I'm strapped with my 45 special, I'm so special x3"), Jah Cure + Rick Ross & Mavado, Busta on Rum & Red Bull, Nicole Scherzinger with a yard twang on her new single "Right There" and more that I can't be bothered to name *exhales*
Daniel Bedingfield is a badman from long time . If your hand doesn't form a gun finger and reach for the sky to this one, me and you can't par on a level