I have been spinning dancemusic for some twenty years now and had stopped playing dancehall because of the murder anti gay elements of it; it just turned me off and I zoomed in on house (which I already was a HUGE fan of) and ballroom with Euro Techno and nowadays Electro, Trance, Nu Disco, Filter and Deep Tech alongside the bootleg community's output.
The Gleaner carried this yesterday:
Now that it has been confirmed that EDM (electronic dance music) originated in Jamaica and with a steady increase in the popularity of EDM parties and festivals locally, The Sunday Gleaner has sought to find out from artistes and producers if more of them would now be willing to branch out into the genre.
It's something that I've already done, been doing and will continue to do.
Seanizzle (producer) : I'm a lover of music. I enjoy every genre. If you listen to Bugle's Rasta Party, which I recently produced, there are traces of EDM in it. It's something I've been messing with a while now.
The interviewer did not it seem approach the real caustic artists such as Elephant Man, Beenieman (despite his dancehall queen song with Chevelle Frranklin being remixed by the house music prince remixer Maurice Joshua) and Capleton, I guess artistes would be against it as the old beliefs that dancemusic overall is gay music which in truth is so as it was founded by the DJs then. The Gleaner played it safe and spoke to friendly acts to the LGBT community it seems but it would have been good to balance it out.
There was a dancehall riddim some years ago that easily could be considered dancehall/house as I played it in my house sets at parties. The $20 Bunch riddim has artists like Macka Diamond
another track I used to mix with songs like Rosabel's Cha Cha Heels sped up to 132 BOM both with tribal/Jamaican revival but house music feel.
perfect combination of dancehall and house/dance includes the infamous tracks:
and the hard to find Johnny P's Look Good Metro Club Remix go HERE of HERE