Two years ago, the Dummy crew were in Sonar catching British reggae stalwart David Rodigan’s set when one head-rush of a track in particular caught their ears. Dancehall-inflected banger The Darkest Hype turned out to be the work of Rodigan’s 23-year-old son Oliver, AKA Cadenza, and it had our attention from the start.
Not too long afterwards the track was made available to buy from the Dummy store along with a remix from Om Unit’s footwork-loving alias Phillip D Kick, where it was in time discovered by Brooklyn rapper Deena Jonez. She then laid a vocal down over the top and released it on her mixtape ‘Famously Unknown’.
In the intervening period, Cadenza’s leapt from strength to strength, producing two tracks on Ryan Leslie’s upcoming album, getting air time on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show and signing to Diplo’s Mad Decent imprint.
Dummy are pleased as punch to be releasing Deena Jonez’s vocal-led version of ‘The Darkest Hype’ for summer 2013.
Already a big club tune, and getting supported heavily by Radio 1’s Mistajam, Benji B and Rob Da Bank, get hyped by checking out the new video, directed by Simon Gooden, and watch this space for remixes coming soon from Parisian dub maestro Moresounds and the 15-year-old, G.O.O.D Music-affiliated Wondagurl.