Summer may be over, but the musical duo behind Electric Punanny refuse to let the party-ready music come to a halt. Founded by Brooklyn DJs MeLo-X and Jasmine Solano in 2008, Electric Punanny parties have become a genre-mashing musical event. With Jasmine's taste for dancehall and MeLo-X's preference of soul and old-school reggae, the pair make the perfect match. We caught up with the duo to tune in to the jams they can't stop listening to right now.
Our ultimate EP playlist is a good representation of the range in our tastes. Dancehall is always at our core, but you'll see we're heavily influenced by global underground tracks, weirdo hip-hop and, of course, music our friends produce. It includes our single, "Rosa Caleta" that we just premiered earlier this week—a song entirely inspired by our parties in Berlin. In fact, "Rosa Caleta" is a Jamaican restaurant in Berlin we visited several times. The owners are from the US, and we really vibed with them. We're very influenced by our world-touring travels; we soak in all the culture and sound from around the world. It gets mixed into our palette and it's clear when we release music. Enjoy!
1. Electric Punanny- "Rosa Caleta"
Obviously our new track that just premiered this week ;)
2. Lil Silva - "Mabel"
One of the best EPs of this past summer. The full vocal mix is amazing.
3. Father - Look at Wrist
This song has the best 808. It rumbles and cuts through any good speaker.
4. Gage - "Throat"
Reminiscent of an old Buju Banton beat, this new take hits hard.
5. Spankrock & Amanda Blank - "Assassin"
We loved these guys for years and couldn't be more excited that they are back!
6. TV On The Radio - "Careful You"
Such a hypnotic song, even the lyric video has us mesmerized.
7. How to Dress Well - "Very Best Friend (Dubbel Dutch Remix ft. Eva T)"
A friend and guest DJ of EP, Dubbel Dutch never disappoints!
8. OG Maco - "U Guessed It"
The ultimate turn up song.
9. Bunji Garlin - "Carnival Tabanca"
This song brings the mood on the dance floor to a great place. Everyone claps simultaneously while grabbing someone to dance with.
10. Kid Cudi - "Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Now"
Long Live the CUDDER!!!