Sweden’s Mash Up International went to Jamaica and teamed up with rising Dancehall starlet Shenseea earlier this year for their new banger ‘Waistline Ting.’
Mash Up International Bio
Mash Up International have always been aware of one thing – there’s no time
to dance to wack shit!
The DJ/producer-trio have always been on a journey of musical discovery. Whilst traveling through time and space the dancefloor astronauts have put together a kaleidoscope of influences that let them create their own lane in the global dance music scene. They’ve never backed down from diving into the newest and freshest sounds, always experimenting and searching for the perfect beat. This was done with only one goal in mind – to make all dance floors boil. Their relentless curiosity and musical fearlessness has led them to score an array of hits with such artists and collaborators as swedish Gnucci, Veronica Maggio and Blaya of Buraka Som Sistema.
But to paraphrase Paulo Coelho – the gold you seek is most often in your backyard. And after an endless journey the trio returned to the music they fell in love with in their youth – Dancehall. The Jamaican influences were ever present through Mash Up International’s career, but after visiting The Island they decided to explore them to the full extent. Over there they worked with, among others, the Ninjaman protogé Don Husky and Dancehall starlet Shenseea, recently added to BBC 1Xtra-rotation.
The first outing from the team was a collaboration with Ji Nilsson called“Put It On”. A club scorcher where bone crushing Dembow meets dreamlike melodies and
searing Ji Nilsson-vocals.
Mash Up International’s home has always been the dancefloor. They are a three headed energy cannon blasting pure bombs of joy across every dancefloor they touch. With one foot steadily rooted in jamaican soundsystem culture, but with no scruples when it comes to experimentation. Their steady growing arsenal of edits and remixes – often performed live – makes every Mash Up International club experience a unique one. Mash Up International is, has, and always will be pure dancing energy. From 2017 to infinity.
Shenseea released her first hit single “Jiggle” in 2016 and has gone on to release a number of tracks and collaborations with the likes of Jahmiel, Konshens and new international sensation King Kosa as well as her labelmate Ding Dong. It is however one collaboration with Vybz Kartel titled ‘Loodi’ which has catapulted her to new heights.
As for solo work, ‘Dynamite’, ‘Time From You’ from Dunwell and Ja Productions are just a few of her latest work. Already she has graced a number of popular stageshows, including the biggest Reggae and Dancehall show on earth, Reggae Sumfest and has on her upcoming schedule Britjam 2017.