Bermudian native Noise Cans creates mashups combining Caribbean beats with modern day electronic EDM sounds. Drawing inspiration from the native Gombey carnival mascot, the island’s blend of Caribbean, African, and British culture, Noise Cans offers up a carnival-like performance with colorful dancers and intricate masquerade costumes. To support his anonymity, Noise Cans wears a modern interpretation of Gombey masks, bridging the spirit of authentic Gombey with modern day art, music, lights and rebellion.
Recently, the colorful Dim Mak artist released his EP, Masquerave. So, we thought it would be fun to have him curate this week’s Weedsday Playlist. Enjoy!
Listen to past playlists here.
“Legalize It” by Peter Tosh
Talk about a prophet...Tosh was speaking about what’s happening now years ago. “Legalize it / Don't criticize it / Singers smoke it / And players of instrument, too / Legalize it, yeah yeah / That's the best thing you can do / Doctors smoke it / Nurses smoke it / Judges smoke it / Even lawyer, too.” I can remember when I was younger and smoking with my boys, reggae was the go-to. But as I grew up and my love for different styles and genres of music evolved, so did my choice of music to smoke to. Which leads me to my next pick…
“I Need a Forest Fire” by James Blake feat. Bon Iver
A friend of mine put me up on this song a little while ago and I had on repeat for three days. While it's not a tune talking about weed (the title could easily make you think so), the vibe and energy is something that puts you in a reflective space. I’ve learned that music takes on different meaning to everyone and different vibes, especially mixed with ganja. It takes people to different places and this definitely elevated me.
“Sensimillia” by Collie Buddz feat. Roache
My fellow Bermudian has been an advocate for marijuana from the beginning of his career. Most people know him for his smash hit “Come Around,” but one of my favorite tunes is actually “Sensimillia.” The name says it all, but the lyrics and Roache’s guest appearance are highlights to me, as well. Roache sounds like a young Garnet Silk.
“SpottieOttieDopaliscious” by Outkast
I mean…talk about vibes. Even if you didn’t smoke, you feel like you are high or you have to get high. Outkast provides the soundtrack for many a weed sessions, I’m sure. That bassline, though. It’s one of my favorite songs ever!
“No War” by Noise Cans ft. Jesse Royal
Yes, I included my own song! Because music has always been a release and escape for people, as is getting high. During this time of upheaval and divide, I’m hoping “No War” can be an anthem of peace and take everyone to a happier place. With that being said, let’s light one up.