Shenseea, the fast-rising dancehall star and DJ out of Jamaica, is making major waves on the Caribbean music scene at just 21 years of age.
Loodi with Vybz Kartel put her on the map in 2016, and Rolling, a collaboration with Sean Paul, increased her visibility in 2017 after her first international tour. With a huge following on social media, she is one of dancehall’s freshest and most relatable stars. She also proved herself with her strong and flowing freestyle lyrics while in London on shows with DJs like Toddla T, Tim Westwood and Seani B.
Shenseea’s forays into soca have been limited so far, but she’s popular among both young dancehall and soca lovers, particularly in Jamaica and Trinidad. The remix of Garlin’s smash hit Big Bad Soca with her vocals was well received, and her collaboration on Badishh with Trinidadian Nailah Blackman hit all the right notes with its sweet blend of dancehall/soca. She embraced pure soca on her recent solo track Play di Soca, but she is best known for her range of dancehall tunes that include Nothing Dem Nuh Have Ova Mi, Bridget’s Desert (Pon Foot), Sheng Yeng Anthem, Waistline Ring and Right Moves.
Recent tracks from her prolific output include Love I Got For U, Pon Mi, Hard Drive with Konshens and Rvssian, Show Off with Samantha J and Azaryah, by Jonny Blaze and Stadic, and her latest track, Instruction, has just been released.
If you want to catch the hottest new sensation in dancehall, head down to the Get Mad Fest on Saturday 25 August at 229 The Venue, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN.