Digital Rhythm: The loopy originz of dembow and the knotty dancehall rootz of reggaeton

How one song created a genre by Wayne Marshall  Ever wonder why Bobby Digital hasn’t sued the pants off Puerto Rico? If, as the story goes, the dembow rhythm that underpins the lion’s share of reggaeton tracks directly derives from Shabba Ranks’s “Dem Bow,” an early 1990s song produced by Digital using a riddim built by […]