Macon could taste the sea in the air before he could hear the pounding of the waves against the sea wall. He knew where they were heading now. Aunt Wilma had warned him to stay away from the port at night. He did not want to be seen in this part of town, in fact he knew that he had no business down here. He hung back a little as they crossed the street and walked up to the gate next to the watchman’s shed. The whole place was lit up – he imagined what it would be like to have half of these lights on the football field – that’s where the lights should be. Darren slipped the watchman something and within a few seconds they were on the inside looking out. It wasn’t what he expected…at least not at night.
While rhythmic elements in the beat are symbolic of dancehall the synthesizer and accompanying instruments are aggressive, gritty, and less refined. “De a Wharf” creates the illusion of a silent night and works perfectly to develop a detailed soundscape. This dancehall riddim is appropriate for both vocal artists and postproduction duties. Take a listen