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MC Pester Moves Up

The top tier of the Skempi Top 40 has remained mostly unchanged this past week but a new visitor has joined its ranks. It is none other than Bubbling legend MC Pester, whose “Bubbling Bandje 56” has become a surprise hit on the Skempi charts as of late, coming inRead More »

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A Peaceful Golden Classic From Perlitas

Recently the children’s musical group Angelitos has been enjoying some success on the Skempi charts. Their classic “Obedese” currently rests just inside the top 10 at number 8. For many Curaçaoans this brings back fond memories of their childhood and for this reason Skempi News brings them another classic ofRead More »

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Keep An Ear Out For Tribal Kush!

The producer duo Tribal Kush is poised to become a force to be reckoned with in the Dutch music scene. Last January they signed a promising deal with the publishing label CTM and are in the process of releasing their first EP. The duo consists of producers extraordinaire Dreadville (KevinRead More »

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Some New Entries In The Top 40

Menasa’s “Bodak Yellow(Bootleg)” holds steady at no.1 but there is some movement going on elsewhere in the Skempi countdown. Claudius Philips’s classic “Con Bo Ta Come O.R.E.O.” has entered the top 40 and is steadily moving up the charts, coming in at no.22 this week. Other steady climbers are OrkestaRead More »

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The Wining Club Anthem Heard Around The World

Today Skempi News takes another look in the vault of Caribbean music. This time around it takes us to the island nation of Saint Vincent and Grenadines. Why? That is namely the nation Kevin Lyttle calls home, the man who basically took over the world in 2004 with the globalRead More »

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How Do You Eat An OREO?

Today Skempi News brings you a classic from 20 years ago. The classic is none other than Claudius Philips’s extremely fun gem “Con Bo Ta Come O.R.E.O.” from his album Call Me. It has been said often about classic gems featured on this site but it is no less trueRead More »

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Jeon’s “Machika” Rises!

Menasa’s “Bodak Yellow (Bootleg)” has grabbed hold of the no.1 slot and shows no signs of loosening its grip. But out in the sea a formidable foe has risen from among the waves in the form of Jeon’s “Machika (Original Version)”, which has made a leap from the back ofRead More »

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The Queen Of Merengue

Today Skempi News explores more of the Caribbean region and goes to the island nation of the Dominican Republic and its reigning Queen of the Merengue, Milly Quezada. Born Milagros Quezada Borbón (1955) in San Carlos, Villa Francisca, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, she moved with her family to New YorkRead More »

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Menasa Number One Once Again

Menasa comes out on top once again in this week’s Skempi Top 40 tally. His single “Bodak Yellow(Bootleg)” has put an end to the month long reign of Gentz’ “Sin Lenga”. Urvin Luwi Jano’s “Sende Lus Pa Kòrsou” has also zeroed in on the top spot, coming in at no.3.Read More »

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