Pull up! - Bunting, Green drop dubplates
When Twitter users threw down a challenge to Peter Bunting to get a Stylo G dub within 24 hours, the Central Manchester man did not hesitate.
"You know me, always ready to rise to a challenge, plus di song has a buzz," Bunting told THE WEEKEND STAR after his Dumpling dubplate began taking over social media.
In the remix of the popular song, Stylo G says: " Bunting out and Stunting, Coil dem tick like dumpling, Comrade gyal dem jumping, Action ready fi tumpin."
The three-term member of parliament, who is seeking re-election, is heard on the dub saying "yow dis have a buzz still, enuh".
"Much respect to Stylo and my team for making it happen," he told THE WEEKEND STAR.
The People's National Party (PNP) co-campaign director said that music is a "key part of the campaign season, and will play an even more important role this year given the COVID-related restrictions on mass gatherings".
"Political parties will have to re-invent themselves and find creative ways of communicating their message and energising their supporters," Bunting said.
There has been about half a dozen campaign dubplates released by politicians since the date for Jamaica's 18th general election was announced on Tuesday by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Finance Minister Nigel Clarke, who is contesting North West St Andrew for the Jamaica Labour Party, dropped a version of Clarks Pon Foot, done by Jahvillani.
The PNP's representative in South East St Ann, Lisa Hanna, got Shenseea to do a version of Independent Gal for her.
There is also a Dovey Magnum Bawl Out, done for PNP president Dr Peter Phillips, and the JLP's Floyd Green has an Owna Lane special that has been done by Teejay.
"Teejay has really connected with the Jamaican people over the last few years and has consistently put out good work. Owna Lane connects with me because it's about focusing on the task at hand and not to be distracted which is what this election period requires," said Green. "Music has always been essential to the Jamaicans. Music is our language and for politics it is no different. Music is still the most effective way to communicate, especially now with the COVID restrictions."