CHILLSPOT Records co-founder, DJ Fantan, has lashed out at some bloggers for pushing the narrative that Zimdancehall is in its twilight stage.
The state of Zimdancehall has been generating a lot of debate on social media.
Fantan believes the bloggers are plotting for the demise of Zimdancehall. Speaking to H-Metro, DJ Fantan said the predictions of the bloggers have been proved wrong since 2013.
“Bloggers have been prophesying the end of Zimdancehall since 2013.
“Some of them, we don’t blame them, because they represent other genres.
“For example, Plot Mhako is a self-proclaimed music critic, whose opinions are subjective,” he said.
DJ Fantan said they would not lose sleep over bloggers focusing on the negatives.
“Some bloggers are jealous about the movement while others have unknown issues.
“But, let’s check facts, who is the current top male artist?
“Who won the Song of the Year?
“Which genre is highly active with many shows and bookings?
“Funny thing is, if you go to the parties, the playlist will be full of Zimdancehall songs.
“And Zimdancehall artists dominate on most of the shows that have international artists.
“Zimdancehall still rules.”
Mhako aired his views on Zimdancehall, which sparked the debate, and provoked the response from DJ Fantan.
“Zim dancehall is dead, but not yet buried. It’s a decade-long era that has come to an end,” wrote Mhako on his blog.
“We have and will have artists from the genre who have progressed, evolved and created self-identifying sub-genres who will outlive the era just like with Urban Grooves, we still have top charting artists (who previously identified with it) who are still relevant today.
“There is still a lot of nostalgia and confusion on what’s next but what is certain is that anyone making good music will prevail.”