Noise Cans is a mashup of Caribbean beats with modern day electric sounds from the Bermudian native, COLLAS. Drawing inspiration from the native Gombey carnival mascot, the island’s blend of Caribbean, African, and British culture, they incorporate carnival-like performances during sets with colorful dancers and intricate masquerade costumes.
“So many people have never seen what a Gombey is,” said Noise Cans. “I want to incorporate that into what the EDM movement is becoming, and shine more on my upbringing and the things that meant something to me culturally for the rest of the world.”
The Bermudan producer returns to Dim Mak with “Caan Dun,” a gleaming crossover tune evoking an irie Caribbean vibe through warm bass undertones and the R&B-tinged vocal stylings of Louise Chantal. The dreamy track is the first single from Noise Cans’ forthcoming debut Dim Mak EP, Masquerave, which will also feature prominent reggae and dancehall artists such as I-Octane, Jesse Royal, and Mr. Lexx.
“I really enjoyed creating this record with Noise Cans because I believe together we were able to capture the power and warmth of a tradition that means so much historically and in the present day,” said Chantal.
Noise Cans brings a refreshing, authentic island vibe to EDM with his latest single. The phrase “caan dun” is the Jamaican slang for “can’t done,” or something that won’t end. Regarding the single’s background, Noise Cans said, “‘Caan Dun’ is a loving, feel good installment to my masquerade madness. What’s being described throughout the song is a ‘wine,’ or dance, that never seems to end.”
While Masquerave is Noise Cans’ first EP on Dim Mak, it is not his first appearance. After an official remix of Kat DeLuna’s Trey Songz-assisted single “Bum Bum,” which Complex applauded for “crankin’ up the energy with an infectious melody and pulse-pounding bass,” he released his breakthrough December 2015 single “Bucka.” The dancehall / trap collaboration with Lady Bee proved to be a bona fide hit for the anonymous beatmaker, as it soared to #2 on Beatport’s Hip-Hop charts and garnered support from The Guardian, Billboard, and The FADER as well as DJ support from Steve Aoki, Henry Fong, Borgeous, and many others. Most recently, he dropped the soca-themed bomb “Do It Like Ah Pro” on Major Lazer member Jillionaire’s Brooklyn-based Feel Up Records, which debuted on Anna Lunoe’s “Hyperhouse” Beats1 Radio show and quickly got picked up by Ebro on his Beats 1 show.
Experience “Caan Dun” below: