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"Under Mi Sleng Teng" creator Wayne Smith dies

The co-creator of one of the most eponymous riddims of all time, Wayne Smith, has died aged 48. Smith produced “Under Mi Sleng Teng” with Noel Davey in 1984, and hailed a new era of digital dancehall productions which spread from London to Jamaica. Smith began his career in the early 80s at King Jammy's studio in Kingston. The track was first played by Jammy's sound system at a soundclash in Waltham Park Road in 1985, to rapturous reception.