Mista Savona Presents Havana Meets Kingston has released a single entitled “Solutions (We Can Do It)” (Cumbancha) with Jamaican reggae star Stevie Culture.
“Solutions (We Can Do It)” has a powerful social message and includes Sly and Robbie on drums and bass.
“I am Trying” is the new song revealed by Easy Star Presents JonQuan & Associates. The song is included on Jonquan’s upcoming album and features guest vocalists Kelly DiFillipo (The Loving Paupers).
JonQuan has been the leader, songwriter and keyboardist of the Virginia Beach-based Buddha Council. “This is my first project where I produced the riddims myself. I wanted to leave the door open for performers of all other instruments for maximum creative input, but within certain parameters. I personally chose who I wanted to play which instrument in which song. I’m more used to writing live with a band while I feel a groove. ”
JonWhen he says about “I’m trying”: “Only one voice sounds like Kelly Di Filippo’s voice, and that’s Kelly’s. Soft, seductive, passionate and clear. The second I completed this riddim I knew she was the voice. Meeting Kelly from encounters with The Loving Paupers was a breeze to fit into the project. The way he effortlessly projects his lyrics catches me every time. She is a boss. ”
Reggae icon and community activist Queen Ifrica has a new video titled “Predator’s Paradise” (Nuh Rush Records, distributed by Tuff Gong International). The song appears on the recently released album “The Redemption Project” which also includes a diverse list of Jamaican vocalists, including Busy Signal, Turbulence feat. Sunny Trad, Lutan Fyah, Tony Curtis, Kananga, Natural Black, Nature Ellis, Gott-Yo, Don G and Guidance.
The video “Predator’s Paradise” depicts a disturbingly accurate depiction of various abuses of vulnerable youth by those in positions of power. Queen Ifrica narrates in the background painful images, while brandishing a gun. “The concept behind video is a modern way of painting the image of the strength of predators in our society“Explains Queen Ifrica.
Roots of Creation
The reggae-rock group Roots of Creation has a new fan-funded album called Dub Free or Die Vol. 1. The album features excellent original compositions along with infused jam-reggae covers.
Leader Brett Wilson says, “”Dub Free or Die vol # 1 “is about focusing on our instrumental composition. It was created for our die-hard fans who travel to various shows a year, listen to bootlegs, pay attention to the lists of seven and always we are very fortunate to be able to count on our tribe of members of the “family of the roots of creation” to be there to support us in these times of insecurity and let us experience These compositions tend to lend themselves to progressive rock, improvisation, songwriting, fast-paced genre change, and Dub Reggae EFX.. ”
Popular Jamaican reggae singer Romain Virgo has released a new song called “Good Woman” which has soul, dancehall and reggaeton influences.
U-Roy and Jesse Royal
Trojan Jamaica / BMG celebrates the work of the great U-Roy with the music video “Small Ax (Jamaica Soundsystem Remix)”. Directed by Daryl Higgins, the new video interpolates historical footage of U-Roy and the recently Grammy-nominated Jesse Royal captured during the sessions of the new album by the late reggae icon, U-Roy Solid Gold.
The video also includes iconic scenes from the legendary 1978 Jamaican film Rockers (courtesy of Blue Sun Film Co.), featuring cameos from reggae superstars such as Big Youth, Gregory Isaacs, Kiddus I, Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus. , bassist Robbie Shakespeare, drummers Sly Dunbar and Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, percussionist Bongo Herman, engineer Sylvan Morris, guitarist Earl “Chinna” Smith and trumpeters Bobby Ellis, Cedric “Im” Brooks, David Madden, Tommy McCook and Richard “Dirty Harry” Hall. .
Acclaimed reggae vocalist Tarrus Riley has released the song “Love Salute”. A contemporary version of Roots Reggae, “Love Salute” is designed to appeal to young audiences and experienced reggae fans.
Nilotic Cultural Ensemble
Ugandan reggae band Nilotika has released the album Nyapingi Resurrection (East African Records). The session in Kampala was captured for two weeks, using local instruments and the full set of about 15 people, including friends and family.
Nilotika Tugifa, aka Nilotika Cultural Ensemble, is conducted by Jajja Kalanda. The patterns and instruments they use are the same as their Nyabingi ancestors, but they have evolved and developed their technique, including mostly Caribbean sounds and styles. Like rastas, Nilotika’s culture embraces artistic creativity, community values and clean living as an alternative to the corruption and capitalism that predominate in Ugandan society.
Artikal sound system
The reggae-rock band Artikal Sound System has released their new single “Dissolve” at Controlled Substance Sound Labs.
The South Florida-based Artikal Sound System joined in 2012 under the direction of Chris Montague (guitar) and Fabian Acuña (bass) with the support of popular reggae artists. However, it wasn’t until the additions of keyboardist Christopher Cope, drummer Adam Kampf and Jazz influence vocalist Logan Rex that the band was completely complete.
Lead singer and leader Logan Rex says of “Dissolve”: “We all know that the “friends with profits” thing rarely works, but that doesn’t stop us from trying. “Dissolve” is a brutal ode to a failed situation. Sometimes the only thing that works between two people is sex. The narrator drops this bomb on her lover as the 808 resonates behind her to support the point. There is no future here, everything dissolved. ”
Los Angeles band Dread Daze is back after a 3-year hiatus with a single titled “Shy.” The song takes the listener to how it felt to have that schoolboy (or girl) lover, our first love.
Jamaican singer-songwriter Royal Blu has teamed up with music production collective The Autos to release “Dancehall Session” (Easy Star Records), a combination of modern and retro sounds.
“With ‘Dancehall Session’ I wanted to do something different with my voice and just have fun with it. ” said Blu. “I wrote this song at a time that seemed like a “pandemic / quarantine peak” in Jamaica. The riddim gave me that “big festival in Europe” feeling, so I imagined myself on stage. It was the perfect time when Ian [from The Autos] he contacted me because that was the mood he was looking for and he left. ”
Head of island
“Blue Butterfly” (Rebel Sound Records) is Island Head’s first new song in almost ten years. The song is inspired by the feeling of being spiritually visited by a loved one who has died, in this case being visited by a blue butterfly landing at your feet.
Khalia & Dre Island
Upcoming reggae singer Khalia (Jamaica, based in London) and Jamaican singer Dre Island (Andre Johnson) have released a reggae roots song entitled “Wild Fire”, produced by Tony “CD” Kelly and Lionel De La O.
Author: Central Music News Department of the World
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