Grammy winning British producer Seani B prepares for his forthcoming project with its debut release.
He teams up with Jamaican reggae/dancehall singer and songwriter Moyann for “Position”.
Moyann emerged on the scene in 2018 with a ‘Netflixxx and Chill’. The breakout single was part of a riddim project that featured dancehall heavyweights such as Alkaline, Mavado, Stefflon Don, Kranium and Jahmeil.
Since breaking out, Moyann has released a series of hit singles such as “No Bruk Pocket Man”, “I Got You”, “Mad Out” and most recently “A Nuh My Style”.
The 20 year-old originates from Montego Bay and grew up listening to her biggest musical influences such Lady Saw, Shaggy, Sean Paul & Lady Patra. She aims to fuse genres and break rules to create her own distinctive musical style palette.
Broadcaster, DJ, label owner and remixer Seani B follows his last release alongside I-Octane – “All I Got Is Me”. This new track will be part of “The Mixlab Vol 1”.
“The project embodies what my musical journey has been about – Dancehall as the base but also encompassing so many varied styles and artists”, Seani commented.
“I’ve been looking forward to sharing this with the world, and flying out the gate with one of the most talented young artists in Moyann is definitely what The Mixlab is about – fusing influences from a classic Dancehall record (Terror Fabulous hit “Position”) and bringing the 2020 feel to it.
Look out for The Mixlab Vol 1 – coming soon on BrukOut Records.
Wah Gwaan inna Jamaica?
Zagga, known for hits such as My Destination, Free Up featuring Tarrus Riley & recently Keep Calm on the Aircraft Riddim, has joined forces with buzzin reggae artist Kabaka Pyramid best known for hits such as Well Done, Kontraband featuring Damian Marley & recently Babylon Fallin, to bring you the smash single titled “Jamaica Wah Gwaan”?
This hard driving dancehall anthem highlights topical issues such as how Jamaica is dealing with the Covid-19 crisis amidst a general election, rasta students being banned from entering certain schools and the ungoing crime and violence problem the country faces.
The Amini Music produced track comes at an opportune time- some would say controversially so, while others may say it’s the perfect timing as it echoes the voice of the people.
The single is available on all digital platforms & is accompanied by a music video
MAKE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT!
Buju Banton – Blessed More Blessed (Remixes)
Grammy winner, multiple Billboard Hot 100 chart topping artist and international reggae icon, Buju Banton, releases a remix bundle for his explosive single “Blessed” off his long-awaited album, “Upside Down 2020,” his first full-length studio album in a decade. The album was released this summer on June 26. The Dave Kelly produced “Blessed” gets a four-track remix bundle that features the likes of Fabolous & Jadakiss, Farruko and Patoranking.
The nineteen-track compilation boasts major features by Mojo Morgan (Morgan Heritage), Steven and Freddie McGregor, Anthony B, Luciano the Messenjah and, the promising artist Zagga. Bramma also thanked producers Steven McGregor, Emudio Records, Tvch Point Music, DJ Smurf, German base producer Sensi Movement and DJ Nico citing, “We made one for the books one that exudes our culture to the fullest, something timeless a masterpiece so thanks.” Arranged by Bramma, Rugged and Deadly comes in a three-part storybook audio series with skits at the beginning of each new segment. Each track is reflective of one of Bramma’s many moods and way of making music to appease to his diverse fan base.
Wildly talented, heavily streamed, yet still in the throes of international discovery, Jamai-ca’s musical sensation Vershon releases new single ‘Reality’ featuring the UK’s front run-ner in Rap, Chip.
Previously named as BBC Radio 1Xtra’s ‘Hot For 2016’ artists alongside J Hus, Kehlani and Mabel, Vershon made his first chink in the armour of global breakthrough with his hit single ‘Inna Real Life’. His music profile has since built to include over 11 million streams, 346K followers on Instagram and his own YouTube channel is home to over 44 million views, yet it is the release of his forthcoming ‘Only One’ EP, which also features Trillary Banks and Busy Signal, that is set to bridge the gap between Jamaica and the UK.
Taken from ‘Only One’, produced by award-winning British trio The Fanatix, responsible for cuts with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Popcaan, Vybz Kartel, Giggs and Stylo G, the genu-ine Caribbean vibes run to the very roots of ‘Reality’. The track comes as the second up-front slice of the highly anticipated 6-track, released via Saint Music/Parlophone in his first freshly inked deal with a major label, and arouses the heat on the sensuous side to Ver-shon as he divulges his enamour for no-filter, natural beauty. Having previously released the bold and gritty ‘Original’, ‘Reality’ offers an insight in to the lyrical dexterity and musi-cal diversity of Vershon, demonstrating that he’s equally as skilled at hitting out hard bars with a livewire spark as he is at articulating tender moments and emotion.
Featuring a delicate pulsating key synth and serene bird-like calls, the stripped back in-troduction puts a spotlight on to Vershon as he confidently takes the stage, lyrically ca-ressing the track with tangible lyricism before the deep tremble of bass begins to stir. Although raised in London, Chip’s Jamaican roots have always maintained a strong influ-ence over his music and whilst he is a master at skipping rings around any beat and bar-ring with the best, his inclusion on ‘Reality’ highlights the capabilities of the duo and their ability to command an exhilarating record.
“I am grateful to be given the opportunity to show the world different sides of my lyrical versatility. My upcoming EP “Only One”, showcases a little window into my lyrical and musical diversity and I am quietly buzzing to begin this new chapter in my career. I am very anxious to see how my fans and a wider audience will react to the music and diversity, but there’s much more to come – going to need bigger windows lol” – VERSHON
Sometimes a song is performed and that song speaks truth on many levels. Queen Ifrica’s recent release, “Mih Love You” speaks truth on behalf of many around the world who are experiencing relationship problems.
“Mih Love You” comes from Reggae Gold 2020 which was released by VP Records on August 28th, 2020.
Known for incorporating social issues in song (“Daddy,” “Serve and Protect” and “Black Woman” to name a few), it is not surprising that our reigning Queen puts the dynamic of honesty between man and woman front and center. Also included in her lyrics are the consequences to not being honest. Queen Ifrica sings: “me really shoulda tell yuh from the day when we meet say me is a girl who just love things / yuh shouldn’t borrow no car fih come look me / dat did kinda just shaky / if me did know den you wouldn’t get nuttin caw no walk-foot-bwoy can date me ….”
Although the song was released for Valentine’s Day 2020, Neil Diamond, Senior A&R for VP Records felt the track should be included on Reggae Gold. Neil says “this is a song that still brings up conversations that are needed in relationships. It’s a great song and I’m glad it’s included on Reggae Gold.”