Flavour of Africa is Flavour’s first body of work since 2018. He enlists top artists such as Beenie Man, Fally Ipupa, Phyno and Tekno on the 16-tracker. The album celebrates African music in its most pure form, with a deliberate fusion of other music genres. Flavour delivers every tune on the album with that unmistakable vibe he is known for. There’s a song for everyone in the album, and it is truly the flavour of Africa. https://onerpm.lnk.to/flavourofafrica
Acclaimed Producer/Engineer Bulby York releases his 3rd album titled Heartcrafted.
Bulby York’s highly anticipated album ‘Heartcrafted’ features Jimmy Cliff, Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Maxi Priest, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Busy Signal, Charly Blacks, Rying King , Stylo G, Etana, Tifa and others.
Kingston, Jamaica (Shuzzr) – As reggae-dancehall music continues to evolve and influence other genres, cultures, movements, and people across the world, to date, it stands unparalleled to any other worldwide. The treasured genre which spans several decades, not just chronicle an islands evolution and its influence globally but promotes the tenants of Rastafarianism whilst strengthening the voice of the oppressed.
On September 18th, 2020, renowned producer Collin ‘Bulby’ York will release his third album titled “Heartcrafted” on his label Bulby York Music. The compilation which features industry icons such as Jimmy Cliff, Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Sanchez, Dean Fraser, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Capleton, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer is balanced with a few youthful stalwarts such as Busy Signal, Agent Sasco, Etana, Tifa, Konshens, Cecile, Stylo G, Rygin King and a few others.
The album ‘Heartcrafted’ which can be described as a time capsule for future generations, captures not just the traditional sounds of reggae and dancehall but also gives its audience previously released materials with some of the industry’s most prolific, and successful artiste to date, bridging old school voices with a few from the freshman class.
The 17-track compilation which takes you on a musical journey across the breadth and depth of the islands luscious landscape, captures the sounds and melodies that echoes through the mountains and valleys chanted by its people, the pulse of a nation.
Bulby York who is a renowned musical architect as the genre went mainstream in the early 2000s, worked with some of the industry’s rising stars which positioned him to engineering tracks for No Doubt’s double-platinum Rocksteady album, as well as Sean Paul’s era-defining dancehall classic, Dutty Rock.
As time progressed, Bulby’s talent was revered by many, as his talent was noticed which led to other top Jamaican producers like Winston Riley, Steely and Clevie, as well as Sly and Robbie, enlisting him to engineer other productions. This led to him working with/for international artiste like Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper and Sinead O’Connor and is credited to several other noteworthy projects such as Bounty Killer’s “Suspense” and Beenie Man’s “Memories” which influenced Grammy-award winning rapper/producer Kanye West single “I’m In It,” from his 2013’s critically-acclaimed Yeezus album.
York who in 2016 released his debut project titled ‘Epic & Ting’ on Greensleeves Record also followed up with ‘Master Blaster’ in 2018 to rave reviews on his own label Bulby York Music.
‘Heartcrafted’ is distributed by VPAL Music, a subsidiary of VP Records and can be considered as a testament to the legacy of the late reggae icon ‘Toots’ Hibbert plus other reggae-dancehall industry icons.
“I have poured my heart and soul into this project and now its here for the world to hear, see and enjoy. Each track has its own meaning and history, just as how each parish in Jamaica captures a piece of what Jamaica represents. I have worked with some of our nation’s best, national treasures and this project captures not just our musical history but who we are” states Bulby York.
The Fresh Prince of JA Riddim is a dancehall / hip-hop fusion riddim compilation produced by News of Money Matters Entertainment/Dutty Rock Productions. The riddim features world-renowned reggae singer, Tarrus Riley with the title track ‘The Fresh Prince Of JA’, dancehall trendsetter Chi Ching Ching with ‘Into Me’, Future Fambo returns with ‘YA YA YA YA YA YA’ and Sotto Bless with ‘Never Leave’. The Fresh Prince of JA Riddim is set to make waves as the songs are fresh, edgy and has a unique vibe that is characteristic of all good dancehall/hip hop party beats. It is obvious that News is the son of Michigan of the 80’s chart-topping dynamic duo Michigan & Smiley who had the hit ‘Diseases’ because Tarrus Riley alluded to it in the title track. He is currently the Label Manager for Sean Paul’s Dutty Rock Productions and has spearheaded the production of riddims such as No Caption Riddim Callaloo Riddim and Gang Gang Riddim to name a few.
Just in time for the summer season and your favorite playlist, “Wiggle Wiggle” delivers an updated version of a nostalgic favorite dancehall era. “I’ve noticed a lot of conversations about where dancehall is today with some raving about it and others not so much. I’ve also noticed a lot of credit being given to places and people with no regard to the Jamaican originators. Personally, I consider the new wave of “dancehall” as a subgroup of the 90s sound many are longing for.” – Malica. “Because of this I felt it was imperative to carry on the dancehall sound while still integrating some of my Fusion style in my vocal delivery. Teaming up with my co-writers Crystal Tais, Abe Williams Jr, Charles “Dr Do” Davids & Hamali helped solidify the “happy effect” that you find in some of the most popular dancehall songs. I feel it’s imperative that even if we create other new and incredible styles we can’t neglect the pioneering sounds by straying too far from the mold. Who better to do that with than Bulby York & The KING of The Dancehall Beenie Man.”
King of Dancehall Beenie Man and Singer J links up with Jamaican based producer Troublemekka to create a global hit called Hands Up. They hope to shine some light on the world in the wake of these global challenges we are all facing. Watch the official music video now on YouTube!
Performed by: Beenie Man & Singer J
Produced by: Troublemekka Music
Mixed by: Troublemekka Music
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