Godfather of Reggae Beres Hammond and Dancehall stalwart Wickerman have collaborated on an up-tempo, feel-good track entitled “Mi Deyah Again,” released in time for the festive season. With the accompanying music video, fans are feeling the vibes.
Acknowledging that the world has been indoors for the past 2 years with few opportunities to be social and enjoy the company of others “Mi Deyah Again” celebrates the good vibes and positive energy many are ready to share. The world-acclaimed singer said “though we haven’t seen each other face to face, we are ready for a real-life embrace.”
Produced and recorded at esteemed Harmony House Studio in Stony Hill, Jamaica, by the mood and theme of the song is to bring joy to those who hear the track. Wickerman adds “people have been through a lot and we just want to lighten the vibes.”.
Accompanying the release of the song is the music video shot on location in Jamaica. Filmed in the setting of an intimate outdoor space, and in the company of close friends and family, Beres and Wickerman take center stage sharing one microphone while performing for those in attendance and those watching from a distance. Not lost in the peripheral is a youngster (representing the younger generation) who wants to attend the festivities of his elders. “That scene shows that the youth have an interest in what the elders are doing” said Prof & Kryss Ras who directed the music video.
Cameo appearances in the music video include Tony Rebel.
“Mi Deyah Again” is distributed by VPAL Music and is available on all streaming platforms.
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.
Only a master musician can put life events into focus through song, and our Master musician, Beres Hammond has done just that. Today (Friday August 28th, 2020) is Beres Hammond’s birthday, and instead of asking for gifts, he has gifted us with the song “Call to Duty.”
Using a symphonic backdrop, Beres calls us to the duty of living our lives purposefully. While at the beginning of the song he asks us ‘what’s the purpose in us living,’ he goes on to encourage us to think about a child (the future). He sings “when a little baby is born / we can guarantee / that the little child grows up to be / one that we’re proud of / one with so much love / one that we can build the future on ….”
Recorded at Harmony House in Jamaica, Beres intends the song to be an inspiration. Whether DJs choose to play this song at the beginning of their broadcast, or at the end, the songs vibration inspires and is a clear ‘call to duty.’
Available for you to exclusively download today is “Call To Duty” by Beres Hammond. Make sure you wish our icon and legend a Happy Birthday. When you play the song, tag Beres @bereshammond and me @vprecords @thesonicexecutive