Beach Chair Riddim – Various Artists

Beach Chair Riddim - Various Artists

For everybody dreaming of a day at the beach🏖️🌴, we are right there with you!!! Whether it’s winter or COVID getting in the way, let the #BeachChairRiddim transport you there, until we are back liming with a cold drink in hand soon enough.

The Beach Chair Riddim is a collaboration of Dj Ky & Problematic Media, dropping on all streaming platforms this Friday the 27th!!!

Featuring:
@machelmontano: #HIGHLIFE
@zoelahmusic #YOUALONE
@realproblemchild #LIFEISABEACH
🎼by @deejayky246
Release Date: November 27, 2020
CAT#: FXF3731
Genre: Soca
Distribution Label: FOX FUSE
Track List:
1. Problem Child – Life Is a Beach
2. Machel Montano – High Life
3. Zoelah – You Alone
4. DJ Ky & Problematic Media – Beach Chair Riddim (Instrumental)

Sizwe C – Unbroken

Sizwe C - Unbroken

Too often the words “Black Power” invoke a feeling of aggression, hostility, militancy and combativeness, however; that can’t be further from the truth. Made popular by Trinidad born and Howard University graduate Kwame Ture aka Stokely Carmichael, “Black Power” is a means to vocalize and achieve self-determination for a people that have been abused, marginalized, and racially oppressed.
This song is anchored by many voices to include my own, however the most impactful voices are the voices of Jaiden Collins (my son) flanked by el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz aka Malcolm X! The two come from generations far apart, ironically the messages still resonate today. Dedicated to the many lives lost, today we share with you “UNBROKEN”.

Produced by Willo
Mixed and Mastered by Keshav
Written by Sizwe C
Background Vocals Peter Wildfire Noel and Kyra Collins

Dean Fraser – Nyabinghi Christmas

Nyabinghi Christmas - Dean Fraser

IT’S beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Dean Fraser. Nyahbinghi Christmas , that is.

That’s the title of the saxophonist’s first Yuletide album, scheduled for release in November by Tad’s International Record. It has 16 Christmas songs, driven by traditional Rastafarian rhythms.

Fraser began production on the instrumental project last year with co-producer Tad Dawkins Jr.

“Nyahbinghi is Jamaican music, an’ I want to bring a new instrumentation to these songs. Wi keep it musical but with a different vibe,” Fraser told the Jamaica Observer.
Some of the popular songs that receive the ‘binghi’ treatment are When a Child is Born, Christmas A Cum (Mi Waa Mi Llama), Long Time Ago, Santa Ketch Up Inna Mango Tree, Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad and Auld Lang Syne.

For the authentic Nyahbinghi feel, Fraser brought in percussionists Congo Billy, Hector Lewis and Denver “Feluke” Smith. The sessions were some of the last for Smith who died in September from colon cancer.

Bassist Mikey Fletcher, guitarists Dario Morgan and Lamont Savory, keyboardist Andrew Marsh and flautist Zoe Mcintyre also played on the songs.
Fraser has done a number of albums, including instrumental tributes to Bob Marley and Dennis Brown. He also played on Christmas albums by other artistes but the thought of doing one for himself never came up until last year.

“I wouldn’t say Christmas is my favourite time of di year; only thing I love about Christmas is di songs…they are well-written and worth listening,” he said.

Written by: Howard Campbell

Toddla T x Jada Kingdom – Happy Place

Toddla T x Jada Kingdom - Happy Place

Platinum selling producer Toddla T joins forces with Jamaica songstress Jada Kingdom resulting in a love song like no other.
Heralded as ‘Jamaica’s voice of pain’ and freshly signed to Diplo’s Mad Decent record label, Jada has taken the island by storm, recently achieving both #1 and #2 spots on the YouTube trending chart.
For Toddla T, entering a new season of his life both professionally and personally, the essence of ‘Happy Place’ is inadvertently spot on.
TODDLA T says “It’s quite timely where I’m at in my life right now with a new chapter in many ways not just professionally but with family and my mental state, I truly am in a happy place; so the timing is unintentionally correct, natural vibes!
I’ve been a fan of Jada for a long time. We finally got together at my West London studio last year and wrote the song from scratch with Adrian McLeod, it flowed so easily. I love the sentiment of the song, it’s a beautiful message and the chords compliment that.”
JADA KINGDOM adds “Toddla has great vision musically and he’s been supporting me from day one so it was a natural fit when we got in the studio to make music. Hopefully one day I will be able to understand his accent!”

Dilly Chris – Money Up (feat. IzyAreYouKiddingMe)

Dilly Chris - Money Up (feat. IzyAreYouKiddingMe)

Dilly Chris is the next dancehall international hit- maker and is ready for the international move into the musical arena and nobody is going to stop him.

Born Chris Smith in Maryland St. Andrew, Jamaica, Dilly Chris attended the Edith High School and earned his influence in music from his aunt and uncle, who boasted of the ability to set the dancehall ablaze. Fascinated by these accounts of glory, Dilly Chris began dreaming of his own career in music and already having the gift of an engaging voice set about his career in music. Moving to the USA did nothing to deter his dream as he continued on this trek and has remained with a song such as, “Sweat” ft. Chudney J.

Easily the most unclassifiable artist, Dilly Chris returns with his brand new video and hit single “Money Up,” released on CEO Ryan “Mobay Hollywood” Brissett record label, Up Top Music Group. The new single is a great depiction of Dilly Chris journey as an international, crossover artist.

Money Up” emphasizes his ability to combine hard hitting lyrics in his verses and a deep, soothing and charismatic vocal tone on the choruses. 

This Reggae/ Dancehall track is produced by the grammy award-winning producer, IzyAreYouKiddingMe exemplifiedby the melodic backdrop that seamlessly merges every element of the song.

Izy is a Jamaican-born, Miami based producer behind Koffee’s worldwide chart topping hit “Toast.” Izy’s ability to integrate Caribbean and Latin-American inspired instrumentation into commercially viable compositions has quickly made him an in- demand producer. “Money Up” is a creative collaboration by both talented musician that indicate what the future holds in modern day Reggae/ Pop culture. “I want to be one of the top singers out of Jamaica, careening to the top of the international scale” said Dilly Chris, “I want to be the creator of hits after hits and always having a song on the local and international charts.”

Dilly Chris is in studio currently working on his upcoming Album entitled “Journey,” which is schedule to be release early February 2021 on The Up Top Music Group record label.