Chezidek – Unite

Chezidek - Unite

Chezidek Sounds For All to ‘UNITE’

Unite is the third single from Chezidek’s Hello Africa album, which was released this summer.
“So much things going on with black people ‘round the world, so wi have a lot to sey,” Chezidek disclosed.
It seemed Chezidek was destined to espouse black consciousness. The singer was born Desbert Johnson in St Ann, a lush rural parish on Jamaica’s north coast. It is also the birthplace of Pan African icon Marcus Garvey, and reggae legends Bob Marley and Burning Spear.
An elite band of Jamaican musicians worked with Chezidek on Hello Africa. They include keyboardist Robbie Lyn, bass player Donald “Danny Bassy” Dennis and drummer George “Dusty” Miller of The Firehouse Crew, guitarist Mitchum “Khan” Chin and bass player Flabba Holt of Roots Radics Band fame.
His career started as Chilla Rinch 25 years ago, but it is as Chezidek that he made his mark with producers like Philip “Fatis” Burrell of Xterminator Records.
Over the years, he has released eight albums which have yielded songs like the marijuana anthem, Leave The Trees, Call Pon Dem and Mash Dem Down.
Hello Africa is the second collaboration between Tad’s International Record and Chezidek — the first being Herbalist, released in 2009. It is executive produced by Tad Dawkins and Tad Dawkins Jr.
Hello Africa honors the remarkable run of quality recordings Chezidek has produced. Enjoy!

Unite – Chezidek’s 3rdd Single from his Smashing Hit Album, HELLO AFRICA.
Produced by: Desbert ‘ Chezidek’ Johnson.
Executive Producers:Tad A. Dawkins, and Tad A. Dawkins Jnr.

Kabaka Pyramid meets Federation Sound “Immaculate” Mixtape

Kabaka Pyramid meets Federation Sound “Immaculate” Mixtape

As a tumultuous 2020 comes to an end, reggae star Kabaka Pyramid and famed producer and DJ Max Glazer are gifting us with a remarkable body of work with the “IMMACULATE” mixtape.

Boasting an impressive track listing of 27 new and recently released songs, as well as a few customized dubs, “IMMACULATE” features notable collaborations from both established and rising stars of reggae; Namely multi-Grammy winner Damian Marley, Runkus, Pressure Busspipe, Dre Island, Royal Blu, Medisun and Jane Macgizmo

The brainchild of Kabaka and Max Glazer, the “IMMACULATE” mixtape aims to represent the full spectrum of Kabaka’s talent through his prolific lyrics and versatility whether “Kontraband pt 2”, “Trample Dem”, “Nice Up The Dance” or “Mama Earth”. “It was a great experience working on Immaculate with Kabaka. We’ve known each other for years, but this is the first time we have actually worked on a project together and this man is a lyrical force of nature. The only way to describe Kabaka Pyramid is, of course, accurate… and immaculate.” – Max Glazer

Speaking on this exciting project, Kabaka related, “Immaculate is 58 minutes of pure fire and lyricism. It’s possibly my most high energy release to date and even though the message is a must, and these are serious times we in, Immaculate also shows some of the lighter sides to the pyramid. Max really put it together like a classic mixtape, real dj vibes, and it reminds me of my high school days making mix CD’s for our sound Time Bomb. I’m just glad the world is getting to hear all these songs I’ve been going crazy over all year!”

A gift for music fans, the “IMMACULATE” mixtape will be available to stream for FREE on November 25th, 2020 powered by: Bebble Rock Music, Federation Sound and Ghetto Youths International

Kabaka Pyramid is an award winning; conscious revolutionary lyricist with a unique musical style; blending the power, energy and melody of Reggae with the lyricism of Hip Hop. Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica this Bebble Rock Music artist uses his liquid and hypnotizing delivery to spread positive messages of spiritual evolution that forces you to listen.

The name “Kabaka” is Ugandan for “King” and Pyramids are thought by the artist to house the mathematical proportions of Universal Laws that are eminent in the creation of this universe. He seeks to embody these laws in his music, spreading truth and higher knowledge to the people who are prepared to listen.

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

Childs Play Riddim – Landmark Records

Childs Play Riddim - Landmark Records

Download Child’s Play Riddim produced by Landmark Records featuring Ding Dong, Demarco, Esco, I Octane, Chino, Jahvillani, Noah Powa, Tony Matterhorn, Zj Liquid & More. DJ Pack Contains Full Juggling Clean & Raw MP3

Gyptian & Collie Buddz – Deh Yah Produced By Ricky Blaze

Gyptian & Collie Buddz - Deh Yah Produced By Ricky Blaze

Gyptian – ‘Deh Yah’ (ft. Collie Buddz), Produced by Ricky Blaze
The team behind Gyptian’s hit single “Hold Ya” —2010’s song of the summer—is back together, with super producer Ricky Blaze reuniting with Gyptian for this instant dancehall classic “Deh Yah”. This time they have brought in Bermudian reggae/dancehall superstar Collie Buddz to solidify this infectious romper.
Via Ineffable Records

Vybz Kartel – BADMAN – Feat. Lisa Mercedez & Sikka Rymes – Massive B

Vybz Kartel - BADMAN - Feat. Lisa Mercedez & Sikka Rymes - Massive B

Massive B’s Bobby Konders teams up yet again with Dancehall icon Vybz Kartel, accompanied by Lisa Mercedes and Sikka Rymes for “Badman”. The record continues the Brooklyn drill sound that has taken the country by storm beginning in 2019. “Badman” is the first release following the recent partnership between Massive B and Ineffable Records, based out of Oakland, California.

“Badman” begins with a short monologue by Vybz Kartel paying his respects to the late Pop Smoke. Throughout the song Vybz Kartel and company reminds us of the reality of the streets alongside the trials and tribulations that come with living said lifestyle. With the tracks gliding bass, and raw grunge sound the trio takes listeners on a musical journey very reminiscent of Gotham City. Massive B’s trusted history with Vybz Kartel ensures that “Badman” is another hit to be added to their extensive catalogues.

About Massive B: Led by DJ Bobby Konders and partner Jabba, Massive B describes themselves as “Music for the People”. Founded in Brooklyn, NY, Massive B Sound System serves as an independent label and production outlet. Alongside Massive B’s expansive history of productions, Bobby Konders and Jabba have maintained a legendary commercial radio tenure on New York City’s Hot 97 fusing reggae and hip-hop together for millions to hear weekly.

Zagga X Kabaka Pyramid – Jamaica Wah Gwaan

Zagga X abaka Pyramid - Jamaica Wah Gwaan

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!

Vershon – Reality ft Chip

Vershon - Reality ft Chip

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