She Play Rough Remix – Ch4se, Mr. Vegas, REX STAX
Buy / Stream URL: https://rexstax.hearnow.com/
Song Production Credits:
Written by Geddys Ferguson, Christopher Hooper & Clifford Smith
Produced by REX STAX (@rexstax). Co-produced by Christopher Hooper
Mix and mastered by Studio DMI
Marking an exciting return with a fresh new sound, acclaimed UK artist Donae’O has unveiled his first release on his recently revamped Zephron music label, an infectious heater called ‘She Belongs To The Night’, out now.
His first release following his departure from Island Records, ‘She Belongs To The Night’ sees Donae’O deliver a track inspired by the bubbling Afro house and Amapiano scenes, seeing a return in his focus to surefire party bangers. With DJ Supa D and Mr Taffa on production duties, it’s a floorfilling jam characterised by vibrant percussion, a deep, rousing bassline and Donae’O’s trademark soulful vocals with an effortlessly catchy hook.
“I’ve been listening to DJ sets from DJ Supa D and DJ Pioneer throughout lockdown and I loved the new sound they were playing,” Donae’O enthuses. “As I dug deeper into it I found out that they were playing a mixture of Afro House and South African House (mainly Amapiano) which sounded similar to UK Funky, so obviously I fell in love with the culture of this music.”
He continues: “When they dropped their own anthem Kings and Queens, I knew I had to get in the studio with the guys to make one of my own. It is only right then that my first release, on my newly revamped Zephron label, be produced by DJ Supa D and Mr Taffa and that’s how ‘She Belongs to the Night’ was born.”
A producer, songwriter, rapper and vocalist, Donae’O has been an early adopter of almost all crucial black music movements coming out of the capital – from garage to grime to the UK funky-inspired house that continues to influence today’s charts. More recently, he linked up with A-Star and Arielle’s World on December single ‘Free’ and with D Double E and Akelle on last summer’s ‘Lemme Know’.
‘She Belongs To The Night’ is a forward-thinking single that illustrates Donae’O’s constant desire to experiment and push the musical envelope.
Ivorian reggae artiste featured on the remix of Marcia Griffiths Black Tears
Black Tears, a song recorded by reggae legend Marcia Griffiths and produced by Donsome Records, has received the remix treatment.
The remix features Ivory Coast reggae singer and songwriter Tiken Jah Fakoly. The single was released on Friday June 18th and the lyric video created by Sairplay was released on Wednesday June 23rd.
Adrian ‘Donsome’ Hanson, producer of the track explained his reason for doing a remix of the song.
“The massage in the song is a universal one. It is based on what our people have been going through for hundreds of years, so I reached out to Tiken Jah Fakoly who is one of the motherland’s most talented reggae artistes to help get the message out to other places in the world,” said Hanson.
Asked what Fakoly brought to the remix, Hanson said “Tiken Jah Fakoly is the kind of artiste that has been singing and fighting for the same cause like what we been defending. So, he helped strengthen the massage and with his fanbase worldwide, I know it will get across to different audiences.”
Black Tears is the title track from the roots reggae beat of the same name. Released last November, the project also features songs by Chezidek, Anthony B, Bugle, Glen Washington, Kailash, Tommy B, Korexx, Lutan Fyah and Perfect Giddimani.
Tiken Jah Fakoly has visited Jamaica several times since 1999. His thirteenth album Dernier Appel released by Universal Music, was recorded in Jamaica in 2013. His repertoire includes covers of songs by Max Romeo, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.