X-amount – Wat Goes Around, Comes Around

X-amount - Wat Goes Around, Comes Around

Born Gus Knight III hailing from the Empire State of New York, the now Kingston, Jamaica-based vocalist has received widespread acclaim for his musical catalogue, which has raised the brows and endorsement of the renowned Jamaican Stone Love Sound System, while receiving nominations for several distinctions, including a place on VP Records’ Powerful Song list and Suncity 104.9FM’s Hot Track of The Week feature.

Combining Roots Reggae, Urban, Lovers Rock, and Dancehall under one umbrella, International Singjay Reggae Artist X-amount’s full-length debut showcases his layers of musical diversity. Entitled ‘Wat Goes Around, Comes Around’, the 17-track body of work is a vibrant and colorful musical tapestry that celebrates X-amount’s dedication to global unity.

From the anthemic Latin crossover sounds of ‘Victorious (Feat. Rocci Mesias)’ to the all-too-relatable themes of toxic relationships contained within ‘Strange’, each track is as compelling as the next. Tracks like ‘Herbal Life’ command attention, with tightly syncopated 90’s Dancehall grooves guaranteed to pulsate dancefloors into the early hours of the morning. Above all, it’s X-amount’s well-crafted lyricism, and ear for strong percussive and melodic elements that makes this album a clear display of X-amount’s eclectic musicianship.

The LP drops Today December 17th, 2021 via Mega Hits International Records, and includes notable features from Dj Nicholas, Rocci Mesias, BassieDee, HarmonieX, and additional music production by SFRBEATS & Nigerian Sam Ultra Vibes. Engineer credits include: Delroy “Phatta” Pottinger (Jamaica), David Rhapsodic (Sweden), Stefano Ferracin (Italy), Arney Palmer and Mitchell Hammen (USA). Overall, the LP is a masterclass in both creative and technical prowess.

“There is a circle among us that has been created naturally when we take view of each other. What goes around comes around, we are carrying a deep introspective dialog which is ultimately communicated musically”.
– X-amount

Time Cow & Giark – Glory – Kullijhan Records

TIME COW & GIARK - GLORY

New music from Time Cow & Giark in a project entitled ‘Glory’.

Label – Kullijhan Records
Format – Digital LP
Release Date – June 18 2021

The road to Glory began when Jordan “Time Cow” Chung and Craig “Giark” Dixon presented themselves with the challenge of personal artistic growth. Time Cow, of Equiknoxx Music fame, has established himself as electronic dancehall producer and DJ of note. Giark, son of Bobby “Digital B” Dixon, is rooted in reggae/dancehall digital innovation by familial ties and through his own songwriting ideas, but uses vocal ideas not necessarily indebted to Jamaican traditions. A unique road to Glory seemed easier to build together than separately.

Their paths had crossed previously on multiple occasions, through Time Cow accompanying Equiknoxx’s Shanique Marie to take part in a Giark music video, Giark assisting Equiknoxx for a documentary, and him being invited to the studio when Mark Ernestus visited Gavsborg in Kingston. It was shortly after this encounter that Sabukie from Lifeyard brought Giark again to the studio to record with Equiknoxx Music and found Time Cow on hand with the right riddim at the right time. Gavsborg liked the track and encouraged more music.

The resulting work, Glory, was produced between June 2019 to February 2020. It explores reggae, punk, dancehall, steppers, funk, rock, jazz, the blues and other genres both artists share a liking for. Time Cow says the resulting genre should be called J Punk — because we can, and because On-U was already taken — an unprecedented mix of vocalisations, musical socialisation and lyrical content. 

Black Tears Riddim – Donsome Records

Black Tears Riddim - Donsome Records

Donsome Records releases Black Tears rhythm

He made his name in music circles producing quality roots reggae songs. Now ten years after the release of his last roots reggae project Crime Stop rhythm, producer Adrian ‘Donsome’ Hanson is back on the beat.

His latest project titled Black Tears rhythm is set for release today Friday November 6. The project features the likes of Marcia Griffiths, Anthony B, Lutan Fyah, Glen Washington, Chezidek and Bugle among others.

In a media release, he explained why he felt it necessary at this time to release a project of this nature.

“I think the time is right for a roots rhythm where you can hear the real pain in the voices of the artistes. The songs bring messages of hope and based on what Black people are experiencing today, the Black Tears rhythm fits right in,” Hanson explained.

Reggae queen Marcia Griffiths sing the title track in which she tackles the pain that Black people are facing globally; this positive message should resonate with music lovers.

Anthony B who’s one of reggae most prolific roots singer, address the danger that we face in the world today with track So Dangerous, Bugle makes a strong case for survival on the track Allow Me to Live, while Donsome newly signed artiste Korexx show his versatility with his debut roots reggae track.

Other tracks include Crying (Justice) by Tommy B; Holding on to a Feeling by Glen Washington; Bad Seed by Chezidek; So Dangerous by Anthony B; Yuh Ungrateful by Lutan Fyah; and Fry Bone by Perfect Giddimani.

Songs including Mama Bawl by Gyptian, Lost Our Way by I-Octane, Famine and Drought by I-Wayne and compilations including Reggae Grass Roots, Reggae in My Heart and Roots Drop riddim, are among the projects, which Hanson is known for.