Artist: BUSY SIGNAL
Label: Liondub International
Release Date: 16th AUGUST 2021
File Under: Reggae | Dancehall
Stream & Buy: Smarturl.it/busysignal_happiness
New York’s Liondub links up with ultra talented UK producer P Skinna to present the first in a string of powerful singles with international Reggae Dancehall super star Busy Signal. The series kicks off with “Happiness”, an uplifting summer anthem that speaks volumes about staying positive at all times. The riddim’s modern, tropical dancehall flavor will appeal to a universal audience and Busy Signal’s motivating message and superb vocal delivery is guaranteed to leave a lasting impact on the music world.
UK dancehall/r&b talent Alicai Harley unveils her debut EP The Red Room Intro (Yard Gyal Inna Britain), out now via Parlophone / Warners, alongside a vibrant music video for EP track ‘Put It On You’.
A versatile, ten-track release, The Red Room Intro (Yard Gyal Inna Britain) is the Kingston-born, London-raised artist’s biggest and most complete body of work to date. It features singles ‘I Just Wanna Know’, the Ashanti-sampling r&b jam that has amassed over half a million Spotify streams and counting, the dancehall-inspired ‘Tek It To Dem’ as well as the upbeat ‘Rushing’, her collaboration with Afro-swing favourite Kojo Funds.
These tracks have already garnered an array of radio support from pirate all way up to mainstream radio support from the likes of Annie Mac, DJ Target and Diplo & Friends on BBC Radio 1, Seani B on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Kiss Fresh, Rob Bruce, Ras Kwame and Tim Westwood on Capital Xtra, Julie Adenuga and Rebecca Judd on Apple Music 1, Rinse FM and more.
“Reson8” is a recording artiste born in St Thomas, Jamaica and based in England.
He has spent the last 6 years investing in his career doing numerous recordings and live performances.
Reson8 was inspired by his fathers passion for music and his love for playing the sound system. On his quest to propel his career onto international platforms; Reson8 has recorded singles such as “Ramp Rough” ,Top shelf feat. Savage ,Gimmi, Heavens Love and Big Body Benz. He has also worked with Marvoni records and chaseme records in Jamaica. Reson8’s most current single is “ Caption Dat” feat. Stylo G produced by Kodi Starr,Stylo g’s brother and Oceanic. Promoted by Reson8.
During his spare time he likes to listen to different genres of music, spend quality time with his kids and family when he is not recording. He has a passion for music and always finds himself singing and this has given him a sense that a career in music is definitely for him. Reson8 is determined to work on his craft to become a household brand like some of the great artist in the music industry.
After a slew of collaborations earlier this year, exciting London-based artist Alicai Harley is back with her new single ‘I Just Wanna Know’, out today via Parlophone.
Sampling R&B classic ‘Leaving (Always On Time Part II)’ by Ashanti, ‘I Just Wanna Know’ sees Alicai channeling a new energy to her previous singles, paying homage to the original track’s early noughties vibe.. Throughout the track, Alicai makes smooth transitions between singing and rapping, the latter of which is a nod to the artist’s earlier music days and a testament to her versatility as an artist.
Speaking about ‘I Just Wanna Know’, Alicai muses, “this song reminds me of my younger self… back when I was rapping. That’s what I wanted to bring back. And it’s touching on real subjects, on a real relationship. I wanted this to feel like my own version of 50 Cent’s ‘21 Questions.’”
A romantic visual starring Alicai in tinged blue and pink-tinged silky backdrops respectively, the video for the track sees her caressing her significant other and writing in her notebook as she muses on the dilemmas of her relationship.
‘I Just Wanna Know’ marks her first official single release of 2020, following collaborations throughout the year. Her most recent was a killer verse on the official remix for M.I.A & Cadenza’s fire tune ‘Up Inna’ alongside rapper BEAM, which followed collabs with Afro-Dancehall superstar Stonebwoy (‘Understand’), dance music legend DJ Zinc (‘Bubble’) and respected producers Jim Ouma (‘Kids’).
Alicai Harley first broke through with ‘Gold’, an irresistible slice of summer which was heavily supported by an array of tastemakers, including Seani B, DJ Target, Sian Anderson, Mistajam, Toddla T, David Rodigan, Trevor Nelson, and Charlie Sloth across BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. Across Capital Xtra, she has garnered support from Robert Bruce, Rad Kwame, Manny Norte, Tim Westwood, Yinka and Shayna Marie amongst others. She also recently made a number of incredible virtual performances across Notting Hill Carnival weekend, at events hosted by BBC Radio 1Xtra and Island Records.
Showing the range and depth of her musical talents, Alicai Harley is a UK artist destined for the top.
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
Garfield Walters also known as Gary “Poo” Walters by most of his fans was born on the island of Barbados. Gary Walters the vocalist and songwriter began entertaining at an early age. By fifteen he had already appeared on the Vic Brewster talent show on CBC TV and through that one appearance he received many bookings at such popular nightspots of the time, like the Caribbean Pepper Pot and the South Winds Hotel.
Gary shared the stage with the late Jackie Opel, The Dukes, Egbert Sayers, and his Fontains and Mike Wilkinson. Shortly after Gary joined a musical group called The Revelations to establish a reputation of a fine quality within the music industry in Barbados.
Since then Gary left the island to further his experience in the field of music. While living in the U.S.A. he sang with a trio for a little while, he now currently does concerts, parties, and shows. Ever so often Gary goes back to Barbados because that’s where his heart is.
Gary currently has three albums to his credit including “Caribbean Favorites” and “Gary Walters Sings His Originals.” Gary Walters is known for singing ballads, but he also wrote a song titled Bajan Woman, which is done in the Soca style and makes him one of the only artists to praise the Bajan Woman.