Consistency Riddim – Frankie Music Production | Tahj Production

Consistency Riddim – Frankie Music Production | Tahj Production

Consistency Riddim – Frankie Music Production | Tahj Production

Dexta Daps – Consistency
Ikaya – Royalty
Voicemail – Anti Social
RDX – Weed An A Special
Kim Nain – Are You Ready
Shawn Antoine – All Night
Bryka – For You
Jaystar – Celebration
Onsoundmynd – My Side A Di Globe
Rivo Tayla – One Touch
Fyah Roiall – Jeffrey Dahmer

Romain Virgo Ft. Busy Signal – Pray

Romain Virgo Ft. Busy Signal - Pray

AN old-fashioned studio brainstorming session resulted in Pray , the new song from Romain Virgo featuring Busy Signal. Produced by Kirk Bennett for Kirkledove Records, it was released in January.

Bennett, considered the top session drummer in Jamaica, told the Jamaica Observer that he created the rhythm last year with Virgo in mind. It evolved into an inspirational single “between two musical brothers”.

According to Bennett, in the age of the novel coronavirus, songs like Pray are critical.

“It’s a good vibe dat everybody needs…intervention. Prayer is important every day in our life for protection an’ we need healing right now,” he said.

Pray is the latest collaboration between Bennett and the two artistes. He has produced songs by both, and played drums on hit singles by Virgo ( Mi Caan Sleep) and Busy Signal ( Come Over).

Bennett credits their relationship for Pray coming out as it did.

“Me an’ Romain were in di studio vibing an’ Romain came up with some melodies an’ thing, an wi jus’ lay di tracks with some good energy.

Couple of months later Busy, who is like mi brother, I said, ‘Yow! I have dis track an’ I would like yuh to be on it because it’s showing a positive message to di world,’ “ he recalled.

Pray is among a flow of releases from Kirkledove Records. Last year, Bennett released two self-produced EPs — Rolling and Straight 4 To The Crown. He also has a single, Look Gud Body, on which he plays drums and sings.

The Trelawny-born Bennett has established himself as dancehall/reggae’s premier drummer. He held the drum roll for Beres Hammond’s Harmony House band for 17 years and is currently a member of Busy Signal’s band.

His lengthy credits include songs like I Feel Good by Hammond, Tarrus Riley’s Lion Paw, Thank You Mama and S olid As A Rock (Sizzla), and the Nesbeth anthem, My Dream.

Aza Lineage – Tenement Yaad

Aza Lineage - Tenement Yaad

Aza Lineage is a voice, a sound, a whole vibe. She exudes all this and more with her humble but strong presence. She’s a singer that has always sang from a conscious perspective. Aza is on the verge of releasing her debut album. Before she releases the project (album) she’s sharing singles that mean something to her and songs she sees as healthy for our culture and life.

Her latest single “TENEMENT YAAD” speaks to the heart of Jamaican Garrison life and the shortcomings that comes with it. On the other hand there are cliches like the “rose which bloom from the concrete”. She vividly reminds us that we are here to shine, we are all here to grow but these are the elements that make it up. Mental lack of infrastructure where it’s imperative we assist, listen and grow.

The production team of Makonnen Blake Hanna (beat maker) and Jason Hammer of “Lead Out Productions” vowed to stay true to the culture and the artist. The aim was to coin the feelings of a dialogue they were having which resulted in Aza laying vocals which in return articulated what each producer was trying to get across.

Go support Aza and their latest track TENEMENT YAAD which is being distributed by VPAL Music who is easily championing Reggae music for the youths presently.

Davianah – Bad One – Frankie Music / VPAL

Davianah - Bad One - Frankie Music / VPAL

It is not often that well-known producer Comar ‘Frankie Music’ Campbell gets excited about a project, but he is obviously stoked about an upcoming EP that he is about to release with Davianah, the rebellious firebrand who is also the daughter of reggae star Tony Rebel.

“Davianah is a go-getter and she knows what she wants, so working with her was fun. Our creative side came to life with ease. she knows what she wants and she communicates that which makes the recording process good,” Comar ‘Frankie Music’ Campbell said.

“There are 6 tracks on the ‘Rebel Offspring’ album which we will be releasing. The first track, ‘Bad One’, will be released this month and the entire album in the first quarter of this year, if all goes as planned.”

The visuals for ‘Bad One’ will send a thinly-veiled message to the entire industry that Davianah – the quintessential rebel – is a force of nature that must be respected.

“Yes there will be an official video for ‘Bad One’. The concept aims to showcase that there are outcasts or black sheep within certain settings such as the family that don’t go with what is the norm or what is expected and that is sometimes not a bad thing but is seen as such by others that follow the norm. With Davianah, I have found that she defies all expectations, as she can tackle a variety of topics from different points of view,” Mr. Campbell said.

There have been some whispers in the street that Campbell will be working on tracks with international stars like Kranium on his upcoming album.

“There are many projects that Frankie Music is currently working on both internationally and locally and you’ll find out as soon as everything is finalized with all of them. In the meantime you can follow Frankie Music Studio ja to stay up to date,” he said.

Frankie Music has been in the production game for a minute and it’s one he clearly knows quite well. The reggae and dancehall producer has worked with a wide range of artistes such as Sizzla, Beenie Man, Konshens, Kim Nain, Delus, RR, Raging Fyah, Duane Stephenson, Shawn Antoine, Qraig (Voicemail) and, of course, Koffee. Koffee’s ‘Raggamuffin’, the second officially released song of her career, and the Vent Album are his biggest projects to date.

Last year, Campbell conceptualised the VPAL Music Fest, aka ‘FrankeFest’. VPAL Music, the VP Records subsidiary which allows independent artistes to access VP’s distribution channel, teamed up with Frankie Music, to host the first VPAL Music Fest, one of the online concerts with the mission to entertain, and keep live music alive in an era of social distancing caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

“That was a big success and we hope to tackle even more such major projects in the future,” he said.

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Chevaughn – Wake Up And Live

Chevaughn - Wake Up And Live

Frankie Music Partners with Jambian Music to Release New Song “Wake Up and Live” as 2021 Mantra

In the words of Helen Keller Read “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart”. The new single “Wake up and Live” by Grammy Winning Producer Comar Campbell aka “Frankie”, Charly Black’s “Party Animal” Diamond Selling Producer, Kurt Riley and recording artist/songwriter Chevaughn Clayton exemplifies this famous quote. Set to be released January 15, 2021, “Wake up and Live” has been the daily mantra for Kurt Riley given the massive impact this track has had on him since his recent hospitalization. He modestly explained that the lyrics “life is a treasure, no man can measure, life’s gon’ get better, get up yeah, wake up and live” resonated with him during this time and pulled him out of a dark place, giving him the motivation to get up, wake up and live! With this being Kurt Riley’s first release for 2021, the term “Wake up and Live” is already been vibrant in the minds of his followers and supporters and has already been easily embraced by many as their own personal mantra.

It is by no surprise that Frankie decided to partner with Kurt Riley on this inspirational track. His reasoning is that “This is not a job to me, Kurt and Chevaughn are my brothers so when it comes to a production like this I have no problem working with them… we always team up and share everything together but this is our first production together” he explained. He went on to passionately share that “The production was good, the musicians were good, the writing level was on point with a message that was well put together so I was excited to be a part of it” Frankie is confident that the song will be a success because it has purpose and he wants persons to listen to more positive songs like these, so we can be more positive. He implored, “I’m asking everybody to take one minute to listen to the song and you will see what I am talking about”

“The track has a thing about it that ‘digs’ out a certain root… there’s a certain ‘belly’ to the track that inspires you to really speak the truth and that’s where I am now with music, where I am being honest or I am not writing about it”, Chevaughn wholeheartedly shared as the reason why he chose those words for this particular track after hearing the instrumentals. He disclosed that the track was completed after just reconnecting with Kurt since a halt in their friendship due to a misunderstanding. Further inspiration came from the loss of a close family member and while reminiscing on the vivid conversation they had before she passed, the track affirmed everything he wanted to say.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3AKjbDBRbc

Purchase link: https://smarturl.it/wakeupandlivesingle

Teejay – Entanglement – Frankie Music

Dancehall Artiste Teejay is set to release a new single destined to “Stir up some emotions”, entitled “Entanglement”, produced by Frankie Music.

Teejay’s “Entanglement” alludes to the term Jada Pinkett Smith used to describe her relationship with August Alsina when she came together with her husband, Will Smith for a special edition of her “Red Table Talk” show on Facebook in July.

Frainkie said “a lot of men are going through entanglements so we decided to make a song about it”.

“I’m expecting the song to become a hit & a fan favourite”, Frankie said.

“Entanglement” is featured on the YOLO Riddim which was released last month. That project features the likes of Beenie Man with ‘Up Deh’, Christopher Martin’s with ‘Pass Code’, Demarco’s ‘Drippin In Sauce’, among other tracks.

Teejay’s project follows the release of Dexta Daps album, VENT, which was produced in part by the label.

“The label has been busy throughout the pandemic and fans can expect new releases from Yanique Curvy Diva and more”.

“It’s my first time working with Teejay, a very talented individual. You can expect more collabs between us”, Frankie said.

Spice – Hygiene

Spice Preach Good “Hygiene” In New Song

by K.D. Anglin

Dancehall deejay SPICE dropped the follow-up to her “Clean” visuals and it’s a single titled “Hygiene” The high energy track is accompanied by a music video showcasing Spice’s classical dance skills and flexibility As usually, the dancehall vixen is surrounded by a band of incredible dancers who perform a choreographed number led by the deejay.

“Bend ova and cock up my ass / Cya smell nutten when yuh pass / Armpit nuh green like grass / My mouth nuh stink when mi tek of mi mask / Clean, smell good / My body smell like it should / No gyal cyaan talk nutten bout me, mi nuh run dutty joke inna mi neighbourhood,” Spice deejays.

The song that was produced by Cashment Entertainment & Daddiron Entertainment is already being called the new feminine hygiene anthem. In the Magical Studios-directed music video, Spice and her clan perform in a military fashion. Her fellow cadets get down and dirty in the camp as they contort their bodies in ways only dancehall inspires.

In one scene, the Love and Hip-Hop star also perhaps inadvertently, recreated the iconic Lil Kim pose without the prop while clad in an English soldier costume. She also gets slippery in the shower with some of her hygiene products and puts on quite the show with the showerhead.

Watch Spice talk “Hygiene” in the new visuals.

Meraki Riddim – Various Artists – Retlaw Tha Future

Meraki Riddim - Various Artists - Retlaw Tha Future

Following the success of his production on Busy Signal’s album Parts of the Puzzle, and follow-up single releases such as “Something New” by D-Major and Busy Signal, Retlaw Tha Future of Future World Production closes the year with the vibe-filled Meraki Riddim.

Using a mid-tempo groove, Retlaw Tha Future draws the best from all artists who perform lyrics on topics that range from celebrating the good life with friends, to the lies people tell in relationships, to men’s assets that can make a woman fall in love.  When constructing the riddim, Retlaw Tha Future said “I was in a vibe in the studio one day and the vibe reflected by approach to production – anything I do I have to do it with soul, creativity and love.  This riddim reflects that and that is what Meraki means.” 

Balancing the spotlight between known and upcoming artists, Retlaw Tha Future features Reggae star Romain Virgo (“Wicked So”) as well as his younger sister Tahleii Virgo (“Motivation).”  For as long as Retlaw Tha Future has known Romain while attending college together, this is the first time they have worked together on a recording.

Upcoming Dancehall sensation Renee 6:30 used soothing vocals to express some of the raw thoughts women have about men (“Fall In Love”).  The track was recorded by collaborator and fellow producer Jovi DiPree.  Singer / actress Asabi stands out with her track “Winey Don;” her energy is described as infectious.

Additional artistic performances come from Busy Signal, Christopher Martin, Monifa Goss, Lia Caribe, Gott-Yo, TallGad and Grim Rym – an artist born in Jamaica and now in Surinam.  All tracks were mixed by Michael ‘Factor’ Jarrett.

Spice – Head – Frankie Music

Spice - Head - Frankie Music

Spice and Frankie Music collaborate

Dancehall artiste Spice has teamed with Frankie Music Productions for her latest single titled Head. The song had its local premiere on Thursday.

This is the first time that Spice has worked with the Marverly based label. On the track, she can be heard singing about relationship issues.

The release of Head comes on the heels of Spice taking to social media and revealing the identity of her new love interest Justin Budd.

“Spice is full of energy and is very hardworking,” said producer Frankie.

“I’m happy to have been able to work with such an extraordinary talent”.

The song sees the entertainer expressing the ‘softer’ side of her craft, and is expected to do extremely well.

“I’d like to do a song that’s different and very personal to me,” said Spice