Jamaica born/Miami based artist, producer and DJ, The Kemist drops the energetic new single “Roulette” today via 21 Entertainment/Republic Records/Universal Music Canada. Produced by Nevada (whose single “the mack” has over 250M streams on Spotify), the upbeat summer track was inspired by the traditional Afro-Caribbean dance referred to as “whining” – where the objective is to rotate your waist in a circle while keeping the rest of your body still.
On the new single, The Kemist notes: “Since we’re confined to home, “Roulette” is the perfect song as it inspires us to get active and dance while highlighting my love for the females.”
“Roulette” arrives as follow up to the latest single “We Made It” (February 2020), and the previously released Mayhem 7.0 (2019), which landed on the Shazam Canada Top 100, and reached #125 on Shazam Global 200. “Roulette” continues to showcase the distinct sound and style The Kemist is known for, artfully fusing elements of reggae, dancehall, electronic, trap, and pop music into a catchy and combustible concoction of his own.
Born in Kingston Jamaica, Errol “Kemar” Thompson aka The Kemist grew up around reggae royalty. His mother is the Queen of Reggae, Marcia Griffiths, and his father, Errol Thompson Sr., was a musician and popular radio personality. At the tender age of 3, The Kemist got his 1st moment in the spotlight sharing the stage with Reggae legend Bob Marley. The charismatic artist was destined to be a star as he grew up touring the world as a music director/musician in his mom’s band. In 2018, he signed to 21 Entertainment in partnership with Republic Records and kicked off his next chapter with the Body Treatment EP. Its lead single “Body Can’t Lie” [feat. Nyanda of Brick & Lace] hinges on a flavorful and fiery island beat that builds towards a hypnotic hook as sexy as it is slick.
The Kemist is Jamaica’s hottest new triple threat with over 50 million online streams to date and support from industry heavyweights such as Sean Paul, Diplo, Zedd and Major Lazer.
Jamaica’s very own R&B songstress Stalk Ashley serves up a double single release today with ‘Deserted’ feat. WSTRN and ‘Open’. Available now on all DSPS.
Following the premiere on No Signal’s NS10v10 radio show (the latest viral phenomena to emerge during this self-isolation period; reaching over 1M listeners) – ‘Deserted’ feat. WSTRN, is a poised and uncompromised slice of dancehall inflected RnB, with Wstrn lending their trademark vocals, to combine to great effect. ‘Deserted’ is available today (here) alongside ‘Open’ here, offering up a double dose of Stalks original and effortlessly cool vocal range placing her in a space of her own and serving as a perfect taster on what’s to come.
Since first being recruited by Stormzy to cover Beyonce’s ‘Brown Skin Girl’ alongside him at BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge back in September last year, 21-year old, Stalk has been busy carving out a lane for herself as on the most exciting young breakout stars today. Her debut single‘Young’ was a bold statement of intent and instantly gained wide range mainstream and specialist support on UK Radio. Stalk has since continued to demonstrate her unmatched style and no-holds barred attitude with her Bona Carter acoustic session which is currently sat at over 200k views on her own YouTube channel.
‘Deserted’ feat WSTRN and ‘Open’ are out now via Atlantic Records.
Artist: BLACKOUT JA, LIONDUB & YT
Title: GREATEST TREASURE
Label: Liondub International
Format: Digital | File Under: Reggae | Dancehall
Blackout JA & Liondub link up as “Blacklion Movements,” a fresh musical group pushing out the best in Reggae & Dancehall music. “Greatest Treasure” is the first single taken from their forthcoming LP “Love Dancehall” and it features Blackout JA and YT on vocals with Liondub on the beats. This single came out of the love for the 90s “Soap RIddim” and the great DJ Panhead. In Blackout’s own words “We had to lick back this riddim, and it just happen that all a we love woman and that this was the best way to tell a woman how them great in life. It’s a song about the appreciation of all woman!”