2019 was a busy year for Hache who released his debut EP “Gully One”. The EP featured single releases including Gully One (GRM Daily) and Seasoning (Link Up TV), accompanied by freestyle on Mixtape Madness. Killydem is the final drop for the Gully One EP before Hache moves into EP two, which is set to take him on a new journey not just within UK Dancehall and Rap, but with elements of Drum&Bass infused too, plus some heavyweight features. For his debut EP, Hache has joined forces with south London producer JR James to tell the story of his early years growing up in Jamaica. Being born in Spanish Town and raised Saint Catherine meant Hache grew up with Dancehall and Reggae as his foundation. Coming to England aged seven and living in south London then saw him fall in love with U.K culture – in particular grime and rap music, but never forgetting his roots and where he came from, as reflected in the “Gully One” EP. Gully One represents where is from and is a fusion of U.K slang and Jamaican patios. “Gully” has been referred too as being “sick” or “cool”, something he has enthused over the years as the cool-kid of his ends, always in the latest fits and putting his peers onto the latest hits. Gully One EP has so far been supported by BBC Radio 1Xtra as a Record of the week on the station and a Weekend Anthem, it has had plays from MistaJam, Twin B, Seani B and Sian Anderson to name a few. It has received plays from Rellik and Joe Walker at Reprezent Radio, been picked in the “Best New Song In The World” feature by Julie Adenuga on Beats 1, had support from Ras Kwame at Capital Xtra and love at Pulse FM with Cookie Dough, and Rinse FM with Chris Da Capo and Jamie Rodigan. His debut EP also saw him frequent popular shows for performances in 2019 such as Fusion, Big Chill and Wray Takeover as well as perform at events at popular London clubs such as Oval Space, Brixton Jamm and Temple Bar.
New York, NY- Dancehall artist Daddy1 has released his first studio EP, “1 Bro Gad” on VP Records, out today. Following the single “Rich” which premiered on FADER in March, the artist is ready to make waves with new single “Pretty Pon Snap”. Also, released this week is an exclusive documentary, narrated by BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Seani B, which serves as a proper introduction to the world of Daddy1 in a formal context.
Daddy1 is the youngest member of Montego Bay’s “6ixx” Crew who are taking the dancehall scene by storm with a constant stream of “Trap Dancehall” hits. The 6 track EP shows his range from party music like “Rich”, female anthems like “Pretty Pon Snap” to thoughtful music like “Ghetto Youth” but overall the entire EP conveys positivity and joy. Even more unique, the dancehall artist does not swear in his music, “No, I don’t use curse words in my songs. I’m trying to show the youths that you don’t need to be bad, you need to be making money. We don’t need anymore bodies. So I don’t give them any form of curse words in my music,” he told FADER.
Born as Adrian Daley in 2000 in the Salt Spring community in Montego Bay, Daddy1 was the eldest of four children for a single mother. This charismatic young dreamer earned his alias by becoming the next best patriarchal figure in his household, and was dubbed Daddy1 from then on. His life story and his ascension to musical prominence, are but the result of the undeniable agency, penchant for leadership and self contained mindset that awarded him his pseudonym in the first place. These qualities in him shined the most in those early days and earned him the respect of childhood friend Bobby Six, younger brother of Dancehall superstar Squash. This friendship led to a fellowship between himself and Squash that eventually grew into a family connection that would persist throughout the years.
When asked what to expect on the EP, Daddy told FADER, “Expect to hear everything. Trap vibes, Party vibes, everything. It’s Daddy1 trust me, you are going to like this one.”
As we approach this shift in time, in ages, in the consciousness of man, many things can be said but who is really listening? So much trouble in our world, yet are we aware? The battle lines have been drawn and it’s simple. Good vs. evil.
I am not here to tell you the side you should be on, rather my offering of music is meant to guide, inspire, uplift, educate and eradicate negativity from the minds of the masses.
We, who have been the political football of many, the economic underdog nations, say no! No more to this upside down system. This one sided view of justice and all the other issues affecting us as a people.
While I seek to highlight the systemic problems around the world, I am aware of the need of preserving dancehall culture along with the real essence that reggae music offers but these are not normal times so things cannot continue as normal.
We are the change we seek and it’s our time to cement this thought in the minds of our youth. To open their eyes, thus enabling future generations to continue on a firm path and solid foundation with music doing it’s job as the great healer, teacher, comforter and above all, the restorative force that propels human beings to higher heights.
My gift from Jah to you. Let’s get this UPSIDE DOWN 2020 world right side up.
MASSIVE B RETURNS A 2020 RELEASE TO MAAAD UP THE DANCEHALL !!!!!
This is the “ABOUT US” RIDDDIM !!!!! Dancehall at its Original Form !!!!! This riddim will make people wit Bad Legs wanna dance !!!!! LOL !!
Only 3 artists as of now
The WORLD BOSS aka VYBZ KARTEL !!! With the Title Track “ABOUT US”
BUN out HYPOCRITE , POLITICIAN , POLICE & BADMIND !!!!!!
The BILLBOARD Artist XYCLONE track called “NEVER” DISSING all INFORMANT,
STREET CODE RULLES APPLY !!!
THE Brooklyn Global Baller by way of Waterford, Portmore – CHEDDA BOSS Telling dem people WATCH IT . Things Happen in the STREETS !!!
Produced BY BOBBY KONDERS Mixed by KRIS DAVID
ALL MIXES AVAILABLE – RADIO – RAW – 4 BAR INTRO
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.
Noah Powa, ‘Spend ‘Nuff Money’, OUT NOW. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, the artist/DJ, as well as actor and comedian, Noah Powa has been entertaining the masses from the early age of 13 years.
In 2005 Noah played the lead role in the movie Bashment, and again in the 2010 film What Goes Around. On social media his comedic impersonation of dancehall artist Bounty Killa, gained popularity with fans. Since migrating to New York City and From making comedy skits, Noah took to the artist route, dropping his first single, ‘Feel It’ in 2018 to rave reviews.
Fast forward to 2019, Noah Powa is now a respected artist in the reggae industry. Featured on Grammy Winner Shaggy’s new album via the single ‘Money Up’ and on VP Records Reggae Gold 2019 with the song ‘Keep The Same Energy’.
When asked about how he feels about all the recent successes, Noah simply states, “I’m feeling blessed and I’m grateful for where I’m at right now.” Whether as a selector or artist, Noah has been booked internationally and has performed across the Caribbean and all the major cities in the United States.
With new projects on the horizon, Noah is focused on delivering the same quality that has guided him throughout his journey. He’s come a long way from the 15 year old selector navigating the Brooklyn Dancehall scene, but as always he vows to ‘Keep The Same Energy’.