Dre Island, the enigmatic singer hailing from the Red Hills Rd section of Kingston, released the deluxe edition of his long-awaited debut album today. The 17-track expanded version of the album features 4 new songs. Adding to an impressive list of collaborations, Now I Rise (Deluxe Edition) features the Grammy award winning hip hop star and philanthropist Wyclef Jean, dancehall star Teejay, and Australian based Electronic artist Dub Fx.
The Deluxe Edition starts with a piano laced Introduction, which features spoken word from Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s speech to students in Philadelphia in 1967, also known as “What is your life’s blueprint?” speech. This compelling message is coupled with excerpts from Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator,” which sound the alarm for our current times. “Same Ole Song” feat Teejay continues the set in dramatic fashion echoing the rebellious chant of generations past. Dub Fx puts his creative touch on the EDM influenced More Love. With the final track “Justice” feat Wyclef Jean rounding out the set in a dramatic tone as they lament the unfortunate death of Ahmaud Arbery and the current Black Lives Matter Movement.
One of Grenada’s Soca Stars, Producer, Writer and Hitmaker; presents his first ever EP Free Up. There comes a time when we all need to let go and just “Free up”. This is just what Big Red HD has done with this EP. Tap your feet, nod your head and lose yourself to the infectious Mid-Tempo Soca Rhythms EP. Big Red HD has definitely hit the nail in the head with this EP. Each song gives us a piece of the carnival experience Rum, Mass, Girls, Melody and the components that make up that authentic carnival vibe. The four track release showcases Big Red’ HD ability to bring electrifying high energy hit rhythms. Providing listeners with a selection of dance floor-fillers that are bound to get the party going. This 4 song EP was written and produce by Big Red HD from ( Bigred Productions), Nkechi Delves from (Ace Management & Entertainment) and Executive Produced by Nkechi Delves from (Ace Management & Entertainment). Coming out from the Covid-19 lock down we all need to relax and enjoy the free up vibes of this EP.
Pius Mayanja known by his stage name Pallaso is a Ugandan recording artiste, songwriter, producer and videographer. He sings in Luganda, mixes with English and sometimes Kiswahili. His music genre specialty is Afrobeats, Hip hop, Dancehall, Afropop, and RnB. His musical journey started back in 2000 when he started out at Leone Island, a musical group that is owned by his older brother, Dr. Jose Chameleon. He later moved to the USA, where he lived for 10 years, before returning to Uganda in 2014. Upon his return, he set out to establish his now very celebrated musical career, and formed the group, “Team Good Music.” which seems to be working well in the Uganda Music Industry