Allan Mensch – Dont Run – Tropic Vibez Studio

Allan Mensch - Dont Run - Tropic Vibez Studio

Allan Mensch Dont Run a dream coming true, his latest single entitled Dont Run hit number 9 on the Foundation Radio Networks New York Reggae Charts. The single was also charted on the South Florida Reggae charts. Currently Allan Mensch is number 4 on the Future Mixx FM Charts with Dont Run.

The song features production by rising production team Str8 Fyah Beats and is on the Tropic Vibez Studio Label.

Dont Run is a Reggae song about the times we are living in. It is a testament to the troubling times people in the world are facing. With the election in Jamaica finishing and the US election approaching, this record truly expresses the feeling that people wish they could run.

Mensch, who is originally from Portmore, St Catherine Jamaica, now resides in the United States Of America. When living in Jamaica, he had dreams of becoming an international Reggae artiste but upon his migration to the U.S those dreams were put on hold.

Mensch upon arriving and spending years in the US made his daily living as a Mechanic. The dream of singing never left him, he decided to pursue those dreams now. Bringing Dont Run to the ears of all Reggae lovers young and old.

Dancehall Anthems – Kabaka Pyramid – Agent Sasco – Bugle

Dancehall Anthems - Kabaka Pyramid - Agent Sasco - Bugle

VP Records releases Dancehall Anthems, a set of new recordings that paints a 2020 portrait of classic Reggae and Dancehall Anthems from the golden era of the 70’s and 90’s. This project brings fresh perspectives and voices to timeless classics. Some of the compositions have a storied history with VP Records and others are meaningful to the genre.

The album, produced by veteran dancehall producer Jeremy Harding, features Kabaka Pyramid, Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Agent Sasco, Wayne Marshall, Ikaya, Ginjah, Runkus, Blvk H3ro, Bugle, Royal Blu, Naomi Cowan, and Kumar, taking on classic material from Yellowman, Michigan & Smiley, Ken Boothe, Tenor Saw, Papa San, Louie Culture, and others.

“Originally, this was going to be a VP Records 40th anniversary project, but it expanded, as I wanted to pay tribute to the history of dancehall in the broadest sense, reconsidering iconic songs and particularly the roots of the genre, including what played heavily on Soundsystems when I was growing up. I wanted to give the artists, new and veterans, the chance to put their spin on these classics,” said producer Harding.

The first tracks released from the album included Beenie Man’s “Mad Kings,” his update of Yellowman’s “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng.” This was followed by Kabaka Pyramid’s exceptional interpretation of Michigan & Smiley’s “Nice Up The Dance,” followed by Wayne Marshall’s tribute to Tenor Saw’s “Lots Of Sign,” and Runkus’s ode to Papa San’s “Strange.”

While the album features a variety of straight ahead covers, it also includes creative adaptions such as Sean Paul’s “Marijuana Mi Love,” based on Tiger’s “No Puppy Love,” featuring all new lyrics.

In addition to “Who Am I,” Jeremy Harding is known for Mr. Vegas’s “Nike Air” and Sean Paul’s “Infiltrate” (all on the Playground Riddim); and Elephant Man’s “Log On” and Tanto Metro and Devonte’s “Give It To Her” (both on the Liquid Riddim). Harding was Sean Paul’s manager through the apex of his career and produced three tracks on the platinum Dutty Rock album, the biggest selling title in VP Records’ history. More recently Harding produced “Heaven” for Jah9, found on her Note To Self album.

Harding has been a prominent guest on Jamaican television and other media platforms in recent years, giving his take on industry trends. He is known as one of the most innovative dancehall producers of the 1990s, helping to usher in a new era of music production in Jamaica as an early adopter of ProTools software now industry standards, as well as the still controversial Auto-Tune plug-in. He is one of the first examples of a DJ-turned-producer, now a standard music industry path, having started in college radio while studying at McGill University. He is a trained guitarist and has degrees from the Royal School Of Music London and Trebas Institute and is adjunct faculty in Reggae Studies at the University of the West Indies.

Kukudoo – Jerusalem – Tad’s Record

Kukudoo - Jerusalem - Tad's Record

Jerusalem is a profound compilation with the right rhythm, perform by an artistic individual called David ‘Kukukdoo’ McDermott.
Kukudoo is known as a vibes machine with his signature revivalist style and sound “Hai Hai Hai”. He is one of Jamaica’s vibrant gospel singers, born and raised in the March Pen area of Spanish Town, St Catherine. David initially had no interest in church or gospel singing but this proved to be his divine destiny. ‘Kukudoo’ is water baptised, Holy Ghost-filled and he is also a Minister of the word of God. His songs are popular in Jamaica’s nine night and set-up settings creating that good Jamaican vibes. Kukudoo’s aim is to continue breaking new grounds; with the of hope of positively impacting Jamaica and the world with his ministry and music.
This album, Jerusalem, consists of 16 spirit filled tracks, with biting lyrics, backed by rhythmic drumming; featuring hit singles such as ‘King David’ and ‘Thank You Jesus’. Jerusalem is a true representation of Jamaica’s spiritual heritage and promises to keep you rocking to every beat.

Written by: Garcia Clarke

Produced by: David McDermott for Tad’s Record
Executive Producers: Tad A. Dawkins, and Tad A. Dawkins Jnr.

Freezy – Test Yuh Waistline – 2020 Album

Freezy - Test Yuh Waistline - 2020 Album

The almost immediate rebuttal to the name ‘Freezy’ is mention of his hit song “Split In the Middle.” Understandably, it is through his 2017 Dennery Segment rendition that he became a household name throughout the Caribbean diaspora. Before this, the St. Lucia born and bred songwriter/singer/producer has been consistently contributing to the musical landscape of his island.

With a career that pivoted in 2014, Johnnick “Freezy” Leo has had his sights on “many great pursuits,” one of which is an album. Finally his 18-track album titled “Test Yuh Waistline” is here. Through his partnership with Riddimstream, the album is set to be available on all digital streaming platforms throughout the world as of September 30th 2020. Featuring previously and never before released songs, Freezy is making his best attempt to represent the genre of Soca and his island of St Lucia.

Ultimately, it is Freezy’s goal for the album to attain success on the Billboard Music Charts. “I have my eyes set on getting to number one on the billboard chart so that I can do my part to put Soca on the map,” says Freezy. Both Freezy and the team at Riddimstream are hopeful that with the right support Freezy’s album can make a noticeable dent in the international market.

Biography for Freezy

Long before he became the sensation that he is today, flying out every other week and selling out shows and rubbing with Soca’s royalty we met the President of the “Eh Care” crew at the opening of Dennery Carnival 2014. His professionalism will forever resonate in our minds as he had no problem working with a corded microphone unlike artistes who were to perform before him. As he commanded the crowd and chants of the “Eh Care” phrase vibrated throughout the multi-purpose court, we knew then and there that if his music didn’t make him a hit his attitude would.

His single has garnered a massive six million views on YouTube and his video has breached the one million mark. He prefers to look at the many blessings his hit single Split in the Middle has granted him over the past few months and his love for the art form and industry is ever present in his high praises for the individuals credited with his success thus far.

The beaming pillar of the Dennery Segment highlighted a few of the countries that are knocking on his door and his eagerness to represent and fly the Saint Lucian flag. He laments the lack of more unity within the Dennery Segment fraternity and gives high praises to all of the artistes who were ensuring the product continues to leave its mark on the world. “There are certain parts of the world that the song and the music is still very new to them and they are falling in love with it”.

Since the success of “Split in the Middle”, Freezy has had offers from various record labels and streaming companies but the artiste stays resolute and is weighing each option carefully. He has also released more material like “Bend D Banana”, “Badang”, “She Like Dat” and “WOY” This carnival season Freezy looks to drop a up and coming album called Test Yuh Waistline

01. Freezy – Split in De Middle.
02. Freezy – Back It Up (Natoxie Remix).
03. Freezy – Badang!.
04. Freezy – Bend De Banana.
05. Topo La Maskara & Nyla & Freezy – Bam Bam.
06. Freezy – Touch Down.
07. Noahseas – Pave It X Freezy.
08. Shemmy J & Freezy – OTW.
09. Freezy & Ambi – In Her Hole.
10. Freezy Feat Michael Robinson – Sa Feb.
11. Freezy – You Like Dat.
12. BumBum Trix -feat Cooyah & Hitmaker.
13. Freezy Feat Kirk brown – Bend.
14. Freezy Feat King Buuba FM – Back it up (Scratch Master and Dee Jay Puffy remix).
15. Freezy – Batap Patap.
16. Freezy – Bacchanal.
17. Freezy & Mata – Boom.
18. Freezy & Blackboy & Boyaka – By Di Truck.

Rondell Positive – Shunammite – Frankie Music

Rondell Positive - Shunammite - Frankie Music

Rondell Positive Pens Tribute To Wife:

Amid several media reports that the emergence of COVID-19 has caused a spike in the divorce rate among other relationship issues globally, this trend has not affected entertainer Rondell Positive. In a show of gratitude, the inspirational singer has penned a tribute to his wife Latoya titled ‘Shunammite’.

According to Rondell, “The song represents what I believe men should be dishing out to women, to celebrate them. Worldwide almost 95% of the songs about women are not necessarily highlighting the more worthwhile attitudes and attributes they possess. I wanted to also underscore the positives and power of marriage which many couples enjoy.”

‘Shunammite’ is a term taken from the scriptures of the Old Testament describing a woman from the small village of Shumen, the biblical text lauds her a woman of great virtue.

Alluding to the inspiration behind the intriguing title, Rondell exclaimed, “Shunammite is a song I wrote in tribute to my wife Latoya Allen and by extension all women worldwide. It’s a song that I believe I have been privileged to write. COVID-19 gave us more time together and so I began loving my wife all over. The Shunammite woman is a woman who is industrious, wise, discerning, and has faith in God. She’s trustworthy, patient, a great wife and mother and by the way, these traits are built into every woman and just need to be tapped into.”

Relating to the production, Rondell Positive says he was connected to Frankie Music by a mutual friend and following a meeting, he listened to several tracks and the moment he heard this particular beat the melody popped in his head. However, it was Catherine Goodall who encouraged him to pen a song for his wife and that was all the confirmation he needed.