Rebel Code – Monkey Marc, Blvk H3ro, Turbulence and Yeza (feat Mista Savona)

Rebel Code - Monkey Marc, Blvk H3ro, Turbulence and Yeza (feat Mista Savona)

Rebel Code – Monkey Marc, Blvk H3ro, Turbulence and Yeza (feat Mista Savona)
Lead single from Monkey Marc’s Vital Sound (LP)
Lyric video release date: TBC
Official release date: 13 November 2020
Label: Digikillaz / DubShot

Australian superproducer Monkey Marc is teaming up with Turbulence, the reggae veteran who gave us the smash hit Notorious in 2006, and exciting Jamaican artists, Black H3ro and Yeza, for the new single, Rebel Code, which also features fellow Australian Mista Savona (Havana Meets Kingston) on keys.

Rebel Code is an upbeat and driving reggae tune, with an inspiring message of empowerment and a collective call for revolution.

The track is the lead single from Monkey Marc’s new album, Vital Sound (release date 13 Nov 2020).

The lyric video was created by acclaimed Jamaican artist Robin Clare.

Monkey Marc tapped 300K, Jamaica-based director, cinematographer and filmmaker 300K, for Rebel Code’s visual treatment. Hailed by Billboard as “one of Jamaica’s most in-demand music video directors”, the director looked to cult classic “Mad Max” as a springboard to explore themes of Black empowerment, revolution and legacy.

The track has recently been premiered on DJ Gringo’s show The Joint on SiriusXM, with solid upcoming support from Australian radio stations triple j, RRR, PBS, 4ZZZ, RTRFM and more.

Contact: Kim Williamson, kim@monkeymarc.org.

Black Tears Riddim – Donsome Records

Black Tears Riddim - Donsome Records

Donsome Records releases Black Tears rhythm

He made his name in music circles producing quality roots reggae songs. Now ten years after the release of his last roots reggae project Crime Stop rhythm, producer Adrian ‘Donsome’ Hanson is back on the beat.

His latest project titled Black Tears rhythm is set for release today Friday November 6. The project features the likes of Marcia Griffiths, Anthony B, Lutan Fyah, Glen Washington, Chezidek and Bugle among others.

In a media release, he explained why he felt it necessary at this time to release a project of this nature.

“I think the time is right for a roots rhythm where you can hear the real pain in the voices of the artistes. The songs bring messages of hope and based on what Black people are experiencing today, the Black Tears rhythm fits right in,” Hanson explained.

Reggae queen Marcia Griffiths sing the title track in which she tackles the pain that Black people are facing globally; this positive message should resonate with music lovers.

Anthony B who’s one of reggae most prolific roots singer, address the danger that we face in the world today with track So Dangerous, Bugle makes a strong case for survival on the track Allow Me to Live, while Donsome newly signed artiste Korexx show his versatility with his debut roots reggae track.

Other tracks include Crying (Justice) by Tommy B; Holding on to a Feeling by Glen Washington; Bad Seed by Chezidek; So Dangerous by Anthony B; Yuh Ungrateful by Lutan Fyah; and Fry Bone by Perfect Giddimani.

Songs including Mama Bawl by Gyptian, Lost Our Way by I-Octane, Famine and Drought by I-Wayne and compilations including Reggae Grass Roots, Reggae in My Heart and Roots Drop riddim, are among the projects, which Hanson is known for.

Shaggy – Christmas In The Islands – DJ Pack

Shaggy - Christmas In The Islands - DJ Pack

Artist: Shaggy
Song: “Raggamuffin Christmas ft Junior Reid & Bounty Killer”
Label: Mr. Luva Luva/BMG

Artist: Shaggy
Song: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
Label: Mr. Luva Luva/BMG

SHAGGY: CHRISTMAS IN THE ISLANDS

“Christmas in Jamaica is all about sun, sand, family, friends and parties!”

That’s just as much Shaggy’s description of his beloved Caribbean home during the holidays as it is a welcoming invitation into the world of his forthcoming album Christmas in the Islands, to be released worldwide November 20th on BMG.

With Christmas in the Islands, Shaggy serves up a Caribbean-infused twist of reggae, dancehall and pop sounds on holiday classics as well as new festive originals with help from a who’s who of musical luminaries including Bounty Killer, Junior Reid, Beenie Man, Ne-Yo, Conkarah, Joss Stone, Rayvon, Shenseea, Craigy T, Jamila Falak, CARYS, Richie Stephens, Sanchez, OMI, and Romain Virgo. The album was produced by Shaggy, Tony “CD” Kelly, iLLWayno, Shane Hoosong, Jerry Fuentes, Martin “Cherry Cherry Boom Boom” Kierszenbaum & Richie D. and mixed by 4x Grammy Award winner Robert “Hitmixer” Orton.

“Raggamuffin Christmas” and “Holiday in Jamaica” form the soundtrack to a typical Grand Market Christmas party while the listener can almost envision being in the crystal blue waters at the Maiden Cay Christmas party on “Christmas Time,” “Open Presents” and the reggae-fied, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Shaggy encapsulates the holiday allure of the islands in “No Icy Christmas,” “Sunny Celebration” and “Catch Myself Some Rays” while underscoring the joy of fun, sun, and rum on “Warm & Easy,” “Take You to the Cool” and the title track “Christmas in the Islands.”

Born Orville Richard Burrell and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Shaggy got his start as a club DJ in New York City’s burgeoning dancehall scene soon after moving to Brooklyn in his teens. Not long after serving four years in the U.S. Marines (including two tours of duty in the Middle East as part of Operation Desert Storm), he inked his first record deal and quickly scored a global crossover smash with “Oh Carolina.”

As the only diamond-selling dancehall/reggae artist in music history, Shaggy, managed by the Cherrytree Music Company, has sold more than 40 million album units to date, in addition to landing eight singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and seven albums on the Billboard 200 (including four in the top 40). Along with 44/876 (winner of Best Reggae Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards), his most recent projects include his twelfth studio album Wah Gwaan?!, a 2019 release that amassed over four million streams during its first week on Spotify alone and spent a chunk of that year in the Top 10 on Apple’s iTunes Reggae chart. That was followed by the release of Hot Shot 2020, commemorating the 20th anniversary of his diamond-selling album, which included re-recorded, modernized versions of the biggest hits and most beloved fan favorites across Shaggy’s catalog. This year also saw the massive success of his viral hit, “Banana” with fellow Jamaican artist, Conkarah which spawned 35 million Tik Tok videos and over 5 billion video views for the #bananadrop challenge!

Not only a multi-award-winning songwriter and hitmaker, Shaggy has also long used his platform to strengthen his community and homeland. In 2009, he established the Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation and organized the first of many, Shaggy & Friends benefit concerts, which to date have raised millions for the Bustamante Children’s Hospital (the Caribbean’s only English-speaking children’s hospital, located in Kingston).

“I always try to bring the fun when I’m performing, and keep everything very lighthearted and joyous,” says Shaggy. “I think my purpose and my job is to bring joy to as many people as I can, and I want that to resonate within all of the music that I create.”

With Christmas in the Islands, Shaggy continues to spread joy as well as heaps of holiday cheer, Caribbean style.

The Kemist – Bassline Feat. Kleeo x JonFX

The Kemist - Bassline Feat. Kleeo x JonFX

Jamaica born/Miami based artist, producer and DJ, The Kemist brings the heat with his infectious new single “Bassline,” released today on 21 Entertainment / Republic Records /Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The Kemist’s music is synonymous with party anthems and heavily supported by DJs like Major Lazer, Diplo, Tropkillaz and Sak Noel. Produced by JonFX (XXXTENTACION, Vybz Kartel and Maluma) and featuring Jamaican rising star Kleeo, “Bassline”is guaranteed to get people dancing with its ground shaking tempo and addictive hook.

On the new song, The Kemist notes: “between JonFX’s killer beat and Kleeo’s catchy melodies and vibe on the chorus…inspiration to write this song came easy.”

“Bassline” emphasises The Kemist’s distinct style, which includes fusing elements of reggae, dancehall, electronic, trap, and pop music into a catchy sound of his own. The track builds on the momentum from the latest singles, “Roulette” (2020), “We Made It”(2020) and “Mayhem” (2019) – the latter of which was featured inTall Girl (Netflix film), Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (VH1) and Siesta Key (MTV). The song also landed on th eShazam Top 200 (Global) and topped iTunesand Club Charts worldwide.

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 single “Body Can’t Lie” [feat. Nyanda of Brick & Lace] which hinges on a flavorful and fiery island beat that builds toward 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.

Bella Blair – Gimmie A Light – Frankie Music

Bella Blair - Gimmie A Light - Frankie Music

Bella Blair comes at us with her ethereal new single “Gimmi a Light”, a fresh, edgy reggae take on a classical favorite. The single, was first pre- released on the artiste’s Instagram page and from the very start, won hearts with its infectious vibe.

From the title and the opening hook, Blair introduces the track as a marijuana smokers’ symphony. Throughout the first verse, with fun and impeccable word play, she speaks to her fellow herb connoisseurs about the importance of the flower.

A devotee to the school of the healing herb, she captures both the spiritual and recreational purposes of ganja, Blair takes it a notch higher with sweet, melodies and relatable lyrics, which makes “Gimmi a Light” an instant hit and creates the perfect mood for the perfect high.

Stars Have To Shine Riddim

Stars Have To Shine Riddim

1. PINCHERS – GREATEST .
2. ABBY DALLAS – ONE AND ONLY .
3. UTON GREEN & AZEE – A ME SHE WANT .
4. SINGER IRIE – BAD INFLUENCE .
5. IYARA – GOOD OLD DAYS .
6. MITCH – JUST CHILL CHILL .
7. EVERAD – SLOW DOWN .
8. ROBERT MINOTT – LET’S CHILL .
9. TORCH – SHE REQUEST FARMER .
10. LONE RANGER – BOOM SOUND .
11. TONY LOWE – WHAT GOING ON .
12. LYRICAL – SEND US A LIGHTHOUSE .
13. CARLTON LIVINGSTONE – MAKE MAN LIVE
14. VIRGO MAN – BURN DI HERB .
15. REPPA FEAT. WINNIE LOVE CHILD – BEDROCK

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.

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.