Gyptian – ‘Deh Yah’ (ft. Collie Buddz), Produced by Ricky Blaze
The team behind Gyptian’s hit single “Hold Ya” —2010’s song of the summer—is back together, with super producer Ricky Blaze reuniting with Gyptian for this instant dancehall classic “Deh Yah”. This time they have brought in Bermudian reggae/dancehall superstar Collie Buddz to solidify this infectious romper.
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Gyptian – ‘Deh Yah’ (ft. Collie Buddz), Produced by Ricky Blaze
Yohan Marley, son of Stephen “Ragga” Marley is writing another chapter in Jamaican music with his foray into Reggae inspired music with a global fusion.
Friday Sept 4th, teaming up yet again with his brother Jo Mersa Marley; he released his new single “Brickell (When Tears Fall)” produced by Karloff. A modern R&B/Pop infused single capturing the feel of South Miami’s city lights, streets and vibrant culture in particular in the famous “Brickell” Downtown center. This is the brothers second collaboration since their release “Burn it Down”.
Acclaimed Producer/Engineer Bulby York releases his 3rd album titled Heartcrafted.
Bulby York’s highly anticipated album ‘Heartcrafted’ features Jimmy Cliff, Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Maxi Priest, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Busy Signal, Charly Blacks, Rying King , Stylo G, Etana, Tifa and others.
Kingston, Jamaica (Shuzzr) – As reggae-dancehall music continues to evolve and influence other genres, cultures, movements, and people across the world, to date, it stands unparalleled to any other worldwide. The treasured genre which spans several decades, not just chronicle an islands evolution and its influence globally but promotes the tenants of Rastafarianism whilst strengthening the voice of the oppressed.
On September 18th, 2020, renowned producer Collin ‘Bulby’ York will release his third album titled “Heartcrafted” on his label Bulby York Music. The compilation which features industry icons such as Jimmy Cliff, Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Sanchez, Dean Fraser, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Capleton, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer is balanced with a few youthful stalwarts such as Busy Signal, Agent Sasco, Etana, Tifa, Konshens, Cecile, Stylo G, Rygin King and a few others.
The album ‘Heartcrafted’ which can be described as a time capsule for future generations, captures not just the traditional sounds of reggae and dancehall but also gives its audience previously released materials with some of the industry’s most prolific, and successful artiste to date, bridging old school voices with a few from the freshman class.
The 17-track compilation which takes you on a musical journey across the breadth and depth of the islands luscious landscape, captures the sounds and melodies that echoes through the mountains and valleys chanted by its people, the pulse of a nation.
Bulby York who is a renowned musical architect as the genre went mainstream in the early 2000s, worked with some of the industry’s rising stars which positioned him to engineering tracks for No Doubt’s double-platinum Rocksteady album, as well as Sean Paul’s era-defining dancehall classic, Dutty Rock.
As time progressed, Bulby’s talent was revered by many, as his talent was noticed which led to other top Jamaican producers like Winston Riley, Steely and Clevie, as well as Sly and Robbie, enlisting him to engineer other productions. This led to him working with/for international artiste like Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper and Sinead O’Connor and is credited to several other noteworthy projects such as Bounty Killer’s “Suspense” and Beenie Man’s “Memories” which influenced Grammy-award winning rapper/producer Kanye West single “I’m In It,” from his 2013’s critically-acclaimed Yeezus album.
York who in 2016 released his debut project titled ‘Epic & Ting’ on Greensleeves Record also followed up with ‘Master Blaster’ in 2018 to rave reviews on his own label Bulby York Music.
‘Heartcrafted’ is distributed by VPAL Music, a subsidiary of VP Records and can be considered as a testament to the legacy of the late reggae icon ‘Toots’ Hibbert plus other reggae-dancehall industry icons.
“I have poured my heart and soul into this project and now its here for the world to hear, see and enjoy. Each track has its own meaning and history, just as how each parish in Jamaica captures a piece of what Jamaica represents. I have worked with some of our nation’s best, national treasures and this project captures not just our musical history but who we are” states Bulby York.
Dancehall Queen Spice is a certified star. Her music has streamed more than 270 Million times on YouTube, she has performed to sold-out stadiums and venues around the world, and she is a leading character on Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta.
Spice’s song “Inches” has social media in a frenzy, and radio wanting the track right now. Taken from the Reggae Gold 2020 Compilation, this song is officially available and streaming right now!
Spice’s weaves and hair extensions have always been a topic of conversation because of their color. Women like seeing the star express herself through her hair. Spice’s confidence has empowered women around thew world to celebrate their choice of hair length and color, so Spice has applied a winning formula: Music meets Style! Spice sing “inches / inches / all about my inches / y hair long to me back / real or fake my money buy dat / mih nuh wear cheap hair me leff dem fih dat ….”
To compliment the catchy chune, Spice’s music video takes on a playful theme by recreating the Rapunzel scene by displaying her signature blue hair that is several inches long. Also featured in the music video are her dancers sporting various looks and lengths of weave from Spice’s hair line.
Get ready for callers to call in to your show to talk about Spice, her song “Inches” and the length of hair they are wearing today!
The track, a fusion of dancehall, afrobeats and EDM sounds which takes lyrical inspiration from reggae classics by Black Uhuru and Baby Cham, is the first single from Mr Eazi’s Something Else EP out in October.
“This record was really fun to make,” Mr Eazi says, “and it’s crazy how it went from hearing a K4mo intro in the studio with Fred Again, to me jumping on it and then Diplo hopping in! And Walshy hitting me up to say it’s a banger—next thing Nicki is on it! Been a journey really, like two years in the making and I can’t wait to perform it at my next festival!”
Wah Gwaan inna Jamaica?
Zagga, known for hits such as My Destination, Free Up featuring Tarrus Riley & recently Keep Calm on the Aircraft Riddim, has joined forces with buzzin reggae artist Kabaka Pyramid best known for hits such as Well Done, Kontraband featuring Damian Marley & recently Babylon Fallin, to bring you the smash single titled “Jamaica Wah Gwaan”?
This hard driving dancehall anthem highlights topical issues such as how Jamaica is dealing with the Covid-19 crisis amidst a general election, rasta students being banned from entering certain schools and the ungoing crime and violence problem the country faces.
The Amini Music produced track comes at an opportune time- some would say controversially so, while others may say it’s the perfect timing as it echoes the voice of the people.
The single is available on all digital platforms & is accompanied by a music video
MAKE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT!
Buju Banton – Blessed More Blessed (Remixes)
Grammy winner, multiple Billboard Hot 100 chart topping artist and international reggae icon, Buju Banton, releases a remix bundle for his explosive single “Blessed” off his long-awaited album, “Upside Down 2020,” his first full-length studio album in a decade. The album was released this summer on June 26. The Dave Kelly produced “Blessed” gets a four-track remix bundle that features the likes of Fabolous & Jadakiss, Farruko and Patoranking.