Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Bugle, Wayne Marshall Tackle 'Social Media' [WATCH VIDEO]

Coming on the heels of 'Spontaneous', his newly released 40-track mixtape featuring An9ted Entertainment affiliates Alexx A-Game and Samboni, Reggae Luminary Bugle has now turned his attention to the 'Social Media' scene. 

Known for his prolific writing skills and thought-provoking compositions, the 'Cherish Life' hitmaker has joined forces with fellow entertainer Wayne Marshall to tackle the pandemic trends of 'Social Media' in a song of the same name.

Produced on the Marley-owned Ghetto Youths International imprint 'Social Media' addresses a number of topical issues including the advantages and disbenefits associated with the popular platform.

In a recent tabloid interview, Marshall, now working on his upcoming album said the idea came to him one night during his slumber.   

“I had the melody and I was 'vibing' the tune on my guitar. I went to bed and dreamt about it, and in that dream, I spoke to Bugle and I said 'we need to do this song'. When I woke up I shared it with my wife Tami. I called Bugle and he said to link him. I went to his studio and we had a prayer and then went into the recording booth,” Marshall explained.

Bugle also corroborated the series of events citing that how the project came about was almost superlunary. 

"Many times we see things happen in life and we wonder why, but it's just divine works so you don't even try to question it most times and I think this song is one of those instances." - Bugle added.

Despite not officially released the song has been making quite an impact on the airwaves and is steadily finding its way onto the playlist of numerous top-tier disc jocks across the diaspora. 

"The feedback has been tremendous and it seems to resonate well with the people because in this era of technology are a lot of people are not social but they love the media." - Bugle intimated.

Meanwhile, with a full roster for the Yuletide season, the Bugle is expected to depart the island in the weeks ahead for an assignment in Guyana.

'Breezy' Christmas For Aidonia and Govana [WATCH VIDEO]

Though they have no professional expertise in meteorology, 4th Genna recording artistes Aidonia and Govana have issued an advisory to the entertainment fraternity to expect some strong 'Breeze' this Christmas. 

The forewarning comes in the wake of a whirlwind performance at the finale of UWI Integration Thursdays bolstered by their newly released single 'Breeze', a collaborative effort that has taken the FM airwaves and social scene by storm.  Produced on the 4th Genna Music/J.O.P imprint the hypermasculinized track has been dubbed a solid follow-up to their 2012 effort 'Run Road' with its jocular groove and overkill of witty lyricism.

Currently saturating the space with tracks like 'Fire' Yeah Yeah, Hot Tool, Gyal Clown, Shallow Grung and Loco' both deejays says this is something the fans have been requesting for some time now. 

"As you know Aidonia and I did 'Run Road' in 2012 and that went to No.1 on various charts for several weeks. Since then the fans have been requesting more collabs from the camp but nothing happens before the right time. I was using that time to learn the business and hone my skills. So now we link up again___ it's going to be a 'Breezy' Christmas." - a seemingly jocund Govana explained.

"Right now we just let the music do all the talking__ how the Christmas look? 'Breezy" - Aidonia added.

Though not clairvoyant, Govana says based on current trends he forecast the song will do very well over the festive season and advise fans to look out for a lot more audio and visuals from the camp in the foreseeable future. 

Meanwhile, Aidonia continues work on his debut album while Govana is focused on his upcoming EP, both projects are slated for release next year. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tosh Alexander Assembles Musical Heavyweights For Christmas EP [WATCH VIDEO]

Less than two weeks away from the start of the Yuletide season, fashionista and burgeoning chanteuse Tosh Alexander has assembled a star-studded cast of musical heavyweights for the presentation of her latest body of work titled, 'An Island Christmas With Tosh & Friends'

Presented on the 'CoworkJA' musical imprint with distribution rights courtesy of Zojak Worldwide. The project takes the format of a five-track EP covering several of the most renowned Christmas classics as the songstress serves up some prodigious renditions with the help of accomplished compatriots Christopher Martin and Romain Virgo. The standard is even further amplified with the enlisting of production virtuosos Joshua 'Flubz' Jones, Andre 'Suku' Grey, Karim 'Stainless' Thompson, Dale 'Dizzle' Virgo, Keniel Delisser and Kemoy Allen. Aiming for the best quality the recordings were done at Bugle's An9ted Studios and Agent Sasco's Diamond Studios respectively. 

Alluding to the project Tosh said, "Christmas is definitely my favourite time of the year. From the lights to the carols and the overall spirit of the season; it's a time where everyone comes together and it truly makes me happy, so I wanted to reflect that in these Christmas carols chosen for the EP. When you hear them I want you to have that same feeling of happiness and warmth."  

Similar sentiments were echoed by renowned industry heavyweight Robert Livingston, "Love the idea behind this Christmas album. Christmas is for family, it's about hearing your favourite carols and this is a great approach. Tosh has an amazing voice and I think she's a good ambassador for the music and can represent the songs well" - he added.

Slated for release on December 8, the EP will be available worldwide on all major digital platforms but can be pre-ordered commencing November 24, (consumers will get a bonus track). Upon official release, physical copies will be made available via the various local music outlets.

No stranger to the music scene Tosh who relocated to Jamaica last year is currently riding high with the single '911' featuring Reggae royalty Kymani Marley. During her sojourn in the U.S, she also worked with a plethora of international stars such as  Pharell Williams, Busta Rhymes, Nicki Minaj, FloRida, Fabulous and The Game.

Monday, November 20, 2017

From Homeless To Happiness, Kary Diamond Wants To 'Inspire You' [WATCH VIDEO]

"When I look all over the world, I see people dying, some hungry, have no food to eat, so I ask myself one thing, what can I do to inspire you..." are just some of the lyrics from inspirational songstress Kary Diamond latest composition titled 'Inspire You'

The incentivizing ballad not only speaks to the common folk but also the disenfranchised and socio-economically challenged of this world as the singer born Karyann Lawson offers words of empathy and encouragement that will surely make us ruminate on our own lives and hopefully make a positive change.  

For Kary, this song holds deep meaning as it encapsulates her own life experiences filled with trials and triumphs growing up as a child in rural Jamaica (Clarendon) to migrating to North America and the untimely passing of her beloved mother subsequently led to her living in the streets of Florida as a homeless person. However, it was her faith and resolve that kept her going and one day while on the bus she stumbled across an advert in a tabloid for models which despite her circumstance she landed and that became the catalyst in her life transformation.

Soon thereafter she found herself working at a magazine company and local radio station where her childhood love for music was further amplified and hence the birth of 'Kary Diamond'. (The 'Diamond' was inspired by her platinum blonde hair colour). Inspired by acts such as Bounty Killer, Sean Paul and Shaggy, Kary began seriously delving into music and soon recorded her first album which unfortunately was never released.

Reflecting on all that she has endured Kary Diamond says, "In spite of my circumstances and all that I've been through. I knew in my heart that I was destined to be successful. If you can dream it then believe it then you will have it."

Intent on not only scribing her name in the annals of music greats, Kary also wants her journey to leave a perennial impact. She has since written, produced and launched her very first inspirational album titled ‘No Pressure’ in 2010. Achieving some level of success she soon followed up with ‘Pretty Face’ in 2017 and is currently launching a campaign to promote the body of work. 

According to Kary, "The lyrics from both albums were inspired by my life’s journey and reflects on my struggles and victories."

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Aidonia & Stephen McGregor Join Forces Again

Collaborating with award-winning music producer Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor throughout the years has proven to be a successful formula for high riding deejay Aidonia. Aside from a plethora of hits, 'Fi Di Jockey', one of their last effort continues to infiltrate various markets across the globe amassing over 15 million views online in the process, making it one of the 4th Genna recording artiste most bankable projects. 

Come the last quarter of 2017, the two have joined forces again for an upcoming project titled 'Set Fi Di Backshot’. Produced on 'Di Genius Records' imprint the single is an infectious anthem geared towards the female populace and slated for release in the days ahead. 

According to Aidonia, "Stephen and I have always had good musical chemistry over the years, so collaborating on this new project is just a natural vibe." 

Meanwhile, over the weekend the 'Banga' hitmaker along with label-mate Govana invaded the Ocean Village car park in Ocho Rios for the 2017 staging of 'Xcess' unravelling hits such as 'Yeah Yeah', Gyal Clown, Hot Tool, Shallow Grung, Run Road among others as they delivered another fiery performance to the large gathering on hand. 

Govana is currently working on his upcoming EP while Aidonia continues work on his debut album. Both projects are still untitled.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Bugle Spontaneously Releases 40-Track Compilation [DOWNLOAD AUDIO]

Reggae stalwart Bugle has concocted a new mixtape for the Yuletide season. Titled 'Spontaneous' the compilation features a collective of 40-tracks spanning both the Reggae and Dancehall genres with guest appearances from An9ted Entertainment affiliates Alexx A-Game and Samboni while production credits come courtesy of noted producer and disc jock Razz Attack. The 'Ganja' hitmaker says he is excited about the project and know the fans will be pleased because there is something on it for everyone regardless of their musical palette.

Alluding to the compilation Bugle says, though he would love to give all his fans a copy of the 'Be Yourself' album, it's not financially feasible but also in the same vein he doesn't want to leave them empty-handed. Hence the creation of a mixtape.

"The idea for 'Spontaneous' arose following a meeting with my team who noted that on a daily basis people are always asking for free copies of the albums or some sort of promotional material. However, based on the economic landscape, to give the album away is not a viable option. Therefore the decision was taken to invest in a mixtape that would feature some of my most recent recordings interspersed with the classics and some great selections from emerging talents within the industry."


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Nesbeth Brings Hope To Texas, Graces The Cover Of L3 Magazine

Almost three months after the passage of Hurricane Harvey devastated the U.S southern state of Texas, Reggae luminary Nesbeth has brought hope to its residents during a recent concert hosted by Super Gold Promotions in Houston.

Armed with his catalogue of inspirational anthems, Nesbeth, a true virtuoso delivered an imperious performance interspersed with motivational axioms that left patrons in high spirit upon completion of his forty-minute sweat-drenched set.

Among the crowd favourites were Guns Out, So Let It Be', Board House, My Dream' and Success Story. However, it was the moving tribute to his late wife titled 'Normal Day' that resonated most with the audience as the Reggae crooner reminded them that once there is life there's hope and the rebuilding process though daunting will not last forever as long as they remember not to give up on their 'Dreams'.

Following the concert, Nesbeth said, "I am very happy that I was able to assist in the restoration of hope and pulling the community together, especially the Caribbean nationals to join forces for a unified cause."

In other news, currently saturating the diaspora with his latest hit 'Success Story' the singer is also featured on the cover of the November edition of L3 Magazine. A North American based publication which focuses on the Arts, Fashion, Politics and Music of the Caribbean region. In a very in-depth fourteen-page interview with writer and journalist Natasha Von Castle, Nesbeth delves into his methods and why music is not just music but more about a connection to the higher power who inspires the songs he sings.

Locally, Nesbeth has been on an island-wide campaign to bring social awareness to school children and the impact of their actions especially through the use of social media. The singer has also pledged his support for the upcoming 'JAMATHON' Caribbean Hurricane Benefit Concert slated for November 22 at the Red Stripe Oval in Kingston. The show will be a Telethon / Webathon aimed at raising money for Caribbean Hurricane relief, rebuilding, and restoring badly damaged Islands that are in need.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Bugle Featured On Music Compilation for Jamaican Airport

MBJ Airports, operator of Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, has released MBJ Mixtape 2017, which features some of the island's leading acts.

Produced by Sean “Razz” Cousley of RazzAttack Muzik, the set is to welcome travellers to the airport and Jamaica.

According to MBJ Airports, the tracks were selected to bring attention to the Jamaica's natural beauty, its unique culture and vibe.

“We wanted to create a more authentic, 'Irie' Jamaican experience at the airport to heighten the feeling travellers get as they step off the plane,” said Rafael Echevarne, CEO at MBJ Airports.

“We want to give a special 'big up' to all the artistes and labels that contributed tracks to this mixtape. Without their support, this would not have been possible,” he continued.

MBJ Mixtape 2017 includes: Chronixx's Skankin, Smile Jamaica, Ain't No Giving In, and Mi Alright featuring Kabaka Pyramid; Protoje ( Who Knows); Jah9 ( Feeling Irie); Damian Marley (Welcome to Jamrock); Tony Rebel ( Sweet Jamaica); Mr Vegas featuring Shaggy and Josey Wales (Sweet Jamaica); and Queen Ifrica (Welcome to Montego Bay).

Other acts include Bugle (Anointed, Real Yard Man and Caribbean People); Christopher Martin ( Fimi Island, My Love and Pirates of the Caribbean); Beres Hammond ( I Feel Good and Busy Signal Reggae Music Again and Real Jamaicans featuring Mykal Rose).

Dancehall music has not been left out. The genre is represented by tracks including Love Mi Jamaica by Red Fox and Shaggy, TOK ( Yardie) and Agent Sasco ( Always Summer, Welcome to Jamaica by Frassman Brilliant), I-Octane Love the Vibes, Stylo G featuring Yozi Call Mi A Yardie, and Charly Black Party Animal.