ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Get To Know @EladGideon


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Elad Gideon is an upcoming artist that has a lot to say. Hailing from May Pen, Clarendon, he brings a rugged style that can be heard and felt by everyone. Get familiar with him below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

1. Describe Elad Gideon in five words.

Militant, honest, expressive, calculated, and focused.

2. How did you come up with the name Elad Gideon?

My first name ‘Dale’ when reversed spells ‘Elad’ and the Hebrew word Gideon that means ‘Mighty Warrior’ is my street name. I wanted a name that represented me and my music, and those two words does just that!

3. What motto or advice do you live by?

Fortune favours the BOLD!!

4. Why choose a career in music?

I believe that because we only get one life to live, we should spend it doing something that makes you happy, and music makes me happy.

5. For persons who have never heard your sound, describe your music in five words.

Expressive, melodic, soulful, militant, rugged/gringo!

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NEW MUSIC: @SamanthaJLive x @DejLoaf – League Of My Own


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Stepping out with a new single are the likes of “Miss Tight Up Skirt” a.k.a. Samantha J, and “Miss Try Me” a.k.a. Dej Loaf. Titled “League Of My Own“, we hear the ladies speak on being their own persons, how they roll, being unstoppable, and of course being in their own league. Interesting collaboration between the two but they’ve managed to make it work. I liked that little sample of the “Punanny Riddim” later in the song. Get the single today on iTunes. Is there a Samantha J album on the way? Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Gregory Peck – Wey You Ago Do (1989)


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Today’s Oldies Sunday selection is for all the Sound Bwoys and Sound Systems from Gregory Peck. Titled “Wey You Ago Do” this was produced by King Jammys and released in 1989. Here Gregory is sending a warning to all Sound Systems and Selectors that his sound will not lose and they should just retire all together. He also hurled insults and stated that they cannot win the audience with their selections and his sound was the winner in all clashes.

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NEW MUSIC: @Jamie___XX x @PopcaanMusic x @YoungThug – I Know There’s Gonna Be


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Considered an odd collaboration, today’s new music comes from UK Producer Jamie XX, Dancehall artist Popcaan and Rapper Young Thug. Titled “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)“, this is a single that celebrates life and enjoying it to the fullest over some very wonderful production and samples that add to the theme. For those who aren’t familiar with Jamie XX, he’s the producer behind the late Gil Scott-Heron’s “I’ll Take Care You” which was sampled for Drake’s “Take Care” single. An odd combo but a great listen from the three different artists. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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PRESS RELEASE: @EladGideon’s New Militant Sound


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Recording artiste Elad Gideon showcases his raw and militant style with the release of his new single ‘Wile Life’. The song produced by himself, Douglas Flannigan and Farel Richie was released on SoundCloud recently. The highly anticipated single, is a tribute to resilient Jamaicans who have found themselves affected by the harsh realities of the society. Elad explained, “The people in our society have become almost beast like in order to survive their everyday struggles”.

Elad grew up in the town of May Pen, Clarendon. His stage name begins with his first name ‘Dale’ being reversed to spell ‘Elad’ and then coupled with the Hebrew word Gideon that means ‘Mighty Warrior’. His name highlights his calculated, militant, rebellious and nonconformist personality that he fervently portrays through his music. Elad’s music is packaged and presented on a live music platform and is an unorthodox fusion between reggae, dancehall, hip hop, and some alternative rock/RnB influences. Elad added, “My music is limitless. It is not restricted to any one genre but is rather a mixture of all the genres of music that I love. My music also speaks to those relatable topics, thoughts and ideas that are rarely highlighted in Jamaican music.”

The ‘Wile Life’ artiste has also produced singles such as ‘Just Life’ and ‘The Worst’, both of which are now available on his SoundCloud profile, www.soundcloud.com/eladgideon. Elad is set to start his promotional trail for ‘Wile Life’ and is eager to premiere its video. The video will be shot and released this summer.

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