The names “DJ Tyrece” and “Universal Zincfence” may not be names you’ll instantly recognize, but they will be popular pretty soon. The names belong to a young Jamaican Producer by the name of Tyrece McNaughton, and he has been cooking up some fire that will surely bring out the lyrics out of some Artists. Today, he presents his Riddim Project titled, “Universal Joints Vol. 1“. Inspired by Hip Hop Producers like Pete Rock, J. Dilla, 9th Wonder, and Jamaican Producers like Teflon Zincfence, BNJMN, and SOS Dynamikz, Tyrece brings listeners into his sonic and sample filled world through 15 tracks. Whether you want to write pages of lyrics, or just absorb the sounds, this project is definitely a collector’s item. Get familiar with Universal Joints by pressing play below.
Producer Kris Karz has been pretty busy these past few months. From blessing the Internet with his “Kngly Live!” series, to producing tracks for the likes of Leno Banton, Dylan Golden, and K. Charlz, he decided it was time to let people in on some of his secret sounds. Though unofficially announced, he will be releasing a series of EPs with the first being today’s entry, “Pastel“! Featuring a lot of samples (If your ears are good, you might recognize a few hits), Kris really wants you to enjoy the sounds in every way. With 3 tracks and assistance from Alex Coombs, Wizzmer, and Tony Trombone, consider this the appetizer until the next course. Support Kris Karz and Kngly Studios, you may never know what he has next in store. Time to see sounds, check out the EP below!
If you need some of that “Message Music” that can make you move, then you know we got you covered with this next Artist. Meet Dmitri Izem, who is based in Kingston, and aims to help you free your mind with his debut project, “24 Eden Garden, Kingston 10“! Comprised of 16 tracks, Dmitri speaks on the day to day struggles in society, Social Media, relationship issues, his Rastafarian faith, and of course helping listeners to be more conscious. With some great production that greatly compliment his strong lyrics and the quotes he sprinkles throughtout, this project is definitely one to keep nearby. Artwork by Richard Natoo. Escape from the ills of society, and the oppression, and all that want to break you, have a listen to “24 Eden Garden, Kingston 10” below!
Last month, party fans were in their numbers for another staging of the popular series, “Pan Di Plaza“! Promising more vibes, the good folks at Chromatic along with friends like Harry Hype, Boom Boom, and Bishop Escobar delivered with their various selections. If for some reason you missed out on attending? Don’t worry, we have the live audio from the event for you to have fun with! Get ready for the next staging later this year by listening below!
After many delays and a few singles, Jamaican Rap Super Group The Council finally released their debut Album, “Nothing Else Matters“. Featuring 16 tracks, the Rappers Five Steez, The Sickest Drama, Nomad Carlos, and Inztinkz promises that Jamaican Hip Hop and the “First Coast Movement” will be on another level with this project. From songs featuring Social Commentary, reminiscing on the “Golden Era”, everyday struggle, to just flexing their lyrical abilities, NEM has something for those who need an escape from the “Mumble Rap” and want to hear “Real Rap“. The Album also features verses from Kabaka Pyramid, Koro Fyah, Massy The Creator, Tha God Fahim, Illicit King, Triple Tr8, J Militia, and Beast while Inztinkz guides them all with some amazing Production. With years in the making, NEM will not disappoint, and should be a nice addition to your collection. Presentation is also a premium experience with Black and Gold giving it a royal look to fit the tone of the Album. Art Direction by Jome Anderson (Scotty Dreamz) and Warren Buckle. The Album is now available on Bandcamp for purchase, and will expand to other popular Music Streaming outlets in the coming weeks. No more talking, get you a dose of some Jamaican Hip Hop below!
The holidays may be over for some, but Jimmy October offers listeners the trip of a lifetime for a low price with his “Vacation EP“. Featuring 5 tracks, each promises a destination away from all the madness of the World, with Production from the likes of Brooklyn, Precision and Tano that will soothe your musical needs. Featuring contributions from Nico Banks, Tano, Mical Teja and GBM Nutron who help guide you throughout the project, Jimmy wants listeners to have that feeling he gave them upon the release of the title track earlier this year. The project is available on Apple Music for the streamers. Check your Calendar, call in sick, take the rest of the week off, and get some “Vacation” in your life by listening to the EP below.