After a week’s delay thanks to Hurricane Irma, Kris Karz and Kngly Studios are back this week with another “Kngly Live!” Session! This week we bear witness to some wonderful notes delivered by Recording Artist Tamika J! Singing “Let Me Be Your Journey” off her “Acoustically Speaking Vol. 2” project, all she needed was the right time of night, minimal lighting, nature, and a Guitar (played by Pop Artist Wizzmer) to make the mood just right! If you’re loving the music, be sure to support the Artists, and show love to Kris Karz by visiting his website and subscribing to his Youtube channel! Video by Kheemo. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a new session below.
We featured Jamaican Producer Chnce earlier this year along with some other dope Producers, and today we’re dropping something new from him! Titled “Deep In There“, he not only plays his role as Producer, but dons the hats of Songwriter and Recording Artist. Featured on the “Therapeutic Riddim“, a part of a Compilation by Kreatif Substans (more on that later down), Chnce goes into “Mr. Loverman” mode for the ladies! Putting a chosen lady in the starring role for a good time, Chnce details what they’ll do from the foreplay right down to climax. According to the Producer, while the track is explicit, the intention of the song was to be soft and mellow, with a few dashes of aggressive and clever lyrics. From here, Chnce flexes his pen to ensure that the ladies’ imagination is on fire when giving the track an earful. This is Chnce’s second appearance as a Recording Artist, but don’t expect him to put it at the forefront anytime soon. Expect more Production from him later this year, and maybe a surprise verse or few. Have a sexy good time by checking out the track below.
The Sun may be out shining as bright as ever, and you’ve left the comfort of your bed, you haven’t started the day until you hear some new music from Recording Artist, Royal Blu! Teaming up with Germany’s DJ Densen and Urban Tree Music, he kicks off a lil R&B vibe with “Early Morning” (Get It Here). When it’s that time to hold a reasoning with your significant other, or even get it on before heading out to a full day of various activities, Blu is speaking for you! Nothing’s wrong with conversing about the elements in the Periodic Table at 4:50 AM, nothing’s wrong if you wanna “Sexercise” at 3:30 AM either. Artwork provided by the talented KokaBZD! A fun listen from “El Fuego“, give it a listen below!
Emporio Armani, a subsidiary of Italian Fashion House Giorgio Armani, recently kicked off a Campaign to promote their “Together Stronger” duo of Fragrances. In both print and video formats, the scents “Because It’s You” for Women and “Stronger With You” for Men were presented. In their series of videos (both for TV and Youtube) which features Actress Matilda Lutz and Actor James Jagger, the soundtrack provided was EDM trio Major Lazer, Recording Artist Ellie Goulding, and Reggae Artist Tarrus Riley’s “Powerful“!
“Powerful” was released in 2015, and featured on Major Lazer’s “Peace Is The Mission” Album. The single has enjoyed Top 10 placements in Australia, Poland, The US and UK with Platinum and Gold certifications in New Zealand, Italy, and Australia. “Powerful” was also featured in a Hulu TV Commercial in January, and remixed by various Producers. Check out the videos below.
Update 1: “Endz Off” postponed until further notice!
The ability to create is such a beautiful thing, and the Island of Jamaica boasts a plethora of Creatives that help to elevate the Culture in Music, Fashion, Literature, and Art. Unfortunately, not many Creatives are being recognized as physical platforms for them to display their work are in short supply. Enter Kamoey Ng-You a.k.a. “GyalKapone“, a fellow Creative who hopes to make a change and start something new with her Creative Mixer event called, “Endz Off“! With a September 30th date and being held at Chaser’s Cafe (5 Belmont Rd., Kingston), Ng-You invites DJs, Writers, Musicians, Artists, Photographers, and Designers to attend and display their works of art to a new audience which can in turn create Business opportunities, make new connections, and growth in their careers.
When asked the reason for the event, Ng-You said, “I want to give all mediums a chance to just be comfortable in a non-competitive environment, because for young Artists in this Country, everything is a “Fight to the top”. While some competition is healthy, it’s not always the best because a lot of us suffer from issues that our Art gives us refuge from“. While the Event is free to attend and Creatives showcase their works for free, Ng-You hopes to get the attention and assistance of Corporate Jamaica, and encourages attendees to support by purchasing pieces from a Creative. “I’m trying to invite as much people to participate as possible, even if I have to pay for their work to be printed and mounted out of pocket because people need fi buss, and I’ll be damned if I don’t make that happen because I know I wish someone would help me” she added.
Creatives participating in the Mixer are requested to bring a copy of their favourite piece of work that they’re willing to part with as a giveaway session may arise during the event. “I want everyone to leave with someone else’s favorite artwork because that energy and positivity is channeled to others. Sharing the things that make you happy with someone else is one of the greatest things you could ever do and I want to promote that movement. I want everyone to have a smile on their face at the end of the day” said an exuberant Ng-You. She closed by saying, “It’s not about money, it’s not about hype, it’s not about a bagga chatting. It’s about giving everybody a platform to be themselves, be comfortable and make a future“.
The “Endz Off” Creative Mixer will start at 5PM, and ends at 8PM. To participate, contact Kamoey Ng-You at 848-2367, or send her a Direct Message on Instagram at @GyalKapone.
With several controversies surrounding Dancehall music videos, upcoming Dancehall Artist Sol Weatherman is now victim to a candid video gone viral. The video shows the Artist singing his recent single, “Handcart”, with what appears to be an M-16 Rifle in hand. More recently, another video surfaced with the Artist riding a donkey at the popular Street Dance “Wappingz Thursday”.
“Handcart” was produced by Krayv and Jay Crazie Records on the “Car Tire Riddim”, and is described by Sol Weatherman as a “Hustler’s Anthem”. “The video was simply me chilling in my community and during that someone recorded the video and posted it online. I don’t encourage violence, “Handcart” is a song for the Hustlers and hard working people, it is not a violent song”. When asked about the riding on the Donkey, Sol
added, “I believe in promoting my single to the fullest so the video was just another way to market the single for me”.
“Handcart” has been garnering much attention from the streets since its release. Sol added, “In many of the Street Dances you can witness girls pushing Handcarts and dancing. People all over the world love the gimmicks that come with the song, and I am grateful for that”. Sol Weatherman hails from Cockburn Gardens in Kingston, and is known for the singles, “Weatherman”, “Feel So Good”, and “Whine” to name a few. You can find him on Instagram at @SolWeatherman, and WeathermanSol on Facebook.