Your favourite British Alternative Rock Virtual Band is back! The Gorillaz recently announced a new album in 6 years, and even premiered 4 new songs to boot. One of the tracks premiered is called “Saturnz Barz”, and features the “Unruly Boss”, Popcaan! Accompanied by a 6 minute VR Short Film, Popcaan displayed his Dancehall “Barz” over the Gorillaz’s haunting Production while the Band makes a visit to a “Spirit House”. Score another one for Popcaan as he is taking advantage of all the International collaborations coming his way. What will he surprise us with next? Gorillaz’s new album, “Humanz” will hit stores on April 28. Check out the video below!
Pentateuch Movement is ready to release their latest single, ‘Crime’. Moved by the social situations both yard and abroad, Pentateuch movement speaks openly on the injustices on their culture and island; Jamaica. ‘Crime’ addresses issues of poverty and hardship faced by youths everywhere.
“This song came as a result of the crime situation happening in Jamaica now from the murders to the money laundering and hustling going on, all these are results of the unemployment and illiteracy rate in Jamaica. The song is also a stance against the British government building another prison in our country an we still need to get word on that as a nation.” – Pentateuch Movement
“Cyaa solve crime if the youths dem hungry all the time…cyaa solve crime if the poor man still cyaa find a dime” – Crime single
Produced by Pentateuch Movement under the Pentateuch Movement label,‘Crime’ was recorded at the Mixing Lab Studio in Kingston, Jamaica, and was mixed by Phillip Mcfarlane.
Musicians that played on this track: Kino Newby (bass), Kevon Webster(keyboards), Ranoy Gordon (guitar), Shackair McQueen (guitar), Hector Lewis (percussions), Raymond ‘Papa Bear’ Mantack (percussions).
The official music video for ‘Crime’ was filmed in the streets of downtown Kingston and in the Shelter Rock Community in Greendale, Spanish Town, shot by El Puru a.k.a. HIMAGES along with Emmy Lou Mai, and edited by Ruption of RD Studios.
‘Crime’ single is available across all digital music stores on October 26th. The music video premieres on October 26th on the movement’s official VEVO youtube channel. Pentateuch movement is preparing for the release of the long awaited album ‘Chapter XVIII’ set to be released in first half of 2017.
Though oftentimes overlooked, there is no denying the fact that the arts are a unifying phenomenon. It is for this reason that the recently concluded Carifesta XII in Haiti was such a beloved event among Caribbean nations, the people, and the various artistes and performers from the participating territories. The 10 day festival ran from August 21st to August 30th.
Melbourne Douglas and his backing band more popularly known as ‘dBURNZ and the Flashmob’ were among several groups that represented Jamaica at the festival. Their performances began on August 23 at the Le Caye Beach Party where they were well received by an audience of approximately thirty thousand (30,000) patrons. Performances continued at several venues including Place Boyer and Champs de Mars Grand Market where the group closed the Jamaica Night Celebrations, performing after their musical colleagues Raging Fyah. Their final appearance saw them closing off Jamaica’s segment of the CARIFESTA closing ceremony at the Kiosque Occide Jeanty amphitheatre. With their original number, “Revolution” and rendition of Bob Marley’s “Could You be Loved”, they had thousands of people in a frenzy as they chanted “Say something, CARIFESTA!! Say something Aiyti Aiyti (Haiti Haiti)!!”
Appearing at Carifesta 2015 is just another indication of the growth of dBURNZ who began working with the members of The Flashmob in 2012. Through impressive performances over the past three years including performances at the previous Carifesta in Suriname with the UWI Pop Society, their prominence has grown tremendously as they continue to demonstrate their talent beyond Jamaica’s borders.
Other acts from Jamaica included Reggae band Raging Fyah, Amina Blackwood Meeks, Craft Vendors and dance troupes L’Acadco and the National Dance Theatre Company. The event – which is billed as a celebration of the region and its people – was thoroughly enjoyed by thousands of patrons.
Top Shotta nuh laugh! Detailing the life of a gunman today is Reggae Band, No-maddz with “Shotta“. Directed by Kurt Wright, we see each member arise from slumber and gather their musical weapons to create some great music. The difference here is that their instruments were concealed as if they were firearms. Great visuals here from the Band with some thought provoking lyrics. Off their upcoming “Sly & Robbie Presents No-Maddz” album, check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today’s new music comes from a Jamaican One Man Band, Scotty + The DreamKillers. Titled “Keep It Rocking” and features a production from JLA, this features a great Michael Jackson sample (Rock With You) while Scotty raps about chasing his dreams, never slowing down on his work, pushing on despite challenges and keeping it rocking. A great effort here and being a Michael Jackson fan I love this production. For clarification, Scotty + The DreamKillers is really a One Man Band where “Scotty” is the rapper and “JLA” is the producer. With a mix of Hip Hop, Rock, Dub, and Reggae, look out for more work from the Band, I know I will. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
It’s been a minute since we’ve gotten new material from Dreggae but today he makes up for lost time. In collaboration with NY based band Annie In The Water. Remixing his “It’s Not Over” track and giving it an acoustic feel with AITW’s Brad Hester and shot by Duane G. of MQ Productions in Little 5 Points in Atlanta, we’re treated to a street performance where Brad plays the tunes and delivers the chorus while Dreggae delivers his lyrics for the people to hear. Love this visual, the location is colourful and the song was well delivered. The only thing missing was a guitar case open for change (haha!). What do you think of the video? Check it out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.