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.@DZLRecords Brings The Heat With New Releases From @SaineMusic & @Scantana1


Kingston based Record label DZL Records continues to put out quality music for the world to enjoy. With success in 2019 and most of 2020 so far, the label looks to keep the energy up moving forward. The Dale “Dizzle” Virgo founded label was started in 2012, and has been responsible for producing hits with Christopher Martin, Kim Nain, Chronixx, and Ikaya to name a few. With new releases from Saine and Scantana, DZL Records wants to close out the year in style.

Scantana is the first to step out with the release of “Goodie Goodie”. A song directed at the ladies, it finds Scantana putting together catchy lyrics, producing melodic flows, and cleverly weaving the names of 39 beautiful Jamaican women, and International celebrities throughout. Overall, Scantana’s aim with “Goodie Goodie” was to make the ladies feel good, further boost their confidence, and recognize their beauty in every way. “Goodie Goodie” was premiered on New York’s Hot 97 through the legendary Bobby Konders and Jabba, in various elite African Radio stations, and is the first single off of his upcoming EP with Dale “Dizzle” Virgo. Born Kibwe Lawrence in Central Kingston’s ”Tel Aviv” area, Scantana is a Rapper, Motivational Speaker, Actor, and Screenplay Writer. He found a love for music at an early age, wrote his first song at the age of 12, and went on to make a name for himself in New York’s South Bronx neighbourhood, and in Jamaica. He has shared the stage with the likes of Ma$e, Foxy Brown, SWV, and many others, and has collaborated with the likes of Anthony Red Roze, PseudoKhule, Serani, and Bugle.

Saine follows the release of new singles with the track, “Peace Of Mind”. An upbeat Reggae track produced by Dale Virgo, Saine focuses on Mental Health here as she encourages everyone to find their peace, and protect it. With the world experiencing the Covid 19 pandemic, Mental Health is something that is being greatly affected, and Saine provides comfort and relief at this time through music. “Peace Of Mind” will be featured on Saine’s upcoming EP. Born Saine Rapley in St. Andrew, she believes in putting in the work to become great. With a few years in, she has blessed listeners with a powerful voice through her many releases, and has recently collaborated with Spragga Benz on his chart-topping “Chiliagon” album, and International Author Gregory David Roberts’ upcoming “Love And Faith” album.

Scantana’s “Goodie Goodie” is now available on all digital music streaming platforms, and distributed through AWAL. Saine’s “Peace Of Mind” is also available on all digital music streaming platforms, and is distributed through Tuff Gong International. For updates on upcoming releases and more, visit DZLRecords.com, and follow the label on Twitter and Facebook at @DZLRecords, and on Instagram at @DZLRecords876.

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.@DZLRecords Branches Out With New Podcast Series


Jamaica’s creative scene is one that continues to grow and shed light on some of the country’s brightest talent. From Art, to Music, to Technology, creatives of all kinds step up on public platforms to showcase their work. To provide knowledge on the scene is Kingston based Record Label DZL Records with its new Podcast series, “Upful Vibes”.

A part of the label’s Dub Corner Media division, the “Upful Vibes” Podcast is hosted by the Label’s founder Dale “Dizzle” Virgo, the “Upful Vibes” Podcast covers happenings in music, books, and television, and takes a deep dive into the music business, current affairs, and much more. For listeners looking for more variety in the Podcast scene, “Upful Vibes” looks to tackle topics on a serious level, but provide a lot of fun and education throughout. Two episodes are already released, and features Dancehall Recording Artiste Starr Dane on the series debut, and prominent Filmmaker Rick Elgood on the latest episode. The Podcast is released on a weekly basis, and promises to fill a void in knowing the inner workings of the Entertainment business, and more.

The “Upful Vibes” Podcast is now available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Podcasts with distribution through Podcast Distribution platform Anchor. To stay up to date and reach out to DZL Records, visit DZLRecords.com, and follow the label on Twitter and Facebook at @DZLRecords, and on Instagram at @DZLRecords876. To stay up to date and do business with Dub Corner, visit DubCorner.com, and follow them on Twitter and Facebook at @DubCorner, and on Instagram at @DubCornerJA. To stay up to date with Dale “Dizzle” Virgo and be updated with his latest production work, follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @DaleVirgo, and on Facebook at @DaleProducer.

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.@KingBeenieMan @ShenYeng @OriginalKoffee & More Take Over @BET Hip Hop Awards 2020 With Cypher!


When Jamaica’s involved in something, it’s gonna be great. Tonight, BET kicked off their annual Hip Hop Awards. While they’ve featured some of the best in music, many were waiting for the much anticipated “Reggae Cypher“!

Featuring Shenseea, Bounty Killa, Beenie Man, Skip Marley, Koffee, with ZJ Liquid handling the DJ role, the artists did what they had to do over Damian “Junior Gong” Marley’s classic “Welcome To JamRock“, and represented Jamaica and Dancehall. Given that Covid 19 is still around, the Cypher had to be pre-recorded for broadcast. Can you imagine if all artists were performing live? Lots of high energy would be given. Big up the artists, another one for Jamaica!

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OLDIES SUNDAY: The Blackstones – Best Love (1996)


Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from UK based Reggae trio, The Blackstones! We go back in time with them to check out their single, “Best Love“. Produced by Bernard Collins, this was released in 1996 through Prestige Records. The track is dedicated to that special person who holds your heart, and The Blackstones speak for us when they say, “Your love is the best love for me…“. With their soulful vocals and a Riddim that you can’t help but slow dance to, “Best Love” is one that deserves plenty spins.

“Best Love” was featured on the group’s 1996 album, “Riding High“, and was well received in the Lovers Rock scene in Jamaica and the UK. The song was sampled for US Rapper Action Bronson’s 2020 single, “Golden Eye” which was produced by Budgie. Formed in 1974, The Blackstones is a group that showcases beautiful harmonies, and raises the bar for vocal styles and sounds that were set by groups before them like The Techniques, The Gaylads, The Wailers, The Paragons, and many others. Originally consisting of brothers Leon, Neville, and Byron Leiffer, The Blackstones has made changes over the years as Neville and Byron left to pursue solo careers. They were replaced with Tony Douglas and Ken Kendricks in the 1980s. Since then, more changes were made, and the group now consists of Leon Leiffer, Tony Mahoney, and Junior Bailey. Some of their most notable work involved them working with the late Sir “Coxsone” Dodd at Studio One, Phil Pratt for Channel One Studios, and the late Bunny “Striker” Lee.

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.@ShenYeng @BusySignal_Turf & @SkipMarley Featured On New @MajorLazer Album


The trio known as Major Lazer has been tapped into the Caribbean since the beginning. Whether they’re sampling Reggae/Dancehall classics, or putting a modern spin on some of the genres, or collaborating with future Caribbean legends, they have opened up a lane for a wider audience. Returning to the scene with a new member Ape Drums (Trinidad’s Jillionaire left the group in 2019 to pursue a solo career), Major Lazer gives us the new album, “Music Is The Weapon” which finds Shenseea, Busy Signal, and Skip Marley as featured guests on the tracks “Tiny“, “Sun Comes Up“, and “Can’t Take It From Me” respectively.

Shenseea, Busy Signal, and Skip Marley are no strangers to International collabs, and Busy Signal has been racking up appearances on Major Lazer projects for a long time. Major Lazer continues to blend genres together and make the whole world dance, and the featured artists help to bring even more vibes. “Music Is The Weapon” is out now! Check out the tracks below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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YoungPow Unleashes 90’s Dancehall Vibes With Chino McGregor On “Riddim Ryda Style”


Throw on your Travel Fox and Karl Kani for this one! Grammy award winning Producer/Songwriter Sean “YoungPow” Diedrick wants to take you back to a wonderful time in music, the 90’s Dancehall era, with a twist! Having recently announced the “Riddim Ryda” project, he kicked things off with the release of “Who She Like” featuring veteran Dancehall artist Mr. G. Having made some noise, he’s following up with Chino McGregor on the track, “Riddim Ryda Style“!

On “Riddim Ryda Style”, Chino gives listeners his signature vocals, and doesn’t hold back on the deejaying as he treats YoungPow’s Riddim like a heavy bag at the gym. Ready to mash up any session, Chino gives the 90s the proper respect, and YoungPow picked the right sounds to put together something awesome. “The inspiration for the beat came to me while I was experimenting with one of my sample packs, (‘Sounds From Yard’, Vol. 1),” YoungPow explained. “It’s a somewhat throwback vibe with a modern mix.” The “Riddim Ryda” project also features Popcaan, Common Kings, Kabaka Pyramid, Falkon, and more. “Riddim Ryda” is also a follow up to his “Turn It Up Riddim” project, and Answele’s “Jah Is In Control” single, which were released this past summer.

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