Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, DJ/Producer Kickraux just unleashed a dope new mix fi rule the nights! In his “Dub So Scary” Halloween Mix, Kickraux pays respect to the classic Reggae singles that fit the “Halloween” theme. Featuring hits from Ernie Smith, King Yellow Man, Peter Tosh, Bounty Killa, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Max Romeo and many more, this is for the the Duppy Conquerors, the Van Helsings, the Dub Students, the Reggae Fans, and music lovers! Check out the Mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
The talented and forward thinking Producer duo Dale “Dizzle” Virgo and Troy Baker known as DizTroy, is the fresh sound in Reggae/Dancehall today.
The crafty mesh of styles and infectious grooves, lends way to an electric mash up of roots, which combine both Jamaican Sound System culture along with British and American musical influences such as: Dub, Brit Pop, Trap and EDM.
Bred in Jamaica, DizTroy is at the forefront, cultivating something special and unique. Songs that are firmly grounded at home but with loads of attitude, technically complex and musically edgy. In other words…creative and refreshing.
Pitchfork says of the duo “They’re a necessary jolt of Sunshine”.
The self-taught duo’s musical collection breeds life under the newly formed imprint Gee Jam, which is an off spring of acclaimed Gee Street Records, started in the early 80’s by the legendary Jon Baker.
The ambitious release schedule plays like an addictive flow that delves deep into the artistry of Mystic Davis, Versi and several other artists coming down the pipeline. A journey through soundscapes blending artful tapestry, broad strokes, experimental design with mainstream appeal.
DizTroy’s debut video “Mystic Strings” from Singer, Rapper and Dancer Mystic Davis was shot in and around Port Antonio by Kevin Lee and Savannah Baker, capturing her unique vitality and character.
“Her presence is striking–vocally and physically” says Revolt TV. Continues “The EP, DizTroy ft Mystic Davis is an undeniable 6 hard hitting songs along with her pop, tick and bubble vibes. Lyrical dancehall-infused hooks, delivery and cantankerous vibes are impossible not to love”.
Look for other releases to including Versi with “Build me a Spliff.” There will be videos for both songs. Gee Jam is part of the umbrella Gee Jam Collection which has hotel properties, as well as a recording studio.
On the 3rd day of August, Ras I Musique celebrates what is declared as his “Earth Strong“. Celebrating life and prosperity, he unleashed his brand new Mixtape with Roots Reggae Dub Selector, Lion Trod. Titled “Ras-I Meets Lion Trod Inna Original Style“, they deliver 13 tracks for you to skank, vibe and blaze up a few to. Featuring his recent single “Bad Boy Bully” and the popular “Dread Inna Babylon“, listeners can rock with them and also get familiar with Ras-I and his newer selections. One of the Artists to watch this year, Ras-I continues to deliver good music and thrill many with his live performances. While there are a few who are worrying about the Weather, let this new Mixtape be your companion and build a vibe! Listen to the project below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
First they started out as the youth of the Dancehall/Reggae culture, now they’re parents with growing kids. It isn’t unusual for the child of an Entertainer to follow in their parent’s footsteps one way or the other as at times they bring a modern take on their parent’s creations, or create their own lane. Some of the most famous off springs include Stephen, Ziggy, and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley (Sons of Bob Marley), Chino and Di Genius (Sons of Freddie McGregor), Junior Tucker (Son of Jimmy Tucker), Morgan Heritage (Children of Denroy Morgan), Tarrus Riley (Son of Jimmy Riley), Queen Ifrica (Daughter of Derrick Morgan), Protoje (Son of Lorna Bennett), Chronixx (Son of Chronicle) and many more. In part 5 of a few part series, I feature more of the new set of kids on the scene whose parents have covered much ground in their respective careers.
1. Addis Pablo (Suns Of Dub)
Famous Parent: Augustus Pablo
Single(s): In My Father’s House, Far East Dub (Suns Of Dub)
2. Jo Mersa Marley
Famous Parent: Stephen Marley
Occupation: Reggae Artist
Single(s): Burn It Down, Light It Up (w/ Morgan Heritage)
Jamaica is set to experience “Paradise Lost“, a 3 day EDM Festival held on Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Ocho Rios on March 10-12. Headlined by top DJs such as Tiesto, Bass Nectar, Audien, King Jammy’s, and Recording Artists Busy Signal, Jah Cure, and Sean Paul, this promises to leave an everlasting memory and open up the doors for more. On Onstage recently, CFO of the event Mark Tracy and Event Organizer Jason Newman stopped by to discuss the event, the birth of EDM, creating a buzz, the lineup, ticket outlets and more. To get more information about this major event click here, here, here, and check out ParadiseLostJamaica.com. Check out the Interview below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the previous installments, check them out here.
Negril’s Finest proves why he is just that with this mix!
This mix is just hype! You pop this mix in and you instantly feel like you are on the road. With a mix of Dubs, Afro beat and Soca hits, this is guaranteed to be on repeat!