One thing with Jamaicans, everything we touch turns to gold! While you all are enjoying the Easter Weekend (If you’re at work, I’m sorry 😦 ), I present to you a lil theme music courtesy of Producer/Recording Artist DXMVRC. Titled “WullaVybz“, the Production encourages you to just “Gwaan WullaYybz (Hol’ A Vibes/Get Lit/Have Fun)”. It’s amazing what can come from chilling on the beach (He revealed that he made this while dipping in Jamaican waters). For those new to DXMVRC, the former Glenmuirite has been producing for a couple years and has released a couple EPs along the way. He has also lent his voice as a part of a couple Choirs in Jamaica. You need to get in the car, and head to the beach with this blasting at full volume! A part of the AME Sound, hear the track below.
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.
Bad Royale is a EDM/Bass Collective that has been making noise for quite a while. Based in California and signed to Mad Decent under the sub label Good Enuff, Maor Levi, Kevin Wild, Bruce Karlsson and Elias Ghosn have been collecting listeners on their rise to fame thanks to their dope remixes and original production that crossed over many genres. Recently they recruited Caribbean acts Mark Hardy (Trinidad), Future Fambo (Jamaica) and Brukout (Jamaica) for their latest EP titled “Treasures From Tomorrow“. Bringing EDM, Caribbean Bass, Future Dancehall and Future Soca together, this is a mash up of audio goodness and is a nice addition for the holiday weekend! While the EP is only 3 tracks long, this is a project that will be left on repeat as you rave away the troubles of the past week. It’s time to get wild! Check out the EP below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
To kick off your week, DJ Jer unleashes the 7th chapter in his “Triganometry” Remix Series! Get ready for a Mixtape chock full of Dancehall, Hip Hop, EDM, R&B, Soca, Trap and Pop remixes to crush the stresses of the work day, pump you up for the next move, and add the right soundtrack for weekend! Jer has been giving you these Mixes since 2009 and he will not disappoint. Get familiar with chapter 7 below, and hit up DJJer-PG.com for previous chapters. Check out the Mixtape below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Jamaica has made its way onto International Televisions once again thanks to Commercials. Recently, Cereal brand Cheerios released a series of Commercials with the focus on Family. One Commercial in particular focused on Babies and providing the soundtrack was Major Lazer (which featured only Diplo and former member Switch at the time), and Vybz Kartel’s 2009 hit, “Pon De Floor“! The Commercial featured various clips of Babies and the messages, “More Babies, Please” and “They’re Fun!” while the Instrumental to the single plays throughout. “Pon De Floor” helped to bring Vybz Kartel’s career to another level (and Financial bracket), and went on to be sampled on one of Recording Artist Beyonce’s biggest hits, “Who Run The World (Girls)“! The single was also featured on Major Lazer’s “Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do” album and opened the door for many remixes. Shout out Commercial Tunage! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Armed with a plethora of lyrics and an abundance of talent is the unstoppable duo, Pondemik Jamaica. The pair, which consists of Jazii and Carey, has teamed up to revolutionize the business by fusing Reggae, Dancehall and EDM to create a unique sound that reflects the Jamaican culture. “I am from Jamaica” featuring Trevi Q is the latest project from Pondemik Jamaica. It is a fun reflection of what it’s like to be a Jamaican, while highlighting some elements of the culture. The song which is a crossover between EDM and Dancehall was created to promote patriotism among Jamaicans at home and abroad. “I am from Jamaica” was released earlier this year and is produced by Pondemik Records and made available via VP Records.
“Pondemik is derived from Pandemic, and represents our dream of making music that spreads uncontrollably through the world like a virus. Adding the word “Jamaica”, marks our plan to ensure the music reflects the Jamaican culture at all times.” Said Carey. With the preceding effort, “Want Love” featuring Kosha doing extremely well, Pondemik is hopeful that this song will also be well received. “Really, we are just hoping for the best. We’ve had moderate success for the song “Want Love” and we hope for the best.” Expressed Jazii.
Plans are already on the way for an accompanying video for I am from Jamaica, which is slated to be released by the first week of August. They are currently busy in the studio working on their next release which will be in September. “This will be a reality song that is expected to appeal to the wider Dancehall market. We are also working on numerous other projects including a Reggae song with a European Producer.”