Many of you may not be readily familiar with UK House Singer Kyla, but you do know some of her music. Her more recognized single is the 2008 hit, “Do You Mind (Crazy Cousinz)” which was sampled for Rapper Drake’s hit “One Dance“. Now back on the scene with new music, she’s putting in work! Drawing for some Island vibes, she called up the “Unruly Boss” Popcaan for “You Ain’t Mine“. Produced by Production duo Ill Blu, they provide a beat that will get you rocking as Kyla confronts Poppy about sharing him with another woman. This is not their first collaboration together as they appeared on the Naughty Boy track, “Should’ve Been Me” last year. Popcaan has been busy on the International scene thanks to his collaborations with Artists like Gorillaz (Saturn Barz), and Ivy Layne (One You Love), let’s see what’s next for him for the rest of the year. Check out the track below.
There are Producers who can craft Riddims on the fly, there are Producers who can provide the Soundtrack to your thoughts and lyrics, and there are those who can tell a story. UK based Signature is an upcoming Producer who has a story to tell, and he does so on his debut Beat Tape! Titled “The Journey“, this 10 track project is a result of taking a hiatus from the online world to further develop his skills. Featuring various clips where he’s being Interviewed, he speaks on his aspirations, his inspirations, and the process behind the making of his Tape. The project also features collaborations with Producers SOS Dynamikz, Universal ZincFence, SkyRas, and Kvdence who all bring together their sounds to create that “Audio Dope“! Romell and Xandire however, contribute to the journey with Interludes and providing encouragement. If you’re an Artist looking for a new sound, give Signature a call (Whatsapp or Facetime perhaps?). A great debut from Signature as it encourage plenty replays with a sound for any mood and situation. Check it out below!
Chantice Gervais is a UK based Youtuber who represents for the Caribbean, and those living the “Natural Hair Life“. One thing she highlights a lot more, is her love of Dance. Recently she teamed up with her friends Dancers Tina Omotosho and Jackie Kibukz, and Choreographer/Videographer Bismark Anobah for a dose of “Positive Vibrations“. Donned in African inspired garb, they performed to the tunes of Chronixx’s “Majesty” (Get it here), and the Sister Nancy classic, “Bam Bam” (Get it here). Showing off various styles, the video should inspire you to get on your feet, and learn a move or few. A nice clip for all to see, with songs that will sure to call for a gun finger salute. You can find Chantice at Youtube.com/Channice123. Check out the video below!
Music genres, nations, and personalities clashed in the latest staging of the Red Bull Culture Clash on August 25! Held today at 787 Windsor in Atlanta, Georgia, we got to witness the clash of a few titans in numerous rounds of “Tune fi tune, dub fi dub” Sound System sparring. Featuring “Team Unruly” which was lead by Dancehall Artist Popcaan (who was unfortunately absent), “Disturbing LDN” which was lead by Recording Artist Tinie Tempah, “Enjoy Life” which was lead by Producer WondaGurl, and “Ear Drummers” which was lead by Producer MikeWillMadeIt. Lots of surprises and upsets in this session, but if you missed it, don’t worry! Check out the repeat below, and enjoy!
Introducing to the Blog today is a young lady who goes by the name, Denai Moore. She has been doing her thing for quite a while overseas, but she calls Jamaica the land of her birth. Recently, she released her 2nd Album titled “We Used To Bloom” (Get It Here). Today, I present to you a visual from that Album titled “Desolately Devoted“. Directed by Travys Owen and shot in the South African Desert, Denai speaks on the good and bad feelings associated with wanting to be with someone. It’s always two sides when it comes to relationships, you either want to go with it, or you hold back because you don’t want to let down your guard. In the video we see her oozing with “Black Girl Magic” as she makes various colourful outfit changes to blend with the breathtaking backdrops. No more talking, feast your eyes on a great visual below!
Dutty yeah! Jamaican music continues to find itself in every nook and cranny of this Earth! While Popcaan enjoyed play time on the 2K16 edition, Recording Artist Sean Paul joins the line up for the Soundtrack for NBA 2K18! Featuring his 2016 “No Lie” collaboration with UK Artist Dua Lipa, players can rock to the soundtrack which also adds old school Hip Hop, Rock, and some of the more recent hit songs out there. “No Lie” was released last November on Island Records, and has since been certified Gold in the UK, Platinum in France, and has peaked to #2 in Hungary and the Czech Republic music charts. NBA 2K18 hits stores in September but you can hear the full soundtrack now on Spotify, and watch the video for the single below.