If you’re on a Mobile Phone reading this, it’s likely you’re using an iPhone, or an Android device (if you’re still using a Blackberry, kudos to you!). Chinese Consumer Electronics/Mobile Tech giant Oppo recently launched a new campaign to promote their latest mobile device, the Oppo Reno 6 Series. The Italian branch of the brand kicked off their campaign with the help of German Rapper Kelvyn Colt through his latest single, “Emotions“.
Liam Callan is a Producer on “Emotions”, and features co-production by Jamaican Producer Universvl Zincfence along with fellow Jamaicans Jazzy T, and Melio Sounds. The song finds Kelvyn Colt sharing an experience with a lady that has gotten the best of him at times. The single has been doing well Internationally since its release on September 9, and with its Dancehall-tinged production, has found to be the right sound for Oppo’s campaign. Universvl Zincfence (formerly Dj Tyrece) is a GRAMMY nominated Producer/Mix & Recording Engineer, and the younger brother of future Reggae legend Chronixx. We featured him a couple years ago as he released a “Universal Joints” project, and he has been making his name known in many circles around the world.
Hear Universvl Zincfence’s co-produced “Emotions” by Kelvyn Colt below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
If you follow Starface’s career, you know she covers various subjects in her music. When she gets naughty on a track, expect rising temperatures. Today she keeps the heat going with her track, “Tackle“. With German DJ/Producer Laortis handling the production, Starface wants you to treat her body like a game of Football (Soccer for all you Foreigners) and tackle it! With the blend of Dancehall and EDM, that next session will have you thinking you’re doing it in a grand Stadium in front of thousands of cheering fans. This is the Champions League, don’t get a red card. Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
It’s that time of the month where the cheques are rolling in, and the direct deposit notification is loud and clear. If you can relate to these today, then you need to hear German DJ Laortis, Guyana’s Rémar, and Jamaica’s Popeye Caution’s new track, “ATM“! With production handled by Laortis, this track will have you making it rain from the Bank to the Club. Break out into a money dance with this blend of Dancehall, Pop Music, and EDM. If you know your money is looking right this month, send us something through Paypal (wink wink). If today’s not your day to get some money, fret not for it’s on the way! In the meantime, check out “ATM” below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Recording Artist Wayne J may have gained a buzz thanks to being one of the brightest youngest Deejays in the past few years, but he also wants to make a positive change in the world. Recently, the Youth Ambassador of the Alligator Head Foundation represented Jamaica as a member of the COP23 Jamaica Delegation at the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) Conference in Bonn, Germany. Invited through a collaboration between the United Nations and Australia’s TBA21 Academy, Wayne J served as the youngest member at the Conference which gathered over 30,000 people from all over the world to share and develop new ideas in order to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
During his visit and presentation, Wayne J delivered great points and make it clear that in moving forward “Everyone should have an understanding in how to approach the changes in our Planet”. The Ambassador added the importance of Conservation, and encouraged all in attendance to create more strategies in preserving and protecting the Earth. He is set to visit the Fiji Islands and other parts of the World as a part of his duties as Ambassador in the coming weeks.
While Wayne J has released a few singles this year and made a few appearances locally, he is set to continue making his Artist side be heard in 2018 with the singles “TOM” and “Better Days”. He is also working on an EP to drop sometime later next year.
Recently, Recording Artist Royal Blu and Producer Tim Foresta finally released their long anticipated project, the “sinG with God EP“! Featuring 5 tracks, listeners were treated a mix of awesome lyrics, melodies, and production that will have you rocking and rewinding to catch the lines. Recently we got a behind the scenes look at the creative process with Blu and Foresta, more specifically the situations that led to the making of each track. Tune in!
Royal Blu: For “Let’s Get High”, I remember being in studio and one of my Engineers who helped with recording the session was intentionally smoking near the booth so it could aid in me capturing the feeling of the song (haha). Leno Banton and some of the REM crew was in the studio session as well, and they’re like the Ganja gurus. So it made even more sense.
Tim Foresta: “Let’s Get High” was a very interesting process. I only had this rough loop of the hook part of the beat. I had no clue where this could go, but it had a vibe, so I sent it to Blu. He then was able to write an entire song with three verses, hook, basically a whole arrangement on this simple loop. He sent it to me via voice note. I was blown away and it instantly became clear what kind of a song this will be. Within an hour most of the ideas you hear now came to my mind. That’s also what I like about working with Blu. The process doesn’t follow the simple pattern of I send a beat, he writes a song – done. It’s always different.
Blu: I haven’t really said this anywhere else, but the song “Believe” was actually written out of me being hurt. I had a song called “Wrote You This Song” that was originally set to be a part of this EP, but didn’t make the cut. It was the first song Foresta and I ever did, but we didn’t work in studio together for it. He was still in Germany. But basically, that song was about singing to my past self and letting him know that things get better in the future. Because the past self I was singing to at that time lost all the files for his song, the studio I was working with got ripped down, I was betrayed by friends, lost loved ones. It was a depressing time. So that energy carried over into writing “Believe” because I wrote those two songs very close together.
Foresta: Believe. In 2014 I was in South Africa shooting a Documentary about Zimbabwean refugees, living in the streets of Cape Town looking for work. It was an idea by director Thandi Sebe, who at the time wanted to write a Theatre play about it. Growing up in Cape Town, she always saw these groups of men gathering and always wondered who they were and what they do. So, while doing this Documentary I composed some music for it as well and this is where the idea for Believe came from. In the end I didn’t use that beat in the documentary, but interestingly enough the topic Blu found for it perfectly fits the scene of the film that inspired me coming up with it.
A project that has been in the making for quite some time, the duo of Jamaican Recording Artist Royal Blu, and German Producer Tim Foresta finally release the “sinG with God EP“! Featuring 5 tracks, Blu brings the melodies and witty lyrics, while Foresta provides some wonderful Production to compliment them. Tagging along for the ride are Recording Artists Runkus (“sinG with God“) and Lila Ike (“Believe“) as they contribute fuel for the fiery project. Adding to the experience is Taj Francis as he provided the amazing Artwork for the project and the title track. Royal Blu has been having a great year so far, dropping an EP is the icing on that cake. The EP is available on all your favourite digital retailers/streaming services. Stay tuned to the Blog for more content in regards to this project! Prepare for something wonderful by checking out the EP below!