Earlier this year, we let you in on a few Artists that you should look out for in 2018. Featuring some of the best Female acts you may or may not have been aware of, we’ve decided to follow up with a Spotify Playlist featuring even more! From Dancehall, to R&B, to Reggae, to Pop, we continue to highlight the diversity in our unique Jamaican Music Culture. Let this Playlist be your guide to discovering new talent, or providing the soundtracks to your day to day life! Get your headphones or speakers ready, and tune in to some GIRL POWER below!
We’ve recently gave her an “Honourable Mention” in this post, but Recording Artist GiRL is aiming to be number 1 on everybody’s list this year! Turning up the heat, she brings out her new single, “Hinges“. Produced by KeeRab Records, the single aims to get you moving, make you sweat, and doing it over and over. Off her upcoming project, GiRL plans to bring the energy and make more noise wherever she performs! Check out the track below.
It’s another Summer, and it’s time for the Pool Parties, new fashion, new destinations, and for those in School, freedom from the books for a while. For others, it’s a time to discover new music, and we’ll gladly help you in discovering new Artists. We advise you to get proper headphones, great speakers, money for tickets and audio purchases, and the mindset to fully enjoy the music. Here are 15 Artists to watch out for this Summer!
*These Artists are not ranked in any way
With a few years in the game, Florida based Recording Artist Khxos (formerly Khaos) has been releasing Dancehall tunes and gaining attention thanks to Social Media. He received a buzz that started to bubble in Summer 2015 thanks to the release of “One Touch”. Summer 2016 kept the ball rolling with his debut EP “Deception”, but collaborations with Andrew Trabass, Chargii, and Lincoln 3Dot helped to keep it blazing for the rest of the year. Early 2017 however saw his name change, and the release of “So Loud” and “BOMM” propelled him as one to watch this Summer as he prepares to release his debut Album, “Dopamine”.
2. Royal Blu
They don’t call him “El Fuego” for nothing, his music keeps you on your toes, and his lyrics hit like the hot oil from frying Plantains. This Artist has been quietly making his way onto the scene and has made appearances from “New Wave” to “Live From Kingston: Class 2016”, to “Imprint” to Protoje’s “For The Culture” event. His collaborations with the likes of Lila Ike, Runkus, and Leno Banton have received numerous hits on Soundcloud, and he hits the road (or Air) with Runkus as a part of the “Class Is In” European Tour and a stop at the German Summerjam this Summer!
This Songstress came as a surprise this year with the release of her debut single, “So Shy”. Known as “The First Lady Of REM”, she followed up with a freestyle (Believe In You), and a follow up single titled “The Cycle”. She has also made appearances on “Smile Jamaica”, “New Wave”, “Speak”, and “7 am In Kingston”. Yanah is currently working follow up singles, and makes an appearance near you this Summer!
If you haven’t been familiar with the 1 person dynamo named GiRL, today’s the day to change all that. After releasing her debut single in 2016, the Kenzic featured “Fly”, she has been busy winning fans with every live performance. While halfway through 2017, she ups the ante with a double presentation of her 2nd single, “High“! Featuring Recording Artist Roe Summerz who also handles the production, the single has been described as the “pleasant tranquil fusion of vocals and Instruments” since its release 3 months ago through the Edley Shine (of Born Jamericans) owned Shinealous Records.
The videos, with direction by Laty Kim and Marz Jackson, features a glimpse into Kingston at night, a bit of dancing, some clean shots, and an open platform for you to interpret the lyrics and visuals. Enough talking, time to rise higher, and treat your eyes to high quality visuals from GiRL! Watch them below.
First they delivered the debut single, now the Artists named GIRL and Kenzic present to you the visual for “FLY“! Directed by Kurt Wright, GIRL hops out the whip to Kenzic in showing off vocals, delivering the lyrics, the effortless swag, and of course bring the energy to their collaborative effort. GIRL is currently working on new projects to ensure that 2016 ends with her name in every playlist. With a catchy KeeRAB Records produced single out there, it’s now time to enjoy the video. Check it out below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Introducing to the blog is a dope new Artist by the name of GiRL! She has been making her rounds at various events since 2014 and has been making quite the impression with lively performances. Today, we feature her debut single, “Fly“. Produced by KeeRAB Records and features Actor/Recording Artist Kenzic, this Reggae Pop number promotes good times, feeling and being fresh to death, and being the showstopper you’re born to be! For the bright days and crazy nights, play this one at high volume and let the vibes flow! Look out for more GiRL this year! “Fly” is currently available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.