As this Blog’s title states, don’t pass up on Jane MacGizmo. Featured earlier this year in our Female Artists to watch out for list, we stay tuned to hear what she’ll drop with her blend of Dancehall, Reggae, and Pop Music. Today, she unleashes the new single, “One Away“. With JLL and TeflonZincFence commanding the sound on this one, Jane keeps telling her love interest to stop playing around and treat her like a snack, the meal, and the ultimate gift. When it’s time, it’s time, stop ramp yute! Tune in to Jane’s latest single by listening below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
This one is for all the lovers! After dropping the lyric video in February, Dancehall Singjay Kranium gives us the visual for “No Odda“. Directed by Walu, Kranium looks back at the first time he met his special lady, and highlighting a few moments together including a time he got in trouble with some female fans. Shout out to JLL Prod. and Producedbykrs for working on this one! A tune that is dedicated to the one that holds it down when “no odda” one was, check it out below. While you’re here, show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Today we have a newcomer by the name of Sara Bloom. Hearing her voice, she might be on your radar in no time. Teaming up with known Producer JLL, she delivers her debut single, “Wanna Know” (download here). A jazzy number, Sara rides the production effortlessly as she has a one on one talk with her love interest. Feelings play a big part in any relationship, and when one party starts showing them, the other can accept them and share their own, or hit the door. Feed her curiosity, let her know what’s up. A smooth debut from Sara Bloom, give it a listen below and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
As 2017 comes to a close, we look back at a few songs that were favourites on the Blog for the year. While we can’t name EVERY one, we’ll give you 5 (in no particular order so hold off on the ego) to reminisce on, or get familiar with.
Starting at #5, is “Meanwhile” by the duo of Recording Artists Leno Banton and Royal Blu. Produced by JLL, the track was released in March and features the Artists going bar for bar, and pound for pound like two Heavyweight contenders in the ring. With a mix of lyrics, flows and melodies from the two, it would’ve been nice to get a collaborative EP from them next year (hint hint). Artwork provided by Paige Zxmbie and Khari Kamau. Bless up, check out “Meanwhile” below.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard some Jane Macgizmo. Just when the thought comes up however, she pops up with a new single for your head top. Teaming up with Producer JLL and Teflon ZincFence, she delivers “Too Late“. If you’ve ever been caught up in some serious attraction to the wrong person, while the right one slips away, this for you. If you are in the “Friend Zone“, then you should keep this in your playlist. This Dancehall/Pop number sounds like a hit already with its very catchy hook, and compliments JLL and Teflon’s Production greatly. You can just picture yourself in the scenarios mentioned, or even recall one (and maybe face palm if you realized that you’ve lost the right one). Jane’s staying busy behind the scenes working on music with ZincFence Records, and aims to drop a full length project in 2018. Can’t wait to see a visual for this one. We hope it’s not too late for you to let that love blossom with someone, but it’s not too late to listen to this new Jane Macgizmo below!
“Too Late” is also available for purchase on Apple Music (Get It Here).
You call them when you want to want a fire beat to go with your lyrics, they help you turn that song into the greatest thing someone has ever heard, they spend hours creating a masterpiece that sounds so good you’re not allowed to add your vocals to it. They are called Beatmakers, Riddim Gods, and more commonly, Producers! Artists can’t live without these people, and at times they don’t get a lot of respect. We at 13th Street Promotions recognize these creatives, and today you’ll get to know 15. Watch this space!
*These Producers are not ranked in any way.
1. Wavy Jones
Wavy Jones is a play on the name “Davy Jones”, but he also owns a locker filled with some dope beats! Whether flipping samples on “Locker 1 & 2” or dropping the bass on the Jeeby Lyricist, Blvk H3ro and Kione Zaire featured “100LBS”, Jones is a Producer to check for! Catch him on the next Hidden Fvces or Alpine Compound project!
Whether playing guitar as a part of “Di Vibe” or crafting beats, Kone (Koh Neh) should not be taken lightly. Having produced newcomer Yanah’s single, “The Cycle” and her “Believe In You” Freestyle, delivered the right Riddim with fellow Producer BoomDraw for Blvk H3ro & Leno Banton’s “Sky Dive”, expect to hear more of this creative this year!
He doesn’t call himself a “Riddim God” for nothing. You’ve enjoyed many of his productions that have been complimented with the vocals of Jamar McNaughton, and he has an arsenal ready to go toe to toe with the best of Producers. Having recently released the “Dub Policy EP”, he’s busy preparing his compilation project titled “Top Works Vol. 1” which will feature his ZincFence Records members Ulo, Jane Macgizmo, and Inezi. You can also hear his work on Chronixx’s “Chronology” album. Get familiar!