Khxos (previously Khaos) is one of the more versatile new Artists to surface onto the scene. A Songwriter who fuses Reggae and Dancehall with a hint of R&B and Pop mixed with a unique voice, Khxos’ vocals alternate between rugged boasts and smooth tones with such lyrical and melodious prowess not seen from the average Reggae Artist. Khxos has made strides in 2016 towards mainstream with his debut EP, “Deception”, guest appearances, and a slew of videos by Videographer, Sean Alaric.
Khxos spent parts of his early life in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica where he learned to love music from his family and surroundings before moving to the States in his teenage years. Although he is regarded as a new artist, Khxos has been underground for the last 4 years creating a fan base from Jamaica, the United States, UK, and Canada to name a few. He has made some of his biggest strides in 2016 with the “One Dance (Remix)” that featured Recording Artist/Comedian Andrew Trabass which amassed over 3 million views on YouTube. Earlier that year, Khxos released the “Deception” EP which was produced by Class One Music and featured Khxos’ single “One Touch” which spread like wildfire throughout the mainstream airwaves last year.
Popular DJ and Producer ZJ Liquid has released the long awaited Album from Dancehall Artist, Vybz Kartel. Titled “Black & White“, features 13 hits that were produced by Liquid himself, and famed Producer Don Corleon. The tracks however date back as far as 2003, a time when Liquid’s H2O Records was established, and include “Hello Moto”, “Dem Bwoy”, “Mother In Law”, “Life Me Say”, “Fix Up”, and “Live Your Life”. The Album name is based on Kartel’s change in physical appearance over the years.
“When I decided to venture into Production, I had my objectives lined out and I was determined to make my mark in the Music Industry. Over the years, I had the opportunity to produce a few of Vybz Kartel’s hits which I have now compiled into an album,” said ZJ Liquid. The Album saw a March 10 release, and is currently distributed on all major Digital Media outlets by 21st Hapilos.
ZJ Liquid also shared that this album will give the general public a better understanding of who he is as a Producer as many fans tend to pay more attention to his DJ persona. “Many fans see me as a DJ first and Producer after. They know I am in Production but they are not aware of the altitude to which I take it. This Album will help them to recognize what Instrumentals were produced by me as well as which of their favorite Vybz Kartel tracks I’ve produced over the years,” shared ZJ Liquid. “Since its release, I have been receiving a monument of positive feedback. The fans have been supportive, and have been sharing the project on various Social Media platforms,” he added.
ZJ Liquid is optimistic that the Album will climb the charts both locally and Internationally.
Dancehall Singjay Moshan, born Ryan Housen, has been receiving a lot of love recently for his single,”Bad Gal”, and is set to release a Music Video in the coming days!
Produced by Troyton Music on the “Dancehall Bully Riddim”, Moshan recalls working on a concept for the single. Given that it was a hardcore Riddim, he noticed the other songs were catered to the male demographic so he sought out to represent for the ladies. “Bad Gal” was made for the women who were always on point with their beauty, but when it came down to being tough and defending themselves, they’re always ready. The video for “Bad Gal” was directed by Dameon Gayle of Warrior Films and is set to premiere in a few days. The single is currently distributed by 21st Hapilos and is available on iTunes.
Moshan started his music career in 2012 with Down Sound Records, and has since performed on events such as GT Extravaganza, Summer Fest, and Kingston Music Week. He has also recorded with Mr. Easy, Danielle D.I., MBR Records, and is currently managed by Troyton Hinds of Troyton Music. Moshan has also seen success with the singles “Social Media”, and “Jealousy”. When asked about his future in music, he is quoted saying, “The sky is the limit!”.
Within a year since releasing his hot single, “My Day”, Dancehall Artist Raytid has recently released a follow up single titled, “Make It”. Written by the Artist, the single is featured on Blaqk Sheep Music’s “Grass Yard Riddim” and speaks about the struggles faced by a person who is fully determined to be successful in life. Just as his previous “My Day”, which is condsidered a Street Anthem, “Make It” is a song many people will relate as it pertains to those who are determined to be successful despite their challenges. “Even though it hard, I’m gonna make it,” says Raytid, quoting a line of his song. The Artist is positive that “Make It” will be a favourite among many, and a highly played song for many year to come.
Raytid is also promoting his other Dancehall songs such as “Prove Yourself”, “Caribbean Girls” and “Wah Fi Know”. “Make It” is now available on iTunes and you can connect with the Artist through his Social Media at @IAmRaytid for updates.
International Recording Artist Laza Morgan is at it again with a new single titled, “On Fire”, which has been creating a huge buzz for the Artist. Laza Morgan, who is largely known for his high-energy performances and his sweet melodies, is very happy with the feedback that he has been getting so far. “The song is well received and we only just started promo, but because of the good feedback, it made us move to the next level – that’ss stepping up promotion marketing,” says Laza Morgan, adding that the Music Video for the song will be released soon.
The single is produced by Majah Label Music Group on their Riddim Compilation called “Cold Sweat”, and is available on iTunes and all digital outlets for purchase. It is being distributed by Zojack worldwide. The Artist is currently in the studio recording a lot of projects and among them is a Riddim Compilation called “King Culture”, which features Sizzla, Munga, Stonebwoy, MJ Morgan and himself. “I’ve started my own label with my brother, MJ Morgan, who also just dropped his first single, “My Girl”. So a lot of music is coming for 2017. Also, I’m working with my son on his music, and I have a couple of Artists I’m looking to sign to Corner King Music,” Laza Morgan said. “On the business side of things, we’re pushing my KORNAKING Skate brand worldwide, and in January 2017, we look to push forward on cementing the name as a Jamaican brand with building a Skate Plaza in St Thomas on our family property,” he added.