As July comes to a close, we take the time out to appreciate the beauty that is the West Indies. No matter which Island you reside in, there is an abundance of beauty there that makes it unique. Today, Jamaican Artists Jeeby Lyricist, Blvk H3ro and Kione Zaire show their appreciation for their Island on “Blessed Indies“! Produced by Wavy Jones, they all take turns expressing what makes their Island home special, and what you’re in for when you do visit. From St. E to Ochi, Mobay to Bull Bay, you can circle around town with this unofficial Jamaica Tourism campaign! Apply this to your respective Islands as we all are blessed in the West Indies. Artwork by the talented Kidding Art, check out the track below.
He has been working on his time to shine for quite a while, and this Summer sees upcoming Artist Melovice in all his glory with his debut EP, “Di Vice“. A member of the REM Collective, the Singjay dropped two singles earlier this year but hopes the EP will kick down doors for him. The 8 track EP, features Production from Mck Supreme and Palace Pikney, and boasts contributions from Leno Banton, Joedon and PTRK. Covering various subjects, Melovice has no problem showcasing his unique style over some dope Production. Shout out to Khari Kamau on the Artwork! You will see and hear more of this Artist later this year but for now, check out the EP below!
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!
The “REMperor” Leno Banton promised new music for 2017, and he has stuck to his word so far. Teaming up with Producer Wavy Jones, he fires off something for the Summer titled, “Gypsy“. Here he speaks on how a Black Queen has managed to mesmerize him with her magical moves. From wanting to give her a “Bxxxxxxxxt ring“, to creating life with her, it’s amazing how the right woman can captivate your mind, body and soul. Jones’ production on this can put you in a trance, stay woke! Artwork by the combo of Khari Kamau and Tiny Sunthing! Check out the track below.
When the music hits you, you feel no pain, right? Reggae Music continues to win more hearts over the past few decades. With its many sub genres, fans are treated to all sorts of talent and we hear many songs that can stand the test of time. With Jamaican acts like Protoje, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley, and many more touring the world and sharing our art, we can’t help but demand its sibling Dancehall to step up its game. Again, we love Dancehall, but we need to see it doing just as well as the big sibling. Tune in to our rant below, and share your thoughts!
It’s been a while since Recording Artist Maticulus Auburn gave you some fire. Today, he delivers that on “All For You“. Produced by Roe Summerz, Maticulus dedicates his love for his lady as she has been there for him in every way, how she has changed his life for the better, and aims to be at her every beck and call. The song gives off a nice retro feel especially with Maticulus’ delivery, and Roe’s production matches it perfectly. I can picture a 90’s Reggae styled video for this (I have a couple concepts here). Look out for a new project from Mr. Auburn later this year. Check out the track below.