The “Country Girl” is still making waves in music! Lila Ike has been blessing many with her unique sound in the past few years, and with new music being released, she’ll be capturing many more hearts. Today, she kicks off “Lila Ike SZN” with “Where I’m Coming From“! Produced by Kasadie “Caspa” Jones/Easy Star Records, Lila lets us in on her background, where she’s headed, and giving thanks and praises to The Most High for the strength, determination, and support that she has. Of course we’re treated to her lovely but powerful vocals, and if you’re new to her music, today you’ll be a fan! From Christiana, Manchester, to every stage in the world, and every speaker in existence!
One thing that can’t be denied, is that Reggae music can work wonders for you. From the young to the old, a dose of the melodies can brighten up your day. Recording Artist Rhiya Luna speaks on it in her latest single, “Sweet Reggae Music“. Produced by Nuh Response Production, Rhiya shares how the music takes over her life (even though it affects her love life), and making her choose anything other than Reggae music is a no no. Jamaica boasts with this export, and the plethora of Artists who have blessed the world with it will not stop. Closing off the month of July, we urge you to stop what you’re doing, and enjoy some “Sweet Reggae Music” below. Show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
The Hope Gardens Shell Bandstand served as the perfect backdrop to showcase some of Reggae’s young royals to an eager audience of Locals and Tourists all with one thing in common…a love for the Culture. I personally gave up on Music in Jamaica until I came across these new school of Reggae Royals who through their socially conscious offerings, give honour to the many men and women who preceded them in the genre…
Words By ShannyDeLioness
Photos By Samantha Singh
The gates opened at 7:30 Pm and the DJ for the night Yaadcore kept the early patrons entertained on the turntables, and DJ Jimmy Q of NewsTalk 93 FM handled hosting duties. By 9 Pm, the venue was almost full and the show kicked off with the opening act Sevana. Featuring cuts off her Sevana EP and even debuting a new song and a remix to Protoje’s “Love Gone Cold” (she was featured on the original), she had the audience mesmerized as she belted out tune after tune. I still refused to believe she did all that on a sore throat (Editor’s Note: She’s my Hero!!). By the time ZJ Sparks gave Protoje & The Indiggnation the greatest introduction ever, the venue was packed with patrons who were eager to sing and dance along with them.
The mad Producer/DJ Yared Lee a.k.a. BoomDraw is back at it again with another remix! Today he goes in on Reggae Artist Jah Cure’s “Rasta“. A single that has been popular thanks to an Instagram post of Cure singing it with his Daughter Kailani, it is also a part of his Grammy nominated album, “The Cure“. As BoomDraw describes it, he wanted to re-imagine the sonic environment of the song as well as leave room for the vocal to shine through the track. Providing his signature Production, you can’t help but rock to it, let it free you, and share with others. Artwork by Trinidad’s Sarkastik Ambassador. I say 1, 2, Rasta is passing through, I n I a keep it cool…Real Reggae Music! Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Reggae music is a dominating genre the world over. Hailing from Jamaica and with the help of acts including Bob Marley, it touched and inspired all walks of life to the point its byproducts were not limited to coming from the island itself. One of the Jamaica acts to witness its global reach and effects is singer Richie Stephens. Here on Onstage he spoke about his recent tour which was a tremendous success, his collaborations with artists from Portugal to Germany including Gentleman, how Jamaica is missing out on all this attention, how local acts can benefit overseas and many more topics. Reggae is a very strong genre and the Jamaican culture broke every barrier possible. If only “Brand Jamaica” made it possible for the locals to benefit as well. What do you think of the Interview? Check out the videos below and share your thoughts in the comments section.