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Gimme A Riddim: 15 Producers You Need To Know!


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

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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!

2. Kone

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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!

3. Teflon Zincfence

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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!

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Spotlight Kunta Kicks Off Instagram Dance Competition To Promote New Single


Jamaica, Dancehall, Annie, Spotlight Kunta, Pr, Press Release, Music, Blog, 13thStreetPromotions, 13thStreetPromo, Deejay, Dancehall,Fresh on the heels of announcing his upcoming debut performance at Reggae Sumfest, and in an effort to boost his hot new single Annie, Dancehall Artist Spotlight Kunta has launched an Instagram Dance Competition to unleash the creativity of his female fans. The winning prize package is a combination of US$500 and appearances as his World Tour Ambassador.

The third place prize is an appearance in the official Annie music video; while second place includes an appearance in the Annie official music video, plus a spot as a World Tour Ambassador.

The “Annie Dance Competition” will run for two weeks, starting June 23 and ending at midnight on July 7. Contestants can enter by creating a dance routine to Annie, uploading to Instagram, tagging @Spotlightkunta, and using the hashtag #spotlightkunta. The Artist will then repost the video to his page, where each contestant will be required to get likes/votes for the video. The person with the most likes will win the prize, however Spotlight Kunta and his management team reserve the right to determine the final winner.

Spotlight Kunta whose given name is Stennett Harris said Annie has been gaining traction on the local and International airwaves and party scene since its release. The track which is on the Rula Riddim, is produced by Cornelius Daley of Cornelius Records, and showcases the diverse talent of the Artist. He shared, “I’m proud of the progress of the single, and the feedback I’ve been getting globally. Everybody love it, and di woman dem inna di party a go crazy when it play.”

His Producer, Daley who has been working with him close to two years commented, “I see him as a promising talent because he has good work ethics and his own signature sound. As far as we see it this track is loved by all females, especially the Dancers. We have seen countless video performances by Dancing Rebel, Chin Unique, DHQ Tallup and a few dance routines from Europe, including Sweden and France. All routines have been well received.”

Born in Kingston and partially raised in Linstead, St. Catherine, Spotlight Kunta migrated to the Unites States of America at age 11, but has always been true to his roots. His first hit Guinness which was produced by Chester Walker in 1999 was used in a local Guinness Ad Campaign. He has been on the music scene for more than 15 years, and after a long hiatus, he is back in the studio recording, and promoting. “This Instagram Dance Competition is my way of telling all my female fans that I see and feel the love, and I want to show some appreciation. Right now mi just want dem get creative, and put out dem best performance so dem can win di prize.”

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@Fuse876 Surprises Us With “Freestyle Chronicles IV”!


Like a thief in the night, DJ Fusion a.k.a Kxng Fvse surprises us in the middle of the week with Volume 4 in his “Freestyle Chronicles” series! Kicking it off with a mix of Dancehall hits that will take you back in time, DJ Fusion delivers that well needed energy and vibes to clear away some of this week’s stress! From Vybz Kartel, to Aidonia, to Mavado, you will really love this Mixtape! Give it a listen/download below.

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Enjoy Your Easter Weekend With @DemoXD’s “WullaVybz”!


One thing with Jamaicans, everything we touch turns to gold! While you all are enjoying the Easter Weekend (If you’re at work, I’m sorry 😦 ), I present to you a lil theme music courtesy of Producer/Recording Artist DXMVRC. Titled “WullaVybz“, the Production encourages you to just “Gwaan WullaYybz (Hol’ A Vibes/Get Lit/Have Fun)”. It’s amazing what can come from chilling on the beach (He revealed that he made this while dipping in Jamaican waters). For those new to DXMVRC, the former Glenmuirite has been producing for a couple years and has released a couple EPs along the way. He has also lent his voice as a part of a couple Choirs in Jamaica. You need to get in the car, and head to the beach with this blasting at full volume! A part of the AME Sound, hear the track below.

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@LenoBanton Purifies His “Mind, Heart, Soul” With New Single!


StiddilyBongSkeng! Leno Banton continues his spiritual ascent as he unleashes the new tune named, “Mind, Heart, Soul (MHS)“. With RiddimBoss handling Production, the “Student of Love” encourages everyone to have a clean heart, be pure in thought and action, walk more with God, all while riding the Riddim like a Cyclist through heavy traffic. If you still aren’t familiar with the Young Banton, check out our Interview with him here. Even if your heart’s bitter, the Most High’s grace will wash it clean, so ring his bell today! Leno’s currently working on a follow up to his 2016 “REM SZN” project so stay tuned. Artwork by Khari Kamau, photo by Destinee Condison. Check out the track below!

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@AlexxAGame Blesses The Internet With “Real ‘N’ True: Vol. 1”!


After months of waiting and a couple tracks to hold us over, Recording Artist Alexx A-Game finally delivers his latest project titled, “Real ‘N’ True: Vol. 1“. Featuring 9 tracks, A-Game flexes his musical muscle here as he tackle various Riddims but still gives us the thought provoking bars and the right vibes. With Production from Vern Hill, YogiDaProducer, Elite Generation Records, Demar Gayle, Dwayne Morris (Cahban Records), Soundcheque Productions and 808 Charmer, Alexx even gets to remix Drake’sControlla“, and goes back into time on the “Bug Riddim“. No more talking, time to listen to some new A-Game! Listen below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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