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@IshaBlender Has An “Epiphany”!


Isha Williams was a Toddler in the early 1990s, a period of cultural awareness in Dancehall led by a phalanx of Artists, including her father, Everton Blender. Strongly influenced by his message, she followed his path into music as Isha Blender. Her first EP, Epiphany, will be released in October. It contains seven songs with Don’t Be Used, an acoustic number, being the lead.

Blender first recordings began at age 12 with the first being Bad Boy, produced by her father for his Blend Dem label. She continued to record sporadically while attending Garvey Maceo High School in her native Clarendon. Shortly after graduation, she migrated to the United States, settling in South Florida where she is a registered nurse. “Because my dad’s an Entertainer, people think you have to do the same thing, but it doesn’t have to be,” she said. “I kept going away from music, but I was pulled back like magnet to steel.”

Epiphany also contains Testimony, a duet with Capleton, Tonight, Joy, and Babymother. Capleton and Everton Blender were part of the Roots Renaissance of the 1990s that was led by Yasus Afari, Garnet Silk and Tony Rebel. Everton Blender had a series of big hits back then such as Lift Up Your Head, Family Man and Blend Dem. While she counts the ‘old man’ among her biggest influences, Isha Blender says she gets a different vibe listening to different genres. Neo-soul artistes Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, as well as homegrown acts Nadine Sutherland, Etana, Tessanne Chin and Ikaya are also favourites. She is hoping Epiphany will be a career definer. “I want to be an household name as Isha Blender. At the same time I want my songs to uplift and motivate like my Dad.”

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@MajorLazer, @IAmTheKartel’s “Pon De Floor” Featured In New @Cheerios Commercial


Jamaica has made its way onto International Televisions once again thanks to Commercials. Recently, Cereal brand Cheerios released a series of Commercials with the focus on Family. One Commercial in particular focused on Babies and providing the soundtrack was Major Lazer (which featured only Diplo and former member Switch at the time), and Vybz Kartel’s 2009 hit, “Pon De Floor“! The Commercial featured various clips of Babies and the messages, “More Babies, Please” and “They’re Fun!” while the Instrumental to the single plays throughout. “Pon De Floor” helped to bring Vybz Kartel’s career to another level (and Financial bracket), and went on to be sampled on one of Recording Artist Beyonce’s biggest hits, “Who Run The World (Girls)“! The single was also featured on Major Lazer’sGuns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do” album and opened the door for many remixes. Shout out Commercial Tunage! Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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@PopcaanMusic Cruises On @PartyNextDoor’s “Only U (Remix)”!


Jamaica and Canada link up today as OVO’s Party Next Door and the “Unruly BossPopcaan team up for the “Only U (Remix)“! Recently premiered on episode 30 of “OVO Sound Radio“, Popcaan adds his touch to the track that has been one of the standouts on Party’sP3” album. Produced by Boi-1da, the single features a Dancehall flavoured production with a “Bruk Out” sample that was made popular thanks to the Xtra Large label’s “Bruk Out Riddim” which made its debut in 1998. Popcaan has been staying busy as he also remixed Roy Woods’Gwaan Big Up Yuhself” and other tracks that will soon come to light. For now, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Splicerr Needs To Get Paid On New Single!


US based Recording Artist Splicerr is making moves with his new single, Need To Get Paid. The track was officially released earlier this year and has since taken the market by storm. Splicerr, who has been in the music business for the better part of two decades, has reshaped his focus to record and produce music that can teach, inspire, and is relevant to a global audience. This objective was realized with the release of this entertaining commercial track and showcases the Artist’s talent as a Singer and a Producer. “Some Artists pursue a musical career because of their quests for fame and fortune, others do it because creating music is what they are mostly talented at. For me, music is a tangible expression of a spiritual and life conception,” expressed Splicerr.

Need To Get Paid is a part of his new EP titled Mid Life Crysalis which was done for Reggae Gaps, the company that is presently handling his affairs. You may know Splicerr for the hit collaboration with Dawn Penn tilted You Can’t Test my Sound that was released in 1994. In 1996, Splicerr crafted another hit in the song Montell, a response to the then popular song Sketel on the Steelie and Cleevie produced Gigi Riddim. Nowadays Splicerr, deep in his faith, appears far removed from the young man who recorded his 20 year old hit. His renewed and introspective views have led him down a path that has reshaped his career in music.

Splicerr is currently working closely with Mr. Biggs of Platinum Camp Records and promises more music of this nature to come.

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@Real_iBlackLion Kicks Off His Comeback Campaign With “No Pain”!


Fresh from setting off his comeback campaign, IBlack Lion marches on with the soulful track, No Pain. The song is one of the favorites from his 7 track EP, Story Of A Dream. Produced by UK based Ras Blinga Records, the track is distributed exclusively by Vpal. The EP itself is produced by Boss Dove Records and finds IBlack Lion in the familiar place of positive, feel good music.

The EP which was released in August 2016 is being distributed by Zojak Worldwide. With the positive feedback that he has been garnering from this project, it is safe to say that IBlackLion is on route to new heights of success. IBlack Lion says the inspirational track is his way of using Reggae Music as a vehicle of change for conscious upward mobility. “The single has been getting a great response from the International market, gaining traction especially in the UK, the US, and in the Caribbean. I am very happy to have reinvented myself in this way.”

Since the release of the track, IBlack Lion has performed at major reggae shows in the British Virgin Islands, Barbados and the Turks and Caicos, and looks forward to a few more upcoming shows later down in the year. The accompanying video which was released last month on YouTube has garnered over ten thousand views in a short time span and continues to grow in views.

IBlack Lion is currently working on the videos for the tracks Nail Mi Up and Don’t Give Up. These tracks are also featured on his Story Of A Dream EP. He is also working alongside Good Good Productions on a project to be released later this month.

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@SummerRozeMusic Turns The Heat Up With “Batty Rider”


Emerging US-based Dancehall Deejay Summer Roze is currently promoting her latest single, “Batty Rider”. Released recently, “B Rider” is produced by American producer Byngham. Distributed by Zojak World Wide, it is available on all digital platforms. According to Summer Roze, the song is for “people who genuinely just love music that feels good”. However, she said the females are claiming it as the single that has them dancing when they listen it.

“’B Rider’ is being well received. It has been creating a buzz both locally and Internationally, on the radio stations and the dances. The dancers all love it, especially the DHQ dancers; they post videos dancing to the song on Instagram and received over 90,000 views in just few days,” said Summer Roze.

When asked what inspired the song, she said: “I wanted to stay in the same lane of my first single “Bumpa”, which did well. Also, Buju Banton’s original classic inspired me.” Summer Roze (given name Rosemarie Grant) was born in Florida to Jamaican parents. She is the daughter of Jamaican boxer Uriah Grant. He won the IBF Cruiserweight Championship belt in 1997. She has high expectations for her career. “By the end of 2016, I hope to be fully booked for every festival and concert of 2017 and every year after, my music playing on every station worldwide,” said Summer Roze.

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