Introducing to the Blog today is a young lady who goes by the name, Denai Moore. She has been doing her thing for quite a while overseas, but she calls Jamaica the land of her birth. Recently, she released her 2nd Album titled “We Used To Bloom” (Get It Here). Today, I present to you a visual from that Album titled “Desolately Devoted“. Directed by Travys Owen and shot in the South African Desert, Denai speaks on the good and bad feelings associated with wanting to be with someone. It’s always two sides when it comes to relationships, you either want to go with it, or you hold back because you don’t want to let down your guard. In the video we see her oozing with “Black Girl Magic” as she makes various colourful outfit changes to blend with the breathtaking backdrops. No more talking, feast your eyes on a great visual below!
Love is in the air and Recording Artistes IQ and Amanda are expressing all the love in their new song, “Stay With Me”. The song was officially released on February 16, 2016 and was produced by Internationally renowned Producer DJ Herc of Sound Source Entertainment in South Africa. What fans can appreciate about this song is that it combines the genres of Reggae/Dancehall & Pop into a worldly sound that authentic music lovers will find stimulating and pleasing. When quizzed about the inspiration behind the song, IQ revealed that he got his inspiration from his collaborator, Amanda who is also his girlfriend. “It goes without saying, that we are a perfect match for this collaboration. She was the one that gave me the inspiration to pen this song and I couldn’t imagine singing this song with anyone else” Shared IQ.
“Stay With Me” is doing extremely well locally and has been gaining steam on the International market. “I have very high expectations for this song! I can see this song reaching billboard because it is an exceptionally crafted song”. The two are pouring on the fuel on the flames of love with this sweet and equally exciting song. “You may be surprised but this song was actually recorded a while back; it is embodiment of our unending love for each other, so it’s timeless” said the Artiste.
IQ is also known for the hit collaboration “Weh Me A Go Do” with Jah Vinci, a song that did very well locally and Internationally. The fast rising Artiste has a lot to offer, so keep a listening ear out for IQ. Fans of IQ can keep in contact with him by following him on Instagram/Twitter/soundcloud @iqmusik, iqmusiks on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s Oldies Sunday Selection comes from Jamaican Recording Artist, Carl Douglas. Titled “Kung Fu Fighting (Buy It Here)“, this was produced by Biddu for PYE Records in 1974. At that time, Martial Art films (termed “Chopsocky“) were increasing in popularity worldwide (especially in Jamaica), and at a time during the rise of Disco music, Carl created it as a tribute.
“Kung Fu Fighting” didn’t start off as a hot single, and received no airplay five weeks since its release. After that it started gaining popularity in dance clubs and helped to make its entry into the UK Singles Chart at #42. After a while it rose to the top of the charts and stayed there for 3 weeks while it made its way to the US Billboard Hot 100 where it made it to #1. “Kung Fu Fighting” also went #1 in other countries including France, Austria, South Africa, Germany, and many more. It has been placed at #100 of VH1’s “100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders”, #1 in Channel 4’s “50 Greatest One-Hit Wonders” and was a part of a great moment in Pop Culture. In 1974 it was certified Gold, received a Grammy for “Best Selling Single“, played a role in the popularity of Disco music, and became one of the best selling singles of all time selling over 11 Million records worldwide.
Bringing a dose of Reggae music straight from Johannesburg, South Africa is Singer, One Zeal with his new EP. Titled “The Lion Boy EP“, One Zeal compiled 8 tracks about love, serving Jah, and bringing social awareness to where he’s from. After listening this EP, one would know that the power of Reggae inspires and brings out the best in anyone, no matter the location. I like that he used Damian Marley’s “Welcome To JamRock” instrumental and my top tracks so far are “Beware of August“, “Ms. Confidence” and “Holy Is“. Great selection for those who want to check out Reggae music in another country and I’m looking forward to more from this artist. Check out the EP below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Today, on December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela passed away. The former South African President and South Africa Anti-Apartheid Revolutionary, was the first black South African to hold office and fought against racism, and demanded equal rights and justice in his own nation and for the rest of the world. Mr. Mandela has been an influence and inspiration to many no matter their colour, creed and location. Having been name dropped in many songs, he was seen as a hero to many. Below is a song for Nelson Mandela titled “Proud of Mandela” made by Reggae artist Macka B. Check out the song below and share your thoughts in the comments section. Walk good Father Mandela.