Enjoyed your holidays? It’s that time again where we present to you some of our favourite selections in a segment we call, “2019 Faves“! The following tracks are in no particular order, they just happened to be songs we were rocking to a lot since their releases this year. What are your favourites? Feel free to share with us. If you want to check out our 2018 and 2017 Faves, click here and here.
Do you own Airpods? Neat lil things aren’t they? In promotion of one of Apple’s most popular devices, they released a Commercial today called “Bounce“. While they show off the versatility of the “pods”, we’re treated to the sounds of Recording Artist/Producer Tessellated (featured in one of our Producers to know articles) whose 2016 “I Learn’t Some Jazz Today” was the Commercial’s soundtrack! Featuring a sample of Jamaican born/US based Masego’s “YOU GON’ LEARN SOME JAZZ TODAY“, it’s only right you enjoy hearing this through your Airpods. For those unfamiliar, Tessellated was one of the featured acts on the popular single, “Pine & Ginger“!
Congrats to Tessellated and his team, hear the “TrapHouseJazz” sound by checking out the video below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
Watch this space…you’re getting sleepy…I command you to dance to some new music!
While he found great success with the Valleyz and Amindi K. Fro$t assisted “Pine & Ginger“, Tessellated wants more. Today, he makes some noise with “Hallucinate“! Produced by Rvssian and krs., Tessellated speaks on how a certain “Miss” is taking over his whole being with no escape from it. While he compliments the beautiful production, the trippy visual which was handled by Mountain Man Michael will take you places. Whoever you interpret “her” to be, she’s doing a great job. Let the music lift you up today…float on! Check out “Hallucinate” below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
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!
STAMMA & LatyKim present THE LISTENING PARTY
After a well received first staging The Listening Party returns this Saturday, September 5th. Get ready for a unique party experience filled with topnotch selecting; hear some of your favourite songs, discover new + jam to the banging presentations from the Featured Producers alongside artiste performances.
Sounds from Featured Producers
★ J.L.L ★ EQUIKNOXX ★ TEFLONZINCFENCE ★ THE GREI SHOW ★ TESSELLATED ★ THE AFRIKAN MAN★
Artiste Appearances by Shanique Marie | Royal Blu | Blvk H3ro | Lila Ike | Jahkime | Dash D | Nlyss | K’sangel & More…..
8PM – 2AM at Audio Lounge (upstairs Liguanea Post Mall) Kingston, JA
Admission: With INVI: FREE b4 10PM | $300 after ~ Without INVI: $500 @ Gate
Music by STAMMA | Hosted by I.Am.Twain
“The Listening Party is pretty much the only event that showcases young producing talent in Jamaica.” – bussweh.com
The gist of it
Art exhibitions are for artists, expos are for businesses; The Listening Party is where local producers, musicians, artistes and djs can showcase their works. Selected producers are allowed up to 20 minutes to showcase their creativity and skill in the art of beat making. Their sets include original music, renditions, remixes and artiste performances. The Listening Party is a unique talent showcase party with a great synergy of popular music, creativity, entertainment and fun.
How to get your invi?
Using Instagram or Twitter post or tweet any promo from @listentheparty (tag the page) & use the hashtags #listentheparty #sendonmyinvite
Music lovers, Party goers, Producers, Artistes, Musicians & Djs…
See you at The Listening Party!
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