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.
The summer is usually a time for some to kick off “Cuffing Season“, while others are free to do whatever, but some are still going through it as they’ve lost a lover. Yanah comes through with a song that may trigger some feelings in those in the latter. Teaming up with Kone, she drops “Think Again“! While it’s never easy when breakups happen, Yanah paints the picture of a couple where the young lady compares her love, emotions, and energy to data, and transferring them into her former partner’s life’s hard drive would be a part of their bond. She feels there’s still some connection as some hard drives are never fully erased. Her system is still being affected by traces of their bond, and she believes he’s affected too, despite them going their separate ways. A song that many can relate to, Yanah is just a vessel for many who are going through it. The song samples the classic “Queen Majesty” from Jamaican Recording Artist Pat Kelly while he was a member of The Techniques.
While Yanah has been handling life outside the Studio, she looks to make a few appearances in the coming weeks to treat your ears to some great music. She’s currently booked to appear at the upcoming Fi Di Culture Live event, and she has plans to release more music for the rest of the year.
Closing out Black History Month and Reggae Month, one of our favourite Recording Artists Yanah emerges with new music for 2019! A song that’ll wake you up, she releases “The Root“! Produced by Kone, Yanah celebrates Melanin and the Mother Divine, reminds us all that we are Kings and Queens, and we should always remember where we’re coming from. Know yourself and your history, never let them white wash your brain! Accompanying the new music is a visual brought to us by C. Mills Art with Creative Direction by Kimberley Irons (will update you on that later). With so many having identity crises and those facing terrible situations because of their skin colour, you need songs like this to bring folks together and enforce a new level of consciousness. Artwork provided by Mikhail DeGale, check out “The Root” below, and share with a friend. Show us some love on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
As 2018 comes to a close, we look back at a few songs that were favourites on the Blog for the year. While we can’t name EVERY one, we’ll give you 10 (in no particular order so hold off on the ego) to reminisce on, or get familiar with.
Yanah said she’s not catching feelings this year, and her track “Doe Try Me” is featured in our “2018 Faves“! For those who don’t like their time being wasted by empty words, this JLL produced track made its rounds on the scene this year, and should be in your collection! Check out the track below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
A Time Capsule is usually defined as a cache of historical goods and information which are beneficial to those who are into digging up areas and learning about a time before us. Today, “Time Capsule” is the name of Singer Yanah and Producer Kone’s latest collaboration. Featuring some pretty trippy production, Yanah sends a message from the future to the lover she has yet to meet. Though short at 1:29, you’ll find love every time you replay this! Featured in our “Female Artists To Watch Out For In 2018” Article, Yanah is taking her time sprinkling the Internet with new music. Stay tuned for a premiere. This track is not a product of the Capsule Corporation, but you can give it a listen below!
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In our “2018 Predictions” post, we predicted that there will be more Women making their way onto the Caribbean Music scene. In an Industry that hasn’t always been kind to the Female Artist, we have enjoyed the works from many over the years, but we have also asked for some who can step outside the box and give us music that’ll blow us away! The following Artists have been slowly making their name out there for some time, and aim to be mentioned along with their established peers.
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We mentioned the songbird in our 15 Artists to look out for feature last year, and she has been making steady progress since her debut single, “So Shy“. This year has already seen her start off in a good way with “Doe Try Me“, with promises to deliver even more music. She steals the scene with her voice, and you need her in your playlists.
Jane has been on the scene for a while, but made a lot of noise in 2017 thanks to her single, “Too Late“. A member of Zinc Fence Records, she made her debut in 2014 with “Babylon” and has been on the radar of many ever since. Last year saw her music being featured in the Amazon Video series, “SYN”, and this year may be the year she releases a full length project! It’s not too late to get familiar with her.
3. Rhiya Luna
Formerly Shie Musik, she was featured in our 15 Artists to know post as well as she was coming back off of a hiatus. She has lent her voice to various Dancehall singles, and with the new moniker she aims to touch on more genres. With singles like “It Up“, “Bandwagon Selecta“, “Sweetest Love” and her latest “Again“, let her music put some light in your life!