Earlier today, April 3rd, Kabaka Pyramid and Christopher Martin released a new Caribbean-pop collaborative single dubbed “Quarantine.” The track, which was produced by Craig ‘Grizzle’ Higgins, has a laid back lover’s-rock vibe.
It is on the Bebble Rock Music and Ghetto Youths International labels. Click here to stream and download from your favorite music platform.
Jamaican star Koffee has announced that she will be taking part in the Co-Trilla Quarantine Sessions, which is a three-day online music festival.
It will be streamed from April 10th to 12th via the Co-Trilla YouTube channel. Koffee is scheduled for Friday, April 10th at 6PM EDT.
There are a lot of uncertainty about what the world will be like after COVID19. Every industry, without exception, has been severely impacted by the spread of the corona virus. The music industry in particular has suffered financially, with all shows, tours, bars, nightclubs, festivals etc. cancelled and closed.
Some may assume that it is just the more popular artists that are affected by these cancellations, but that is not the case. We must remember that there are literally thousands of persons working behind the scenes who have now all lost their employment, hence their income.
With that being said, we must now face our new reality, as we ponder the question; what’s next? What will the music industry be like when all this is over with? Will festivals resume as they were before? Will the masses flock to live shows as aggressively as they did in the past? I think the answer depends on two things: 1) how long this pandemic last and 2) the financial and moral status of the people when it’s all over.
On Friday, March 27th, Troyton Music released a new R&B track titled “Over Again.” The song is performed by pop artist Ne-Yo and Jamaican dancehall star Charly Black. Music critics are already making predictions about the record; the consensus seems to be that it will be just as, or bigger than Party Animal.
Click here to listen and download “Over Again” from your preferred music platform.
On Saturday, March 28th, dancehall artist Shane-O will perform live on Suncity Radio. This performance is a part of the station’s Radio Stage Show Series. In addition to being able to listen on the 104.9 FM dial, Shane-O‘s fans and supporters can also watch the show live via all Suncity’s social media sites.
Shane-O will be backed by SJ Lava; and the show will run from 10 PM to 22 AM.
Disc-Jock Redeem’s Global Chart is featured on his ‘Up & Active‘ radio program which airs on Roots 96.1FM in Kingston, Jamaica, from midnight to 6 AM on Fridays. Below are the top ten songs for this week.
#1. Di Toxiq Don ft. Inspiired – Admission (Inspiredon Production)
#2. TK Kiss – Hearts Are Bleeding (A Town Records)
#3. Simple Cool Voice – Nuh Ease Up (Global Castle Production)
#4. Jerone Riley – Give Me A Minute (Real People Music)
#5. Fancy D – Mr Heartless (Zenith Zone Records)
#6. Hodari Q & Bay C – Bam Bam (Skytime Records)
#7. Kingseyes – Have I Told You (Jugglerz Records)
#8. Sir Justice – Ghetto Life (Cross The line Production)
#9. Lafern Edwards – Break Free (Cross The line Production)
#10. Mr. Love Jones – No More
Now that a lot of artists are unable to travel for work (perform), they’re focusing on other income streams. Koffee, the young Jamaican MC who had a massive 2019, is inviting her fans and supporters to check out her digital store.
The platform currently has a limited amount of branded merchandise (hats, sweaters and t-shirts). Click here to check it out.