At the end of July, Jimmy Cliff shared the lead single from his upcoming album, Refugees. The song – with the same title – is done in collaboration with American rapper/singer Wyclef Jean. Both men effectively represented their respective genres on the dance version of the tune.
A day before it went live Jimmy Cliff issued the following statement about Refugees: “Refugees is not just a song, but a movement. As a humanitarian, I wrote the song due to emotional feelings towards freedom taken away from human beings. None of us should be forced by violence, economics, war or persecution to leave our country against our will.”
At the beginning of the year Boomrich Productions released a new single performed by international recording artist Richie Stephens. The song, titled Valley, is an inspirational tune that captured a lot of attention and subsequently inspired a remix.
The new version was done by Nigerian selector, Commissioner DJ Wysei, who gave it a more up-tempo mix that is now getting heavy rotation in nightclubs. The official video, directed by Terminal 4 Media, premiered last week, and is already trending. If you have not done so as yet, check it out and remember to like, comment and share.
At the end of July, Raw Tactics Records, an Australian based musical imprint that’s focused on electronic dance music, released Vibe Machine. The song, which was initially shared to help listeners get through the lockdowns that were in effect at the time, is now getting heavy rotation in areas where restrictions have since eased.
Vibe Machine is produced by popular DJs / producers Tigs and Dubzta, with dancehall artist Peppery delivering the vocals. Persons have described the tune as a modern house track fused with Caribbean sounds. On the beat, Peppery who is the quintessential lyricist lamented on his desire to party, while encouraging women of all races to join him. The songwas mastered by Klaus Heavyweight Hill (Australia) and the vocals were processed by Zemon.
Never being one to rest, Peppery is now focused on his next project, which is the Restart Riddim being produced by Jamaican label Blakkwuman22 Music. He is currently writing for the compilation that is slated to be released this Fall.
Last week emerging Jamaican artist, Crude E’ Vil, released a new EDM single titled “Kangaroo.” The song is collaboration done with established reggae singer Perfect Giddimani.
“Kangaroo” is a catchy party song done primarily for club-goers and persons engaged in the typical night life festivities. Fans and supporters of Perfect Giddimani will be surprised to hear him in this genre as he usually does roots reggae music, with an occasional dancehall track here and there.
As for Crude E’ Vil, he is rapidly making a name for himself as both an artist and a producer. At the start of the year he publicly committed to recording and releasing approximately 100 songs for 2020. “Kangaroo,” which is on his own label, The Tech Head Records, is the 37th track shared so far.
ABOUT CRUDE E’ VIL
Miguel Martin, more popularly known as Crude E’ Vil, is a talented young man who hails from the Linstead region in the parish of St. Catherine (Jamaica). After years of a lot of ups and downs in the music industry, Martin decided to take on the Crude E’ Vil persona, which is a character based recording artist that does Dancehall, Reggae, Trap, EDM and so much more. In addition to doing music, Crude E’ Vil is also a dynamic stage performer, a flexible event host and an aspiring actor.
Denmark based soul singer, Pearl, recently connected with producer, pianist and trumpeter Chaos, and Botswanian DJ/Producer Aimo on a new track titled “Just Like Music.” The song is nothing short of amazing! With approximately five different mix, there is something on this record for everyone, regardless of their musical preference.
For those familiar with house / techno / trance, “Just Like Music” brings its listeners to a time, maybe in the early 90s, when authentic house music dominated the airwaves.
The award-winning lyricist, composer, producer and Jamaican-born gospel artist, Jermaine Gordon has released an electronic dance music version (EDM) of one of his hit songs.
The song has become a huge favorite Jamaican worship song being performed in many Caribbean, English-speaking and Spanish-speaking countries in both North & South America. The mix was done by Dan Giffin, a drummer and audio engineer from Indianapolis, trained as a Mastering Engineer by the Multi-Platinum, Grammy, and Emmy-nominated audio engineer – Daniel Wyatt.
Minister Gordon, hopes this will become a favorite in the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, US and Australia and says it is certainly the first of more EDMs to be done. He also believes other artists will follow suit, as this presents an alternate style to music typically being produced in Jamaica. Fans of Jermaine Gordon can expect more new releases in 2017, as since doing his debut album in 2012, fans have been eagerly awaiting new music.
International recording artiste Mr. Vegas is set to stir up a lot of interest with his new single titled All That & More.
The song which is the first official single off his soon to be released Gospel album, Soul Therapy, takes a look at the veteran dancehall star’s journey to Christianity.
All That & More begins with Vegas singing, “There was a time in my life I was so defeated without a fight. My spirit was broken, good Lord day and night. But when I started believing in you Lord you showed me the light. You say that I’m all that, all that, all that, all that and more. You say that I’m all that, all that, all that, all that and more.”
Digging deep into his vocal abilities Vegas delves even further into the experiences which lead to him embracing the Christian faith as he sings, “I spent all my dough in the bank but I feel rich with this joy that I have. I lost a few a friends that I had they gave up on me when things were so bad. But Lord if they only knew there’s no other friend like you. You lifted me up and start me a new it shows in the things that you do.”
Mr. Vegas said he’s confident that his fans will respond positively To All That & More.
All That & More was produced and released on the MV Music label. The rhythm of the song was created by Dutch musician Rowen Reecks.
Mr. Vegas’ first full-length Gospel project Soul Therapy will be released in February.