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.
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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.
Not new to the game but with a whole new expression and confidence, singer and songwriter Pearl says her new single – Free – is a beginning of a new chapter in her musical journey embracing the love of soul, Afro-beat and jazz.
The single Free is a collaboration between Pearl and ThExchange Project with producer, Mugo Nga’ang’a. The song Free exudes sensitivity and vulnerability and yet has a fierceness, rawness and powerful energy that gives it a colorful and authentic expression of emotion making you feel that you can break free from any kind of setback.
It is difficult not to dance to the afro-beat combined with the melodious soulful piano chords while the sensual and very soulful vocals draws your attention to listen. The song ends in its climax as Pearl takes it to another level making her debut with a rap piece so feminine yet so strong where she surely sets herself Free.
Watch the official video for Free on YouTube
Download Free from iTunes
Written by: Pearl
Produced & Arranged by: ThExchange Project
Drum Programming by: Wilson Kentura
All Other Instruments Programmed by: Waithaka
Since his rise to fame after winning Digicel Rising Stars, reggae crooner Christopher Martin has accrued many accolades with his distinctive voice and memorable lyrics. His music has remained a constant presence on worldwide charts, and videos on rotation.
Just in time for the romance that February brings with Valentines Day, KirkleDove Records is delivering “Beauty To My Life” performed by Christopher Martin. Single will be available on iTunes.
KirkleDove is a production company owned by Drummer, Songwriter, Producer, Lyricist, Artiste Kirk ‘Kirkledove’ Bennett. The production label has been delivering work on the Reggae /Dancehall scene since 2004 but got major exposure and notoriety with the ‘Dutch Pot’ Riddim with the mega hit ‘Tek weh yuhself’ by Mr. Vegas. Since then many other Riddims have made it to the worldwide market from Kirkledove Records. In 2015 the label released: ‘The Devil have a way’ – Lady Saw, ‘Healing of the Nation’ – Patexx, ‘Ruff Har Up – Koshens, ‘Bad Gyal Wine – QQ and ‘Style Dem Again’ – Busy Signal on the Street Corner Riddim. Kirkledove Records starts 2016 with the release of an up tempo, catchy crossover song performed by Christopher Martin called ‘Beauty in my life’ which makes the singer’s voice float on bold instrumental, that reminiscent of our Latin neighbours. Listen to the song here: https://soundcloud.com/kirkledove-records/01-beauty-to-my-life-by-christopher-martin-from-kirkledove-records
Swedish Reggae singer Etzia who has done collaborations with Charly Black, Future Fambo, Lutan Fyah and Collie Buddz recently partnered with Partillo Production on her latest EP entitled ‘Chapter Done.’ Both individuals have worked ceaselessly to create a unique sound that many are saying is a whole new genre. It is a collection of tropical vibrations mixed in with some Nordic elements. To hardcore Reggae fans it is reminiscent of dub, roots and house all in one. They are calling this new sound Traphall.
Persons familiar with Traphall says it is properly defined as a music which consists of reggae, dancehall, hip hop and electro. When asked why they have decided to focus on this genre for ‘Chapter Done’, Partillo says “this type of original sound is needed to satisfy Etzia’s vocal expression”.
‘Chapter Done’ is produced by some very established musicians and producers (based in Europe), namely Partillo, Mastah L and Nils Dahl. The EP is available on ITunes now; persons may download it at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chapter-done-ep/id972474872 and DJs can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for a promotional copy.
STREAM TRACKS FROM ‘CHAPTER DONE’ EP ON SOUNDCLOUD
Jah Will Provide:
Better Watcha Man:
Born To Be High:
Raising The Heat:
According to Jasiri X he received what is obviously a house beat from Zeke Thomas. Knowing he was a “conscious rapper” Zeke apparently wanted to know if Jasiri could spit knowledge over the type of tracks he plays in the club. As an artist Jasiri X took it as a challenge, and sent the song back with verses and a hook. After which Zeke went and got legendary hip-hop artist Chuck D to add vocals. The song is called “Blackness”, listen here
The King of the Dancehall continues to show why he still reigns in 2015 as he collaborates with Green Lion Crew for the re-fix of his track “Tun Up”. The re-fix package includes an alternate mix of the original single as well as three hands in the air, heavy hitting remixes from producers Deejay Theory, Yungg Trip, & Congo Sanchez (from Thievery Corporation). These remixes are a welcome energetic edition to any Tropical DJ’s set in 2015!
Check out all versions here:
After teasing fans on YouTube with only a small preview of the remix version in his recently released “Phenomenal” music video, Benjai is ready to drop the official dance remix to the track. Benjai is about to reach new heights as he teams up with Swedish-Congolese star Mohombi on the new collaboration.
The official dance remix of Phenomenal is produced by Monsta Riot from St. Vincent. Already a smash hit in Trinidad and Tobago, producer Mark Cyrus (Monsta Riot) breathes new life into the mix with an energetic combination of Soca and EDM. “Phenomenal” is expected to break down barriers and borders within the international circuit and take Benjai to a whole new level.
Song Title: Phenomenal – Monsta Riot Mix
Artist: Benjai feat. Mohombi
Produced by: Monsta Riot
A&R: Ivan Berry
Publishers: C2W Music & Soca Bookings
Advisor: Max Gousse
Dada as he is affectionately known in Jamaica is never one to back away from any musical genre. He has done everything from hip-hop to Dancehall and now he can be heard on what is known as EDM style. Having recently collaborated with LA song bird Orisha Sound on the original version of the single “embrace it”, they have now released a remix version with a video to accompany it.
An electrifying dance song, heavily driven by grinding electronic sounds and fist pumping bass, The Mecca’s latest single “Zoom Zoom” is undoubtedly a club banger which has been making waves! It is therefore with exhilarating pleasure that we formally introduce you to The Mecca.
Based on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, The Mecca, who has been revitalizing the music scene in St. Lucia with his unique appeal, has taken off in a musical flight through the universe of Hip Hop, Pop, Electro and Dance. As likely to be inspired by Jay-Z or Michael Jackson as he is by Pitbull and Flo Rida, The Mecca will surely move your head, your heart and entire body.
The Mecca brings you music for the 21st century, with the power to inspire as well as to get up and dance. Merging solid lyrical artistry with a deep well of emotion and hustle, The Mecca has surfaced as an astounding musical force. His approach to music is enriched by third world culture combined with first world mentality.
The Mecca is an exceptional writer who has had noted success in the music industry to date. His single “Flat Stomach” was the premiere single at the Labo Ethnik Fashion & Lifestyle week in Paris earlier this year and his song “Zoom Zoom” has been placed in VH1 and Fox TV Series.
Zoom Zoom can be found on The Mecca’s official website http://www.youngmecca.com and on iTunes – http://bit.ly/1xYuPIf
The official music video for Zoom Zoom debuts on January 9, 2015.