Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sophia Squire 'Secret Lover'; 10 good Reggae selections on Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day we've put together a little something for you lovers out there always to enlighten or keep you informed with the diverse musical talents that are abound on the little island called Jamaica.  We've compiled 10 Good Reggae Selections for you to listen but be advised that what we have chosen here are just a few of what exists.  Our featured selection this Valentines Day is a single called "Secret Lover" by Sophia Squire written, composed and produced by Sophia Squire check it out!

10 Big Reggae Selections on Valentines Day
  1)  Shaggy and Neyo - You Girl

  2)  Tessanne Chin - Tumbling Down

  3)  Tarrus Riley - Hurry Up; Push it to the Limit

  4)  Jah Cure - That Girl

  5)  Chronixx - Love For Granted

  6)  I-Octane - L.O.V.E. Y.O.U.

  7)  D'Major - Let Her Go

  8)  Sophia Squire - Nature's Calling 

  9)  Romaine Virgo - Rich In Love

10)  Busy Signal - Missing You

Bonus track: Sevad - Every Day is like Valentine 

Recent posts on Sophia Squire: Sophia Squire's tripple treat first hit mix and tour

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tarrus Riley's 'Love Situation' album Tops Billboard

Hard work pays off and good music even more.  The new Tarrus Riley album entitled, 'Love Situation' now sits at the top of the Billboard Reggae Albums chart in just a week after it's release.  This latest development has definitely made the 36 year old singy, singy singer a hitmaker and trending among his peers as one outstanding Reggae artist in more recent times.

Many will agree that Tarrus Riley's hit making ambition is no news judging from the impact of his 2007 'She's Royal' monster hit on the VP Records label or his more recent break into the UK mainstream radio and MOBO nomination, but now, at this time when Jamaican artistes are collectively pulling out the stops and aim to re-claim the status set internationally by their founding fathers (including Tarrus's own father Jimmy Riley), topping the Billboard and in just over a week is huge! 

'Love Situation' is Tarrus Riley's 5th full length album and is the production of the
outstanding and iconic Saxophonist Mr. Dean Fraser for Cannon Productions, assisted by producers Shane Brown (Jukebox Production), Mitchum 'Khan' Chin and Jordan McClure of Chimney Records, mixed by Shane Brown and Roumel Marshall and mastered by Grammy winning engineer Michael Fuller.

Again this milestone is indeed another motivational and inspirational accomplishment by a local artiste witnessed in recent times that will further drive other local artistes and entertainers to work twice as hard.  Congratulations Tarrus Riley, greater achievements lies ahead.

By: Sophia McKay

New Tafari video 'I Want You' ft Nyla

We are not accustom to seeing Tafari dance or get playful in his music videos until now, check out his dancing and antics in his new video for single 'I Want You' ft. Nyla of Brick and Lace.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In Remembrance of Whitney Houston

In Remembrance of the late, great Whitney Houston by Tessanne Chin

R.I.P. Whitney Houston
August 1963 - February 2012

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tessanne Chin hint big names working on her album

Tessanne Chin
As it gets closer to her promised March released date for her album, Tessanne Chin continue to give hints about who she's working with and our reason for thinking her album will be so good.  Her most recent tweet:-

  • Cannot explain what a dream come true and what an honour it is to meet and work with you Miss you are a master!!! Big hugs:)
  • got our antennas dancing as Diane Warren is considered to be one of the most prolific and successful contemporary song writers of our time.  Diane Warren songs have received six Academy Awards nominations, five Golden Globe Awards nominations including one win and five Grammy Awards nominations including one win.  Diane Warren was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001 and has worked with Celine Dion, Toni Braxton, Cher, Justin Bieber, Aero Smith, LeAnn Rimes and Trisha Yearwood to name a few.  

    Tessanne also tweet about working with producer Shama 'Sak Pase' Josephs, who produced among his impressive list of songs, Pop star Rihanna's reggae inspired, Island Def Jam single, 'Man Down' that has received over 252 million views on VEVO. 'Man Down' video was shot in Jamaica. Sak Passe has also worked with Jay Z, Chris Brown, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes and Switz Beats.

    Judging from her latest single, 'Tumbling Down' we do anticipate an album that might just be Tessanne Chin's best work yet and of course, we will be among the first ten to grab our copy of this album are you?

    Sophia McKay