Friday, April 17, 2015

Hard music questions to ask but why not?

So I came across a bunch of 'music questions' on social media that I found interesting and decided to tweak a bit then try and answer as many as I can.  So the music is specifically Reggae and Dancehall, and artistes, Jamaican, so lets go!  

A song you like with a number in the title - Rud3 Love by Tafari 

A song that reminds you of summertime - Summertime by Vybz Kartel

A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about - Sorry is a Sorry Word by Tarrus Riley 

A song that needs to be played LOUD -  Call On Me by Jah Cure ft. Phyllisia

A song that makes you want to dance - Jook Suh by Aidonia 

A song to drive to - I'm coming by Konshens

A song about drugs or alcohol - Driver by Buju Banton

A song that makes you smile - Smile for Me Jamaica by Chronixx

A song that makes you sad -  When You Cry by T.O.K.

A song that you never get tired of - Modern Day Judas - Jesse Royal

A song from your preteen years - She Loves Me Now by Beres Hammond

A song that you would love played at your wedding - No Ordinary Love by Alaine

A song that is a cover by another artiste - All Of Me by Jah Cure cover John Legend

One of your favourite classic songs - I Wanna Love You by Bob Marley

Almost done
A song that makes you think about life - Who The Cap Fit by Bob Marley

A song that has many meaning to you - Untold Stories by Buju Banton

A song that moves you forward - Rise To The Occasion by Sizzla Kolanji

A song that you think everybody should listen to - A Nuh Suh Mi Waan Live by Nesbeth

A song by an artist no longer living - Night Nurse by Gregory Isaacs

A song that makes you want to fall in love - Take My Love by Chris Martin 

A song that breaks your heart - Daddy by Queen Ifrica

A song by an artist with a voice that you love - Reggae by Etana

A song that you remember from your childhood - Foreign Mind by Junior Reid

"Those are my picks, Gosh, I'm reminded of so many more right now but,.....aah boi."

By: Sophia McKay

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Reggae/Dancehal "Insta Hot" female picks

It is a common practice of ours to feature the males of the Reggae/Dancehall industry so we decide to accumulate pics of some of OUR favourite female reggae/dancehall artistes for this Insta Hot Picks feature. Of course, this could not be our only feature on females in Reggae and Dancehal, there definitely will be more. But for now, check out these hotties.

hot gyal a hot gyal and there's no denying Samantha J. She's a hottie and the rest is left to the imagination #noneedtoshowitall #gotwhatittakes

Helleerrrrr!!! Denyque looking cute even without that winning smile. Another promising reggae/dancehall artiste for us. Nice music, good vibe, good looks and Oh! did you see her jumping in carnival?
You know you're a day1 FAN when you have a hard copy of Alaine's "No Ordinary Love" but if you don't it's coo cuz the girl's music is banging, every track by hurrrr has our pass code on it #shebod
Deevahs! And you must have heard "Dat Nah Go Work" by Ikaya and Shuga. One of the better collabs by two of our favourites. If not, you live unda a rock, no lie.  That track is one of our favourite tracks right now #femaleempowerment  #GirlsAnthem yerp!
Mz Ishawna might be raunchy but that does not take away from her good looks nope.  She cute and fashion forward we had to go seek her out for our feature, yerp!
Saving the best for last.  Lawks we doe waan sound bias but iz we potus....She cute eeh? Tess just can't go wrong she always on point. Not many words needed..potusssss lol


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cherine Anderson go live in a new talk show on radio

Singer/songwriter Cherine Anderson will go live on Bess 100FM radio in Jamaica April 15, 2015. The recording artist/entertainer and philanthropist will be giving students a platform to engage, share ideas and become part of the solution for some of the issues affecting their schools via her new talk show dubbed, The Cherine Anderson Groove Campus Show. 

Cherine's 'talk-show' will be launched in tandem with a Groove Campus Tour, which is a ground-breaking initiative intended to connect leading musical bands with student outreach projects to promote education, creativity, entertainment and social responsibility.  

The bi-annual tour will help to kick-start fundraising effort for student led projects through a series of live on-campus concerts. A series of 'projects' have already been confirmed and includes a 'Breakfast' at the Queens High school,' Gears Up Cadet' at Monroe College, the Holy Trinity High 'Keep It Moving Fitness', 'Pool Refurbishing' at G.C. Foster College, the Excelsior High ' Sci-Tech", Rollington Town Primary 'Cool Down Ceiling Fan' and an open campus all day cook-out and lunch hour concert from which proceeds with go to the ROC Foundation Scholarship Programme.

The Cherine Anderson Groove Campus Show will be a must-listen progressive youth talk and music show. Listeners will get a chance to experience Cherine's unique, down-to-earth and entertaining personality, as well as a diverse mix of interviews with scholars, CEOs, professional athletes as well as other celebrity guests from television, film and music.


Monday, April 13, 2015

VP Records re-introduces live recordings in One Drop Anthems

Queen Ifrica
Live recording has made a comeback in Jamaican music after years of computerised dancehall beats. That trend continues on One Drop Anthems, a compilation album to be released by VP Records this summer that includes songs recorded mainly, on original beats and will feature the likes of Queen Ifrica, Richie Spice, Jah Vinci and Capleton.

Richie Spice
Produced by Clive Hunt, One Drop Anthems was conceptualised by Neil Edwards, a senior executive at VP. "Contrary to what the minority might believe there is a big market for authentic drum and bass roots rock reggae," Edwards was quoted in an article posted on Loopjamaica.  One Drop Anthems include exclusive covers of Rod Taylor's His Imperial Majesty and Steel Pulse's Rally Round by Luciano and Ikaya, respectively.  Another cover is Stepping Out of Babylon, Etana's take on Marcia Griffiths 1978 classic.  That version is from Etana's album, released by VP in 2014.

Source: Loopjamaica

Vybz Kartel latest album 'Viking' now sits in Billboard Reggae Top Ten

Although incarcerated, Vybz Kartel continues to reign as leading Dancehall artist in the industry. Just recently, Boomshots website reported that the controversial deejay's latest album 'Viking' (Vybz Is King), made a grand debut at #3 on Billboard's Reggae Album Chart. Now sitting comfortably at #6, Vikings is the only album by a dancehall artist, impacting the chart's Top Ten. This marks the highest debut of Vybz Kartel's career, adding to his string of successful musical feats since he has been incarcerated.  Against all odd, he has remained at the forefront of the dancehall music scene ----regularly releasing new songs, dominating radio airwaves and winning awards...

Released early last month, 'Viking' is collectively produced by TJ Records, Kartel's Adidjaheim Records and his common-law wife Shorty's imprint label Short Boss Muzik. Whilst this is Kartel's best Billboard showing yet, he has had previous top ranking entries on this chart such as 'Kingston Story' (2011), "Vybz Kartel Roots and Culture: The Voice of the Jamaican Ghetto' (2013; 'Kartel Forever; Trilogy' and last year's 'Reggae Love Songs and; Other Things.