Ricky blaze, the genius who produced Gyptian’s mega hit Hold Yuh is not only a great producer, he is also a great singer! Two days ago he released his EP which you all should download at iTunes right away. Tonight is the release party for the EP at Happy Ending Lounge in New York so if you are in the area, don’t miss that. Music by Safari Sound, Federation Sound, DJ Show Off, DJ autograph and more.
A few weeks ago our good friend Mr Powe of Prodigal Entertainment was tweeting about lame warm up sets that he had experienced recently and promised that he would upload a wicked piece of audio that would demonstrate how a proper early warm-up segment should sound. So he did: Download this audio from a Easter Sunday dance in Portland few months ago with the Jamaican heavy-weight sound Swatch International and judge it yourself. We really enjoyed it!
Oops, we did it again! A new episode of the monthly Safari Dancehall Show is available online. We are really proud of this episode because we actually managed to have about 25% of the tracklist represented by female artists. There are so many great female dancehall-reggae artists that tend to be slept over because of certain artists (hardly a hand full) who dominates the industry. This needs to change! Download or stream via the link bellow and tell a friend to tell a friend.
It’s been a long journey and now it is over. The long anticipated album from our good good friend Joey Fever is finally out. Download it via iTunes or listen via Spotify. Support the thing, don’t bootleg the thing!
The young and upcoming artist T’Nez has one of the biggest love songs at the moment. It’s called Me She Love and is voiced on Troyton Music’s Compassion riddim. T’Nez was also recently confirmed for the annual Öland Roots festival in Sweden. More Europe dates will soon be announced so watch this space. Now watch the video and download the song via iTunes!
Shortly after the release of our bedroom-massacre soundtrack called Strictly Love We A Deal With, Riddim Magazine contacted us and wanted to do a review of the mix. The review is available in the latest paper issue of the magazine as well as on the picture above. If you do not speak German, here is an English translation that a kind follower on twitter provided us with:
The two-man-army has it’s home base in Malmö. For the past six years DJ Shirkhan and Sammy K have supplied Swedish public radio and all of Scandinavia with Reggae and Dancehall. On a mission to increase their area of influence, they present a downloadable Valentine’s mix with The Soul Lounge, winning over R’n’B & Hip Hop bloggers.
“Light a few Candles, press play and get ready to mess up the sheets.” Their boisterous foreplay is on point as they stumble into the bedroom with Agent Sasco and Drake and continue to cruise between the sheets with regulars, exclusives and remixes accommodating John Holt’s 1982 invitation: “Sweetie come brush me”, reactivated by Collie Buddz. Also in the mix, the 62-year-old Lloyd Parks, who with the help of his Son Leftside, became the senior “Lover Man” on the old “Slaving –Riddim”; additionally the melodramatic schmoozer from Foreigner “I Want To Know What Love Is” in a version by Tesanne Chin.
This reign of love, from a country that was once a leading exporter of pornography, relinquishes slackness with “Strictly Love We A Deal With” and instead seduces with romanticism. For the partner’s sake, there is a tolerable dose of Hip Hop in the mix, but a majority of the tunes, aside from the indispensable Bitty’s, Courtney’s and Tarrus’, are by current artists such as Stein, Demarco, Kartel, Gyptian and Mavado. As expected, the ratio of female artists featured is high and the vibrations of Autotune are audible. With Snoop’s “Wet”, the mix ends exactly where it wanted to get to.
In case you missed the mix you can check it out here:
1. iNTRO 2. PROTOjE – DREAD (DUB) 3. NORRiS MAN – PiCK UP YOUR GUNZ 2011 (DUB) 4. jOEY FEVER – TiLL THE NiGHT iS OVER (DUB) 5. MAiKAL X – HERE WE COME (DUB) 6. BARRiNGTON LEVY FEAT. VYBZ KARTEL & KHAGO – GANGSTERS 7. DEMARCO – HUSTLE HARD (RMX) 8. JAH ViNCHi – Mi NUH MiSS 9. STYLO G – BANKROBBER (DUB) 10. STYLO G – LEADER (DUB) 11. SKiT 12. JAH ViNCHi – DRAW Mi LiNE 13. i OCTANE – NUH DREAM BOUT BOY 14. MUNGA – Mi NUH KNOW 15. BEENiE MAN – PARTY ALONE 16. VYBZ KARTEL – COLORiNG BOOK (WiLDLiFE! RETOUCH) 17. VYBZ KARTEL FEAT. LiL WAYNE – 6’7´ EXPENSiVE STYLE (GAZA RMX) 18. MiLLiON STYLEZ- LEFT AND RiGHT (DUB) 19. jOEY FEVER – DEEjAY SCHOOL (DUB) 20. SKiT 21. VYBZ KARTEL – BiKE BACK (DUCATI BATTY) 22. LEFTSiDE & GiNA SAVAGE – COFFEE iN MY CUP 23. Zj LiQUiD – TiGHTEST MEOW 24. TARANCHYLA – TURN iT UP 25. DELLY RANKS – BUSS A BLANK 26. GAPPY RANKS – NOT SELLiNG MY SOUL 27. BUjU BANTON – PEDAL PUSHER 28. SiZZLA – GUN MAN TiNG 29. WARD 21 FEAT. MiLLiON STYLEZ – WAH DEM WAH (XKLUSIF) 30. MiLLiON STYLEZ – YA HABiBTi (XKLUSIF) 31. GAPPY RANKS – ANY GYAL Mi WAAN (XKLUSIF) 32. ADVANCE – CALL MY PHONE (XKLUSIF) 33. ADVANCE – RiSE iT PON THE ENEMiES (DUB) 34. SKiT 35. MAVADO – Mi LOVE Mi LiFE 36. SMOODFACE – NEVER LET YOU GO (XKLUSIF) 37. LEA-ANNA – KiTTY KATTY 38. MiLLiON STYLEZ – FLYiNG 39. MiLLiON STYLEZ – DYiNG (DUB) 40. CHAN DiZZY – HELLO BADMiND (DUB) 41. CHAN DiZZY – STRANGE FACE (DUB) 42. VYBZ KARTEL – LYRiCiST (BiG PEOPLE SONG) 43. VYBZ KARTEL – STEP UP iNNA LiFE 44. VYBZ KARTEL – iT BEND LiKE BANANA 45. MAVADO – PEPPER 46. BRAMMA – NUH TRUST PEOPLE 47. ASSASSiN – NOTHiNG AT ALL 48. ELEPHANT MAN – LOOK GYAL HARD 49. SHABBA RANKS – NONE A DEM 50. Di GENiUS – BOUNCE A GYAL 51. BEENiE MAN – GOOD BODY GYAL 52. FLiPPA MAFFiA – STAR A STAR 53. MR LEXX – CLEAN 54. TONY MATTERHORN – TRUCK TRU 55. ASSASSiN –DEM FEAR WE 56. SKiT 57. i OCTANE – NUH RAMP WiD (DUB) 58. STYLO G – BOASY (DUB)
A brand new episode of the Safari Dancehall Show is now available online. Its a mish-mash of some new one drop tunes and some heavy rootical basslines. Just press play or download it to your whatever-player.
1-Richie Spice – Dem Cry 2-Etana – Dirty Ways 3-Fantan Mojah – Nuh Trust Dem 4-Capleton – Protect Us 5-Nesbeth – Who You Gonna Turn To 6-Tarrus Riley – Shaka Zulu Pickney 7-Bugle – Tired 8-Jahmiel – Shine 9-Million Stylez – Brighter Days (BIG PEOPLE SONG) 10-Richie Spice – Got To Make It 11-Kymani Marley – Brave Ones 12-Jah Vinchi – Wicked Heart 13-Vybz Kartel – Poor People Land 14-Protoje – Take Control 15-Richie Stephens – The System 16-Richie Stephens- Dry Your Tears 17-Copper Cat (R.I.P) – Since You Came In 18-D Major – The Only One 19-Busy Signal – Right Now 20-Marcia Griffiths feat. Queen Ifrica – Round & Round 21-Daville – Dem Would A Love It 22-Spectacular –Tom Drunk (XKLUSIFF) 23-Stephen Marley feat. Melanie Fiona – No Cigarette Smoke 24-Shy FX feat. Donae’o – Raver (SHY’S GUINNESS PUNCH RMX) 25-Alborosie – Worlds Inna Trouble 26-Tarrus Riley – Peer Pressure 27-Louie Culture – No Watch Man 28-Sizzla – Got It Going 29-Wayne Marshall – Captain 30-Jah Cure – Feel It 31-Sizzla – A Murder Star 32-Tarrus Riley – Soul Grabber 33- Tarrus Riley – Lala Warrior 34- Macka B – Our Music 35- Franz Job – What’s It Gonna Be 36- Chukki Starr – Locked Away 37- Cali P – Herbalist 38- Protoje – Wrong Side Of The Law 39- Protoje – No Lipstick 40- Protoje feat. Gentleman – Growing Up 41- Advance – Motherland 42- Vybz Kartel – Shape Of My Heart 43- Gappy Ranks feat. Delly Ranks – Runaway