Sunday, November 30, 2008

Joey Fever & Ky-Enie Mus Come A Road - Prison Oval Rock Riddim Revisited...

Since Mr. Vegas' original banger Mus Come A Road and Collie Buddz' Hustle (not yet ifficially released) few artists to date have come forth with versions of this revamped Barrington Levy classic. Though new tracks are trickling out... Just out is a blank label 7 " released in Europe (check Soundquake or EB Reggae) featuring JA's Ky-Enie and Sweden's Joey Fever take on the riddim. Ky-Enie keeps it on da ganja tip - not a bad tune - but Joey Fever KILLS IT with well conscious lyrics inna timely fashion - yes Daddy Fever, bust dem bubble! Wicked to hear some more vocalist saddlin' dis ya riddim, surely there will be more.... Dem mus come a road Iyah!

Ky-Enie - Lambsbread (Prison Oval Rock Riddim)

Joey Fever - Nuh Follow Dem (Prison Oval Rock Riddim)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Police In Helicopter Again... YT Brings On The Necessary Mayhem!

UK's Necessary Mayhem label is at it again... They have released several new tracks on the Police In Helicopter Riddim and the Shank I Shenk Riddim. Both of these riddims have been doing quite well for them internationally as Bills feat. Blackout JA, Michie One, YT and Mr Williamz on the Shank I Shenk has been climbing the charts 'longside their devastating revamp of John Holt's Police In Helicopter featuring Million Stylez, as well as Mr. Williamz take on the same riddim Babylon In Helicopter (see prior posts for more info an' sounds).

Now for the freshies:

YT - Heat Seeking Camera (Police In Helicopter Riddim)

Blackout JA - Reggae Rebel (Shank I Shenk Riddim)

Glenn Lewis - Don't You Forget It (Shank I Shenk Riddim)

Mr Williamz - Ganja Smokin' (Shank I Shenk Riddim)

Very reasonably priced 320 kbps MP3 digital download versions are available through the Necessary Mayhem website and nowhere else, so be sure to check dem out as well as their MySpace page.

Not just Necessary Mayhem it a - CRUCIAL - Mayhem Iyah!

Junior Natural Steppin' Outta Babylon!

Check this Swedish yute outta Uppsala - at age 13, Junior Natural is about to drop his first full length album. Having cut his first track Number One Girl, which was mastered at Tuff Gong Studios, at age 12, he's been steadily garnishing more attention from the European dancehall scene. He has been featured on several Scandinavian TV shows, French Radio shows and has put out a promo CD entitled Rising Son featuring combination tracks with Lutan Fyah and Lazee - which is floatin' round the Net. He first started makin' waves internationally in Feb. 2008, as his track Fallback was featured on a compilation entitled Scandinavian Hip Hop Invasion off of France's Border Blaster International label. He has a great voice and shows a lot of interest in exploring different styles an' fashions - certain musical influences bubble to the surface in his tone an' flow - Supercat, Yami Bolo, White Mice - strong foundation fee true!

He has performed live on stage and on air with artists such as Shaggy and Gentleman. As Junior Natural explains in This Is My Story, he has grown up inna well conscious environment with his parents providing 'nuff guidance and inspiration (his first track was dedicated to his mother and his father Daddy Natural has provided his expertize as an established musician via his lyrics, riddim building and production skills- as displayed on Fallback). Shaggy's producer/manager Robert Livingstone also had Junior voice a track, which I have not yet heard entitled One In A Million. His tunes Stronger, The Truth and What Is Going On are exemplary of his conscious content and positive vibe - check his MySpace page for these sounds, as well as more info.

Nice to see de yutes dem steppin' outta Babylon - keep risin' strong Iyah!

More Fyah From Million Stylez...

Yes Million's back in da buildin'... Sweden's numbah 1 dancehall vocalist is settin' tings ablaze with a slew of hot tracks lately. Surely, he's gearing up to drop his second album - as the hits keep comin'... Featured here are some of dem - starting with a track from his first album, which deserves more play - Warning - a nice throwback sound inna foundational dancehall stylee - whaaaa!!!! (sorry but the link is dead fee dis one) followed by Champion Sound (Pirates Riddim) off the Necessary Mayhem label and recently the Reggae Gold 2008 compilation 'longside YT, Mr Williamz, Blackout JA, Iverse and Jah Knight - Nuff vibes!

Then it's onto his rootsier sounds - Everyday on the Sell Off Riddim is a nice one drop steady rocker and Oh Jah Jah - on Special Delivery Music's I Love Riddim (same as Ziggi's Shackles & Chains) is what the title implies - a sweet devotional tune. Finishin' off the pack is a dubplate from Cool Rock Sound (dead link also...) outta Sweden featuring Germaican Records' Doctor Darling Riddim and interestingly enough Million's lyrical content and flow are a play on Alborosie's wicked tune Ghetto on the Forward Recordings label.

Run tracks seelectah!

Million Stylez, YT, Mr Williamz, Blackout JA, Iverse & Jah Knight - Champion Sound (Pirates Riddim)

Million Stylez - Everyday (Sell Off Riddim)

Million Stylez - Oh Jah Jah (I Love Riddim)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Strictly Vinyl A De Wickedest Sound!

Toronto's WestSide Massive presents a new night of sweet sounds, the way they were meant to be heard - Strictly Vinyl Iyah! Showcasing rocksteady, roots, dub, rub a dub, dancehall classics and current hits from all ova... The Molotov Mash Up! crew (Dominique, JP & JC) team up with (West Coast Selectah) Mandai for what will surely be a serious scorcher. Keep mashin' it in a style an' fashion, as vinyl truly is de numbah 1 sound around!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

John Holt Live In Concert At The Phoenix

Well it's been 4 years since John Holt has been to town, this Friday November 14th he's set to play the Phoenix 'longside Clive Chin's Black Moses Sound and Friendlyness & The Human Rights. The concert is part of the Randy's 17 North Parade label's 50th anniversary and commemorative 2 CD Reggae Anthology release. Brown Eyes Entertainment has put together what looks to be a wicked show, crucial sounds... Speakin a dat - check this hotta John Holt promo mini mix they put out by DJ Agile.