Friday, September 26, 2008

Ziggi Busts Dem Shackles & Chains!

Ziggi was born on march 8 1981 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Growing up on the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius the young Ricardo Blijden was given the nickname Ziggi by his grandparents who raised him. In 2001 Ziggi went to the Netherlands to study. It was in that time when he was introduced to Mr. Rude the owner of an independent studio and label called Rock’N Vibes Entertainment. Soon afta, chillin' in the studio with friends became a professional musical career for Ziggi.

In 2006 Ziggi's debut album So Much Reasons was released, featuring collaborations with artists such as Turbulence and Elephant Man. In 2007 Ziggi recorded Blaze it - the tune that he is best known for - on Zap Pow's Last War Riddim (same version as Collie Buddz' Come Around). Blaze it had a major impact internationally and held the #1 position in the official German reggae charts for several weeks.

In September 2008 Ziggi's second album In Transit was released, featuring artists such as Gentleman, Anthony B and Ce’Cile. Shackles & Chains is one of the hotta tracks off the album and was released earlier this year as a 7" on the Special Delivery Music label- check for other artists riding the Seven Riddim from this same label. Another tune off the album that is makin' waves is Need To Tell You This featuring Root Down's I Love Riddim - really feelin' Ginjah's version on dat riddim too Iyah - watch for it...
Yes Ziggi - keep bustin' dem shackles an' chains!

Ziggi - Shackles & Chains (I Love Riddim)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

C'Daynger Steps Inna Bad Man Place!

Straight outta Bermie's West End comes another big tune from the Harper Digital Crew. New C'Daynger track fee y'all - Bad Man Place is off a mix tape- unfortunately not his own, as far as I can tell... Though it sure would be nice - guess we all gotta wait a likkle longer fee dat one. C'Day sends dis a one out to de haters, puttin' dem to rest - yes! Check the June 6, 2008 Reel Up Selector! blog posting for more C'Daynger tracks and his MySpace page for more info. Wicked Treva - keep mashin' da dance!

C'Daynger - Bad Man Place

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Collie Buddz Hustles A Likkle Prison Oval Rock Riddim!

Since Mr. Vegas' Mus Come A Road 7" single release last month on the A Team label, the Prison Oval Rock Riddim Version refixed by Rellee (on the b side) has been floatin' round... Here is a fresh new vocal version, brought to you by Collie Buddz, dis oneya named Hustle. The production of the instrumental track is virtually unchanged, just a likkle drop and boost here and deyah. Barrington's snippets are maintained and Collie's vocals have a raw freestyle flow to dem, nice lyrical content too- as he describes his experiences crossin' borders after havin' built up a rep for his tune Come Around - yes-I, another ganjaman anthem... True ya nah stop Collie, make it bun!

Collie Buddz - Hustle (Prison Oval Rock / Mus Come A Road Riddim)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Kardinal Offishall - Not For Sale, But His New Album Is...

Yes, yes Kardinal Offishall's back - T. representin', 10 years and goin' strong! Kardi's fourth album was dropped by Kon Live / Geffen Records last week. Not For Sale - is a showcase style album featuring some wicked tracks and collaborations with artists such as Akon, Lindo P, Estelle, T Pain, The Clipse, Rihanna, Glenn Lewis, J Davey and the Dream. Two tracks that I just can't get enough of are Burnt, the album opener that sets the right vibe with Kardi's signature style an' fashion, 'longside Lindo P. - see video below, and Nina- which is a nicely tweaked yet still classic soundin' version of Slim Smith and the Uniques' Conversation riddim - another wicked Supa Dubs (Black Chiney) production. There are many hot tracks on this album still Iyah- the more you listen the more it grows onya!

Kardinal Offishall - Nina (Conversation Riddim - Supa Dubs)

Kardinal Offishall & Lindo P - Burnt (Street Video)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Michie One Risin' High With A True Rockers Revolt!

London's Michie One launched her career as a duo act with talented reggae singer Louchie Lou, gaining a fiersome reputation for their fresh melodies and distinctive reggae/ragga style. Michie One's outstanding writing and chatting skills influence many current pop acts. Her versatility has led her to perform with top artists such as Shaggy, Beenie Man, Chaka Demus & Pliers and Sizzla. Signed to London records and to China Records, she toured the world performing in stadiums, arenas and international festivals. More recently on Interscope and Lakeshore Records, she toured America supporting Beenie Man. Michie One co-wrote Rich Girl with Louchie Lou, which was later covered by Gwen Stefani and became a world wide smash hit last year. Their original version is regarded as a Dancehall classic. As a well respected songwriter, she collaborated with Sly & Robbie. Her songs feature on Hollywood Blockbusters: The Sweetest Thing, Basketball (south Park) and Milk Money.

Michie One has brought together her musical experience and creative talent to deliver her original debut solo album, The Power of One. Power of One - The Album Michie One has brought her love of all reggae styles from roots to ragga to this diverse and original album. Her unique vocal style combines with the latest reggae dancehall rhythms to produce exciting flavours with unforgettable melodies. Be sure to check out her latest release Bills on the Necessary Mayhem label outta the UK, bringin' the heat with the Shank I Shek riddim, in collaboration with YT, Blackout JA and Mr Williamz.

PAMA INTL - Highrise ft. Michie One (12 inch)

This killer single on the Rockers Revolt Records label outta UK, features a rootsy lovers' rendition of Eric Donaldson's Cherry Oh Baby riddim ridden by Michie One, it is off the Love Filled Dub Band album. The track was produced by John Collins (Ghost Town) and Sean Flowerdew. Click the 12'' label below for the free full version download link from the good peeps at Rockers Revolt Records. Fresha track still Iyah...

Yes Michie, make dem know!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Jamaican Boy - Estelle's American Boy Gets A Classic JA Treatment Inna Bost & Bim Stylee Featuring Brisa Roché & Lone Ranger!

Bustin' outta France with a classic Jamaican sounding version, (Matthieu) Bost & (Jeremie Dessus) Bim drop a heavy adaptation of Estelle and Kanye West's American Boy entitled Jamaican Boy. What a wicked original rootsy riddim - dat one ya named Muddy Skank, topped nicely with hot vocal deliveries by California's Brisa Roché and Jamaica's one and only Lone Ranger! This track represents the first official release on the newly renamed Bombist Officials label (following their 20 prior 7" mashup hits on the Bombist Records label). Check the Bost & Bim Myspace page or their website for more tracks and info on this prolific remix, DJ and riddim cuttin' duo. The Jamaican Boy single (with b side dub) will be released on 7" vinyl and should be available any day now. This one a sure shot and spicier than the peppa pot! Bost & Bim - c'est trop fort les gars, continuez comme ça- hotta-fyah!

Bost & Bim Feat. Brisa Roché & Lone Ranger - Jamaican Boy (A Side)

Bost & Bim Feat. Brisa Roché & Lone Ranger - Jamaican Boy (B Side - Dub Version)