Friday, 30 September 2011

Hot Off The Press: Bugle Official Video

Bugle - Friends
Contra Riddim - Produced by Cr203 Records
Directed by Jerome Hyde

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Bedroom Bully Mix by Gappy Ranks (Free Dungload)

Press play... (No P.Diddy!)

What you just heard was 'Cool Water' by Gappy Ranks which is Track 13 on the Bedroom Bully Mix CD and also happens to be my favourite track featured on the mix! Back in February you may recall me doing a review of the 'Dusty' Mix which was 100% Gappy Ranks and was presented by the one and only Moviestar Johnny. Since then, Hot Coffee Music have continued to give back to their supporters giving out a countless number of free tracks as well as the 'No Long Talking' mix CD from their artist Redd.

As if that wasn't enough freeness for you, Gappy Ranks has just provided us with yet another giveaway. This one is a mix entitled "Bedroom Bully - Gyalis Order, Volume One" and is 100% Gappy Ranks, Ladies Choice. Featuring the likes of Alison Hinds, Lisa Hype and Timber-Lee, there is no reason as to why this mix should be limited to the just the ladies because there is definitely something on there for the men too!

Despite one interlude that I'm not too keen on, this Mix CD is a must have for the collection. You can download the mix by clicking on the image of the front cover above, clicking here, or you can even request a hard copy here! Signing out with something that Gappy himself would say...
"Ah bedroom bully she call me!"

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Jay Sean - The Mistress - Review

Where do I start?

Well I can still remember the days when I used to sing along to "Eyes On You" and wiggle my hips to the "Oh-oh your body's whining, oh-oh oh-oh bumpin' and grindin." I know right, I cringed at the thought too!

Since then, Jay Sean has come an awful long way since his debut album "Me Against Myself" back in 2004. Being one of the few British artists to conquer the US, Jay Sean has paved the way for other artists and has shown us that whilst it might not be the easiest thing to do, you can make the music that you want and still be highly successful. Regardless of him having being the first British artist to be signed to Cash Money Records, the first UK Urban Act to reach number 1 on the Hot 100, and the first artist of South Asian decent to reach number 1 on the Hot 100, he certainly is no finished yet!  

"If the next step after America was the moon, I can guarantee you I'd be on the first rocket there." - Jay Sean

Despite all of his success, it seems as though there is still time for a freebie, and I'm certainly not complaining! At the same time as giving something back to his fans, his latest mixtape entitled 'The Mistress,' reminds us of just how talented this singer/songwriter really is. The first and last tracks on the mixtape were purely created by Jay Sean himself, and by this I mean no instruments, no backing track, just beatboxing! If that's still not enough for you, the mixtape features Jay Sean's cover of the legend Bob Marley's "Waiting in Vain." If you have not yet been enlightened to this cover, you have definitely been missing out! Each and every time that I hear it, it sends shivers down my spine and even if that track is the fundamental reason that you choose to download this mixtape, it would be a pretty good one! You can download the "The Mistress" by clicking here and I thoroughly hope that you enjoy it as much as I do! (Find the Waiting in Vain cover below)

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Konshens With Something Special For The Ladies

"Konshens when I hear your voice I get wet..."

Now this was the very first thing that I heard when I began to play the files from my freshly downloaded folder, but don't think for one minute that this discouraged me from listening!

Branded as strictly for the ladies and presented by the Kingston AllStars, this one is entitled the 'Konshens Girls Mixtape.' There are a variety of tracks available making it quite diverse and more importantly enjoyable for many. Some of the tracks featured on the mixtape take the form of freestyles on R&B hits such as "What's My Name" "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" and the very sexy "Motivation." Whilst showing his adaptable nature as an artist, the mixtape also includes some of the most popular and well known Konshens' tracks such as "Good Girl Gone Bad" featuring Tarrus Riley and my personal favourite "Gal Dem A Talk!"

In Konshens' very own words "The music nice to rahtid" so I would strongly suggest that you start downloading and unzipping because Konshens is really about to make the girls dem talk! Click here to download. Also, don't forget to follow Konshens and the Kingston AllStars on Twitter!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Hot Off The Press: Mr Vegas Official Video

Now I've been itching to see this video for quite a while now! In fact, I can still recall the very first time that I listened to the track and if I remember correctly, I kept rewinding it and singing along to the lyrics for a good 3 or 4 hours straight! At first I was imagining being out in a little dress and pair of heels dancing away to the lyrics 'Bad man nuh dress like girl...' and then suddenly hearing this get mixed in! This then lead to my recurring thought which is along the lines of 'Damn, why can't I mix and do this myself?! ' 

However, going back to my original point, this track is one of my favourites from Mr Vegas this year for a number of reasons. Firstly because the lyrics are very relevant to the events which are occurring at this very moment in time. (If you know what I mean, then you know what I mean!' Secondly, this brand new official video actually features the one and only Harry Toddler who made the original track 'Nuh Dress Like Girl' on the Sniper Riddim back in 1998, and you have to respect Mr Vegas for bringing this one back because it is a Classic Dancehall riddim which we all know and love. Not only has he brought it back, but he has also managed to do it very well! I will leave you with the lyric 'Well as a man yuh haffi know certain law, weave on and false hair ah fi Lady Saw!' (Funnily enough, this is exactly what I tweeted when I first heard the track.)

Certain Law (Remix) - Mr Vegas ft Harry Toddler
Barbwire Riddim
Produced by D.Blake and C.Smith
Directed by Terminal 4 Media


Monday, 12 September 2011

Hot Off The Press : Stylo G Official Video

This track has certainly been doing its rounds on the music circuit over the last few months, and I'm sure you will all be pleased to know that the long awaited wait for the official video is now finally over.

Stylo G - Call Mi A Yardie
Produced by Kody
Warning Records

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Hot Off The Press: Stylo G Promo Video

This is undoubtedly my favourite Stylo G track and from previous blog posts, it is evident to see that I rate and support him as an artist so I don't feel the need to repeat myself. However if you did miss the previous posts which I wrote on this artist, you can download his mixtape presented by Robbo Ranx here, and you can watch the official Swagga Dem video here, but for now...
"None ah dem cyaan go 'round his style!"

Hot Off The Press: Lights ft Ghetts Official Video

Once I'd clicked play on this video, the beat of the track instantly made me want to hear more. With the track having a very catchy element to it, I'm probably going to spend the rest of my day uttering 'Not a New Era, Snap Back!' *covers eyes*

You cannot deny the fact that the video fits the concept of the track perfectly, and to be fair I don't see what else they could have done with this one. Although I can't agree that it's all about Snap Backs because it might have to be a 'Straight Jeans and Fitted' situation as Russian stated, but either way I really like it so big up Lights and Ghetts on this one!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Hot Off The Press: Stephen Marley ft Melanie Fiona Official Video

I have not gone one day without listening to this track since having ownloaded Stephen Marley's EP entitled 'Revelation Part 1 : The Root Of Life,' so I was most pleased to find that the official video was now available for viewing. For such a powerful track, I expected no less than an oasis of serenity, and this was certainly accomplished in this video. With the warm landscapes in the background throughout the video complimenting the soft and mellow tone of Stephen Marley's vocals alongside the sweet vocals of the beautiful songstress Melanie Fiona, I can only suggest that you sit down, relax and forget about all of your troubles as you enjoy this one. Even if it is just for the 3 minutes and 44 seconds which it lasts for!
Stephen Marley ft Melanie Fiona - No Cigarette Smoking (In My Room

Monday, 5 September 2011

Hot Off The Press : Gappy Ranks Official Video

With yet another inspirational and uplifting track from Gappy Ranks' second album 'Thanks & Praise,' comes a brand new official video to accompany it! To download the track on iTunes click here.

Gappy Ranks - The Road
Produced By Clement / Animal Sons
Video Filmed & Edited By Jojo