Wednesday, 30 November 2011

School Fee Riddim Medley (Official Video)

Featuring a host of different artists, this is easily one of my favourite medleys to come out of 2011!

School Fee Riddim Medley
School Fee Riddim produced by Subkonshus Music
Video directed by Road Block Films

Konshens - World Citizen (Official Video)

Konshens - World Citizen
World Citizen Riddim produced by Roots Survival Records
Video produced by B.Vincze

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

I-Octane - Informer A Work (Official Video)

I-Octane - Informer A Work
Video produced by Everton 'Rado' Minott & Yosef Imagination

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Spragga Benz & Delly Ranx Live - Federation Invasion Show

Earlier on this month, Spragga Benz and Delly Ranx made an appearance on the Federation Invasion Show presented by Max Glazer and DJ Autograph on East Village Radio. For me personally, this video is a snapshot of what authentic Dancehall is all about...Vibes!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Jah Cure Giveaways

It's always nice when artists give something back to their fans, but it feels extra nice when it's an artist of Jah Cure's stature! Going out to his lovely fans, here are his newest singles all available for free download. Also, don't forget to follow him on Twitter @IAMJAHCURE

Nothing Is Impossible - Jah Cure
Directed by Preplex Productions

Yes, it's true! This track from the World Cry album really is up for free download. Despite being one of my favourite tracks of the moment, the video alone tells a beautiful story and really captures the heart. Congratulations to Jah Cure and Kamila McDonald as they start their new life together!

This next track is brought to us on the Heart & Soul Riddim and is entitled 'From My Heart.' As you'd expect from the title, the words in this one seem to come straight from the Heart! Have a listen to the track below...

This next Jah Cure track is brought to us on ZJ Chrome/Cr203 Recordings' Cardiac Strings Riddim which compliments Jah Cure's voice and really encompasses that classic reggae sound. Surely this one needs no further introduction, so here is Jah Cure - Nothing...

The fourth and final track which Jah Cure has kindly given away is Mother Earth which features on the mighty Monte Carlo Riddim. Whilst being a beautiful soundtrack, we must remember that this one is actually sending out a very important, yet often ignored message...Download all of these tracks here.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Lesson Time in Dancehallogy

Having started their musical journey as a collective over 20 years ago now, the iconic sound system Bass Odyssey have travelled to places all over the globe spreading the sounds of Reggae and Dancehall. Without a doubt they are one of the most sought-after sound systems in the World, and have most certainly earned their reputation by winning countless numbers of sound clashes with their unique style of juggling, and their catalog of dubplates.

Having been anticipating a Sound Clash in the UK for quite a while now, it's an understatement to say that I was elated when I heard their newly released mix, or shall I say lesson. Entitled Dancehallogy, this mix can only be described as the 'original Bass Odyssey juggling style of mostly dub plate specials in a unique hardcore party style.' Supporting artists from all over the World including the UK, Dancehallogy features the hottest tracks from 2011 so far including summer anthems such as Every Gal by Mavado and Chipmunk, Chan Dizzy's 'Strange Face' and Aidonia's 'Nuh Tek Chat.'

Despite selecting some of the biggest tracks from the year so far, their high level of expertise as a sound also sees them feature some of the baddest riddims to come out of the year so far. Being my personal favourites too, the mix features riddims such as ZJ Chrome's 'Contra Riddim,' Roach's 'Overproof Riddim' and TJ Records' 'World Boss Riddim.' Download the clean version here, or the raw version here.

I'll let the dub plates and the mix do the rest of the talking but I do hope that you enjoy your Dancehallogy lesson as much as I've enjoyed mine. I wish I got taught this subject in school...

R.I.P Kirk 'Squingy' Bennett (1972 - 2009) who was a highly valued and much loved selector in the Bass Odyssey sound. Whilst he may be gone, he will never be forgotten! 

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

What is Dancehall Without The Dancers?

From the very first time that I watched this video, I really liked it for a number of reasons. Despite the variety of dancing and the soundtrack, it was the concept of the project that really grabbed me. With the concept being to get into the minds of dancers today and to hear about their lives, their influences and what dancing means to them, we begin to see that the dancers are being heavily overlooked these days.

In this video we see Konshens get personal with the dancers on a one-to-one level, and really explore the role that dancers play in all types of music and music videos globally, but most particularly in Dancehall. On a final note, I'd like to big up all of the Dancers involved in this project; Untouchable, Stacia Fyah, Elite Team, Keiva, Raddy Rich,

Konshens - Do Sum'n
Subkonshus Music
Ward 21 Production

Saturday, 5 November 2011