Monthly Archives: April 2014
The Swiss mega producer Weedy G Soundforce today (April 11, 2014), released on soundcloud and related platforms the upcoming single entitled ” We nuh fraid”. This reggae single which is apart of an album called ” Rise” fires lyrical shots at the current oppressive system of rule commonly dubbed “The Babylonian system” in no uncertain terms. Mr. Perfect also delivers a powerful message which he is well known for within the reggae circles worldwide. This one is a massive tune.. Listen for yourself!!
If you were asked to name any sinlge reggae act based in Europe, whom you would expect to full to capacity any venue within the first week of promotion, then your first answer would have to be Gentleman. Although he is not the only major reggae act within the multicultural reggae scene which now flourishes in Europe, he has been recognised as one of the pioneers of the moment and an inspiration to most of the current megastars from Italy to Sweeden and even America.
On friday the 4th of April he was booked to perform in Mannheim’s number one reggae spot RUDE 7 along with Silly Walks Music as apart of a special show which when annouced was sold out almost immediately. Also slated to perform was Mannheim’s very own “Skarra Mucci” who has opted to invite “Teacha Dee” in order to promote “Farword inna the dance” and “Red” as well as to present Teacha Dee to the massive most of whom were familar with ” Smoke and Fly ” sung by Teacha Dee years before but were unfamiliar with his image before the release of ” Long Day ” selfie video and ” Red” videos repectively.
The highlight of the night, Gentleman, gave what was to many one of his classic performances on a close and personal level included also were singers from his entourage ” The Mighty Tolga”, ” Tamika” and ” Treesha “. Within his set also he took time out to re-introduce “Skarra Mucci” to the packed club along with “Teacha Dee” and “Don Tippa”.
It was at this time that all the energies of the night came into a broiling mix and the massive along with Gentleman were bouncing to the uptempo riddim and the medley of artistes that came at them. The smiling face of Gentleman and his participation within the routine also made the patrons fo wild and this was by no mistake the support Teacha Dee needed most of which has been provided by Skarra Mucci all along the way. This was definately a passing grade for the ” Teacha ” from Jamaica.
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Soullove Records along with Delamix both based in Italy, have released yet another classic Teacha Dee single since ” High Hopes”. This one is called ” Help”, a simple but effective message on what was reviewed as a classic remake of the boxing riddim of the budding years of reggae music. This song apart of the ” New Boxing Riddim” compilation has racked up several thousand players on soundcloud with raving reviews about the lyrical content of the song and how much people can easily relate to its message.
This song is a lament about a man who has always been helpful to everyone around him but who is unable to receieve help when he is at his lowest. Listen this one, you may be able to relate to it also.
What may be termed as one of the most catchy dancehall reggae song to hit the market earler this year was produced by Italian brainchild Bizzarri Records and American based Itation Records. This riddim compilation entitled ” Swing Heavy Riddim ” has within it a very pleasant set of horn phrazes which would bring back the listener to a more eariler form of the ” Swing Easy Riddim”. This riddim however which is a more up tempo creation has represented itself as one of the most popular attempt at reviving the ” Swing Easy” vibration along with modern breaks and a warm bassline that will have you moving within seconds of hearing this compilation in your earphones or within your car.
It is on this compilation you will find ” Forward inna di dance”. This is a pleading arrangement by two creative artiste which will bring you back in imagination to the time of the early eighties or even the late seventies when the sound system culture was vibrant and the parties were full of enjoyment and love. Beautifully sung with a perfect blend of both artistic styles, this song has a part for everyone and the crowd could join in at regular intervals to shout ” Hamma Hamma Hamma ” which is a popular European phraze which indicates how powerful and loved a specific vibration is. Take a Listen for yourself!!