Congratulations to everyone who was voted into the Riddim Magazine reader’s poll. From the best new album section which received over 2000 votes, the results are;
1st place goes to Trettman with the album: #DIY
2nd goes to Miwata with: Nicht ohne Grund
3rd is Gentleman with his album: The Selection
4th goes to Schwarzpaul with: TM100
5th is Teacha Dee and his album Rastafari Way
Trettman gathered a whopping 33 percent of all votes, Miwata and Gentleman scored 6 and 5 percent respectively, while Teacha Dee’s album along with Schwarz Paul’s “TM100”, got 3 percent.
The results show that these 5 albums combined, got 50 percent of all the votes, this is totally amazing, considering the amount of albums of all genres, that were released in 2017. It is therefore incredible that Teacha Dee’s album, made such a bold stand among the heavy weights of the German music industry.
Teacha Dee’s “Rastafari Way” album was also ranked 2nd in the Netherlands, for three months running, as the best top 50 album released. It got a 90 percent approval rating which translates to 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Rastafari Way was released March 17th 2017, by Tenfloor Records, Teacha Dee’s record label, and was a huge success. Working with Teach on the album were top producers from around the world ;
Greezzly Productions from Italy who produced “Lightning, Earthquake and Thunder“.
Boomrush Productions out of Germany produced “Stop Follow People“.
Evidence Music from Switzerland whom produced “One Big Stone“.
Two of the voted top tracks off Rastafari Way are, “Rastafari Way” and “Emperor Selassie“, both produced by Perfect Giddimani’s label, Giddimani Records.
All of the other songs were produced by Austria’s “House of Riddim” label, including “Jah Jah Is Calling” which has also been voted as one of the top three tracks off the album.
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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