Veteran Producers Team Up to Bring Back Dancehall Original Groove!

Kingston, Jamaica (Shuzzr & Mpr Consulting) – In the fast pace world of dancehall riddims, it’s easy to get lost in a musical haze. Riddims come and go as fast as the blink of an eye, and great music can get lost in the midst. Coming from an era where one took time to enjoy and savor the music, Digital Vibez longs for a return to one of dancehall favorite eras, the 90’s. Although Digital Vibez Entertainment is fairly new as a unit, 2 of its members are veterans in the dancehall and reggae arena.

Digital Vibes Entertainment consists of veteran producer and manager Richard “Digital One” Roache and chart topping Billboard Engineer, Musician, Producer and Song Writer Gary ”Shanguly” Samuels and Michael “MadVibez” Thompson. All 3 united to bring back the vibes.

Gary “Shanguly” Samuels has worked on Sean Pauls Multi Platinum album “Dutty Rock” that won the Grammy For Best reggae album, and received acclaimed once more with Beenie Man’s Art & Life Album which received a Grammy that year for Best Reggae Album. Shanguly resume consists of some of reggae and dancehall biggest names. he also toured with:Beenie Man, Jah Cure, Luciano and Shabba Ranks just to name a few.

Richard “Digital One” Roache career goes back to legendary King Jammys recording studio and downsound records where he started off as marketing and pr agent. He then made his mark working for Jamaica’s biggest booking agency “Solid Agency ” and moved on to Juke Boxx production where he is to this day road manager for Busy Signal. “Roache Digital One” first released production was in 2002 with the Scanner riddim that was also made by shanguly, which  lead the charts with hit single “Up To Di Time by Vybez Kartel. His impressive resume is extensive and stands on it’s own merits.

While Richard and Shanguly are more of the artistic creators of this team, Michael “MadVibez” Thompson by all accounts would be referred to as the business side of “Digital Vibez”. Although he developed an early interest in music at the age of 6 by hanging around his uncle’s “African Roots” sound system, it is in the latter years that he threw his hat in the promotion field, to then graduate by managing “Teflon” who became a rising reggae star.

The 90’s riddim was originally intended to be a single for the dancehall/reggae artist Teflon which DigitalVibez Entertainment manages, but after other artists who were present in studio overheard they were eager to lend their voice to this project and it was decided to make it a full riddim. Digital Vibez  then reached out to Chronixx team through Daddy Barnz who made it possible.

“The idea started with Richard Digital One Roache and My self, were listening to some dancehall juggling from the 90’s and wanting to capture that same vibe,  get back that 90’s feeling. Working with our engineer/producer/ musician Gary “shanguly” Samuels we were able to capture exactly what we wanted” – Madness

The riddim features Chronixx, Teflon, Ward 21, Dancehall Duchess and recent winner Dancehall Artiste of the Year at the Kingston 10 Awards in Nairobi Tiana, Bling Dawg, Formilla  and songstress Nefatari, and will be available worldwide on all major downloading and streaming stores, including Chronixx’s hit “Odd Ras” dubstyle remix.

While the 90’s riddim is climbing the charts locally and internationally, Digital Vibez is already at work on their “Savali” riddim project.




Canadian-based Dancehall sensation,  Alty-B has landed his biggest accomplishment to date in his young career after enlisting the services fellow emerging singjay,  Richie Loop  on their new track,  Island Girl.

The single, produced by Dray Donz Production is another step in the right direction for  Alty Banton  as he seeks universal superstardom in 2013. This joint effort is strictly a dedication to women in Jamaica and across the Caribbean, paying homage to their beauty, loyalty and essence which makes them stand out amongst the rest.
Having broken out with his party-themed single, My Cup  in 2009, Richie Loop provides and ear-soothing hook for the ladies as he tells them to ‘wine and go down’ as only they can while  Alty B  says  ‘inna di club, mi and di gyal dem a par,” whether they be from Grenada, St. Lucia, Trinidad or his homeland of Jamaica, where the ‘true champion’ girls lie.
The chemistry between these two acts are undeniable given their somewhat similar styles as smooth-sounding singjays, mixing scintillating melodies with edgier deejaying tactics.
This is the first collaboration with a chart-topping musician for  Alty Banton, who rose to fame with another joint effort,Splice  in 2011, featuring  L-Jay.  The dance-themed single introduced Jamaica and North America to this multi-faceted musician and two years later, he hopes to earn acclaim in clubs and on charts worldwide through this homage to the Caribbean region.
Island Girl  will soon be available for purchase on iTunes and can be heard across various music outlets in the coming days. This track is sure to reap its benefits financially and critically within the music industry.