SPARK-ENT OCT 17, 2013 – TESSANNE, KONSHENS, CHARLY BLACK, KABAKA PYRAMID, ZAGGA, SHAGGY & NE-YO
Monday was the first night of the battle rounds on The Voices fifth season, nothing compared to the face off between Donna Allen and Tessanne Chin.
“This album is like nothing you are expecting from Konshens, that’s first and second, I’m not giving you anymore information about the album, just stay tune for the updates” says Konshens.
With a successful 2013 to date and over 24 hit singles, a successful shoes line (Konz876) and a successful documentary, it is evident that the LTD edition-Love, Truth and Dancehall will give his fans and music lovers worldwide food for the soul.
Dancehall artiste Charly Black has been on tour in Europe for over a month now.
However, the hard-working Trelawny native is making sure that he does not miss a beat at home. He recently released two brand new singles locally, Top General and Fiesta.
Fiesta was recorded in Germany for the German label, Jugglerz Records, and Top General was recorded in Germany for Jamaican producer DJ Tropical. Both songs are currently enjoying strong rotation locally.
“Although I’m on tour I have to keep current at home, so I have to record new songs on the road. These songs aren’t the only songs I’ve recorded on the road, but they are ones that have been released so far. I have a couple more coming out soon … just recorded a song a few days ago for Cash Flow Records, that’s going to be out in a week or so,” he said.
The hard-working DJ has a number of dates to complete in Europe before he returns home.
“I still have a few more shows to do, I just did a couple shows with Gyptian. The tour should be finished in early October. It’s been very good so far, the people love my music and I am getting a positive response from the people everywhere I perform. So far I have performed in places like France, Germany, Spain and Italy.
“As soon as I return I am going to shoot music videos for Top General and Fiesta. When I get back, I plan to do a lot of promotion on my new singles. I have to do as much work as possible before I leave again,” Black said.
Also in the pipeline for the artiste is an upcoming tour of Africa.
“My management team is currently negotiating a tour of Africa for me. This tour could begin either late October or early November. I am really looking forward to performing for my fans in Africa,” he closed.
‘Lead the Way’ EP consists of tracks produced by local and international producers giving it a universal sound topped off with collaborations with Tarrus Riley, Protoje and Shanique Marie. Some of the producers involved with ‘Lead the Way’ EP includes Chimney Records, DJ Smurf’s 12 to 12 Label, Zincfence Records, Digital Vibez, Equiknoxx Music, Israel Records, Green Lion, Irievibrations, Flash Hit Records, Union World Music, Roots and Harmony and of course Bebble Rock Music alongside Lewis Planter.
“Lead the Way” EP will be released on all digital channels with a standard and deluxe version with three bonus tracks, available for purchase worldwide. Not to worry, some of the fans favorite are also on this EP such as; “No Capitalist”, “King Kabaka”, “Warrior”, “Worldwide Love”, “Liberal Opposer” and “Get You”.
“I am extremely happy to get this project out to the people. I think it shows my growth as an artist and the unity of the message among the multiplicity of producers involved with this compilation…Accurate!!!” – Kabaka Pyramid
1. Lead The Way
2. Teach Di Youths
3. No Capitalist
4. This Must Be Love feat. Shanique Marie
5. King Kabaka
6. Liberal Opposer
7. No Cliche
8. Herb Defenda
9. Warrior feat. Protoje
10.World Wide Love
12. Fly Di Gate Ft. Tarrus Riley
13. War & Crime & Violence
Kingston(JA), October 16, 2013: ‘My Destination’ is the chosen title for Zagga’s latest release on Chimney Records’ new compilation called ‘Rising Sun Riddim’. This song was released on October 11, 2013 on ZIP 103 FM and Irie FM.
‘My Destination’ is a reflection of the artiste’s‘easy going’ personality and is a fitting addition to his growing collection of positive music. Zagga says he sticks to positive music because “It feels right. I love making music people will feel rather than just hear”. He also states that the feedback he has been getting from the song is “as positive as the song” and that fans and disc jocks alike are gravitating to it.
When asked how he feels about the song, Chimney Records’ producer Jordan McClure says “Zagga is more of a lyrics and concept oriented writer. What I especially like about this song is that he found a way to fuse really nice melodies with a great concept and story line to make an amazing song all together.” He also comments that a significant amount of work has gone into the production and he is pleased with the end product and the response thus far.
The compilation also boasts several heavy hitters like I-Octane, Christopher Martin, Jah Cure, Tarrus Riley and new reggae sensation Chronixx. ‘Rising Sun Riddim’ will be available for purchase on October 29, 2013 but can be preordered now.
The ‘Remember The Days’ singer has plans for a few more releases by the end of 2013 including one a single with industry colleague and friend Alaine.
YOU GIRL VIDEO – SHAGGY AND NE-YO
Currently in Europe wrapping up his European tour Shaggy has taken the time out to premiere his video for his second single ‘You Girl’ feat. Ne-Yo, off his recently released album ‘Sly and Robbie Presents Shaggy Out of Many One Music’.
‘You Girl’ featuring R&B superstar Ne-Yo is the second single off Shaggy’s album “Sly and Robbie Presents Shaggy Out of Many One Music’. ‘You Girl’ was number one on the itunes Reggae charts for two consecutive weeks and is currently receiving heavy spins on WZMX-FM Hartford, KDGS-FM Wichita,WAJZ-FM Albany NY, KDDB-FM Honolulu, WJMN-FM Boston, WQHT-FM New York, WJBT-FM Jacksonville, KVLY-FM Mc Allen, WTMG-FM Gainesville and WZFX-FM Fayettesville. With the current momentum surrounding this single it is just perfect timing to release the video.
As Shaggy wraps up his European tour and album promotion, he prepares for his finale concert at Wembley Arena on October 19th with Sly and Robbie members of Ranch Ent., Assassin and Tifa.