Really sick short film titled CAPTURE LAND by Nabil Elderkin inspired by the words of the late Nelson Mandela, and the song 'Capture Land' by Jamaican artist Chronixx. The film was was shot in early November 2014 in Port Royal, Kingston - Jamaica. Presented by Montblanc, Capture Land was made as part of The Power of Words series. In partnership with the Tribeca Film Institute and the Nelson Mandela Foundation, this initiative inspires filmmakers to explore the written legacy of influential figures as a source of story and using film as a tool of education. Solid film. Great to see music intermixing more and more with film.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
After recently traveling to Tahiti, had the pleasure of being introduced to the music of local Tahitian band, Irie Locals. This song is dope and the music video is badass. Check it! Cant wait to hear more music from these guys. Respect!
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Randy Valentine continues his tear! "Wake the Town" brings us more of the style I've grown to love -- old-school, rootsy production accompanied by quick-hitting, modern vocals. This is the first music video released from his upcoming project, Keep Pushing. The 8-track EP, produced by Higher Hemp Productions and Ariwa Music, is set to be released on May 1st, so be sure to keep an ear out for that.
Randy Valentine: "Break the Chain" EP
Randy Valentine: "Break the Chain" Preview
Randy Valentine: Bring Back the Love Mixtape
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Royal Family of Reggae is back on the road again (though really I don't think they ever get off the road) promoting their forthcoming album, "Strictly Roots," and I couldn't be more stoked about it. Set to be released on April 20th, this 13-track collection is sure to be a great addition to the Morgan Heritage portfolio, featuring guest vocals from notable artists such as Chronixx, J Boog and Shaggy.
Below is the album single titled "Perform & Done," which has been around for a little while at this point, but is just now gaining some traction again in anticipation of the album release next week.
Pre-order your copy of Strictly Roots today (for only $5.99!), and be sure to check out this amazing live act when it comes through your city.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Silly Walks Discotheque is one of those sound systems that you always have to keep an eye out for. When they drop a riddim, you pay attention! So with the announcement that they will be releasing Ram Jam Riddim on April 17, I want to make sure that everyone is prepared. Check out the megamix above to see what you think, but it is impossible to not enjoy this feel-good riddim. The big artists are Shaggy, Chronixx, Protoje, and Exco Levi, but don't be surprised if some of the others make an impression as well.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Zj Chrome at CR203 Productions brings us two versions of the the Dancehall Sings Riddim -- the Lovers Edition and Roots Edition. Both are the same artists, with the same tracks, of course with a different feel on the riddim. Some of dancehall's biggest names represent on this riddim -- Chris Martin, Konshens, Alkaline, I Octane, Bugle, Demarco, and more -- so you know it's worth checking out. Decide for yourself which version you like better!