Thursday, October 31, 2013

Katchafire Brazil Documentary


Dope new documentary of Katchafire in Brazil! For all our South America fans, make sure to catch these guys as they make there way around Brazil in the next few weeks. Tour Dates at http://www.katchafire.co.nz/. And for all you electronic music fans, check this new remix of "Get Away"! Boa sorte to the Katchafire crew! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Video: Mike Love - Permanent Holiday (Acoustic Live)


 Frontman for Dubkoncious and solo artist Mike Love,  performs an extended acoustic set of his single "Permanent Holiday."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

MUSIC VIDEO: Konshens, "To Her With Love"

Notice Productions released the In Transit Riddim a few weeks back, and it was Konshens who had the standout single on the collection, titled "To Her With Love (They Say)." Just recently, the official music video was released. The video production is nothing too special, but it reminded of how good this track is, so thought I'd post for your listening pleasure.



Saturday, October 19, 2013

Alific: "Echoes From the Soul"





A few months back, I wrote about KBong's single, In Session.  While doing this I stumbled on a collaboration with Alific, and had to check into him.  Well his album, Echoes From the Soul, has been on repeat ever since and it's about time I shared it.

When first listening to the album I found a lot of similarities to Stick Figure's sound during the time he was writing and producing albums entirely by himself.  Come to find out that Brendan Dane — the man who goes by Alific — played bass for Stick Figure in San Diego, and solely wrote and produced this recent album.  Now located in D.C., Dane continues to use Reggae influences as a means to experiment with some of the downtempo electronics that you hear in the D.C. area.  Dane says his hope for the album is that it "feels as at home on U Street DC as it does on the San Diego boardwalk." I can't speak too knowledgeably about that goal, but still feel the need to call this album a success!

Echoes From the Soul features fellow Stick Figure members, Kevin Bong and Scott Woodruff; as well as Theivery Corporation's Saxophonist, Frank Mitchell Jr., and many others.  Haile Supreme's vocals kill it on "I Wish" - a dubby cover of the Stevie Wonder classic.  From the first track (which happens to be the title-track), you can sense how unique of an experience this album will be.  "InnerCity Dubpression" is another track that really demonstrates Alific's distinctive production.

Big ups to Rootfire Records as well!!  This is their first exclusive release, and a huge one to start off on.  The guys at Rudeboy Reggae can't wait to hear more of what they have to bring to the American Reggae scene.


BONUS:  Check out this track that shows Alific's full range of talents.  He has some really tight remixes all over SoundCloud.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

International Spotlight: Marky Lyrical


I love when I stumble across artists from out of country because it proves the case that reggae music has the power to relay an universal message. Although the styles may differ, as all music does, the message portrayed through reggae remains one of tranquility. Mark "Marky Lyrical" Moheny is a prime example. The Montreal, Canada native immediately caught my ears through a preview of his debut album, Stardust. After purchasing and listening to a few tracks, I knew this guy's music needed to be spread to the rest of the RudeBoy fam. Marky's gritty tone combined with a smooth delivery really gives the album a contagious feel good sound. Check out a few of my favorites below. Be sure to support Marky Lyrical and buy his DEBUT ALBUM Stardust on iTunes!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Music Video: Paua - Feel the Fire


Aotearoa's own, PAUA returns with their new single, "Feel the Fire". The track comes off of their sophomore album which is due at the end of this year. Loving the smooth harmonies! Buy the single on iTunes now!

Hip Hop Homage: Wale, Drake, J Cole

Every once and a while we gotta pay homage to some of the greats in hip hop. After all, even hip hops roots lead back to reggae if you trace them far enough. These 3 artists Wale, Drake, and J. Cole are some of my top picks at the moment and these are few of my favorite tracks off their newest albums. Had to throw in the Nas remix as well of Let Nas Down. You can also see each of these guys featured on reggae tracks with some prominent artists (Drake - No Guns Allowed/Snoop Lion, J. Cole - Get Free/Major Lazer, Wale - Made In Africa/Stephen Marley). Respect to these guys for keeping it fresh! 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Cham ft. Damian Marley - "Fighter"


Cham and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley team up for a hard hitting sound in the single "Fighter".

Keznamdi & Don Corleon - "Grade"


In a move that I couldn't have been more excited to see, Keznamdi has teamed up with legendary producer Don Corleon on his most recent single, "Grade".  Since Bridging the Gap, I've been keeping an eye out for this Bay Area resident.   Corleon's classic upbeat dubby riddim really showcases Kez's style, and his vocals are perfect on this ganja anthem.

Check out the promo for the track.  And buy the single HERE.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Ticket Giveaway: The Green at The Republik October 18th & 19th!

Thanks to Bamp Project and The Republik we are giving away a pair of tickets to see The Green live in Honolulu, Hawai'i at The Republik for back to back nights on Friday October 18th and Saturday October 19th. To enter for your chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post with your favorite 3 songs off the new album by next Wednesday (10/16). You can double your chances by entering our Facebook competition by clicking the ticket giveaway tab on our page at Facebook.com/RudeboyReggae. For the rest of the US, don't miss these guys on their full Hawai'i '13 US tour starting this month with Kimie and Shwayze. Dates can be found at thegreen808.com/tour-dates!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Introducing: Indubious


I recently stumbled upon these guys and immediately became a fan. Hailing from Southern Oregon, Indubious boasts a high powered fusion of dub, roots, electronica, and dancehall which they self-dubbed, "RootsTronica". These "Intergalactic Reggae Revolutionaries" consist of brothers Evton B (keys & vocals) and Skip Wicked (bass & vocals) Burton, and drummer Matty T. Wells. 

Having being born with Cystic Fibrosis, the Burton brothers had a life expectancy of only 18 years. Their outlook on life was immediately changed at a young age. Yet the brothers continue to fight and use their diagnosis to fuel their passion for their art and spread good vibes with their music. BIG UPS!!! 

Indubious has already produced three solid albums: Fresh Leaves (2008), Cosmic Seeds (2009), and their recently released project Wake the Lion (2013). All three of which showcases their unique genre bending sound. Check out their INSANE music video for "Seventh Generation" off of their recently released album below as well as "Presto Chango" off of their sophomore album. Be sure to show these guys some love by purchasing their music on iTunes or www.indubiousmusic.com .


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Music Video: Cris Cab ft. Pharrell - Liar Liar

New music video from Cris Cab ft. Pharrell for his latest single "Liar Liar." Check it! 
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