When music sounds so sweet again and I have to really say thank you to the artists who go in the studio and record their tracks and know within themselves that the track BANGS!!. I also have to say thank you to the DJs who are constantly playing new music from artists who I have to research on because that’s what keeps the blogs alive.
Right now I have some beautiful, beautiful songs that range from R&B and Reggae.
TANKIA “Kingston 13”
It’s been a while since we have heard new music from Tanika but this tune right here so is beautiful the lyrics are meaningful and I love the inspiration she has expressed from Jamaica. I love the beat it reminds me of the old time reggae accoustic sounds.
After releasing her independent EP ‘Out Here’ last February (featuring Stormzy, Wretch 32 and Chip). Tanika is back Kingston 13 taken from her upcoming EP “Birthdays In Jamaica”. Part one of a two part release written and recorded in various parts of Jamaica. Birthdays in Jamaica sees Tanika draw for various experiences from being a young lady in Brixton, London, growing up with a Jamaican father and finding and loosing love along the way.
Kingston 13 is the lead single from the release, a song Tanika made about a love interest who since record has sadly passed away.
Birthdays In Jamaica EP will be out on iTunes/ Spotify /Apple Music on 18th August 2017.
CLAIRE ANGEL “Never Give UP”
The Birmingham Roots, Reggae & Dancehall Singer, songwriter Claire Angel caught my attention when I heard this track on David Rodigan’s BBC 1xtra show and I really like the melody and lyrics that enocurage us to “Never give up” no matter how life pans out. I have heard of Claire Angel before but never really checked her out until now. Never Give Up a Ang- UK Production. Claire won Britian Got Reggae 2016
Here is a 30 secs snippet
Never Give Up is out now
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SHAGGY feat. ROMAIN VIRGO “Promises”
I am loving this song right now. I just love Romain’s smooth vocals and the way he emphasises”I don’t want to see you cry” just makes me feel like I want to cry but with happy tears. Recently Shaggy was featured on the “Crazy Glue” riddim by DJ FRASS which is probably one of the best riddims thats around right now. Promises was produced by a producer called Llamar “Riff Raff”Brown. Riff Raff he has produced tracks for top artists including: Damian Marley, Queen Ifrica, Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley, Morgan Heritage, Jah Cure, and the list goes on.
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RUDIMENTAL feat JAMES ARTHUR “Sun Comes Up”
I am not really a big fan of James Arthur, however James is one of those artists who makes tracks every so often that gets a pass in “non commercial” or “urban”scene with some tracks. This track “Sun Comes Up” is a BANGER!! I can not lie. Maybe it’s because Rudimental have cooked up another banger. I have recently heard a remix from Steel Banglez feat Mist, who has a nice intro. Now i’m not sure if the version with Mist is available to download but I really like the idea of Rudimental, James Aruthur Steel Banglez and Mist all one track. I am so happy that Rudimental are back with new music and on the search for new singers to vocal their productions after some great successes with Anne Marie, Elle Eyre, Will Heard and many more.
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Sober is available everywhere now https://atlanti.cr/sober
I don’t know too much about Mahalia other than that she is singer- songwriter from the midlands towns Leciester and she is what I call a refreshing artist. I absolutley love “Sober” because I resonate with the lyrics and love love Mahalia’s vocals simply because she sounds like nobody else and has done a great job at identifying her own sound. I like how diverse her music is.
Check out the EP “Diary Of Me” http://lnk.to/DiaryOfMe
This week playlist has pure bangers, I really mean top notch music. Check out the new favourites and let me know which songs you are feeling right now.
Words By Vanessa Ryan