Lovers Rock tunes in a rocksteady, roots, dub & dancehall style, selected by rootsnwingz.
Two all new motivational roots reggae tunes caught my attention today: “Get It In Your Head” by Jamaican singers Exco Levi and Romain Virgo and “Generation” by UK / Jamaican MC, Gappy Ranks. Romain Virgo’s and Exco Levi’s track is a reminder of how important knowledge and education are, while Gappy Ranks tells the story of how he grew as an artist and how he never gave up trying to reach his goals. Both tracks have that oldschool roots reggae feel; “Generation” is in fact off the upcoming “Old Fashion Riddim” by Kemar “Flava” McGregor, which is a tweaked rendition of the classic “Ba Ba Boom Riddim” aka “Shine & Criss Riddim”. “Get it in Your Head” is off Exco Levi’s new album “Country Man”, produced by Penthouse Records. Get Your Education and remember Knowledge is Power!
Beres Hammond’s and Dennis Alcapone’s brand new track “Woman Yuh Strange” is my kind of tune. Good vibes, skillful vocals and original lyrics by both artists complete this riddim nicely.
Livicated to the women who pass through my life.
Dub Choir EP by Suns of Dub and BuzzRock
The band, BuzzRock, is a high energy reggae band hailing from the twin isle of Trinidad and Tobago. The name BuzzRock represents the pulse of the earth or the vibration of the people, hence the name ‘Buzz’ (vibration) and ‘Rock’ (the Earth). The neo-foundation reggae band proves to be a mystical experience for both vintage and modern reggae lovers alike. BuzzRock’s performances have been known to mesmerize reggae lovers but also non-reggae listeners, with their mystical presence on stage, raw emotion and passion each member puts into the music. Their first album titled ‘Universal Blacks’ was released in 2009. The album, fully produced by BuzzRock and mastered at Tuff Gong Studios – Jamaica, created waves in Trinidad and Tobago and a number of independent record labels have taken interest in the project with plans underway to secure international distribution.
Consisting of six (6) core members; Sadiki Niamke Philips (Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backup Vocals), Haile-Sion Sam (Drums), Candace ‘Keys’ Moore (Keyboards), Rodney ‘Yahrod’ Rique (Lead Vocals, Backup Vocals), Lamar ‘Beebo’ Pollard (Bass) and Stephen ‘Blitz’ Peterson (Lead Guitars). BuzzRock is often considered a family band as most of the members have known each other for a number of years through their pursuit of musical and spiritual knowledge. When put on a stage together, what ensues can only be described as mind blowing. To date the band has performed alongside a host of international reggae icons including: Midnite, Steel Pulse, Barrington Levy, Max Romeo, Dezarie, Ras Shiloh, Ijahman Levi, Cocoa Tea, Tarrus Riley and Beres Hammond.
This new EP features the awesome melodica and dubbing of Addis Pablo and Ras Jammy (Suns of Dub)!
Move On (Deluxe Edition) by Omari Banks
It’s 2015 and the legend’s music still lives on in my heart, mind and soul. Today rootsnwingz remembers and celebrates Bob Marley and his life’s work with a classic tune: “Misty Morning”. Listen & Share in HD audio quality.
Brand new official mixtape by Romain Virgo, mixed by DJ Reem, featuring exclusive dubplates! Listen to Romain sing over classic rocksteady, roots, reggae and dancehall riddims, as well as a tribute to the great Alton Ellis. This is Romain at his best! Download the tracked version for free in high quality mp3 here: https://www.mediafire.com/?66u35cggou9jcrc (mp3), or in wav format: http://www.mediafire.com/?dyaea5tg2syyacb . Or listen to the full mixtape:
Tribute to Nelson Mandela, produced by Black Solidarity. Amazing riddim! I predict that the “A Letter To Nelson Mandela” riddim will soon become very popular again as it is used in the upcoming OBF Dubplate “Freedom Fighter”, featuring crazy good lyrics and vocals by Mr. Williamz. The dubplate is yet to be released so I’ve also embedded a live video with decent audio of OBF playing it at Garance Dub Station 2014. Lemme see unu hand if you love Nelson Mandela, the great freedom fighter from outta South Africa!
Listen to another brand new track off Midnite’s new I Grade Records produced album, “Ride Tru”, for free. Can’t wait for the full album, which is to be released next week, on the 2nd of December!
Off of Zhen’s 2010 album “Like no Other”, it is surprising that the track did not become a huge hit. The tune is in fact massive. Great lyrics and music to mend and uplift broken hearts. Listen for yourself here:
WE SHOULD SMOKE! Dope lyrics by the beautiful Leilani, check out the official lyric video here:
I be smoking nature’s cure
I can’t get enough
Filling up my lung lung lungs with the earth
You call me the herbivore
Fiya fi make them crystals work
I just fell in love
Digging up that green green bud from the dirt
I want someone with a deep deep lung
I want someone with a green green thumb
I want someone with a wiggle in his tongue
He say roll it in a blunt
He say put it in a bong
And if you love me, let your love burn strong
And if you love me, love me all night long
And if you love me, let your love burn slow
If you don’t love the ganja, best leave I alone
Brand new tune by Pressure on the Travellers Riddim produced by LTL records. Livicated to all the empress them! Listen here for free!
Released yesterday (25th November 2014), it doesn’t get fresher than this. Listen now for free!
One of the leading voices in Roots Reggae today, the spiritual Dezarie from St. Croix has released “Love in Your Meditation”, the first single off her upcoming album Similarly to her last album, “The Fourth Book” (2010), her new LP will be produced by the legendary Ron Benjamin, Midnite ‘s bassist. With Ron’s sound backing her amazing vocals, the album is bound to satisfy reggae enthusiasts throughout the globe. Deep baselines, good vibes, a powerful message and a wonderful voice make Dezarie’s new album, also entitled “Love in Your Meditation”, one of the most eagerly anticipated albums this season. A listen to the new single, produced by remarkable bassist Ronald Benjamin will show you what I mean…