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
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!
New Album by Midnite in December!
Midnite – Ride Tru
CD / DIGITAL RELEASE [I Grade Records]
Release date: 12/2/2014
01. Calm The Day
02. To Them
03. To Ge Da
06. Conquering Lion
07. Voices of The Remnancy
08. Haile Selassie I The First Time
09. Arise Again
10. I Beseech Jah feat. Pressure
11. Worry Free
12. How I & I Carry On
13. Ride Tru
Midnite is known for being prolific and I believe the upcoming Ride Tru album will be their third in 2014 and the second with Zion I Kings. They worked together on Beauty for the Ashes, which was released about ten months ago.
Ride Tru drops in December and you can check its initial single Credited below.