Sunday, May 09, 2010

Reggae News and Views

Reggae News and views from ForwardEver and outernationally!

Jamaican DJ Lady Saw is successfully remaking herself as a conscious singer after years as a slackness emcee. Her new single "Secret Love" is on Toasting Music's new 18 & Ova riddim. The riddim is not related to the Cocoa Tea song of the same name but it is a solidly built uptempo one-drop affair in the vein of Don Corleon productions. The riddim set features Maxi Priest, Peetah Morgan, Sizzla and a fantastic Buju Banton piece. Recommended!

 Italian-Jamaican singjay Alborosie tours the West Coast May 27 - June 20, including stops at The Roxy in LA and Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Nor Cal. Look for ForwardEver's feature article with Albo in Big Up Magazine, dropping soon.

Dancehall DJ Erup has scored another hit with "Come To Me" on the worldwide smash Hold Yu Riddim made popular by Gyptian. Erup hit big just a few months ago with his guitar-heavy rock-riddim hybrid "How We Ride," an anthem for all car and motorcycle enthusiasts.

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Toronto's Dubmatix and Nate Wise have teamed up for a remix album set. According to Dubmatix's site: Nate Wize delivers a mix of Dubstep, House, Electro and Hip-Hop.Dubmatix joins in with 3 of his own interpretive remixes with funk and D&B. Dubmatix is also offering an iPhone app to keep up with their tunes and have created an awesome sound library called Atomic Loops for reggae producers who wish to expand their studio tools.