Big Up for the Week

Big Up for the Week
This week we want to Big up all our fans from Russia, and all the hot beds of reggae Moscow and St. Petersburg


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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Gospel and House a Truly Inspirational Song

Wahddup Mad peeps back in the place with music for your face.

Today lets go for some divine inspiration. Found this Mad Gem of Music which seamlessly blends a gospel chorus, giving praise and wortship with downright funky house music. The song is by Adelphi Music Factory called Javelin ( Calling Out Your Name). A new classic on the dance floor but still able to drive a glorifying tribute to the Saviour.

Adelphi Music Factory is a music collective out of the UK whose philosophy is The power of love will overcome the love of power.

The title of the song is based on the concept that the Factory, forges a ‘Javelin’; a gospel piano weapon filled with love. The sample is from the gospel classic It's Me Oh Lord by LaShun Pace.

We dare you to listen to this maaaad tune and not nod your head and tap your feet... go ahead turn it up and get down this a Massive Maaad Moment in Music memba we tell unhuu.



Look for the video coming soon

Bless!!!!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Dancehall in Japan ...it Nuh Normal!!!


Wha a Gwann Mad Music Peeps 

Today we dive into the archive to give you a classic Mad Moment in Music. Recorded almost 9 years ago when Gully Creeper and Ova Di Wall were the hot dances looong before people were flairing. Elephant Man was di man with the dances like how Ding Dong control the dancing scene now

Welcome to the love affair Japan has with Dancehall Culture. Straight out of streets of Kingston to the clubs of Tokyo welcome to "Tokyo Reggae Girls", yes the reggae dancehall culture finds itself sometimes to the unlikeliest places but imitation is the highest form of flattery and nowhere is this truer than in Japan where either watching countless dancehall videos or even better  having visited Jamaica  for a few weeks to soak in the latest dances our disciples return to Japan to show off their talents.

Check out this feature on how popular reggae music has become in Tokyo. This is really maaaad as I would love to understand why of all the countries in the world that Japan has adopted Jamaican music and culture, I mean why not Poland or Australia.

Anyone know the history of reggae in Japan that could explain this?

Anyway you pree it, it must be the Maaaahhd power of the music. I like how the dance a shot at 3:00am like in Jamaica.
 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Crazy Hip Hop Track turns into a Crazy Horror Soundtrack

Whaddup Mad Peeeps we have a classic mix of old and new school music.

Let's jump back in the time machine all the way to May 1995 when the rap duo Luniz  released the classic weed song " I got Five on It".  The song reached number 2 in Germany, number 3 in the United Kingdom and number 8 in the United States. The single was certified Platinum with sales of over 1,000,000 copies in the US alone. But charts aside the song is known for its funky groove  and cool tempo.  Definitely because of the sample which drives the song "Why you treat me So Bad"by Club Noveau

First the sample,  starts a the 0.34 mark




The song that was elevated with a dope drum beat, west coast rap flow to create this classic, head noding jam which we now and love as " I GOT 5  ON IT"

 
But then here is the magic on Christmas day Jordan Peele the Director and writer of "Get Out" released a trailer for his new horrror movie "Us" which features the said banging track and if you listen carfully the later part of the trailer has a cool remixed version of the song with an more uptempo version that compliments the scares. 



Whether the song will play any role in the movie is to be seen.What we cant deny is the inescapble beat ...Maaaad

The movie looks scary mad interesting too!!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Reggaeton Runs the World

Well with DJ Khaled returning to Jamaica and Drake touching down for Unruly concert this weekend, Jamaica continues to be the home of Dancehall and Reggae vibes worldwide that the for which the world's top Pop and Hip Hop artists make aa pilgrimage for influnce and inspiration.

But hold on wait a minute thats not the biggest music in the world right now, would you have guessed "Reggaeton". Reggaeton a music style which originated in Puerto Rico during the late 1990s and is now enjoying real mainstream recognition, starting from last year with the uber succesful"Despacito"  the music is a fusion of reggae, latin music and dancehall music with vocals include rapping and singing, typically in Spanish.

Associated Press calls it the Best Song of 2018, probably not so familar in English Speaking Jamaica but trust dis ya tune BIG. the song is  X ( Equis) by Nicky Jam and J Balvin. 1.4 B as in Billions views onYoutube, if you have any doubts on the Jamaican influence just watch the  dance moves , the wardrobe and  the look and feel of the video very similar to Sean Paul's "Im still in Love with You"and Drake's "Hotline Bling" .

 The tune is Maaaad Sick.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Sexiest Man in Jamaica - A Song about Me

Whaddup Maadd Music Fans, finally a song dedicated to me ... Sexiest Man in Jamaica :-)

Actually found this gem listening to Idris Elba playing a DJ set recently. Interesting that he was recently named Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine and BTW  did you know he is quite an accomplished DJ in his own right.Yeah he nver misses a beat to tell you how he grew up in the sound bwoy culture of the Hackney district of London and has a deep passion for reggae music. In fact thats why he was so inspired to direct the Jamaican sound boy drama "Yardie" a great watch if you even got the chance.

Anyway this song has no chart history in Jamaica strangely enough but has a rich musical story in the UK. The song is by "Mint Royale"  an electronic music duo, Neil Claxton and Chris Baker from Manchester, England.

On their Second Album "Dancehall Places" in 2002 came the first single "Sexiest Man in Jamaica" featuring a sample from the iconic Prince Buster. The song became a hit on the UK Top 20 Charts and is still a featured tune in eltronic music playlists.


 
So know you know who is the Sexiest Man in Jamaica and all the girls love me.... Rough  Rider ....Maaaaad

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Its All about Dancing

Whaddup Mad Music Fans
Heard this mad hypnotic jam by Stylo G, kinda song to bounce your head to and move your feet
If you check the lyric video the translation is a bit off not done by a Jamaican but they seem to capture for the most part what  he is saying

Stylo G doesn't disappoint on this track and is showing again why he is one of the hottest Danceahll acts in the UK, the man baaad

You think this niiiice wait till you hear the remix with Niki Minaj, maaad str8 fire, shell ,shell shell



What we like about this song is that the beat baddd and it mooves people to dance, if there was ever any doubt on the influence of dancehall culture and in particular dance moves look no further than this video of some British youths a try dem ting,gwan wi seh gwann



Then if you wan see the difference wid a true yard man interpretation and choreography check this video , the crew is Hectic Dymond well known in the dancehall in Jamaica and whose leader Roll X is an in demand dancehall choreographer around the world.

 Maaaaaad  !!!!!


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Reggae Sunsplash Indian Style

Reggae Music takes you to some interesting places, its worldwide in its message, music and mystic. We found out about this music mash up in Goa, India from a friend of the blog Goldy Rodriques.

Called "Goa Reggae Sunsplash", now in its third year it is the largest reggae festival in the Indian continent put together by Reggae Rajahs who we showcased in an ealier post.

This year features Anthony B and ZJ Liquid .

Goa, is a state in India within the coastal region known in Western India, Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its white sand beaches and nightlife.

The festival held on the beach resort in Mandrem in 2018 and is focused on becoming a complete cultural experience and is home to India’s first hand crafted reggae sound system,10,000 Lions. Here is a flavour of what 2017 was like so brace for 2019 

Maaad Music  we seh !!!!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

"Who Seh Him Dun" Cutty Ranks still giving US HITS after HITS

Memba mi tell unuhh

Cutty Ranks a staple of the dancehall era of the 90s many would have thought he is no longer on the scene, he hasn't preformed in Jamaica on Reggae Sumfest or any major shows but  trust me the man is still getting major paid and recognition  in the music industry 30 years later.

Lets dig into the crates, Cutty Ranks became a star with the release of the album Six Million Ways to Die with the song "A Who Seh Me Dun"  voiced over the Bam Bam riddim in 1992. It became a staple sample on hip hop songs and dub plates worldwide so lets travel back in time

But Cutty Ranks has an even bigger HIT in modern times Released in 2017 a classic in the Reggaton genre is the single El Chombo - "Dame Tu Cosita feat. Cutty Ranks". The song has over 862 M YouTube views and became viral based partly on its dancing green alien with the cute dance moves that everyone was trying to imitate.


 
But if you listen keenly you don't hear Cutty Ranks voice in this worldwide hit. Ahhh young Padawan the magic lies in the original feature released in 1997 which  features a sample of Cutty Rank sampled vocals from the track "Kill Them Out"



In 2018 his characteristic booming vocal took centerstage yet again on this classic jungle banger.

The Man Cutty is getting paid and he continues to produce Maaaaad Music. Him Nah Dun!!!