Friday, December 16, 2016

Soul Singer PEARL Releases New Single “Free”


Not new to the game but with a whole new expression and confidence, singer and songwriter Pearl says her new single – Free – is a beginning of a new chapter in her musical journey embracing the love of soul, Afro-beat and jazz.

The single Free is a collaboration between Pearl and ThExchange Project with producer, Mugo Nga’ang’a.  The song Free exudes sensitivity and vulnerability and yet has a fierceness, rawness and powerful energy that gives it a colorful and authentic expression of emotion making you feel that you can break free from any kind of setback. 

It is difficult not to dance to the afro-beat combined with the melodious soulful piano chords while the sensual and very soulful vocals draws your attention to listen. The song ends in its climax as Pearl takes it to another level making her debut with a rap piece so feminine yet so strong where she surely sets herself Free.

Watch the official video for Free on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfFdQ3XdmPM
Download Free from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1183231526

Song: Free
Artist: Pearl
Written by: Pearl
Produced & Arranged by: ThExchange Project
Drum Programming by: Wilson Kentura
All Other Instruments Programmed by: Waithaka

ThExchange Project

Friday, December 2, 2016

Canadian Artist UZMAN Rebrands With New Logo showing His Fusion Of Reggae And Hip-Hop


Having collaborated with established Reggae acts such as Jah Mason and Junior Reid, UZMAN has always fused his party-style rap music with Jamaica’s roots Reggae. In an attempt to show his love and commitment to both genres, he is now officially rebranding himself and releasing a new logo that he is calling: Fusing DA Fusion.

Though UZMAN resides in Ontario, Canada, he frequently visits and works in Jamaica; constantly promoting his collaborative Reggae releases. In Jamaica he is called the Patois Rapper, while in parts of urban America he is referred to as the Reggae Rapper. Knowing that hip-hop was originally created by a Jamaican, UZMAN believes he is a true representative of both genres.

With the single “night life,” which was a combination with Jah Mason, sitting atop several reggae charts worldwide, UZMAN is confident that this idea to rebrand and focus on fusing the different styles, is the way to go. For more about UZMAN visit his official website: http://www.uzmanmusic.com

Friday, November 25, 2016

Sri Lankan Reggae Artist, RasTamil, Connects With Jamaican Veteran Producer, Bobby Digital


Growing up in war-torn Sri Lanka motivated Franklin Fernando to go to battle. But instead of taking up arms, he armed himself with a Fender Stratocaster. After relocating to Canada, Franklin branded himself as RasTamil – combining ‘Ras’ (Rastafarian) and ‘Tamils’ (Sri Lanka’s minority people) – and began making music that reflects the hope of cultures around the world coming together.

In an effort to work with the best in the Reggae industry, RasTamil reached out to Bobby Digital, initially requesting that he mix a song for him, but to his surprise, he was instead given a rhythm produced by the veteran producer for him to voice on. The result is the new single; Bluffing.

According to RasTamil: “The story behind the song is a long story. It goes back to a 5 year long experience I had with the music industry people I thought were true friends, but who ripped me off  with a grant money I got to make my first album. There were times they threatened me with emails saying my music career will go down. They made very negative comments, you know. They also tried to stop people who wanted to help me. But with the help of Most High, I was able to remain strong and come out of people’s negativity little by little. In the end I got this opportunity to work with Bobby Digital, which I’ve been trying to do for a very long time.”

He went on to say: “When I wrote this song I had those threats in my mind which I am metaphorically using the "Blade" for. The message from this song is for the true soulful people who work hard every day and sometimes along the way they run into people who are wolves in sheep clothing and pretend to be friends and play with your trust. But if you are positive, strong and fearless you can conquer evil ways u know.


DJs send an email to mjentmusic00@gmail.com for the MP3

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

NEW REGGAE RELEASE FROM MIKEY GENERAL AND KARAMANTI “BACK AGAINST THE WALL”


Dancehall artist Karamanti has joined forces with Reggae’s living legend, Mikey General, to send a powerful message to Africans at home and in the diaspora. The message is being sent in the form of a song entitled back against the wall.

On top of a roots reggae beat, both artists present some very serious concerns about the current state of the global Black community. They touch on a variety of things, including, but not limited to: religion, slavery, identity theft, division in the Black communities and that is just to name a few. The chorus, which is done by Mikey General ask: now that our back is against the wall, are we gonna beg are we gonna bawl? The song can be streamed and downloaded from https://karamanti.bandcamp.com.

Back against the wall is the first single from Karamanti’s upcoming EP, THE BLACK GOD, which is scheduled to be out in February, 2017 on her own Blakkwuman22 Music. The rhythm was created by D’Ave Production and the song was mixed and mastered by ODB. All vocals were recorded at Mixing Lab Studios in Kingston, Jamaica by Snysh (who also did the backing vocals).

New Reggae Release: Likkle Lightning – Sunshine


Jamaican/U.S. based Roots Reggae artist Likkle Lightning is back! After taking a short break to complete his recordings, the singer is now gearing up to release his long awaited studio album entitled, “conditions of life.”

With his previous releases he captured the attention of global Reggae enthusiasts with catchy songs like “early morning flash,” “mama Africa” and “temptation.” Likkle Lightning now returns with his latest single, “sunshine.” Produced by his own Sonhi Production record label, “sunshine” is another uplifting, solid roots tune from the man many call the righteous warrior. It, along with the aforementioned songs and several others, will be on the “conditions of life” album.

Listen “sunshine” here and Download here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Karamanti & Hiya Flames to Headline Vinyl Nights in Hamburg, Germany this weekend


On Friday, September 2nd, Karamanti will join Hiya Flames at the popular Vinyl Nights - stage show and dance - at Bruckenstern in Hamburg, Germany. The event is presented by Lion People Sound which is led by Uganda's #1 reggae selector, Qulah (who now resides in Germany).

As the name implies, Vinyl Nights, is a celebration of the flat polyvinyl chloride discs that once dominated the reggae & dancehall industry. As a veteran DJ in the genre, Qulah has decades of hits on vinyl, as such, periodically he host an event dedicated to just that.

As previously stated, the event will be held at Bruckenstern Lounge, located at Stresemannsrabe 133 in Hamburg. Doors will open at 9pm and there is a 10€ entry fee.