New Name is the debut album from rising female reggae vocalist Janine “Jah9” Cunningham. Jah9 has been credited as the creator of the “Jazz on Dub” genre, and New Name reflects this masterful blend of the jazz melodies of Billie Holiday and Nina Simone with the dancehall attack of Sizzla and the heavy dub rhythm of Augustus Pablo. Produced by famed Stone Love selecter Rory Gilligan, New Name sets a new standard for conscious roots reggae.
The “Deluxe Edition” of New Name, featuring extended mixes of several tracks, is available exclusively on the Apple iTunes Store as of Tuesday February 26, 2013.
Lover’s rock with a dubby twist, featuring the serene vocals of Jah9, Cherine Anderson and Adele Harley. Asenath invokes the classic UK era of the late 1970s, with sultry lyrics floating effortlessly on a stepping drum and bass foundation. Multiple mixes are provided for your skanking pleasure!
Jamaican Electronic Lifestyle Label Debuts With Redselecter’s “Dig A Deep Hole”
Industry veterans Steve Wilson and Christopher Edmonds (also known as Redselecter) have joined forces to launch Brand New Machine (BNM) Records. Formed as a response to the rising crop of Caribbean artists producing electronic music-house, techno, dubstep, electronica, etc.-that reflect the region’s unique attributes, the label is an extension of Wilson’s global BNM events which have been attended by the likes of Jay-Z, Beyonce, Sean Paul, Selita Ebanks, Mena Suvari, Nas, Diplo, Bob Sinclar, Damian Marley, Solange Knowles, Dallas Austin, Spragga Benz, Congorock and many more. The first single from BNM Records will be Redselecter’s “Dig A Deep Hole,” a pulsating deep house track, which has already received international airplay, set to be released on April 3rd.
After taking the dancehall world by storm early this year with the Blaze Fia Riddim,Grammy Award winning artist Sean Paul further establishes his prowess as a producer with his sophmore project,the Material Riddim.
Following on the success of their massive one drop release in 2010, the City Life Riddim, producers Jeremy Harding and Nigel Staff have returned for 2011 with Deep Cover.
A carefully crafted blend of classic one drop reggae sensibilities with forward-thinking instrumentation and production, Deep Cover takes up where City Life left off. If you want to know what reggae will sound like five years from now,this is it. Deep Cover features six of Jamaica’s most talented and relevant vocalists, including I-Octane, Busy Signal and Agent Sasco aka Assassion. These established names are joined by rising stars Konshens and Natel as well as sultry songstress Denyque.