Posts tagged "DJ Frass"

DJ Frass Sees “No Limit” for Dancehall in 2021

DJ Frass Sees "No Limit" for Dancehall in 2021

Moyann & Shenseea Power The New Sunroof Riddim

“Artists like Koffee and Shenseea are opening the door for younger artists like myself,” says rising dancehall star Moyann, who covers the March edition of Tidal’s Murda She Wrote dancehall column by Reshma B. “Everything starts from somewhere.” It’s been three years since Moyann first broke onto the scene as a fresh-faced teenager, but she’s been on her musical journey for a lot longer than that. “This has always been a passion for me, from a tender age,” Moyann tells Reshma B. “I’d always be singing in the mirror, visualizing myself as an artist, performing in front of my mom, my sister, my dad.” In 2018 the Montego Bay native borrowed her sister’s phone and recorded a video of herself spitting lyrics while playing a riddim on her own phone. Thankfully she didn’t overthink anything and DM’d the homemade demo to producer DJ Frass. “I was like, ‘OK, I’m just gonna send it and if it happens, it happens.’” Frass soon hit her back and the rest is history. Her latest song, a massively catchy collab with Shenseea, lifts Moyann to a new level and defies the narrative that female artists don’t support one another. “Haters vex ca’ me bless but me nah stress,” the girls sing. “Me have one live fe live and me nah have one fuck fi give.” Say it louder, girls! Audio & Video After The Jump…

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Kakaba Pyramid Torched the SOB’s Stage with Blazing Lyrics

Kakaba Pyramid Torched the SOB’s Stage with Blazing Lyrics

Kabaka Pyramid Kontraband Tour Hit New York City

On Friday, November 23, New York City fans endured the frigid weather for the highly anticipated, Kabaka Pyramid, Kontraband Tour at SOB’s. New York City renowned selector DJ Gringo of Stateside Revolution and Host of Sirius XM, “The Joint,” warmed up the crowd awaiting the revolutionary artist. Next up, the Bebble Rockers excited the crowd with an electrifying, symphonic rendition of “Make Way” (the song features Pressure Buss Pipe on the Kontraband album), as Kabaka Pyramid joined the stage. More Concert Highlights After The Jump

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HEAR THIS: Nesbeth “New Gangster”

HEAR THIS: Nesbeth "New Gangster"

Redefining The Concept

A versatile artist with a strong singing voice, Nesbeth took his career to new heights last year with his inspirational tune called “My Dream.” His latest release, on DJ Frass’ percolating “Street Light” Riddim, seeks to redefine the concept of “gangster” for a new generation. “Gone is the days when we used to glorify py py,” he sings to kick things off. “Every youth wise up now this a civilized time.” Envisioning economic upliftment without firing shots, Nesbeth sketches out a vision of what could be possible if people made up their mind to bring about change: “Buy mama house ah de new gangsta, take care of your youth ah de new gangster.” With a cover image showing a trash can filled to the brim with discarded firearms, the new single is powerful enough to stir up hope in the hardest of hearts. “Life too sweet fi deh inna prison lock,” Nebeth sings. “Look on your favorite hero, who no lockup play zero.” Some have interpreted his lyrics as a swipe at incarcerated “Dancehall Hero” Vybz Kartel, but his message of aspiring to be “rich and up” sounds more positive than provocative. With Jamaican experiencing elevated crime rates at the start of the new year, this tune is right on time. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Mavado “In God We Trust”

HEAR THIS: Mavado "In God We Trust"

The Gully Gaad In David Brooks Mode “I Was Born To Overcome”

Mavado rang in the new year on a Godly note with this DJ Frass–produced banger. There’s an old saying that goes “In God We Trust—All Others Pay Cash,” which pretty much sums up the artist’s approach to the game this year. It’s been a minute since Mavado was back on the rock, and the Florida resident’s first stage show in Jamaica was Rebel Salute. His dress code made it clear Mr. Brooks is getting money, and when he drops lyrics like “Them Nuh Inna My League” it’s got to hurt. Out of respect for the show’s traditional all-conscious-no-slackness approach, The Gully Gaad performed as David Brooks, selecting his tunes with care. Still he was more than able to turn the place up till it buck. Fresh off the stage, David Constantine Brooks sat down with the Reggae Girl About Town to discuss his return to Jamaica, dealing with haters, and how he’s celebrating the new ganja law. Audio & Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Ding Dong & I-Octane “Hold Yuh Own” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Ding Dong & I-Octane "Hold Yuh Own" PREMIERE

Brand New Dance Inna The Place

Ah wah gwan? Brand new dance inna the place—Ding Dong and Octane connect with DJ Frass for a musical thing called “Hold Yuh Own.” Hot Ras and Ravers Clavers link up… When you see them in the dance just give them space. Audio After the Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Alkaline “Anywhere We Go” & “In This World”

HEAR THIS: Alkaline "Anywhere We Go" & "In This World"

Plug Into Both Sides Of The Alkaline Battery

An Alkaline battery has two sides, one positive and one negative. The same goes for the controversial dancehall star of the same name. When I sat down to chat with him last December at 21st Hapilos headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica, he was already emerging as one of the most powerful new voices in Jamaican music—and all this past year he’s continued to charge up his ever-growing fan base with an unpredictable I-care-zero approach to making music. Two fresh selections—one produced by DJ Frass, one by ZJ Chrome—highlight both sides of this polarizing young artist. On “In This World” he touches on the realities of life and sufferation and on “Anywhere We Go” he disses Bounty Killer and Foota Hype. Hate it or love it, you cannot deny Alkaline’s talent nor his ability to electrify the streets of Kingston. Audio After The Jump…
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HEAR THIS: Alaine “Make it Home Again” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Alaine "Make it Home Again" PREMIERE

Alaine Brings Something Sweet and Strong to DJ Frass New “7venth Heaven” Riddim

Alaine Laughton is one of those firmly established talents who’s blessed us with so many great songs over the years that we tend to take her for granted. Even though we don’t know what we’d do without her delicate but powerful voice and her gift for creating indelible melodies. But when we hear a song like “Make It Home Again,” a sudden thought flashes through the brain: do we really give her the full appreciation and props she deserves? No, we don’t. Boomshots is proud to premiere this song today, just as DJ Frass’ warm-and-easy “7venth Heaven” Riddim hits iTunes. This one goes out all the standing soldiers, questing travelers, and all the lost souls—just to let you know, no matter how far you roam you can still make it home. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Mavado “Nuh Trust Friend”

HEAR THIS: Mavado "Nuh Trust Friend"

DJ Frass New “Gwaan Bad” Riddim A Murda, But This Gully Gad Tune Is So Special

“Cut dem off yuh fi cut dem off,” sings Mavado on this brand-new selection off DJ Frass’s crazy new juggling, the Gwaan Bad riddim—reminiscent of certain classic Dave Kelly beats from the 90s. The riddim features new songs from Buju Banton (!), Vybz Kartel, Lady Saw, Elephant Man, and nuff more artists. All of dem bad, but this new Gully Gad selection is extra special. Sounds like singa has a lot on his mind right about now. “From badmind can’t stop yuh, yuh special too.” Audio After The Jump… Read more »

WATCH THIS: Kabaka Pyramid “Never Gonna Be A Slave” Official Music Video

WATCH THIS: Kabaka Pyramid "Never Gonna Be A Slave" Official Music Video

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In comes the original rootsman chanter Kabaka Pyramid with some brand new musical sounds to make you jump & rave called “Never Gonna Be a Slave.” Kabaka spits hot fire pon the warm & easy Can River Riddim produced by the man called DJ Frass the bigga boss. Zeen? Video courtesy of DJ Frass and the man dem from Royalty Productions and Bebble Rock Music said speed—an Eric Christian King film. Way up an’ stay up—Uzeet! Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Mavado “Nah Do A Ting” PREMIERE

HEAR THIS: Mavado "Nah Do A Ting" PREMIERE

Gully Gaad Links With DJ Frass To Get Something Off His Chest

Mavado has a deal with DJ Khaled but he’s still going hard on the dancehall circuit, dropping hot verses on all the latest juggling riddims out of Jamaica. Today we’re proud to premiere a new one-off tune he recorded with DJ Frass. It seems like Mavado has something to get off his chest. There’s no telling who he’s addressing on this tune, but let’s hope the healing power of music helps him cool off and stay focused. Nobody wants to see Mavado get vexAudio After The Jump… Read more »

I Octane Talks “My Journey” Pon Radio Lily

I Octane Talks "My Journey" Pon Radio Lily

The Singjay Launches his New ALbum Tonight AT SOBs

This Monday I-Octane passed through Radio Lily in NYC to kick off the media blitz supporting his new album My Journey. Not only did the artist kick it with DJ Rob Kenner and spit some hot freestyles, he took over Miss Lily’s Variety on Houston Street with a pop-up shop selling Octane-branded merchandise. A tasteful blend of dancehall and reggae, Octane’s sophomore album is a certified #Boomshot. Video After The Jump…  Read more »

I-Octane Speaks on “My Journey” Album

I-Octane Speaks on "My Journey" Album

I-Octane’s Highly Anticipated New Album My Journey Hits Stores Today

You’ve heard the new track “Jah Jah Warrior.” You’ve vibed to the preview mix of the album. Today the wait is over. You can cop I-Octane’s brand new album My Journey right now. Octane reached out via Skype to let the Boomshots massive know why he took so much extra care with this album—produced by reggae hit-maker Andre “DJ Frass” Gordon—and why the new project is so special to him. “Music has been my saving grace – an outlet to change the destiny of my life and a vehicle that enabled me to touch the life of others,” states I-Octane. “This album is a reflection of my journey so far and it has served as a therapeutic way for me to voice not only the blessings, but the frustrations as well. My goal is to find ways that you, as the listener, can share in my experiences, both good and bad, and use it to help you on your journey.” Stay tuned for the NYC album launch at SOBs brought to you by Boomshots. Video After The Jump… Read more »