Christmas Gifts for People Who Love Jamaica #3: Steely & Clevie – At The Top.

posted on December 3rd, 2013 by in Audio

Steely & Clevie – At The Top

It is day number three of this year’s SEEN Christmas gift guide series, and it is time to recommend some fine fine music as our favourite online boutique of the year – Rewind Forward – added Steely & Clevie’s “At The Top” LP to their stock:

8 tracks. Hands-on musicianship of the pair. Dean Fraser on Sax, David Madden on Trumpet, and engineers such as Bobby Digital and Ossie Thomas at the buttons. Recorded at Tuff Gong Studio, King Jammy Studio & Creative Sounds in Kingston as well as The A Class Studio, London. Artwork by Orville ‘Bagga’ Case.

Go get it know (and if it is as a present to yourself)!

Elijah feat. Terry Lynn – »Gun Cry«.

posted on July 23rd, 2013 by in Audio


I have been anxious for new music from Terry Lynn and was surprised when I heard her voice on an acoustic guitar tune called »Gun Cry«. Very pleasantly surprised though.

»Gun Cry« is a song written by Swiss artist Elijah who had originally met Terry living in Waterhouse, Kingston, Jamaica. The two reconnected for a unplugged show for the opening of Hotel Rivington & Sons in fall 2011 in Zurich and came up with »Gun Cry« late one evening on the rooftop of our friend Russell Hergert’s flat.

A just a bang bakka bakka bang bang,
bakka bang bang bakka bakka bang bang.
It’s a gun cry another youth a die.

Elijah is the latest addition to Russ Hergert’s PHREE roster. He joins Wildlife!, Terry Lynn, and other iconic Jamaican artists such as Toots & The Maytals, who received a 2013 Grammy nomination for his acoustic album co-produced by Russ.

Federation Sound on RBMA Radio: Murder Dubs.

posted on July 21st, 2013 by in Audio

Max Glazer of Federation Sound breaks down his bashment essentials and clash-winning dubplates for Red Bull Music Academy Radio.

Head over to the RBMAR website to enjoy the show at home or download the new RBMAR app to take the following tunes to wherever you enjoy your sunny Sunday:

01 Murderer – Buju Banton
02 Sandokan – Supercat
03 Don Dada (7″ Version) – Supercat
04 Here I Come – Barington Levy
05 Welcome To Jamrock – Damian Marley
06 Murderer – Beenie Man feat. Barrington Levy
07 98 – Spragga Benz
08 Big Ship Family Sailing (Dub) – Freddie McGregor
09 No Respect (Dub) – Buju Banton
10 Bam Bam (Dub) – Pliers
11 Real Badman (Dub) – Vybz Kartel
12 Bumaye Federation (Dub) – Major Lazer

»Boom Bap Riddim« f/ Mavado, Popcaan & Sean Paul.

posted on April 20th, 2013 by in Audio

A couple of days ago, Funk Flex put out his »Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself« mixtape. It e.g. features the Tedsmooth-produced »Boom Bap Riddim« with tunes from Mavado, Popcaan and Sean Paul.

Should anyone know if/when the riddim gets a proper release, please let us know. In the meantime, check the audio below.

Vybz Kartel feat. Ronny Trettmann »My Crew« RMX.

posted on March 25th, 2013 by in Audio

Vybz Kartel feat. Ronny Trettmann - My Crew (SoulForce vs. Symbiz RMX)

Soul Force have teamed up with Symbiz to create a dancehall-meets-dubstep remix of Vybz Kartel’s Kingston Story hit tune »My Crew« (Mixpak Records). It features additional vocals from German dancehall director Ronny Trettmann who will drop his debut album »Tanz auf dem Vulkan« on May 10.