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Alty B goes from ‘Nobody’ to somebody on new song

Alty BAiming to take the music world by storm, one lyric at a time, Real Entertainment Productions recording artist, Alty B is back in the spotlight, releasing his first single for 2014 entitled Nobody.

This song, produced by Smokeshop Studios, showcases the epitome of a ‘rags to riches’ type story, as Alty B speaks of the hypocrisy shown by people once a relatively unknown name gains some sort of recognition. Voiced on a beat combining Dancehall and Reggae elements, Nobody points out the struggles and whole heap a blood, sweat and tears’ it took for the singjay to gain respect in his industry while warning others in a similar situation to watch his or her surroundings that much more when success comes calling.

 Nobody has already found favour in his native Jamaica, with radio stations across the island playing the single in rotation. Alty B’s flow and straight-shooting lyrics make this song a worthy listen given its ability to relate to so many people who go through this everyday experience.

Alty B landed his biggest mainstream hit thus far after combining with fellow singer, Richie Loop for their collaborative effort, Island Girl. The song was a hit with several local TV and radio stations while also gaining heavy rotation in his base in the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada. Other notable 2013 singles from the R.E.P artist, who is currently being managed by Andrew Lee Pryce, included Bubble Fi Me (feat. Cubanis), Leaving You (feat. Ebony Royal) and Woman I Need You (feat. Jah Cube).

Look out for the official video for Nobody in the near future as well as the single on iTunes, distributed by Johnny Wonder and Hapilos 21st. This is the first of many things to come from this rising sensation throughout 2014 and the foreseeable future.  

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Lost Love Riddim

Emerging American producer finds ‘Lost Love’ on new project

Lost Love RiddimPeople worldwide who know about love know that it is an easy thing to embrace, but can sometimes be hard to find. In keeping with that theme, one American producer has embedded his multicultural roots into a new rhythm in which he finds his ‘Lost Love.’

Born in Boston but residing in Orlando, Shastri Ramjattan is indeed a worldly producer; having Trinidadian parents and an East Indian ancestry who has produced hip-hop and R&B beats over his seven-year career. Now he has crafted a Reggae enthused project, the Lost Love Riddim, which features touches of an R&B sound, bass-pounding instrumentals and material fit for any intimate setting.

To ensure people of all cultures can feel this ‘love,’ Ramjattan has enlisted the services of many artists from all corners of the Earth in order to ensure this rhythm possessed that multicultural feel. Included amongst the features on Lost Love include multitalented Toronto-based Jamaican artist, Alty B who teams  Montreal-based Reggae singer, Ebony Royal on a sensuous duet, Leaving You which tells the tale of a relationship on the brink which is sure to establish an emotional connection with music lovers universally.

Another promising Montreal-based act, Clinton Sly pays homage to the special women who possess the physical and emotional attributes to wow any man with Something You Got while Guyanese ‘ragga techno’ specialist, Prakz makes his presence felt with the love-enthused single, Feelings who shows a more sensual side for the ladies in need of comfort from their significant others.

Sri Lankan born songstress, Lady Pista gives a heartfelt performance on the rhythm with her impassionate effort, No Other while Italian Reggae singer, Nico Royale preaches positivity and levity with his single, One Life. Other artists featured on the Riddim include Prince Karby, Sikani, Iesha as well as Nuchi with his sparkling effort, Special You Are and many more promising young musicians who showcase their hunger and passion for music on the compilation.

The Lost Love Riddim will officially be released on October 8 and will be available for purchase across various digital music downloading platforms.

With so many artists on the representing The Caribbean, Asia and Europe, music enthusiasts are sure to find their ‘Lost Love’ and be pleased with the results.



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Alty B (left) is accusing popular Dancehall group, RDX (right) of pirating his hit single, 'Island Girl'

RDX stole my ‘Island Girl,’ claims Alty B

Alty B (left) is accusing popular Dancehall group, RDX (right) of pirating his hit single, 'Island Girl'

Alty B (left) is accusing popular Dancehall group, RDX (right) of pirating his hit single, ‘Island Girl’

After staying silent during the first go-around, fast-rising Dancehall star and Real Entertainment Productionsrecording artist, Alty B is now crying foul after making strong claims that popular Dancehall group, RDX has pirated his breakthrough single, Island Girl.

The hit song, featuring fellow singjay Richie Loop was released earlier this year, to mass success, garneringAlty B unprecedented attention with hundreds of thousands of views across several music websites. The song also saw the emerging entertainer splashed across several Jamaican and Caribbean music stations as well as charts worldwide as the official video for Island Girlmade him a must-watch star in the making.

However, the singjay now claims RDX stole his concept and flow for their own single dubbed Island Girl, which was recently released on the JA Productions producedOverdrive Riddim.

This isn’t the first time RDX has blatantly copied one of his songs, according to Alty B. The No More singer insists the veteran group pulled off a similar tactic two years ago following the release of his dance-themed hit,Splice.

“I saw it has an opportunity for my song [Splice] to get out there publicly but that was not the outcome,” he recalled. “Instead RDX gain fame while my song eventually died out.”

Andrew Lee Pryce, founder of Real Entertainment Productions and Alty B’s manager relayed his shock upon hearing of RDX’s single and believes it validates accusations by other acts that the group has stolen their ideas also.

“I often heard entertainers saying that RDX go around stealing people songs but I’ve finally heard it first hand and I’m not gonna take this lightly,” he explained.

The Pryce-led Real Entertainment Productions has signaled their intent to seek legal discourse should they fail to get a response from RDX’s management team to resolve this ongoing issue.

Meanwhile, Alty B is looking to build on the success of Island Girl as he is working on a soon-to-be released single, Nobody and will be touring parts of the Caribbean, including Trinidad and Tobago later this year.

Additionally, the Toronto-based singjay is working on a major collaboration with a Canadian-born international superstar in the coming weeks, which is sure to land him the multitalented entertainer his biggest break to date.


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Video: Alty B feat. Richie Loop – Island Girl

Video: Alty B feat. Richie Loop – Island Girl

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Dancehall Eruption

DJ Fella drops a proverbial volcano on the industry with ‘Dancehall Eruption’ mixtape

Dancehall Eruption

Known for heating up the turntables throughout the Canadian Dancehall scene, DJ Fella has dished out his second mixtape for 2013, triggering an ‘eruption’ within the music industry.

Fella has officially dropped his latest project, Dancehall Eruption: Vol. 1, which features some of Dancehall’s most captivating singles over the past year. The mixtape is hosted by U.K. based Dancehall artist, Tenza while showcasing Jamaican and Canadian talent packed with quality and potential.

Jamaica and Canada combine to unleash lava in the mixtape’s opening as fast-rising singjays, Alty Banton and Richie Loop unveil their sure-to-be hit, Island Girl. This heartfelt dedication to Caribbean women around the world is filled with melody and lyricism as the Toronto-based Alty B joined up with producer, Dray Donz to work on what could be his biggest hit to date.

The mixtape also features Toronto-based disc jock, DJ Constantine as his French Kiss Riddim engages lips to sing along throughout. The Z103.5FM radio host’s project, which features the likes of Beenie Man, Black Ryno, Eyesus, Dudsymil and Bugle opens a crater throughout the musical surroundings with his head-pounding compilation, adding extra flare to Fella’s new CD.

Dancehall Eruption Vol. 1 also features recently released Dancehall star, Busy Signal who dares his enemies to cross his turf, If Dem Tink Dem Bad while Aidonia and Deablo why J.O.P knows how to Run Road. The mixtape also features the Hot Pursuit Riddim (OutaRoad Productions), exploding on the scene with Konshens, Darrio and the ‘Dancehall Duchess,’ Tiana while the Yardlink Riddim (Yardlink254.com/CJ The Chemist) also makes an appearance, featuring Toronto-based deejays, Danger Matic and Ziggy Eva Strap.

Additionally, veteran producer/deejay, Delly Ranx also infiltrates with his recently-released Property Tax Riddim. featuring the likes of Sizzla, Macka Diamond and the late Captain Barkey. Production from DJ Frass also is a fixture in the form of the Pop Style Riddim while Smoke Shop Studios melts the hearts of women everywhere with the Tech Sweedz Riddim (aka Thump It Riddim), featuring Elephant Man, Ding Dong, Chuckle Berry and the aforementioned Alty B.

The ‘Fry Yiy,’ Popcaan and incarcerated superstar, Buju Banton also just some of the other noteworthy acts that keep this proverbial volcano from falling into dormancy.

Dancehall Eruption Vol. 1 is now available for free download via Mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/file/e977b9f12s3hshb or on DJ Fella’s official website: www.djfella.ca

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Island Girl

Alty Banton teams with Richie Loop to tell his love of the ideal ‘Island Girl’

Island GirlCanadian-based Dancehall sensation, Alty-Bhas landed his biggest accomplishment to date in his young career after enlisting the services fellow emerging singjay, Richie Loop on their new track, Island Girl.

The single, produced by Dray Donz Productions, is another step in the right direction for Alty Banton as he seeks universal superstardom in 2013. This joint effort is strictly a dedication to women in Jamaica and across the Caribbean, paying homage to their beauty, loyalty and essence which makes them stand out amongst the rest.

Having broken out with his party-themed single, My Cup in 2009, Richie Loop provides and ear-soothing hook for the ladies as he tells them to ‘wine and go down’ as only they can while Alty B says ‘inna di club, mi and di gyal dem a par,” whether they be from Grenada, St. Lucia, Trinidad or his homeland of Jamaica, where the ‘true champion’ girls lie.

The chemistry between these two acts are undeniable given their somewhat similar styles as smooth-sounding singjays, mixing scintillating melodies with edgier deejaying tactics.

This is the first collaboration with a chart-topping musician for Alty Banton, who rose to fame with another joint effort,Splice in 2011, featuring L-Jay. The dance-themed single introduced Jamaica and North America to this multi-faceted musician and two years later, he hopes to earn acclaim in clubs and on charts worldwide through this homage to the Caribbean region.

Island Girl will soon be available for purchase on iTunes and can be heard across various music outlets in the coming days. This track is sure to reap its benefits financially and critically within the music industry.

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Video: Alty-B – No More

Alty-B – No More (Official Video)

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Alty-B takes flight with ‘YYZ’ mixtape

Fast-rising Canadian-based Dancehall artiste, Alty-B has launched himself a step closer towards mainstream success with the release of his debut mixtape, YYZ.

Dominating Toronto’s Dancehall/Reggae scene this summer with singles such as Girl and No More, Alty-B taken a significant step in his career with his YYZ mixtape as it reveals the singjay’s maturity, not only musically but in terms of his persona as he’s expanded his stage name to Alty Banton.

YYZ may sound like an indifferent name for any CD, but it attests to the current position in Alty-B’s career and life. Those three letters represent the code for the Pearson International Airport in Toronto; where the young singjay currently makes ends meet as he’s determined to establish himself both musically and financially as an upcoming act.

The YYZ mixtape, produced by Canadian-Jamaican disc jock, DJ Fella features many of Alty-B’s signature hits including the highly regarded dance anthem, Splice as well as the heartfelt track, Can’t Believe, which hails as an ode to a close friend from his days at Jamaica College who fell victim to gun violence.

Additionally, the YYZ compilation features previously unreleased tracks including Gone Ah Dance, Cannot Forget You, Get Gal Easy and She Want Mi; all efforts that once again highlights Alty Banton’s lyrical ingenuity and range as he continues to work hard in asserting his craft within Dancehall’s circles, both in Canada and back home.

Alty-B also graces the YYZ mixtape with several clever dubs including Miss Kitty K, No More and Diss Badman.

The YYZ compilation features productions from stalwarts such as JonFX, Smoke Shop Productions and Faze as well as appearances by DJ Constantine, Keno 4 Star and Mad Lynx.

You can download the YYZ mixtape for free via Mediafire:  http://www.mediafire.com/?06gneja48qvus8q

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Smoke Shop gets caught up in the ‘Summer Hype’

Emerging Dancehall/Reggae producing entity, Smoke Shop Productions has hit all the rights notes on a new compilation fitting for the energy of this highly anticipated season.

The Canadian-based outlet recently unveiled their brand new project, the Summer Hype Riddim; featuring a number or tracks from some of the country’s top Dancehall/Reggae acts that will surely be a hot sell within music circles. With almost 20 songs to its credit, the Summer Hype Riddim unleashes a full blast of Jamaican talent who’ve become major factors within Toronto’s music scene in recent times.

One of the headliners on Summer Hype is young singing sensation, Alty-B who continues his ascendancy within music’s framework with Love Ah Come Dung. With singles such as the Smoke Shop produced, No More and the JonFX produced, Girl getting instant airplay and positive reception, Love Ah Come Dung once again shows Alty-B’s love for the ladies as he speaks of an intense encounter with a woman awed by his presence as their minds and bodies intertwine in the most pleasurable of ways.

Another rising Dancehall star comes to the forefront on Summer Hype with a different concept is Eyesus, who unveils the track, Gone a BBQ. The single speaks of a Canadian tradition each summer where people will gather at a barbeque, taking advantage of the warm weather with fresh meat on the grill and girls who seek a thrill. For Dancehall lovers, Gone a BBQ will spark visions of hot food and even hotter girls, two aspects which makes the season so ideal.

Veteran Dancehall/Reggae star, Lindo P tell the girls to Bubble Up on Summer Hype as he ignites the party vibe consistent with this lively period of the year while upcoming artiste, Ziggy Eva Strap follows suit with his anthem, Party Nice.

Other acts to watch on the Summer Hype Riddim include Danger Matic who preaches self-empowerment on the track Have Mi Own as well as Tristan 5 Star who speaks of the ideal party experience, describing it as Heaven Pon Earth.

The Summer Hype Riddim has become a hit within the 416 as well as several other Canadian area codes while also gathering steam in the Caribbean island of Bermuda.

For Smoke Shop Productions, this compilation is definitely worth the Summer Hype.

Download the Summer Hype Riddim for free via Hulkshare: http://www.hulkshare.com/smokeshop

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Jon FX blends present and future stars in ‘Dubstep Fusion’

Internationally regarded Jamaican producer, John ‘Jon FX’ Crawford has once again displayed his affinity for the unique sound on his newest compilation, the Dubstep Fusion Riddim.

Known for creating the highly acclaimed Cloud Nine Riddim as well as working with several Reggae superstars such as I-Wayne, Buju Banton and Sizzla, Jon FX has become one of the island’s most recognized producers; earning consistently high marks for his versatility and ability to create unprecedented sounds. Now, Jon FX has joined forces with present and future Dancehall/Reggae superstars on the Dubstep Fusion Riddim, creating an atmosphere on this project fitting for fans of various genres with the use of UK-based electronic music, otherwise known as Dubstep; a sound fitting for any dance floor.

Award-winning Reggae singer, Gyptian hails as the biggest name on Dubstep Fusion as he once again collaborates with Jon FX for the single, Take Me Away. Having previously produced some of Gyptian’s biggest hits to date such as, I Can Feel Your Pain and Nah Let Go, Jon FX once again enlisted the Hold Yuh singer’s services for his Dubstep Fusion compilation.

In Take Me Away, Gyptian creates an aura of paradise for his legions of female fans as he talks of the most pleasurable experiences with a woman and the ability to make her feel happy, whether through love making or just spending quality time together. The single sparks memories of Gyptian’s early days as a baby faced singer who would make a woman’s heart melt once she heard his voice.

In addition to Gyptian, Jon FX used his newest project as a way to showcase Canadian-based Dancehall/Reggae talent on a mainstream scale. One such talent that features on the Dubstep Fusion Riddim is Alty-B, who continues his strong run of form on the single, Girl. Having already released hits such as No More and Love Ah Come Dung so far this summer, Girl once again proves Alty-B’s plaudits as a singjay as he seeks out the woman who captures his eyes and pours out his heart and affection for her. With No More (Smoke Shop Productions) already gaining significant airplay, Girl will surely follow along the similar trail to success.

Producer turned deejay, Faze shows his swag and love for the social scene with his single, Party Animal as he looks to rock the Canadian clubs while fellow up-and-comer, Squaddy get the women moving to the beat through his effort, Slow Wine and emerging deejay, Five Star shows his versatility on From When.

For fans of Dancehall, Reggae and dance music, the Dubstep Fusion Riddim once again adds credence to Jon FX’s growing legacy while setting the foundation for younger artistes to make their names internationally.

You can download the Dubstep Fusion Riddim for free on Box.com: https://www.box.com/s/c4d2168ba394f56b282a

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Alty-B scorches Dancehall scene with trio of summer singles

Emerging Dancehall star, Alty-B has launched several musical salvos as he aims to vigorously assert himself on the Dancehall scene this summer with three newly-released singles.

The highly rated, Toronto-based Jamaican singjay recently teamed up with Smoke Shop Productions on a trio of songs that surely will leave a strong a positive impact on the Dancehall scene. Featuring on three pulsating summer Riddims created by Smoke Shop, Alty-B used this collaboration as an opportunity to spread his wings lyrically with various concepts and ideas which feed these songs with the required substance necessary to launch his credibility to new heights.

Firstly amongst this string of singles is No More, an effort in which Alty-B defers from the typical, playboy lifestyle of an artiste and declares himself a one-woman man. In No More, Alty-B offers a convincing delivery on Smoke Shop’s Sour Sap Riddim, contrasting the beat’s name as he portrays himself as a sweetheart for his main lady who he doesn’t want to let go after admittedly hurting her in the past.

Alty-B sings, “Never ever felt a pain like this, till mi girl seh she doe wan no more of this, no more hug, no more kiss, cyaah believe seh it come down to dis. Who seh big man nuh cry, dem a fool, tears weh mi cry fi yuh cudda full a pool, mi use fi be the top gallis; so smooth but right yah now mi feel like a fool.” 

The Drewsland native turns it up a notch for the ladies once more with Love Ah Come Dung on the Summer Hype Riddim, which features fellow up-and-coming acts such as Ziggy Eva Strap and Eyesus and has been the talk of Toronto’s Dancehall scene in recent weeks. This single will have women dancing in clubs and sessions both across North America and in Jamaica as Love Ah Come Dung is dedicated to the females who are confident and aren’t hesitant to go after the men they want; showing actions instead of words.

But with the ladies and constant airplay on his mind with these two efforts that will infiltrate the party scene, Alty-B has also reach out to the streets with Run Up and Dung on the Duppy Bat Riddim in which he paints a hardcore yet imaginative picture of what will happen to those who negatively confront him.

“Mi seh mi nah haffi a pound a weed fi tek a bwoy life, say sommen mi nuh like yuh brain will fly weh  like a kite, faster than a motorbike, dem try fi cut mi with a knife, Smoke Shop and everything is alright,” he deejays.

Already the songs have been well-received on YouTube and are available for free download online as Alty-B once again unleashes his lyrical onslaught on Dancehall music for all to enjoy.    

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Fizzle Productions makes ‘Dreams’ come true with new compilation

Rarely will a musical production merge elements of various genres and sounds to produce a quality Riddim that will offer songs with different messages that connect to fans. However, one Canadian based Dancehall producer has found the right combination for his newly released project.

Andrew ‘Faze’ Greyson’s Fizzle Productions, in collaboration with Treajah Isle Studios has unveiled the Dreams Riddim, featuring a strong lineup of emerging Dancehall and Reggae acts based in Canada. With strong instrumentals and a mixture of Reggae, Dancehall and classical elements, the Dreams Riddim showcases tracks representing aspects of each genre.

Perhaps the most thought provoking single on the Riddim comes from rising Dancehall singjay, Alty-B with his single, Can’t Believe. This ‘based on a true story’ type effort was done in dedication to a close friend of his whose life was tragically cut short due to gun violence. Can’t Believe displays Alty-B’s raw emotion as he once again solidifies his lyrical content with meaning and legitimacy as he ascends within the Dancehall/Reggae ranks both in Canada and in Jamaica; earning airplay in both countries.

Additionally, the Dreams Riddim features former JUNO Award nominee, Tonya P who shows off her acclaimed singing credentials on the single, Stole Your Heart. The sensual love song speaks of women who’ve found their true love unexpectedly and captures the true essence of lover’s rock Reggae.

Meanwhile, Faze himself boasts a strong effort on his own production with Spotlight. Being a deejay in his own right, The Clarendon born musiciandelivers intriguing storytelling with Spotlight, telling the tale of a young girl who was jaded by the bright lights; foregoing the teachings that her parents passed on as she struggles to make it on her own.  Also, Jah Chosen speaks of a tough life growing up and the general struggles of surviving in the projects with his single, Woke Up This Morning while Eyesus does an inspirational track for fathers who play instrumental roles in their child’s development with, Daddy Is Home.

The Dreams Riddim, whichalso features 5 Star and Fire Lion, has garnered strong buzz since its April release and has become a fixture on Canadian and Jamaican radio stations. It also adds another achievement to the strong early resume of Fizzle Productions, which includes the Party Swag Riddim, Good Days Riddim and the Dancefloor Riddim, which features other emerging Jamaican acts based in Canada such as Exco Levi and Tiffie.

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DJ Fella says ‘That’s Big in Life’ with new mixtape

One of Canada’s top Dancehall disc jocks has unveiled a new compilation signaling the growth of Jamaican music in 2012, featuring some of the genre’s established and emerging acts.

Jamaican born disc jock, DJ Fella recently released his new That’s Big in Life mixtape, featuring some of the biggest Dancehall and Reggae singles to drop so far in 2012 as well as songs and dubs from some of Canada’s premiere Dancehall acts. The name, That’s Big in Life was inspired by Gully Squad artiste, G Starr who also features on the mix.

The 83 track compilation features hits such as Cheating Games by Mavado and Raine Seville, Put It on Hard by Vybz Kartel and Gyal A Bubble by Konshens. Additionally, the mixtape features appearances from other prominent artistes such as Aidonia, Khago, Bounty Killer, Demarco and breakthrough Dancehall superstar, Popcaan while showcasing top Riddims such as the Real Reggae Riddim (Payday Music Group), Riva Stone Riddim (Boardhouse Records) and the Off The Bench Riddim (Fire Links).

The That’s Big in Life mixtape also highlights up-and-coming Dancehall stars currently based in Canada as there are features from emerging acts such as Faze with Stamina Man, and Eyesus with Hate We along with his well acclaimed collaboration with former Portmore Empire singjay, Jahvinci (We Hate Yuh First). Furthermore, promising young Dancehall star, Alty-B asserts his presence on the mixtape with dub versions of his hit singles, Splice and Gun Shot.

That’s Big in Life doesn’t just focus on Jamaican top genres, however, as there are DJ Fella remixes of highly acclaimed hip-hop singles such as Out of My Head by Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz as well as Rack City by Young Money rapper, Tyga. Soca songstress, Destra also features on the compilation with her single, You Give Good Love.

Since the mixtape’s release in mid-March, That’s Big in Life has copped over 1,400 downloads and has received strong acclaim within the Dancehall community in Canada and Jamaica as well. Physical copies of the mixtape will also be made available later this week.

Download DJ Fella’s That’s Big in Life mixtape today, via Mediafire: http://www.mediafire.com/?mq28nqqb63lw508


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