Sensation Sade Serena blasts onto Billboard with her hit debut single “Tonight,” from Uprize Music/Island Def Jam Digital. The Miami-based, Jamaican-American singer and songwriter continues to enjoy an explosive rise with the release of “Tonight” and its sizzling video earlier this year.
“Tonight” entered at #4 on the Billboard Singles Sales Chart, dated September 7, 2013, with pop super-group One Direction at #1, placing her in very good company. Her follow-up single “Renegade” was released to radio just in time for the Labor Day party weekend and made its official bow on iTunes and all major digital retailers worldwide on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.
Sade Serena brings a diverse, edgy yet soulful sound to the pop music world and “Tonight” is a club anthem that showcases her range and talent, lacing her butter-soft sultry vocals over a sizzling pop electronica rhythm. It was produced by Abe Stewart for Uprize Music, her management company and label.
“It’s definitely a good feeling for Uprize Music and Sade Serena to have a song charting on Billboard,” discloses Richard Myrie, CEO of Uprize Music. “It’s something you work towards and it’s an accomplishment and a beginning at the same time.”
Riding on the success of “Tonight,” Sade Serena has been making the rounds on radio and events to promote her single, across the U.S. all year long. The track has since been remixed by Grammy-nominated producer Mike Rizzo and the “Tonight Remix” is also enjoying rotation across U.S. radio, bringing Sade Serena her first taste of success.
“It’s every artist’s dream to have your music get out there and be accepted,” she reveals. “This Billboard Sales Chart shows there is a demand for my music and it’s even more amazing to have my very first single be included with the likes of One Direction.”
“Tonight” and “Renegade” are now available worldwide on iTunes and all major digital retailers from Island Def Jam Digital Distribution/Uprize Music. Follow Sade Serena at www.facebook.com/sadeserena.
Named after his recent international cross over hit single, the Bruk It Down 2.0 album (MV Music) follows his innovative proven approach.
Grounded in Reggae Dancehall, Bruk It Down 2.0 demonstrates Mr. Vegas’ uncanny ability to tap into a seamless mix of House, Reggaeton, Soca, pop and Dubstep. But it’s not simply Vegas going it alone.
A who’s who of production talent from Clevie to Danny Browne, Studio 758 and Jah Snowcone, help Bruk It Down 2.0 connect the foundation of Reggae Dancehall with cutting edge musical movements.
On the mic, Vegas is joined on the title track by Barbados’ very own, the Soca queen Alison Hinds while Reggae crooner Lukie D, foundation Dancehall favorite Flourgon and Reggaeton artist El Boy C are also on board, as well as St Lucian songstress Terri. Released on September 24, 2013, the 16-track ensemble is Vegas’ 9th studio release and the second from his own label imprint, MV Music.
The electric vibe of Bruk It Down 2.0 picks up where a series of #1s left off. Indeed, the original Bruk It Down” single (2012) went #1 on the MTV Base Chart, number one in Jamaica and number one on BBC 1Xtra in the UK.
Here, “Bruk It Down” featuring Bajan Soca queen Alison Hinds enriches the original version with indigenous Calypso sounds. Staying in the region and keeping it ‘caliente’, Mr. Vegas links with El Boy C to spark an electrified Reggaeton track “Vamos” (‘Let’s Go’).
In due fashion, the record is ready for “Take Off” when Terri lends her seriously seductive and catchy hooks to a synthy Dancehall track that didn’t need the help. But this is Bruk It Down 2.0. And when Jamaican super-producer Clevie returns for “It’s A Beautiful Life” years of collaboration with Mr. Vegas shine through on the composition.
Using clever melodic flows, as well as crucial production support from Jah Snowcone, Steadly and Chuck T, Vegas focuses on what is most essential on the soulful, R&B-esque “Slow Jam” before “Run Up And Down”, ramps up the energy once again.
Finally, “Wet Party” featuring rub-a-dub Dancehall veteran Flourgon, whines, wheels and pulls up the vibes for a fresh party sound that’s wonderfully familiar at the same time. Based around the Paragon’s rocksteady hit “On The Beach” recorded for Duke Reid in 1967, Mr. Vegas and Flourgon here provide the classic 2.0 version.
Rooted within the Reggae movement, which itself drew on Soul, RnB and Gospel, Bruk It Down 2.0 points us to the next era of Dancehall Reggae music. It is one in which Jamaican riddims’ embrace of contemporary Drum & Bass and the synthy sound scapes of House and Electronic genres creates new horizons.
Indeed, Mr. Vegas offers a captivating, head nodding and hip shaking musical interpretation of what is to come.
King’s musical prowess and break through success from local shores, to signing a major record deal with Sony Music, has made a major impact on the newcomer. Tabeta Cshae is immensely inspired and determined to acquire her goals in the rock-hard music industry. Tabeta is presently in the “Big Apple” for promotional activities and shared her enthusiasm, “I know the possibilities are endless. My focus is to apply myself through all the opportunities that come my way. I have been working with Handel for quite some time now and have learnt a lot along the way.”
Tabeta describes this new track as dynamic and up-tempo with strong emotional rivets that everyone can relate to. She states, “The lyrics are realistic. We all endure pain in relationships and hope for change. My upcoming record, Broken Wings also shares that element. It’s definitely one to look out for ”.
If You Dont Wake up, is another record to watch by Tabeta Cshae. It is featured on the Rhythm Velocity – Operator 2013 compilation. This album is currently #12 on the New York Foundation Top 20 Chart.
Tabeta Cshae was a notable performer at Reggae Sumfest and was touted as one of the best cameos, over the three-day festival. Her performance with controversial recording artiste, Tommy Lee Sparta was a hit with the massive crowd.
Dancehall icon Adidja “Vybz Kartel” Palmer drops his new album Kartel Forever: Trilogy, now available physically and digitally worldwide from Tad’s Record.
Scoring coveted media attention from mainstream press including MTV, The Fader Magazine, and Complex Magazine, along with articles and reviews in numerous European and Caribbean media, ‘Kartel Forever: Trilogy’ debuted at #5 on the iTunes Reggae Top Albums Chart during its release day on September 24, 2013.
The three-disc anthology remains in the iTunes top ten reggae albums, a commendable showing for an album that comes with a hefty price tag of $24.99, compared to other releases that average $9.99.
Hailed as the undisputed World Boss of the dancehall genre, Kartel Forever: Trilogy is a rare international release from the talented and controversial artist, who remains incarcerated in his homeland, Jamaica.
Celebrated and polarized for his stimulating lyrics and provocative ploys on and off stage, there is no doubtVybz Kartel is a defining thread in the fabric of dancehall.
The Fader Magazine prides itself on being a definitive voice in music and previously hosted Vybz Kartel on its cover in June 2011.
The Fader exclusively premiered the entire ‘Kartel Forever: Trilogy’ album as a live stream for its massive audience on its release date, as the magazine celebrates Vybz Kartel as one of the biggest names in music today.
With a full album review due out later this week, journalist Marlon Bishop previewed the album with some bold words. “Vybz Kartel is the most powerful force in Jamaican music today: this is a fact few on the island would dispute,” Bishop stated.
Kartel Forever: Trilogy boasts 60 tracks on the three-disc album, including previously unreleased singles and numerous hits from recent years.
Kartel is determined to stay atop his dancehall throne and keep his fans satisfied until his inevitable return to the studio to make music for the masses. Jamaican imprintTad’s Record maintains a strong partnership with the entertainer.
According to the label, both overt and covert fans are raving about this colossal collection that showcases Kartel’s hit songs in its raw and purest form.
“The positive response that we have received regarding ‘Kartel Forever: Trilogy’ is overwhelming and more than we could imagine,” reveals Tad Dawkins, President of Tad’s Record.
“Vybz Kartel’s fans were starving since the release of Pon Di Gaza 2.0 and we are pleased to have lived up to their expectations with this follow-up tribute to a pioneering dancehall lyricist.”
With a slew of Vybz Kartel songs currently enjoying heavy rotation in Jamaica and on urban radio worldwide, including new singles “Compass,” “Business”and “School,” ‘Kartel Forever: Trilogy‘ provides a vivid kaleidoscope of his continued evolution as an extraordinary artist.
Despite his geographic limitations, his music speaks volumes, as is evident from his continued surge in popularity and international demand, which continues to increase with each passing day.