Jamaican-born, Los Angeles-based fusion reggae artist Matik is featured on Yahoo for his ineffable stance against the war on medical marijuana, which is addressed in his new single and video, “Keep It Burning.” Born Matthew Seow in Kingston and raised in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Matik returns to his roots for this musical journey with a message.
“The mission is to really connect with the people,” reveals Matik. “I’m always trying to innovate and build on the foundation that all the greats before me have set.” Matik embarked on his mission over 5 years ago, with the ultimate goal of causing a revolution through music. His attention has been drawn to the plight of patients who depend on medical marijuana to ease their pain and suffering, and the legal battle to halt the distribution of medical marijuana to those who are in dire need. His message propelled his name across media, including cyber giant Yahoo, which recently shared his fight and message with their global audience. (Read Yahoo feature here.)
Matik is signed to Rootstar Entertainment, and has teamed up with some stellar names in reggae and dancehall music over the years, including producers Tony “CD” Kelly and Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee of Black Chiney. He has also collaborated with the likes of dancehall star Ce’Cile and Latin rapper Don Dinero. Matik’s unique style is greatly influenced by a diverse array of artists, including Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Frank Sinatra, Bounty Killer and Buju Banton, just to name a few.
“Keep It Burning” is now available digitally worldwide, on the Sunset Blvd Riddim compilation album, released on November 2, 2012 from Typhoon Music Group. It has been embraced by reggae radio, both in the U.S. and Jamaica, receiving airplay on Jamaica’s top radio stations including IRIE FM, Hitz92 FM, ZIP FM, and HOT97BOSTON in the US.
The “Keep It Burning” video was directed by Jonathan Chia and portrays various lifestyles of medical marijuana users, from the elderly to businessmen. The video was shot at a dispensary in Los Angeles, just days before getting shut down. It debuted in late November on YouTube, and has amassed an astounding 25,000 views in less than a month, keeping this budding entertainer a burning topic for his growing audience, worldwide.
Matik will be releasing more singles, with an EP currently in production for early 2013. For more information on Matik, log on to matikmusic.com, and like him at Facebook.com/OriginalMatik or follow at Twitter.com/theMatik, YouTube.com/theRealMatik or Instagram.com/Matik_Music. For all inquiries, contact Rootstar Entertainment at Rootstar.Ent@gmail.com.
ENJOY Ladies Night with music by Black Chiney and DJ Shane Talon with a special performance by Dre of Dreggae.com on Friday November 16th at Red Ultra Lounge aka MINGLES located at 182 Courtland Street NE Atlanta, GA 30303 in Downtown Atlanta. LADIES on the LIST party FREE before MIDNIGHT. GUYS pay $10 before MIDNIGHT ON THE LIST. RSVP at iDesireFridays.com/enjoy or text DESIRE to 313131.
Unity Sound & Kalvingrad present UNITY SOUND 15th ANNIVERSARY, Saturday October 27, 2012. Unity Sound system brings you his famous birthday event, a special night to celebrate 15 years of Unity sound system in Geneva. Active from 1997 and spreading revival, reggae and dancehall music to uplift and unite people across many places.
To celebrate this event, CROSSFIRE OF UNITY SOUND will perform live from Japan. UNITY SOUND (Usa, Jap, Jam) started in 1996 with two brothers Crossfire & Dready. According to Dups from Black Chiney Sound “Unity is the first to put out a dancehall reggae mix cd ever” in 1997. From that time, Unity Sound has released over 100+ mix CDs and has traveled to numerous countries & states like Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands, Germany, Switzerland, New York, Chicago, Japan, Taiwan & more.
Unity Sound currently consists of Crossfire & Bigga C in Yokohama, Japan, Arif Cooper in Kingston, Jamaica (Fame FM / Fresh Fridays / Fresh Ear label) & Dready in Florida, USA. In Japan, Unity Sound is one of the most talked about sounds, playing parties weekly in Yokohama & Tokyo. They have their own monthly event in Yokohama called “Unity Fridays”and hosts their yearly competition “The Unity Cup” which gives the young selectors a time to shine. They also are featured regularly on Tokyo’s hottest Friday night party “Fever” at Ageha, and the bi-Monthly “Emergency” dance in Yokohama. Unity Sound travels throughout Japan in cities like Nagoya, Sapporro, Osaka, Kobe, Okinawa & more. Their Mix CDs are among the top selling CDs in Japan.
Unity Sound’s official APP for iPhones & Androids is free and available in your app stores.
Walshy Fire of international top-selling EDM group/sound system Major Lazer and former member of Black Chiney, the Grammy Award winning Jamaican sound system based in Miami, FL is the special guest on this episode of The Dancehall Now Show.
Audio includes the International Top Rated 8 at 8 Dancehall/Reggae Countdown. Catch the syndicated Dancehall Now broadcast live on Daflavaradio.com and affiliate stations each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm (EST).
- Madd Shawndy Says To Tun It Up (highlanda.wordpress.com)
- M: You’re No Good – Major Lazer w/ Yasmin (+others) (whatthefhk.com)
- Konshens – Gal a Bubble (Major Lazer x Bro Safari x ETC!ETC! Remix) (datilledm.com)
- Major Lazer “Watch Out For This” Behind The Scenes Video (complex.com)
- Major Lazer, OMD, Alt-J and more: 7 gigs in 7 nights (metro.co.uk)
- Review: “Free The Universe” by Major Lazer (musicalchairsdaily.wordpress.com)
- Major Lazer: Changing EDM one party at a time (seattletimes.com)
- Diplo On Major Lazer, Why EDM Is Horrible And How Mad Decent Created A Culture (huffingtonpost.com)
- Snoop Lion roars into Billboard reggae top spot with Reincarnated (caribbean360.com)
- Lucy’s Coachella Recap (rustedrevolution.com)
Dancehall, Reggae, Hip Hop, Soca on Friday Nights in Buckhead
Featuring the hottest DJs/Sound Systems weekly in the sexiest Caribbean atmosphere.
Tonight it’s all about MIAMI LIFE with music by Black Chiney.
Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Hip Hop, RnB, Pop, Disco, and Old School Classics on Saturday Nights out on the East side
Featuring Free Parking, Drink Specials, $10 Cover, with No Cover for Ladies.
Tomorrow night it’s all about HIGHLANDA with Kahlil Wonda and Super PEC on the wheels of steel.
SUNDAYZ at BLUSH
Hip Hop, RnB, Reggae – The ONLY Party in ATLANTA on SUNDAY
Featuring celebs, sexy urban professionals, a strong party with strong drinks & kitchen open late.
Gucci Mane, Young Dro,
Keelena Of Dirty Money & Jazze Phae,
Shatty The Comedian,
The Ladies Of Magic City And The Rest Of Atlanta….
Partied With Us!
This Sunday HIGHLANDA with Kahlil Wonda and Super PEC rocks at midnight until 3am so get there early!!