Powerhouse Production Team Yaga Sounds features Sizzla In New Tune DBM (Dem Bad Mind)

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Reggae artist SIZZLA

Powerhouse production team, Yaga Sounds, features Sizzla Kalonji with the new tune DBM (Dem Bad Mind) currently available on iTunes. While Sizzla is constantly releasing songs throughout the year, this trio aspires to take this one from a major buzz on the streets to the international market.

DBM was premiered on Large Up and Reggaeville last week, two of the largest Reggae sites in the world. Sizzla delivers a heavy message over a driving up-tempo riddim, “You have some people go on like them are the best, all them do is fight against the progress, tell da wicked man say dem just can’t test, tell dem life over death….Dem Bad Mind.”

Dubbed as a hard-hitting dance hall tune, DBM gives a hardcore message. It speaks against negative people and negative situations, while promoting a good positive environment and positive energy. Playfully at the end Sizzla teases with an unpredictable ending for the ladies.

Yaga Sounds member, EchoSlim describes the message, “Dem Bad Mind is deep in turns of all the social issues that are going on with the Ferguson Riots, the murder of Mike Brown and Mario Deane, all the way to Trayvon Martin to as far back to even Emmett Till. It represents injustice happening to people all over the world. It speaks to everyone that has an unjust way of thinking from politicians to police officers to every day people. No one is exempt, from the highest of the high to the lowest of the low.”

“The riddim is going to be one of the baddest riddims of the year. This track should be one that the DJ’s will like and will turn up the parties. It can fit in any time of early or late juggling. The lyrics and the riddim fit in for everyday life, everyone can relate to it. Look out for more bad riddims that we will be releasing in the future,” expresses one of the members of Yaga Sounds, Joshua “Gappo” Manning.

Yaga Sounds is currently made up of Flexx, a Dominican and world-renowned engineer that works with Flo Rida, Lauryn Hill, Robbie Shakespeare and others. EchoSlim is a Trinidadian that has toured the world with Black Violin under the moniker DJ TK. Gappo is a Jamaican and the son of legendary reggae singer Donald Manning of the Abyssians and is currently the keyboard player for Beres Hammond. Yaga Sounds is an unorthodox sound crew. A hybrid of a sound system and a live band, aimed to spread West Indian culture and music around the world.

For more information or to set up interviews, contact international publicist Olimatta Taal 1-876-554-8969/1-347-474-8274, senghigenproductions@gmail.com

Talking Shotta Culture With Spragga Benz – Dancehall Now 44

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This feature recaps a candid interview with superstar reggae/dancehall artist turned big-screen actor Spragga Benz, plus highlights from the Highlanda mix show on Dancehall Now.  Spragga talks with SuperPec about the ‘Shotta Culture’ album, touring with Stephen Marley, his reaction to the Trayvon Martin case and more.  

Catch the syndicated Dancehall Now broadcast live on Daflavaradio.com each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm (EST).

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Proceeds from Gramps Morgan’s new single Go to family of Trayvon Martin

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Soulful Reggae star, Gramps Morgan has taken a stance in solidarity with the family of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old boy recently killed in South Florida.  To date, the man who shot and killed Trayvon has not been charged. So in an effort to support the Martin family’s demand for justice, Dada Son is donating a portion of the proceeds from the iTunes sales of Gramps’ new single, ‘Life Too Short’.

 

“Yes Rasta!” American-Jamaican crooner, Gramps Morgan is unleashing another anthem with his unique brand of ‘Rockaz’. His first single ‘Life Too Short’emerges from his upcoming second, solo album, Reggae Music Lives which will be released on April 24 2012, in time for Mother’s Day.

 

Penned with his brother Peetah Morgan, ‘Life Too Short’ was co-produced by Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan and keyboardist, Llamar ‘Riff Raff’ Brown (Stephen Marley). Gramps Morgan has the gift of delivering spiritually uplifting lyrics aimed precisely at the listener’s soul. Through song, Morgan reminds us to live this life while we still have it. Gramps says ‘Life Too Short’ is simply “a song of comfort”, and as a firm believer in delivering music to heal humanity, ‘Life Too Short’ raises consciousness of the fragility and sanctity of life.

Gramps Morgan’s songs and lyrics tend toward the positive in all situations, so when he belts out “…Life too short fi a stress di small things when we know Jah bless me with everything /Life too short fi a worry bout bad mind when the world a suffer from war and crime…” he means that he draws his strength from Jah/God. Believing in a greater power than self, Gramps urges the listener to stop wasting time sweating the small stuff and to let go of grudges and “bad mind” (a Jamaican idiom that refers to being envious of, or grudging someone).

 

Trayvon Martin

 

Gramps’ perspective on the murder of Trayvon Martin is that of a father and an American citizen. In a recent statement the Centric Soul Train nominee said: “I couldn’t imagine that ever happening to my son.” He’s speaking of his eldest, Jemere. “As a father of a 16 year old…I don’t know what I would do if I was in that situation, but I know that justice must be served.”

 

“We have been following the tragedy that has happened with Trayvon,” explains Wendy Morgan, Gramps’ manager, “and after reading a report that he was a lover of Reggae music, it humbled us to have someone of that age love our music. We wanted to do our part to pay respect to his young life and contribute to help keep Trayvon’s memory and legacy alive.”
Finding strength in the hardest of times isn’t always easy, but Gramps is reassuring people that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

 

‘Life Too Short’ was recorded in Kingston, Jamaica at Grafton Studio and Dada Son Recording Studio in Atlanta Georgia.

 

The single is now available on iTunes with a portion of the proceeds going to the family of Trayvon Martin.

 

“I’m free like a bird, Jah is my word, that means my word is love.” Gramps Morgan


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