Dancehall artist Karamanti is featured on the just released Si69ine Riddim from The Tech Head Records. The project also features Point O, Sweetfhace, Parka Jubilant, and the man behind The Tech Head Records, Crude E’ Vil. On her song, which is titled ‘For Jamaica,’ Karamanti makes a plea to those supporting the violence in her hometown of Jamaica.
In honor of International Reggae Day Karamanti is giving away 5 previously released Reggae Songs absolutely free. The included tracks are: Please, Natty Nah Grow, Hold On, Domestic Abuse Remix and Hearbeat.
Click here or on the image above to download the songs, and keep in mind that on Sunday, July 4th this offer will expire.
Earlier this year Karamanti announced that she will be releasing her second studio album. The project, which was to be shared in May, have been pushed back to August. One of the main reason for the new date is the death of popular audio engineer Tixie, who has been Karamanti‘s personal mixing engineer for the past few years.
When Tixie died and it became clear that there was no way Karamanti and her team would make the initially stated release date, she took advantage of the new time-frame by reaching out to a couple of producers for additional tracks. One of the producer that she invited to work on the record is award winning producer and audio engineer Delroy ‘Phatta’ Pottinger.
Having known each other for many years, Phatta did not hesitate. He immediately responded with two rich, bassy reggae tracks that have already transformed the entire project. For those not familiar with him, Phatta is a recording engineer, mixing engineer and producer whose highly respected and admired in the reggae / dancehall industry. He started working at Anchor Recording Studio in 1993 through to 1997. And after taking time to work on personal projects and touring, he returned to Anchor in 2000 and has been there ever since. Phatta‘s producer credits include songs for Capleton, Half Pint, George Nooks, Sizzla Kalonji, and that is just to name a few.
Other producers that will be featured on Karamanti‘s upcoming album are: Major P (Europe), Arioso Legato (U.S.A.) and Lamar Thompson (Jamaica).
As the month of March comes to an end, Prezedent, the host of the Back 2 Da Future Radio Show, will be highlighting women in music tonight, Saturday, March 27th.
As the program usually plays predominantly reggae music, there will be an emphasis on female reggae artists. That being said, although she is widely regarded as a dancehall lyricist, Karamanti is among those that will be featured.
The program will air from 8pm – 10pm (GMT) via the following stations:
Musical Heatwave Radio
On Friday, March 12th, Jamaican dancehall artist Karamanti uploaded the official video for her trending single “Mi Nuh Bow.” The clips, which were captured in Seaview Gardens (Kingston, Jamaica) by fellow dancehall artist Mackamilli, simply shows the lyricist delivering a very emotional performance, as she along with her team tried to respect the covid-19 protocols put in place by the government.
“Mi Nuh Bow” has been enjoying steady rotation since it came out at the beginning of the year. It is doing particularly well in Latin America, where several commercial radio stations have now added the song to their playlists.
Several weeks ago Karamanti was interviewed by Tony Singh for The Rock Sutra, a program that airs on Rukus Avenue Radio. That conversation is scheduled to be transmitted this Sunday, February 14th at 11:00 PM PST.
Karamanti is currently writing for her new album, which she hopes to have out before the Summer of 2021. Though the project does not yet have an official title, it is expected to cover several genres: reggae, dancehall, poetry, afrobeat and world music.
Unlike her last album, which was done with one producer, this new record will feature rhythms from several beat makers, with the overall production by Blakkwuman22 Music (Karamanti’s record label).
As for the theme, a definitive one has not yet been determined, but knowing Karamanti it will if nothing else be thought-provoking.