Phatta added to the list of producers that will be featured on Karamanti’s new album

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).

Karamanti will be featured on the Back 2 Da Future Radio Show tonight

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

LWR Radio

Genesis Radio

Karamanti will deliver new album this year

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.

2021 message from Karamanti

See below message from Karamanti – CEO & owner of Blakkwuman22 Music – regarding the new year.

As 2020 comes to an end, I think the consensus is that it’s been one of the most difficult year in more than a decade. We were all challenged spiritually, mentally, emotionally and of course physically. 

We must remember however, that though the calendar year has changed, the truth is no one knows what 2021 will bring. What I do know is that we all should be grateful that we are still here; and we should make a real effort to spend more time with our love-ones.

One of the things that has been re-enforced to me personally is the fact that life is not a dress-rehearsal. In other words; we should be using our time to do the things we genuinely enjoy and spending time with the people we sincerely care about. 

With that said, I have been in the studio working on new music for an album I intend to release this year. I am also sharing the download link to a brand new single called “Mi Nuh Bow,” that I’ve been sitting on for a few months. Keep in mind that this track will not be on the new album. 

In closing, I wish for you and yours a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year.


Kenya’s DJ Montez presents ‘Rhythm & Blues Mixx Series’

DJ Montez, one of Kenya’s most skilled selector, has just released a brand new R&B mixtape titled ‘Rhythm & Blues Mixx Series.’ The compilation, which is now available on Hearthis, Mixcloud and Hulkshare, features some of the biggest R&B songs from back in the day. As he has always done on his previous mixtapes, Montez blends the songs together in a manner that captivates the listener from the very start to the end.

See complete track listing below, and be sure to check out the mix via any of the aforementioned platforms.

Lil john ft Usher – Lovers and friends
Usher – lover in this club
Usher ft R Kelly – Same Girl
Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River
Trey Songz – Heart Attack
Soulja Boy – Kiss Me Thru The Phone
Ray Lavender – My Girl Girl Gotta Girlfriend
Avant – You Know What
Plies Ft Neyo – Bust It Baby
Mohombi Ft Nelly – Miss Me
Jesse McCartnery – Leavin
John Legend Ft Estelle – No Other Love
Sean Paul Ft Estelle – Come Over
Brooke Hogan – For a Moment
T Pain Ft Yung Joc – Buy U a Drink
Jojo – Its Too Late
Rihanna – Take a Bow
Neyo – Go on girl
Bow wow Ft Omarion – Outta My System
Jojo – Get Out (Leave)
Beyonce – Irreplaceable
Neyo – Mad
Neyo – Do You
Lionel Richie – Call it love
Fantasia – When I See You
Neyo Ft Rihanna – Hate That I Love You
Neyo – Sexy Love
Neyo – So Sick
Mario – Let me love you
Blue – One Love
Usher – Daddy’s Home
Lloyd Ft Lil Wayne – You