DJ Montez releases new dancehall mixtape

A few days ago Kenyan selector Deejay Montez shared a brandnew dancehall mixtape aptly titled ‘Dancehall Vibes.’

The mix has a blend of both old and new dancehall riddims, as well as some popular singles. The entire project can be streamed and downloaded via hearthis dot at.

Mutabaruka ft. Karamanti’s song “Black Love”

There was a lot of talk in the Jamaican media this week after the trimming of a 19 year old Rastafarian woman by a police officer came to light. Apparently the young woman, who was in police custody at the time, was trimmed against her will. 

On his radio program, Mutabaruka spoke extensively about the story while playing songs that were appropriate to the situation. One such song was Karamanti‘s Black Love. Click on the image above to hear a snippet from the show and click here to listen and download the full song.

Karamanti featured on the new Si69ine Riddim by The Tech Head Records

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.

Click here to stream and download the Si69ine Riddim.

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
https://player.shoutca.st/?username=musicalheatwave

LWR Radio
http://www.lwrradio.com

Genesis Radio
http://www.genesisradiobirmingham.com