Friday, 8 July 2016

THE MUSIC MIX: Get ready for summer’s heatwave with these 5 hot tracks

RAGING FYAH – “Dash Wata”
They may be known for compelling call-to-action reggae tunes like “Brave” and “Judgement Day”, but the brothers of this stellar reggae band want their female fans to know that they are virile young men anxious to please. Witness this cleverly penned song (off their new album Everlasting), on which they woo the ladies with pleasure principles and promises of hot satisfaction. Now we know where they go that name from. B+ [Take a listen]

The Grammy winner has been whetting appetites for his next full-length album with singles that continue his track record of provoking thought lyrically and speaking truth to power. Conscious reggae with message. His latest release falls right in line, calling out the hypocrites and naysayers while offering some powerful food for thought and keen observations on the global status quo. B+ [Take a listen]

MAJOR LAZER feat. NYLA – “Light It Up”
Uberproducers Major Lazer have a knack for crafting high-voltage electro pop infused with enough ballast to heat up dancefloors. Much of that winning formula is evident on this spiky jam, featuring a talented Jamaican-bred songbird (Brick & Lace’s Nyla, now flying solo), who deserves some serious shine. B [Take a listen]

Every now and again, we need to remind ourselves that in spite of the distressing social ills hampering our beautiful island in the sun, we have a lot to be grateful for. Enter Princeton Brown’s melodious valentine to this tropical paradise – a breezy, laid-back tune (from an exciting newcomer) that evocatively captures the positive energy and natural splendour that’s always attention-worthy. B+ [Take a listen]

SIA &SEAN PAUL – “Cheap Thrills”
From Beyoncé (“Baby Boy”) to Joss Stone and Carlos Santana (“Cry Baby Cry” to Estelle (“Come Over”), Sean Paul has been fortunate over the years to collaborate with some of the best in the biz. Avante-garde pop singer-songwriter Sia (“Chandelier”) and the Jamaican megastar make for a dynamic duo on this thumping club banger that’s powered by a catchy hook and lots of cool factor. A- [Take a listen]

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