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Takeyce – Everything is Gonna Be Alright (Video)

“Everything is Gonna Be Alright and if you still have different opinion, will change your mind asap get through this new song of Takeyce. Delivering sunshine to the most hidden corners of your soul, soulful vocal performance, warm harmonies and a beautiful groove, tight together into a solid mix/production. A mood fixer packed with all qualities. ”

A song of hope, joy, courage, love and anything else you want to make you feel great amidst life’s trials! —- Takeyce

Takeyce, the Jamaican-Canadian singer-songwriter and daughter of Jamaica’s “pioneer of Gospel,”—Claudelle Clarke, has been following in her mother’s footsteps since the age of five. Blending the genres of reggae dancehall, worldbeat, afrobeat, funk, and at times, ska, Takeyce users her deep and soulful voice to captivate her listeners.

Her newest single “Warrior King,” takes the listener into a somewhat mythical world where a woman sings about her “warrior king,” a person the woman relies on and is striving to find their “true soul spirit,” in a world full of distractions. The track is funky with its laidback chorus bassline and Takeyce’s voice shines at the front as she harmonizes with herself and occasionally raps to the beat. Her voice is uplifting and powerful and the production by Dr. Tab gives the illusion that she is singing right in front of the listener.

“It gives a reggae dancehall afro flow; a fantastic way to end such a difficult year and set the vibes for a hopeful and joyful new one,” Takeyce says.

“Warrior King” is part of an upcoming EP in 2021, funded by Factor Canada.

In June 2019 her first independent album, MEN*Tal was released. An eclectic mix of reggae, afro, r&b, the album featured musical production from Jamaica, Nigeria, Poland, USA, and Canada and had Takeyce’s first French song, “Continuer,” featured in the City of Toronto’s seasonal playlist.

Takeyce is also a Factor Canada Juror and a committee member for CKUT 90.3 FM (McGill University) representing the Black Community. She is the Founder and CEO for the Natural Health and Beauty Product Company, Ti’Z Natural.

She is the Founder/DJ/Host of “A Multilingual Affair” Radio Show and Podcast on CKUT, 90.3 FM (McGill University)—a show done in English, French, Spanish, Patois with music played from all over the world and featuring International and local Artists.

Takeyce has performed with legendary reggae artists, Mighty Diamonds, Luciano, and Ed Robinson. When she performs live she is usually backed up by the band The Reggae Funkers. a group of talented professional musicians who have played with top international artists.

Marcus Gad – Purify (Spotify)

“An artist from New Caledonia brings his exotic and fresh air at your place. He also uses music to communicate important messages and share knowledge. The song "Purify" is a perfect example of all the above and also highly recommended for your playlist.”

This song has been recorded in New Caledonia, south pacific island where Marcus Gad grew up.

It was released in 2016 but its message is out of time scale.

"Purify your body head to toe / Your thoughts ina your mind and slowly make Jah rhythm flow / Nature is the keeper of your body and your soul..."

"Brothers, sisters, watch out what you put in your body / If you are what you eat then think about what you must be / If you still feed yourself upon their industry?..."

Dubbydubich – Crimean Connection – Rode Bozhe Zhito (Spotify)

“Crystal clear instrumental indie creation for your chilling break. The absolute mystic wave of an other dimension. An elixir to clean your mind from useless thoughts and negative energy. Listen carefully in full length!”

Based on a Ukrainian native folk song and spiced with an electronic world fusion.

Dubbydubich is a Crimean based producer and musician, observing a world of an electronic world fusion phenomena.
Part and influencer of Crimean Connection, Gelatinos and a Suatkan Studio, independent indie label.

Dub Adventure – Eighteen Thirty (Spotify)

“It's time to listen something different. 18:30 is a pleasant Dub track full of creativity and music expression. The sound transitions reveal an exceptional work too!”

Blending breakbeat with rock and dub bass

Thessaloniki, 2015, seven players and friends gathered and formed the Dub Adventure. Since then, they practice dub forms in reggae bass and space area.

Camille Murray “Amnesia Love” (Video)

“Camille Murray with his new song -Amnesia Love- push us through a deep forest, out of the usual one ;) where the dub vibes and smooth grooves and electronica influences are lush yet the vocals drive gently, giving a blend of hypnotizing mood. Music to laid back and…”

Camille Murray is Bost’s new project, that explores a mix of dub & electro music. Bost is a well-known reggae producer, Grammy winner for Morgan Heritage’s « Strictly Roots » in 2016 and also producer of Chronixx’s « Skankin Sweet ». His new track is called « Amnesia Love », and for the first the time, you can hear him sing through a vocoder, bringing a french touch at this kind of electro-rocksteady never heard before, with a lot of synthetizers, a kete drum and a moog solo !

Dub Boat – Lost Connection (Spotify)

“Invite your friends to your roof, make the right atmosphere, serve the right drinks, volume up your stereo to please your neighborhood and press play on -Lost Connection- by Dub Boat. Feel connected with the amazing playful bass line which keep you warm whole way and let your feet follow up the groove along a brilliant sound layering. Wonderful reggae dub!”

Lost Connection is Dub Boats first singe off of their upcoming album Moonlight Radio. The song was recorded remotely during the first months of the pandemic. It features their piano player Jon Funkhousier on Melodica.

Dub Boat is an instrumental Reggae band hailing from Boston's North Shore. The band brings influences from Jazz, Rock, Funk and Soul to create a unique Reggae sound, with heavy grooves, deep pockets, and catchy melodies. The band includes current and former members of Soul Rebel Project, The Brew, Cold Engines, and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. Dub Boat's self-titled 2020 debut release charts new territories in Reggae music.

Jon Persson - Trumpet
Adam Saylor - Bass
David Drouin - Guitar
John Funkhouser - Keyboards
Aaron Zaroulis - Drums

High Water Bridge – Sea Legs (Video)

“Sea legs a track from the debut album Senescence of High Water Bridge is a magnificent prog rock piece that best demonstrate groupe’s own musical identity and approach to composition with vivid melodies along with upbeat grooves ”

The 6th track from High Water Bridge’s debut album Senescence sees the band take their craft down a different, dub-inspired path.

Sea Legs begins with a loopy and swaying bassline as layers of spacey effects get the listener on board for a voyage across open oceans with stormy swells.

Look out for the Euphonium adding brass riffs to a tongue in cheek lyrical and vocal ride, that will leave you tripping over your own legs, in search of the next trippy High Water Bridge tune.

High Water Bridge (HWB) is an experimental five-piece band from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, born in the winter of 2017 out of late-night jams in the derelict heart of their home city. Central to the formation of the band was a shared rehearsal space, as well as many shared bands over the years. As various projects formed and collapsed and merged at the jam spot, HWB came to be the latest incarnation of an inventive group of PE musicians who refuse to be swayed by the prevailing musical climate of cover versions and tribute shows, and continually strive to seek out new forms and sounds for their music.

HWB describe their sound as “spectral rock.” Encompassing elements of psychedelic rock, trip-hop, dub, garage rock, ambient and electronica, HWB take you on vivid, winding sound journeys of beautiful vocal melodies and harmonies, upbeat grooves drawn from an array of genres, chiming delay guitar riffs, and layered, shifting soundscapes composed of all manner of spectral ephemera: loops, obscure samples, keyboards/synths, programmed beats and euphonium. They also do a pretty mean ballad.

A strong feature of the music is the use of two distinct vocalists, who swap between lead and harmony (as well as bass guitar) depending on the song. Although the sound draws from a diverse well, and there are many surprise turns over the course of a set or album, HWB have sought to forge their own musical identity and approach to composition.

Thus far the focus of the band has been on writing as much music as possible, and the recording of their 2020 debut album, Senescence, but they hope to use the recording as an opportunity to spread their wings as a live act.

The band consists of Nick Erasmus (drums), Jason King (keyboards, samples), Alex Kromhout (vocals/bass), Nelis van Tonder (guitar) and Kendal Beadon (vocals, bass, keyboards, samples, euphonium).

Locked and Loaded (Video)

“Locked and Loaded from Stefanosis through its minimal layering yet mix tighted, it gives you the proper reggae dub vibes you need, hypnotizing you in his beautiful melodica harmony guided by its solid bass groove. Forgive us for any typos but we always review by listening, and sometimes we dance through as here!”

Stefanosis is a multi-instrumentalist, independent producer based in Los Angeles, California, specializing in reggae dub, instrumentals, deep-house, ambient chill-out and organic electronica. All of his music catalog is available on Spotify.

Biggabush – Don in Studio One (Spotify)

‘Biggabush In Dub’ is a collection of one-offs, rarities and alternative versions curated by Glyn “Biggabush”. Taken from a legendary ambient dub set at the iconic Big Chill Festival, ‘Biggabush In Dub’ showcases Glyn’s versatility as a “chill out” producer, post the Rockers Hi Fi era.

“I wanted to show a more relaxed side to my productions, not aimed so much at the dancefloor. In those days I was a regular at the Big Chill, and I decided to put together an ambient dub set and have all the tracks available for sale at the festival which became “Biggabush In Dub” explains Glyn.

The album closes with focus track “Don In Studio One” a dub-wise version of “Studio Don One” from Lightning Head’s debut LP. The song showcases a more traditional dub style laid over vintage drum machine patterns, directly inspired by some of Lee “Scratch” Perry’s most adventurous tracks.

Translippers – Bekanze (Bandcamp)

Translippers is back with a new ethno dub and chill fusion album including collaboration gems with artists Jai & Atlantida Project. Starting with the ambient meditative theme Om Bekanze and moving forward into tribal world music fusion under an amazing sound layering, clarity in sound and top notch mastering and production. A classic album.

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