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Junkyard Music/YGF Records making a mark

Published:Sunday | May 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM
From left: Steeno, Jevon and Tevino of the Young Generation Fraternity (YGF) team.

Based in Ocho Rios, St Ann, and producing music that stretches across the globe, Junkyard Music/Young Generation Fraternity (YGF) Records is slowly but surely making its mark on the music business.

Headed by Tevin 'Tevino' Richards, who graduated from Calabar in 2012, making him 20 years old and certainly one of the youngest producers in Jamaica, YGF is completed by Steeno and Dajure.

Tevino has worked with a long list of artistes, both recognised and up-and-coming, and according to him, YGF Records has seen it all.

The outfit has worked with a wide cross section of artistes, from well-known names like Dawn Penn, Jimmy Riley, Fantan Mojah, Merciless, Perfect, Little Hero, PZed, Zamunda, Chezidek and Zagga, to the likes of Jahmiel, Deep Jahi, Travalanch, Jahvillani, Keke, Katapul and Lexikhan, among others.

The team has also worked with several overseas-based artistes, including New York-based Karry-Ann Scorpian, Negus from Canada and High Degree from Italy.


Recent successes


"The month of December (2014) marked a phenomenal feat for Junkyard Music Production as Lampfya's Bend Over music video hit 100,000 views in less than six months," explained Tevino.

"Deep Jahi's Gallis Anthem was one of his biggest songs of 2014 and Zamunda's Never Forget single, detailing his lifestyle in a reflective tone, stormed to the top of Reggae United's music charts in France.

"Tasting success adds fuel to an already existing relentless drive," Tevino said. "YGF Records started the year in a bullish mode, determined to reach the pinnacle of reggae and dancehall music locally and internationally," he added.

The label currently has the Leaf of Life riddim which features artistes tracks from Chezidek, Zamunda, Nanna Eq, and Deep Jahi.

There are also other tracks available, including Best Friend by Dane Ray on the Cliche riddim; Totally Bad by Jahvillani on the Bad Indian riddim; Mama Africa by Deep Jahi on the Leaf of Life riddim; Zamunda with Come to Me, (Leaf of Life riddim); and In the Morning by Zagga on the Cinderella riddim.

The label also just finished a remix of Karry-Ann Scorpian's Island Girl, which now features Zagga, who had a huge hit some time ago with My Destination.

New projects coming up include the release of Karry-Ann Scorpian's Island Girl EP, along with the Wild Scorpian riddim and the Club Banger riddim, which will feature artistes like Zamunda, Negus, Jahvillani, High Degree, Bono G and Karry-Ann Scorpian.