New, hot releases for the summer
Ocho Rios artistes are preparing for the 2015 summer with some hot new releases that should figure prominently during the period and beyond.
Live Wyya band: Hot on the heels of their latest single, Let Jah Be Praised, from their yet-to-be-named upcoming album, is set to release Screw Face, by month end.
“Let Jah Be Praised is being marketed for overseas fans and is getting good response on the U.S., West Coast, Europe and Africa. Screw Face, will be marketed in Jamaica and fans can look out for it,” explained band leader Carl Edwards.
The 14-track album, being produced by the band with Edwards as executive producer, will be ready for a summer release with nine of 14 tracks already completed.
Live Wyya’s current line-up is Carl Edwards on bass and background vocals, Delroy 'Katt' Burton and Jerome Smikle on lead vocals, Arnaldo Bolt on drums and background vocals, Michael 'Colgate' Downer on lead and rhythm guitars, and Tristan Richards and Kirk Gayle on keyboards.
John Junior and Capleton: Roots singer John Junior has teamed with fireman Capleton for his latest release, Pressure Dem (Ghetto Celebz Records), which is being distributed globally by Fox Fuse.
“The song is creating waves worldwide and it’s sure to be hot for the summer,” Junior said.
“It’s the first time I’m recording with Capleton, but we’ve been brethrens over the years,” he added.
Junior came up with the concept and took it to Capleton who liked the idea and they wrote their respective lyrics. A video is in the works.
Zagga and Karry-Ann Scorpian: Known mostly for his huge 2013 hit, Destination, singjay Zagga has teamed with Karry-Ann Scorpian, for the Island Girl single and subsequent EP of the same name, produced by YGF Records.
With the single being released some time ago, the five-track EP is now available.
The EP features songs on rhythms composed by the label – Repping For Mom, Break Loose, Circles, Leaf of Life and Island Girl.
Break Loose, for example, is on the Club Banger riddim, while Repping For Mom is on the Tomorrow People riddim, which also features artistes like Zamunda and Little Hero among others.
Jimbolee: With several tracks already available from his website at J. Lee Productions, multi-talented reggae singer Jimbolee, who enjoyed success with I Wish, some years ago, now has several new tracks available in time for summer. Among the tracks are Treasure of Love, You Are The One, Just Where You Are and True Love.