Curtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer
August Town-based record label, A-Town Records, has released its newest project, the hard-hitting, energy-driven 'Sho Gun' rhythm album, which features various artistes.
The rhythm was produced by up-and-coming producer Darnell 'DA' Rivers, formerly of RNO production, and is the first of two projects for A-Town Records.
The Sho Gun rhythm is digitally distributed by CD Baby and features work from recording artistes such as Teflon, Tuff Enuff, Atomic, Tyrical, G -Maffiah, Ryzin, Fire AJ and A-Town's recording artiste Daka Shade.
Tracks from the compilation album are already receiving steady rotation both locally and internationally, with DJs paying special attention to G-Maffiah's Bless Mi and Daka Shade's Nuh Gun.
The two songs have been having regular airplay on New Jersey's WRSU-FM, 88.7 RU Irie, and the Reggae Kaleidoscope shows.
Dwayne 'Wayne A-Town' Hinds, co-founder and operating manager at A-Town Records, told The Gleaner he feels a sense of accomplishment to see the label based in the inner-city making progress.
According to the manager, he is confident there is a lot more success ahead for all parties associated with the label. He also gave props to the label's lead artiste, Daka Shade, who he says has been making great progress in the African reggae market.
Wayne A-Town also pointed out that Nuh Gun was already getting positive feedback in Africa and had been added to the playlists of several African DJs, especially in West Africa.
"The response from the recent media blast of the Sho Gun rhythm, which saw us getting on the Internet and traditional radio streams worldwide, was extremely positive. Teflon and G-Maffiah have been very strong supporters of the label and its vision and the Sho Gun rhythm is another prime example of their commitment, said Wayne A-Town.
The album will be available at all major online music outlets, including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and Spotify.
The physical copy of the album will also be available in stores both locally and internationally. However, this form of distribution will be limited.