Fyah Roiall (pronounced “royal”) is one of Jamaica’s most exciting rappers at the forefront of the emerging “grimehall” sound (also sometimes referred to as “traphall”), a new forward-facing subgenre of Jamaican music that combines American trap, UK grime, and dancehall. The music video for "Nobody" was filmed at Kingston dispensary Itopia Life and directed by 300K (whose past credits include work with Popcaan, Koffee and Afro B). Fyah Roiall's debut album, UNDERRATED, is out now on Easy Star Records. You can stream & download here: FyahRoiall.com
Grammy–nominated reggae/rock band Rebelution will release Dub Collection on July 17, and today they have launched the first single “Attention Span Dub.” The original version appeared on the band’s debut album Courage To Grow. The dub album, a joint venture between the band’s 87 Music and Easy Star Records, features 15 dub versions of fan favorites and five songs will be released on consecutive Fridays through June 26 with each track representing a different album from throughout their effervescent career. The band’s lead touring guitarist, Kyle Ahern, was given the reins to mix these tracks, and he has delivered a release that [...]
Fyah Roiall (pronounced “royal”) is one of Jamaica’s most exciting rappers at the forefront of the emerging “grimehall” sound (also sometimes referred to as “traphall”), a new forward-facing subgenre of Jamaican music that combines American trap, UK grime, and dancehall. His recently released new single “Nobody,” out via Easy Star Records, coincides with the launch of the pre-order for his upcoming debut album UNDERRATED, due out on June 19th. You can pre-order the album at FyahRoiall.com Roiall, born Brandon Wedderburn, has always been out of step with the mainstream both musically and personally. While Jamaica plays a key role in the foundation of [...]
It is with sadness that we bring you Backbeat Soundsystem’s swansong, the band’s last single before they broke up, with band members moving on to other projects. That said, it’s a great final bow, with a tasty dub version included.
In 2017, Latin GRAMMY award-winning producer, engineer, and musician Victor Rice released Smoke, his first solo album in over 15 years. The album was released on tastemaker indie label Easy Star Records and garnered critical praise and a cult-like following. Smoke was unique in how it presented Rice’s new sound combining the musical styles of Brazil and Jamaica by fusing Samba and Rocksteady, which he aptly calls “Samba-Rocksteady” or “SRS.” The momentum of that release has now spawned more brilliant music in that style. Rice states, “I can’t talk about Drink without referring to Smoke; it’s definitely part two of the trilogy [...]
Unified Highway – comprised of Rebelution vocalist/guitarist Eric Rachmany and renowned producer, DJ, and remixer Amp Live (formerly of Zion I) – are back with their second full-length album, Headlines. The new album is out today on Easy Star Records and available anywhere you buy or stream music. Headlines builds on the foundation of Unified Highway’s successful 2017 debut, while adding new layers, features, and infectious excursions into electro-reggae-pop music. The album has appearances by Reverie, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Beebs, Million Stylez, Courtney P (of New Kingston), and Karim Israel (of Arise Roots). Already, Headlines has received accolades from tastemakers like Hip [...]