Saint Lucian Reggae Artiste Semi has a new focus and is now singing for the conscious at heart with his new brand of Inspirational Reggae.
The onset of 2013 has seen some major changes in Semi’s musical journey and none more so than
the release of his sensational new single “Look What Love Can Do”. This song is a peach of a song and represents what the reggae greats meant reggae to sound like both musically and lyrically. “Look What Love Can Do” has begun to gather interest from various sector of the music industry including national radio and stations as far as Canada, the UK and Australia. Off The Charts Radio (UK) presenter Jay Adkins was so impressed with the song that he recommended it to his friends at Deuce Management & Promotion, a UK based company who has now signed on to represent the artist in a promotional capacity.
Following the success of the singles “Love Is the Key” and “Better Days” in 2012, and the subsequent release of the acclaimed album “Conscious Paradise”; Semi has been busy on the national circuit including a stunning performance at Waterfront Jazz in 2012 as part of the St. Lucia Jazz Festival.
Semi’s songs are infused with lovers rock and traditional reggae styles, which bring pure refreshment to the ears and freedom to the soul. As a gifted writer himself, Semi is guided by the words, power and sounds of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Steel Pulse and the vocal style of Jimmy Cliff, which when put together brings a taste of nothing less than pure Caribbean flavor. Semi is a visionary and believes that through participation we can remove obstacles to fulfilling our collective destiny. He is therefore an
artist who lives by what he sings and that love is at the heart of every song. Semi describes his music as inspirational reggae and that is what his music does to you. It lifts you up when you’re feeling down and motivates to set your feet on higher grounds.
In June 2010 he released “Love is the Key” the debut single off the album “Conscious Paradise” which topped the local charts peaking at number one. In October of the same year his second single “Better Days” off the same album was released. “Conscious Paradise” the album was produced by 22 year old Danyl Daniel of Daniel’s Den Studios of Gros Islet a supremely talented pianist and producer. This CD comprises eleven inspiring reggae songs delivered in Semi’s silky smooth vocal style – five of which were written by the artist. The album features an array of versatile and accomplished supporting artistes and musicians such as Linda “Chocolate” Berther”, Ronald “Boo” Hinkson, Barbara Cadet, Denzil Leon, Zack Popo and Nicky Pamphille. To date, with the release of Conscious Paradise, Semi has three albums to his name, including the previously released “Collections 1& 2” with executive producer Yves Lewis and a
string of hits including his chart topper “Put Yourself In My Place”.
In 2004, having spent time in the UK and the US, he returned home after recording and performing in Boston under the Wild Cubby music label. He set about purposing his music with conscious lyrics with an aim to stimulate positive thinking in all it gets in contact with. Since then Semi has performed alongside some of the best in the business including Sanchez, Gregory Isaacs, Culture, John Holt, Shaggy and Wyclef Jean.
Semi’s musical journey has taken him far and wide around the world. He gained national recognition with his band October 4 when he performed at the opening of the St. Lucia Jazz Festival in 2000. He’s acquired a wealth of experience as an artiste having worked the hotel, club and cruise ship circuits, which eventually in the early nineties led to international recognition as his migration along with the band Summit to the United Kingdom. Through the links of managers Pam and Paul Castle, the band Summit appeared on many high profile UK shows, one of them being the BBC’s Pebble Mill, and with the assistance of publisher David Most, the group signed a recording contract with RCA Records.
The more one discovers about Semi and his music, the more you begin to realize that behind that
endearing smile, is a human being, and an artiste who has a deep love for humanity, and that as a result of his music gift, lives will be touched.
Members: Maria “Betty-Bull” Edmonds.- Lead Vocals, Writer & Rob “Bull-E” Edmonds.- Producer, Writer, Vocals
Label: Brazen Entertainment Group
Ready or not its here, the revolution is Providence. The sound is a mixed genre of alternative, hip-hop/rock, . Their musical palate is unique, born to itself. A mixture of raw emotion, hard beats and riffs, thought provoking lyrics, soul and fire. Providence is comprised of two members, Maria “Betty-Bull” Edmonds.- Lead Vocals/ Writer & Rob “Bull-E” Edmonds.- Producer/ Writer/Vocals. As a producer, Rob embarked on experimenting with the marriage of hip-hop and rock elements, eventually materializing a fresh revolutionary musical fusion. Maria, a poet, singer-songwriter, was more than ready to lend her talents and Caribbean influence to his distinct sound. With a plethora of musical tastes and backgrounds ranging from Alternative to Rock to Reggae to Hip-Hop to Jazz and Nu-Metal, the duo shows no limitations with their writing ability and style. Starting in June 2007, “Providence” has done nothing but try to break the mold of today’s homogenous repetitive music. Rob’s aggressive hard-hitting production and Maria’s bouncy effervescent hooks and lyrics, that have a definite social conscience, provide the perfect juxtaposition on this euphonious musical odyssey.
Providence – Bled Dry
Members: Alexander Moriarity
Sounds Like: Earl Sweatshirt, Crawdad, Murs, The Grouch, Twista
Label: 13 INDUSTRIES
Manager: Alex Moriarity
DR.MORIARITY WORLDS LONGEST FREESTYLE RAP
In a time and place where beef and turf politics surround rap music, Sydal has been labeled a breath of fresh air by fans and artists alike. This is because Sydal, who came into the game making dis records about anybody he wasn’t feeling, did a complete 180 and refuses to take part in a practice that has forever held his city down in the industry. “Rap music used to thrive on beef, but the tables have turned. Fans want to hear good MUSIC, positive solutions and be entertained…not caught up in an issue that doesn’t concern them”. Sydal lives in a city that has been going through a constant power struggle, where everybody wants to be labeled the “king” of the city, and collaborations are few and far between. This same problem keeps his hometown of San Jose out of the spotlight. .. ..Sydal started freestyling at the age of 11, and started writing and recording songs at the age of 14. From there, he would duplicate mixtapes in his bedroom and pass them out on a daily basis…to whoever would take one from him. It wasn’t until 2001, at the age of 19, that he financed and recorded his first LP, “Game Theory” and started getting his name out beyond his region. He caught the attention of many people throughout Northern California, and from there he grew his own fanbase from San Jose to Europe and Japan. After falling out with every artist he worked with, all he did was record dis record after dis record, and eventually decided to take a break from music altogether… ..Eventually, Sydal stepped back into the studio and decided to do everything himself. From writing, to beats, to full production (Pre-Mastering). By his side are cats like Young D, JC and Trenceda, whom he has been working closely with for quite some time now. Because of that, you can expect a few new albums very soon. This includes a Sydal solo, a Sydal & JC collaboration project, and some work from the StreetSav camp and Young D. Sydal has been from studio to studio, writing and recording non-stop for himself and for others. He is set to feature on numerous upcoming projects, and expand into other areas of entertainment as well… ..On top of all the recording, Sydal can be found performing in venues such as The Improv in San Jose, The Britannia Arms in Cupertino, and various other places. If you’d like to see him in your area, hit him up and it will happen. We’ll see what the world holds for this man, who is bent on creating good music for good people. “I don’t want to make records that will get me killed, I want to make records that will get me HEARD! I’m here to touch people, and to make real music with some real talented people”. I’m sure the world will be surprised when they hear what Sydal is bringing to the table. Sydal will be one of the best in the industry very soon…
“Get High” Studio Session
Manny Soundz, young singer and songwriter from New Jersey. Will be promoting his first studio album called, “Poema Natural”. Since short age Manny showed interest on being a performer, making out a name for him along family and friends, participating on many activities that allowed him to show what he was capable of. On this album we see a more mature Manny, experimenting over various genres and distinct vocal ranges.
Manny Soundz besides the different genres also presents us some versions of this songs in both english and spanish.
Emmanuel Díaz, Nació el 17 de Febrero del año 1992 en Queens, New York.
A muy temprana edad empezó a dar indicios de canto, pero no es hasta la edad de 8 años cuando realmente empieza a sentir el deleite, de ser escuchado por otros.
Habiéndose mudado con sus padres al estado de New Jersey específicamente a la ciudad de New Brunswick, ingresa a la escuela elemental Woodrow Wilson, donde decide querer participar del coro de la escuela, y es alli cuando su Maestra de Música Ms. Lucy Strauli, se maravilla con su voz.
En ese primer año obtiene el Privilegio de cantar como solista acompañado por el coro en el acostumbrado concierto de Navidad, el cual se celebra cada año en el State Teatre, cautivando a todo los asistentes al cantar Joyful l joyfull.
Luego de esta interversion la Maestra Strauli , lo recomienda para una beca pagada por el departamento de educación del estado de New Jersey para entrenar profesionalmente su voz, es aquí cuando se encuentra con la Maestra Ms.Margaret Trzeiack, una de las más reconocidas en el estado, y trabaja con ella por los siguiente tres años.
Durante este tiempo aprende todos los elementos básicos tanto en canto como en lectura musical, y empieza a participar en saxophone club, y Dance Club.
Durante los años 2004 al 2006, pasa a formar parte del Arts Middle School Choir, y en el 2005, y 2006, recibe el premio como Superior Musician.
Al completar sus estudios primarios sus padres deciden mudarse nuevamente a una pequeña ciudad del estado de New Jersey llamada Highland Park, Allí ingresa a la escuela secundaria e inmediatamente pasa a formar parte del coro de esta.
Decide probar suerte en el teatro de la escuela, y por cuatro años consecutivos obtiene papeles estelares en los diferentes musicales presentados allí cada ano Tales Como Footloose, Crazy for You, the Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie, and the Skin of Our Teeth
Durante este tiempo también forma parte del coro llamado Masters Singers, y del grupo vocal llamado Acappellics Anonymous, y en el año 2010, recibe el premio como Mejor Músico.
Al término de la secundaria decide seguir con su carrera musical, e ingresa al Middlesex County College, donde continúa su trayectoria en el aprendizaje de la música.
Para el final del año 2010 se empezaron a revisar una cantidad de ensayos que había anteriormente preparado con su Primo el arreglista, y compositor Isidro Santos. Esta búsqueda se hace al llegar la oportunidad de poder participar en la producción y realización de una producción Musical, Acto seguido y en acuerdo con la compañía Villarq Music & Entertainment, LLC ,se comienza el proceso de lo que hasta este momento es su primera producción musical POEMA NATURAL, donde tiene la oportunidad de usar sus cualidades como compositor, y se incluyen 2 temas de su auditoria; además de participar en la producción de la misma. El resto de las canciones son de la auditoria de Isidro Santos.
El primer sencillo de la produccion fue lanzado en Julio del 2011, titulado NADIE COMO TU, llegando a tener excelente aceptacion en el publico.
El Album Poema Natural fue completado a finales del mes de agosto del 2011, y el 14 de Septiembre del mismo ano fue lanzado en todos los medios digitales, y como disco fisico.
Por ser Manny de Origen Dominicano, la empresa Villarq Music, decidio hacer el lanzamiento oficial en Republica Dominicana, especificamente en CASA DE TEATRO, un escenario que ha sido cuna de muchas estrellas tanto nacionales como internacionales. El resultado fue excelente llenando el teatro a su capacidad, y dejando a todo el publico totalmente encantado.
Hasta el momento actual Manny Soundz, ha seguido teniendo presentaciones a nivel local en la ciudad de New York, asi como tambien participando en diferentes eventos en la comunidad.
Su mas reciente logro ha sido ser reconocido por Premios Latinos en la ciudad de new York, como Mejor Nuevo Artista. Su nombre y popularidad se han seguido propagando poco a poco, que ya se deja sentir fuertemente en las redes sociales de facebook, twitter, y youtube, alcanzado ya en esta la cantidad de 200,000 descargas en su mas reciente video y sencillo VAN A ENAMORARTE, lanzado a finales del mes de Octubre del 2012.
Manny Soundz – Van A Enamorarte
Ever so often, time repeats itself by giving us a singer reminiscent of the greats before. Hailing from Manchester, Jamaica, E.D.Smooth reignites the same kind of emotion one gets while listening to Sanchez, Beres or Luciano.
Starting to sing since the age of ten, he gained recognition and popularity early on throughout school and within the community.singing on force five band and sound system like Super Soul and Ray Phonic.and At community functions. At that age his talent led people to refer to him as “Little Song Bird” and that was the humble beginning of his musical career.
As one of twelve kids growing up in Jamaica, E.D. Smooth learned early on what it truly means to work for what you want in life. While doing his chores before and after school singing became his company. He says when he sings he would feel a soothing spirit come upon him. This is the same kind of feeling you get when you listen to his music.
He takes all of his experiences growing up, as well as what he sees and feels today and expresses himself through his music. When you hear him sing you will be able to hear and feel a high level passion, pain and love brought to a nice balance which we all experience as human beings on a day to day basis. Inspired by the Almighty. his mother and two kids he finds himself thinking of them while performing which brings him lots of joy.
Currently residing in Boston, he is beginning to gain recognition throughout Boston and New York City. Opening for acts such as Junior Reid,Junior Demus,Fantan Mojah and Vybz Cartel has been giving him the notoriety he deserves. He wants people to know through his music that despite your current situations you can and will achieve your hearts true desires, no matter what it is, just never give up.
As he continues to perform, he is constantly creating new material and thinking of ways to top what he did last. Currently ,working on his new album.he looking forward to spreading his message of love, unity and the spreading of good vibes. E.D. Smooth is undoubtedly on his way to the top of the charts. Look out for him as I am sure he will warm his way into your heart
Wanna Marry You E.D.Smooth (Live)
SAMUEL ELIJAH JOHNSON a.k.a. Proylfik was born of poverty In The rough projects Of Escambia Arms In Pensacola fl. 1983. After surviving the trials And tribulations of hood life.Proylfik Felt there was something else he was put on this dirt to do. Besides the average things a human put on this earth would do. He became very fascinated with music at a very young age. He loved the way instruments sounded as they were being played. The fascination soon grew stronger. He idolized and learned more about music by also watching videos and being influenced by so many other great artist and performers. Suddenly Proylfik decided that he was gonna give music a try because maybe it was his calling and ticket out. At first it was just a lot of clumsy rhyming words he came up with. That made no sense at all. Not even to him. But as time passed.Proylfik started too quickly progress. Becoming extremely more lyrical, beginning to write with better structure as well as meaning. Despite the many people in his life telling him “You Cant Do It” Or that his music is whack” or doesn’t sound good” ect etc.Proylfik kept his mind focused and stayed determined knowing that it will pay off.Not wanting too be just another mainstream come and go artists. Proylfik wanted history to be made for people to remember his name after he is gone. He wanted too become a legend like 2pac ,B.I.G. Jay-Z and so many other hip hop greats. Blessed with the gift too not only rap but also sing. Proylfik now uses this combination sometimes too construct masterpieces as Picasso does. Now 29, Proylfik has been in The Down Magazine as the best performer in the area. Also included in The Source Magazine. Who stated “His Lyrics Are Clearly Ready For Mainstream” written by the editor himself after watching Proylfik perform. Proylfik has also had his picture on the front page of the local paper. He was the winner of many Open Mic Competitions. The winner of 3 Nationwide Talent Search Contests. Well known and well respected in many cities from Florida 2 as high as Sydney Australia and Russia. Proylfik is a destined superstar artist. Who has no problem in defeating his competition or opponents musically once he turns the heat on. Now after reaching and exceeding his level of greatness. Proylfik now waits patiently for his chance too set his mark in the hip hop/rap chapter. With strong punchlines as well as heart felt delivery of words,well thought of concepts and extreme lyrical word play. Easily separates Proylfik from most of the average and even the Mainstream Artist. .. Proylfik Remains Humble And Shows Love And Wishes The Best To Any Artist Trying To Make It In The World Of Music Because “In The End Sometimes That’s All We Have Left To Do So Keep Pushing And Know That Sky’s The Limit So Reach Beyond The Clouds Til U Reach The Stars”Proylfik. …. You can Proylfik on Reverbnation and soon other websites as he is now working even harder to bring you mor into his world of music
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