18 Karat Reggae Brings The Latest And Greatest Dancehall & Reggae Music Straight From Kingston Jamaica

Mr. Bertus whose given name is Marlon Ainsworth was born in Portmore, St. Catherine on the island of Jamaica, the same place where the king of dancehall, Vybz Kartel, is from. The versatile songwriter and singer was born on August 6th which also happens to be Jamaica’s Independence Day.

While growing up, Mr. Bertus was influence by some of the greats of reggae like Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond, Josey Wales and Michael Buckley. Over the years the singjay has done collaborations with I-Wayne, The Mighty Diamonds and I-Octane.

Mr. Bertus was the first ever reggae artiste to perform in Turks and Caicos. The artiste has also toured The United States, South America, The Cayman Island, Suriname and Europe.

The first song ever released by the queen of the dancehall, Spice, was actually written by Mr. Bertus.

Press Release:

18 Karat Reggae Gold 2021” is an entertaining 18-track compilation set of Dancehall and Reggae Music produced by 18 Karat Reggae crew. The selection brings the listener tunes from Luciano, Mr. Bertus, Save the World, Diligent CityBoss, Little Kirk and other top reggae artists of 2021.

Mr. Bertus, one of the top artists out of Portmore, Jamaica, has made collaborations with reggae greats like the Mighty Diamond and I-Wayne. His song “Brain Food” across a remixed version of an Alton Ellis rhythm is a tribute to Marijuana and Marijuana smokers all over the world. It’s an infectious ganja anthem worth hearing.

Mr. Bertus is also featured on another must hear song called “Come and Go” which features fellow Portmore artist, Ico Flames. The production and overall arrangement of the song is perfect and it proves that great Reggae Music is still being made in Jamaica. The song definitely dispels the rumor that Reggae has taken a backseat to Dancehall.

Like Mr. Bertus paying tribute to cannabis, Atlanta based artist, Ras Fraser, also pays major tribute to Jamaica in the song “Nuh Wey like Yawd”. Although the song sometimes sounds like a Jamaican Tourist Board commercial, the production is very good and the artiste’s delivery will have lots of people singing along.

You can’t pay tribute to Marijuana and Jamaica but not pay tribute to Rasta and that is exactly what reggae legend, Luciano, is doing on this compilation.  This is definitely nowhere near the best material we have heard from the reggae great over the years but it is still an enjoyable listen.  Mr. Bertus, Diligent CityBoss and even Ico Flames are shining brighter than the Messenger on this release but it could be just the passing of the torch from one of reggae’s greatest ever to some of the genre’s future greats.

One of, if not the most outstanding song on the compilation is a cross between afrobeats and Dancehall. The title of the song is Maneeza and it is performed by Diligent CityBoss and Moni. One this is certain about this song, it will be played at most parties for the summer of 2021.

Other bangers on the compilation are “Call from God” by Jango Fresh, “Sound Boy” by Counsela and “Love wi Style” by Lenz and Nykka.

As we move out of quarantine and try to get back to somewhat of a normal life, 18 Karat Reggae Gold 2021 should assist in the transformation, musically.

https://www.18karatreggae.com/

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One-on-One With The legendary Prodigy Singer/Songwriter & Performer”WURIE-J”

We had exclusive interview with him and his expression contain definition. Please read.

Q: Can you please tell our readers your real name as well as your stage name?

A:Myreal name is Oury Diallo stage name is wurie  J

Q: Where are you from and Where were you born?

I’m from the Republic of Guinea

Q: At What age did you start making music?

A: at the age of 15

Q: What genre of music do you particularly love? Afro beat? Jazz?  Hip-Hop?  RnB? 

A: I love reggae music, afro beat and Africa traditional music

Q: Who is your favourite artist and why?

A: Steve wonder, akon, Baba mal, Fela Anikulapo kuti

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: reading listening to music on the radio and singing

Q: Do you play any musical instrument?

A: yes keyboard and piano

Q: Where do you get your musical inspiration?

A: I got my musical inspiration mostly around ladies, in a crowd of people, or when I’m driving with taxi or taking a walk in nature.

Q: Do you write your own music?

A: Yes I write and compose my music

Q: If you were given a chance, which Artist would you love to perform with?

A: Steve wonder, baba mal yosundu, angelic kido

Q: What would you like our readers to know about you?

A: I am a Man with lots of experiences despite my current disability which has giving Me more encouragements. I’m not sighted but I am an optimist. I’m also wishing everybody to leave a happy life and have a piece of mind. I repeat again that I’ve been through lots of difficulties in life, words cannot explain it all as a child who lost loving mother at the age of 4, and dearest father at the age of 6 with no sight to see than to feel and smell things. Thanks’ to God  and the people all around me, who have helped me to achieve a good educational Standard up to the University level as a blind child with musical talent. I will like our readers to also have courage and not to be discouraged.

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PHIL JOSEPH-Platinum Awards Winning Singer/Songwriter & Performer

Phil Joseph, born in Birmingham, England has had a lifelong deep interest in music and over 25 years experience in the music industry.

Having released an album in 1995, entitled ‘Heartbreaker’, Phil has proved popular in Europe gaining regular airplay in Belgium, Spain, France and Germany.  One track from the album, a cover of the Nat King Cole classic ‘Unforgettable’, and a personal favourite of Phil’s, has been reworked and remixed in 1999 and is currently generating plenty of interest and positive feedback from radio stations and local press in Germany and Spain.

Over the past few years, he has worked with artists including Pato Banton, Steel Pulse and Bashara.

This follows an already popular release of Phil’s version of Patsy Cline’s ‘He’s Got You (She’s Got You)’, which was a real ground breaker for Phil in the European market.

http://philjoseph.biz/index.html

To further illustrate his extensive involvement in music, Phil is currently performing in Clubs throughout the UK and also abroad.

Phil Joseph’s music styles are soul, motown, hip hop, and reggae. 

Phil Joseph:- singer, songwriter and performer from a very early age. I started my recording career in the late 70’s with Tony Owens, who was at that time managing Musical Youth. I love soul, reggae, and dance music of most types and of course my hero Nat King Cole.

You can find my five solo albums and countless singles available for sale or download here within my website. I am presently recording a new album. It includes some of my favourite songs of all time. I left some previews for you to listen to. I average around 120 shows a year and would love to see you there. I am always available for gigs and would be interested in working with artists in any genre.

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Artist Website Here > http://philjoseph.biz/index.html

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Darrio Out With New Hot Track Entitled ” Chisel It”

As soon as you watch the new music video from Darrio Johnson entitled “Chisel it” your heart will skip a beat from the massive visuals of sexiness!  Then after you hear his deep baritone voice, you will fall in love with the artist known as “Darrio”.  

He will remind you of great Reggae/Dancehall artists such as Shabba Ranks, Buju Banton, and Beanie man.  The dancehall artist has a very unique way of mixing the 80’s, 90’s and 2000 style of Dancehall together and coming up with his own style.  He is definitely worth listening to and watching as well.  

Darrio brought out the sexiest girls to serenate his music video and it sure worked wonders to everyone’s eyes who watched it.

We got a chance to ask Darrio a few questions and here is what he had to say.

Q: Can you please tell our readers your real name as well as your stage name?
My real name is Darrio Johnson and my stage name is Darrio

Q: Where are you from and Where are you based?
Norbook Top constant spring Cherry garden.

Q: At What age did you start making music?
Been doing music since 1992 as a kid but started doing music professionally 2005. Did demos and underground stuff before that.

Q: what genre would you consider yourself?
Reggae and Dancehall

Q: Tell us about your latest track or Video ( what is it all about)–Please explain the concept or message.
Latest track is entitled “Chisel It” from the album “Express Riddim” which was produced by 24/7 Production. Video is also entitled “Chisel it” which is currently out now on YouTube.


Q: Who wrote it and what was the inspiration behind it
Me, Myself, and I wrote it and I got the inspiration from the 80’s and 90’s dancehall vibes with a little inspiration from the new school.

Q: If you were given a chance, which Artist would you love to perform with?
Beenie Man

Q: Where can fans find you? List all your social media links
https://instagram.com/darriomusic?igshid=1owdghw0fy755

https://www.facebook.com/darriomusic
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