Finally it’s official today November 30th, Gottsunda rap group Labyrint to release their debut album “Labababa …”. The date has been carefully chosen, Labyrint goal is to make November 30th in Sweden a date that all ‘real Swedes’ has reason to celebrate. “Labababa …” Produced by Masse, Salla, Måns Asplund, Sai, Jens Resch and Partillo, features collaborations with Kapten Röd and Helt Off, Labababa …” to be released on Universal Music. Lyssna på albumet via Spotify
In what is called the biggest prison escape in the history of Jamaica, Vybz Kartel (Adidja Palmer) and 7 other prisoners escaped the Horizon Adult Remand Centre on November 30th. The reggae artist was charged with multiple murders and marijuana possession.
At around 1:00 am, Vybz Kartel took over the prison by taking officers hostage using smuggled guns. Other prisoners began to take the offcers’ clothing and car keys. By 1:45 am the group left the prison in a maintenance truck. 1 officer died from a heart attack and 12 others were injured in the escape.
The police gave chase to the crew, but only captured one of the escapees. Vybz and his cohorts are currently listed as “Jamaica’s Most Wanted”.
Goapele, the artist who brought you the classic single, “Closer,” is back with a remix EP of her new single “Play” on Boomnote Music. “Play” is taken from Goapele album, “Break Of Dawn” out now on Skyblaze Recordings/Decon. “Play Remixed” (Boomnote Music)
Josh One, Platinum/Grammy Nominated Producer (Nappy Roots, Sean Paul) is back with an all-star cast of musicians consisting of: Caleb Speir (Estelle, Justin Timberlake), Patrick Bailey (Breakestra, Bittersweet) & Steve Krolikowski (Repeater). The result is a dubbed out & double-timed mesh between Ambient, Rock & Reggae sure to please.
Beat Ventriloquists (recently featured on OkayPlayer.com) are back with two night/day remixes. Their downtempo/dubsteppy version accents the sensual, sultry side of Play, while their “Club Mix” takes on the more fun side, straight for the dancefloor.
Substratum’s remix is a pure filtered, dubbed out soundscape with live vibraphone (Alexander Burke) weaving in and out, accenting her beautiful vocal.
“This spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo mixes sweet soul vocals, jazz-funk instrumentation and hip-hop rhythms by underground Bay Area beatmasters. Goapele can kick it in the streets as in the lounge.” – Rolling Stone
“Goapele’s smoky, sensual voice is a beacon that shines on a set that wisely steers clear of overproduction. While calling to mind such influences as Nina Simone and Sade, this classic chanteuse-in-the-making is definitely her own woman of substance.” – Billboard Magazine
Ryan Leslie released the Official Music Video for his smash hit “Beautiful Lie”. The second in a series of 10 videos making up the “LES IS MORE” visual album. LES you a fool for this one
“Kiss & Tell” offers four of Kid Sister’s latest tracks with a diverse crew of collaborators.”Mickey” is a club workout from heavy hitting DJ/producer duo Nadastrom (who just wrapped up Skrillex’s sold-out Mothership tour), while “Hide N Seek” pairs Kid Sister with rap absurdist Riff Raff and bass maestros Sinden & 5kin&Bone5. Hip-hop hero Scoop Deville (Snoop, Game, Fat Joe) mans the boards for “Cliq Claq” (as featured in Stella McCartney’s recent runway shows) as well as a brand-new remix of “Gucci Rag Top,” now featuring a guest verse from fellow Fool’s Gold rapper Danny Brown.
‘KISS & TELL’ TRACK LISTING:
1. Mickey (Produced by Nadastrom)
2. Hide & Seek feat. Riff Raff (Produced by Sinden & 5kinandbone5)
3. Cliq Claq (Produced by Scoop Deville)
4. Gucci Rag Top (Remix) feat. Danny Brown (Produced by Scoop Deville)
Get it on iTUNES now HERE
TONY MATTERHORN LIVE @ CLUB OMG NOVEMBER 30th, GÖTA KÄLLARE. CALLING ALL GIRLS. ONE OF THEM, TWO OF THEM, I WILL WINE THEM!! DJ´s: • Bobby One Selecta • X-Lent • New Era • Safari Sound
• Money Dream Sound.
Instead of heading back to Jamaica after last month’s West Indian Day Parade, Mavado stuck around NYC for the fall edition of the city’s famed Fashion Week. Fresh off his recent signing with DJ Khaled’s We the Best Music Group, The Gully Gad met with fashion executives, copped some Louboutin for his baby’s mama and was even seen mingling with Naomi Campbell downtown. In the midst of that, streetwear brand Married to the M.O.B and marketing mastermind Matt Goias teamed to throw a Fashion’s Night Out event in his honor at Manhattan’s Yotel dubbed “Married to the Gully.” Our cameras were there as Mavado performed hits like “So Special,” “Weh Dem A Do” and his latest, “Delilah,” for a crowd that included Shaggy, Cipha Sounds and a lot of models. Before showtime, LargeUp’s Sherman Escoffery spent spent some time up on the hotel’s eighth floor with the singer, reasoning about music, clothes and life pon the Gullyside.