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13 Minutes to jumpstart your Afrobeat addiction. Only thirteen Minutes of puré pleasure. Listen to the entire mix via SoundCloud and Mixcloud. Personal selection of the best musical innovations. Link i bio! 👀


Afrobeat Winter Jam – AFROBEAT GIANT

13 songs to jumpstart your Afrobeat addiction – AFROBEAT GIANT
Only thirteen minutes of pure pleasure. Listen to the entire mix via SoundCloud and Mixcloud, download it for free. Personal selection of the best musical innovations.



Jin Jin: ‘Fire Me Up’ Video Premiere!

Jin Jin & The Ragdolls
Check out the premiere of Jin Jin‘s music video for “Fire Me Up“! The track serves as the latest single by British singer and songwriter Jin Jin, Fire Me Up is produced by Bless Beats, which is available to pre-order on iTunes now and scheduled for release on November 10 th, 2013 via Virgin Records UK and Raggamufin.

Jin Jin boasts a more interesting catalogue than the average early twenty something starlet. Whether she’s perfecting a melody over one of the latest productions to land in her inbox or co-writing with the likes of Wiley & Roll Deep or the Rascals signed to Virgin Records as well Dominique Young Unique signed to Sony, from Tampa, Florida. She finds her voice in the heart of the matter.
Jinjin & The Ragdolls
Stoking the sonic fires and taken from the forthcoming album are tracks like Cashpoint Drama that offers a quirky take on the electro-rap mash-ups of 2013 featuring the lyrical genius of Mikill Pane.

But this isn’t a new dream. As a child, hanging out in her grandad’s reggae music record shop was the perfect introduction to a wealth of mellifluous glory that would inspire her lifetime’s work. Drawn to the ancestral sounds of Jamaica and Antigua, the works of Isaac Hayes and Chaka Demus & Pliers sowed the singers dream within the young Jin Jin. “It was hearing the reggae re-workings of pop songs that really got me into songwriting,” she explains. Nowadays, Oasis, Prince, Robyn, classic Britney Spears, David Bowie, The Marbles, and current faves Buraka Som Sistema rock the playlist.

Having also tried her hand at musicals as a youngster, she soon embraced anything to do with the business; stints in theatre, commercials and even a film ensued. Working her way through a BA Honours Degree in Music Industry Management saw Jin Jin taking to the catwalk as opposed to the stage, walking the catwalk for DKNY in Milan. She can also add Vivienne Westwood and Agent Provocateur to her CV.

“I just used to wing it,” she nonchalantly shrugs. “Watch a bit of Fashion TV and copy that. You’ll get the walk, the swagger and then you’re gone. It was an easy way to make money and it was important for me to learn about the industry too.”

And while she may have left the catwalk behind, her love of all things style related remains strong. With style icons like Marilyn Monroe, Dita Von Teese and Grace Jones, it’s vintage and classic Chanel filling Jin Jin’s over-sized tote bag. Spending many-a-weekend roaming the markets of Camden and east London, anything that allows for a bit of experimentation gets the nod of approval.

“It’s a similar principal to what I do in the studio. It’s needs to be showy. That’s why I’ve already decided I’m calling my album Rhythm Homicide. It means killing every track so every one feels hyped and excited by it. It wasn’t and never has been about trying to follow trends… There’s no point doing music if it doesn’t arouse excitement and leave you on a high once you’ve left the studio. It’s my first album so I want to create something I’d actually listen to myself.”

Time to go get ‘em.

New Kingston: ‘Life’ Video Premiere!


Check out the premiere of New Kingston‘ Debut video for “Life“! The track serves as the first official music video single off their debut album, “Kingston University”, available in stores now. 3 brothers playing Reggae Music!!!!! Buy “Kingston University” on iTunes:
or “In The Streets” also on iTunes:

New Kingston is a young vocalist/instrumentalist group that consists of three brothers. Tahir a.k.a. SLIM, the youngest member on Keyboards/Vocals. Courtney on Drums/Vocals and Stephen a.k.a SUKI, the oldest on Guitar/Vocals. This group fuses their Reggae sound with modern Pop, Jazz and R&B music, to create their sound, which they term, “Reggae Crossover”. New Kingston has been in the industry for some time now and some might call them, “young veterans”! The group is led by it’s founder/manager and father Courtney LJ Panton.

New Kingston started off working with many artists such as, Collie Buddz, Mr.Vegas, Morgan Heritage, Gyptian, Shabba Ranks, and many more. But, while working with all of these artists, manager Courtney LJ Panton had another vision. This vision helped New Kingston create their sound, dubbed, “Reggae Crossover”. A blend of sounds to everyone’s likes, while still sticking to their heritage. Reggae!

Now this group is sharing the stage with many artists around the world from Europe, to the Americas and beyond. New Kingston is currently set to release their second album, “In the Streets”. The album features two of their singles that are gaining radio recognition globally. “In The Streets”, the title track of the album and “Pon Di Wall”, which is on the Ting-ah-Ling riddim revamped and remade by New Kingston!

Video: Dizzy Wright – ‘Verbalizing’


2012 was nothing short of a breakout year for Funk Volume rapper Dizzy Wright. First up, the The Las Vegas native released his official debut album, SmokeOut Conversations, which peaked at #2 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart; next came a free mixtape, Free SmokeOut Conversations, with over 200,000 downloads; and, to close the year, an EP, The First Agreement, with yet another strong showing, peaking at #3 on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts. And while these numbers would have even the most accomplished of artists celebrating, Dizzy instead brought his music to fans across the world, with tours alongside his Funk Volume labelmates Hopsin, Jarren Benton, SwizZz, and DJ Hoppa that spanned three continents.

Early last month, Dizzy partnered Hot New Hip-Hop to record the song “Verbalizing,” a track that has since amassed nearly 100,000 views on the site, and today, Dizzy and Hot New Hip-Hop are bringing fans a video for the popular single. The song, over somber, keys-driven production, finds Dizzy recounting the steps he’s taken, since a teen, to get where he is today. The video, directed by Armen Soudjian for Urbanlinx Productions, complements the song well, a series of low key performance shots that allows Dizzy’s introspective lyrics to shine.

Rebel Rose – ‘Bad Girl’ (Feat. Pusha T)


New Artist from Hampton, Virginia Rebel Rose introduces a brand new genre “Rock Hop” with his debut single “Bad Girl” f/ Pusha T. Bringing hard-hitting hip-hop drums and screaming guitars, Rebel Rose is reinventing the alliance between rock, hip-hop & soul and as exposure to the “Rebelation” grows, his following increases with each passing day.