Greg Price is a man on a mission. Also known as Layabout, the vocalist and bass guitarist from South London is making music for a new generation. With co songwriter Pharaoh Black and vocalist Robyn a new genre is being created in a place steeped in the history of some of the most famous Pirates. Punk Reggae is a genre that takes the legacy of Jamaica’s rich history of trade and anarchy and unleashes it in musical form. Not trying to be anything old but with respect of the past, not trying to be something other than a new music for an ever changing world but forged in the culture of Jamaica but with a hint of South London swagger. I was lucky enough to chat to bassist and co creator of Layabout Black about this new adventure and found him to be knowledgeable, hopeful and creative. A polite savage making music to transport you to a different place. Enjoy.
Grimass’ new single, ‘In Silence’, featuring Shifta, is the epitome of what rap fans are looking for in the southern scene. The Miami-based vocalist has a style whose vocals virtually hit the listener across the face; ‘In Silence’ is aggressive, confronting, and yet at the same time, worthy of icon status.
Madonna has today released the single, ‘Future’, featuring Quavo, and co-produced by Diplo. She will perform the track live for the first time during the interval of tomorrow night’s Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final, in Tel Aviv, Israel. The release of the track comes ahead of her Madame X intimate concert experience, beginning September 12.
Growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, and originally known as Clifford Smith, Mr Vegas has been a master of dance tracks since the 1990s, and during his high school years started writing lyrics and recording songs, with his first hit, ‘Nike Air’, in 1997. Mr Vegas’ latest song, ‘Follah Da Leadah’ is out now.
Reggae/dance fusion artist Ibru was raised on the remote Bahamian island of South Andros, and is fully committed to making inspirational and culturally conscious music and spreading it far and wide. Now living in Jamaica, Ibru’s new single, ‘My Life’, documents his life story with an upbeat track and a raw, and vibrant video.