¿Qiensave? the cumbia urbana band residing in Salinas, California has released a brand-new short documentary which takes you behind the scene, through the thought process of designing the album art for their second album “Mujer”. This short documentary highlights Salinas, Ca graphic designer Eduardo Z. Esparza as he explains who ¿Qiensave? is to him, why was designing the album art for “Mujer” so different compared to other work he’s done, what the album means to him, and the challenges he went through as he created the album art.
Designing the Album Art (short doc) was filmed and edited by Eric Gutierrez the director of photographer for ¿Qiensave?’s music video “High Class”.
And if you have not watched their music video for “High Class” you can by clicking play below
Support ¿Qiensave? and purchase their sophomore album “Mujer” by clicking the link https://onerpm.com/al/7864353243
GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® nominated Colombian Reggae band, Locos Por Juana, premiere the new title track and video from their upcoming reggae album, “Crazy for Jane,” with GRAMMY® nominated band Common Kings. “Crazy for Jane” is available on all digital and streaming platforms. Locos por Juana is due to release their new album titled, “Crazy for Jane,” later this year. Going back to their roots and musical influences, Locos por Juana created a pure, fun reggae album inspired by reggae legends Bob Marley, Freddie McGregor, Israel Vibration, and others. Itawe, the band leader, expresses, “We got into the reggae vibes! Locos has always done fusions of reggae, but this time around we wanted to keep it pure.”
On the collaboration with Common Kings on the new single, “Crazy for Jane”, the band’s unanimous reaction is: “ It was an amazing experience to collaborate with Common Kings. Their South Pacific roots and West Coast style reggae has such a great feel, and their energy and sound has such a connection with our music. We instantly became brothers.” Common Kings adds, “It was an honor to get a call from Locos por Juana to add some SoCal vibes to their fire track!!”
The upcoming release “Crazy for Jane,” will be accompanied with a video directed by Fred Vogel, and produced by Tony González, Julien Díaz and Fred Vogel. Set against the backdrop of beautiful Miami, Locos por Juana’s hometown, the new video captures the freedom and good feelings exuded by both artists and highlighting the song’s surfing reggae vibes. The band reflects, “Crazy for Jane is a playful love song dedicated to the person or thing(s) that makes us go Crazy!!!”
The highly anticipated forthcoming album, “Crazy for Jane,” was recorded at Studio 26 in Miami. Signed to the Rock the Moon label, Locos por Juana has always written and produced their own music and, in a music industry that has continuously been focused on urban genres, they represent an alternative genre of Latin and Reggae Music that cannot be boxed in by labels. With their signature, high-energy style, the band has amassed a cult following, Locos has been touring non-stop throughout the United States, and is gearing up to release their new reggae album, “Crazy for Jane,” later this year.
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Ozomatli, a latin fusion band reigning from Los Angeles has release their lates track titled “Libertad” and it features close friends Chali 2Na and Cut Chemist of Jurassic 5. With the release of their latest track Ozomatli also release a music video for “Libertad”. “Libertad is the first released track Ozomatli has dropped through ONErpm Digital Distribution.
Ozomatil put their heart and soul into their latest track as they take it back to day of old with a 1998 Ozomatil latin sound that many of us remember. With hints of salsa, cumbia and funk, plus Chali 2Na dropping a 16 to open the song up and Cut Chemist tears the record apart with is wicked scratching to give this track an extra thump which has been missing in today’s music market.
So check out this latest track from Ozomatli and keep it on Sessiontapes.com for the latest on OZ
Collie Budds has been traveling around the world, performing at every festival and some how makes time to get into the studio. Today we have the latest single from Collie Buddz titled “Bounce It”, which features StoneBWOY, and is from his upcoming album “Hybrid”
So check out the latest track from Collie Buddz and keep checking back to Sessiontapes.com for the latest news on Collie Buddz upcoming album “Hybrid”
- 3.22.19 – Cocoa Riverfront Park, Cocoa, FL
- 3.23.19 – North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach, FL
- 3.24.19 – Abacoa Town Center Amphitheatre, Jupiter, FL
- 3.27.19 – The Ranch, Fort Myers, FL
- 3.28.19 – Cafe Da Vinci, Deland, FL
- 3.29.19 – Jannus Live, Saint Petersburg, FL
- 3.30.19 – Ocean Deck Restaurant & Beach Club, Daytona Beach, FL
- 3.31.19 – Surfer [The Bar], Jacksonville Beach, FL
- 5.26.19 – California Roots, Monterey, CA
A true citizen of the world, Iakopo’s feel ties his vast influences together to create a hypnotic reggae sound. His highly anticipated upcoming album Waves is out now off tastemaker label Mensch House Records! The album was recorded and produced by Chaz Rox in Carson, California, and features prominent songwriters Bo Napoleon, Yaccahmoe, and Moi fromTomorrows Bad Seeds.
Iakopo currently resides between Jamaica, Tokyo and Miami. He was born in California, the son of a music teacher, who trained him to play piano at the tender age of 3. After a difficult childhood, Iakopo was eventually adopted and raised by a Samoan family on the South Pacific island of Upolu Samoa, where he lived an island lifestyle in a small village. Iakopo remembers life there as being tribal and close to nature. There were no refrigerators, beds, TVs, or modern amenities. He did not have the noise of pop culture buzzing in his ear and distracting him, which allowed him to connect with, to see, to feel, to understand, and to process the world in an organic, filter-free way. “I think I benefited from my surroundings and the love that I received from the people. And I didn’t face typical Western world pressures - to hurry up and do or be this; I wasn’t on the clock. I was very free to explore and my mind was free to imagine and create,” says Iakopo.
On the making of Waves, Iakopo says, “This album of work is particularly meaningful to me, because of the people I worked with. I worked and recorded with the same people for the entire project, which was dope in the sense that we were able to build a continuity and flow with all the songs. Most of the songs were all created based on real life situations that I had personally gone through. During the recording process it was real and very organic. I wanted to give a certain vibe to the project that could connect the energy of ideas of reggae music, and where it comes from in a real sense, and connect that with the urban listeners in America.”
Waves includes powerful and synth driven tracks like “My Revolution,” where Iakopo gives his lyrical take on the state of today’s world, “They wanna keep our minds in a small box, they don’t want unity they want us all divided.” Other standout tracks on the album include a dubbed out track about spiritual growth “Legends,” the acoustic and soulful love song “On” featuring Bo Napoleon, the skank heavy song “WWYD (What Would You Do),” and many more.
An accomplished songwriter, Iakopo has made Billboard-charting records with his Japanese singles “Break Free,” “Love Like This,” “When I See You Smile,” and “I Believe,” (the latter of which was a top downloaded song on Hawaiian iTunes). He’s worked with superstar musician Shaggy on their charismatic and charming song “Touch Down.” And most of all, Iakopo’s newest material is truly combustible.
Working across multiple continents, Nattali Rize continues her mission to empower and inspire collective freedom through her new music video “Evolutionary”. In a male driven genre, two strong female reggae artists shine to paint a picture of a bright future for women in 2019. The thought provoking video was shot in the dynamic city of Kingston, Jamaica. A standout track from Nattali’s debut album Rebel Frequency, “Evolutionary” features wise and intuitive words from Jah9 and the rebellious intellect of Dre Islandon a tuff riddim from UK heavyweight producer Lotek. An international all-star Rebel line up have teamed up for this one!
Reflecting on the song, Nattali Rize says, “Revolution is the evolution of our consciousness and mind, meaning the more we know and love ourselves, the more we are able to know and love another. We start to understand that our daily words, thoughts, feelings and actions are our powers to create a future we want to see, to free our own minds from the overarching slave systems of society thereby elevating a portion of human consciousness and showing others that everything is possible. Dre Island and Jah9 were a joy to collaborate with and are real Evolutionary artists, along with this undeniably tuff riddim from the super talented Lotek, the energy infused in this audio visual expression is potent and necessary for sharing our side of the common story of life on earth in this evolving time.”
Following an extended creative stay in Kingston in 2014, Nattali now lives where the music takes her. Modern technology and a tireless world travel schedule have broken down artistic barriers, allowing her 2017 Rebel Frequency album to be put together between the cultural hubs of Kingston, Jamaica, and Australia. The term ‘social change’ is not quite enough for Nattali, her thinking is more along the lines of “full systemic overhaul!” with Rebel Frequency Nattali declares “We’re here to deliver a different frequency to what is being transmitted by the current world system and culture of consumerism and mental slavery. Our words, melodies, rhythms, and intentions are to empower and inspire full freedom – that frequency is a rebel in this paradigm.”
Already building a strong impression with established artists and events, Nattali Rize’s message is not only about building up your own mental and spiritual freedom, but standing up and resisting the oppression of others. She has already seen high praise from top-tier outlets such as Rolling Stone, NPR, and Yahoo Music.
Rebel Frequency was written and recorded at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios with additional recording at home studios Rize built in both Kingston and Australia. The Album sees Nattali teaming up with renowned musicians Unga Barunga (drums), Jason Welsh (bass), Phillip ‘Winta’ James(keyboards), Stephen ‘Reverend’ Maxwell (keyboards), Lamont ‘Monty’ Savory (guitars), and Tammi T Moncrieffe (backing vocals). Long time Rize collaborator Carlo Santone aka CR38OR oversees production on the project, which also includes productions from the likes of Notis Heavyweightrockaz (JA). The freedom provided by multiple studios and producers allowed Nattali to continue working on the album around her busy touring schedule, making sure no moment of inspiration fell through the cracks.
The songs on Rebel Frequency speak powerful volumes, urging the listener’s attention to tune in. According to Nattali, the album symbolizes “the current evolution of the frequencies we are forming and amplifying as musician, artist, and human. It’s about continuing to expand and extend our musical inspiration and connection to our global family.”
Nattali Rize has already created quite the stir on an international level, and will hit the road this February for a US tour with GRAMMY nominated band Common Kings! Fans can expect epic, high energy, thought provoking and uplifting live performances. The music, message & intention transcends. Get ready to be moved!
- Feb 7 – Thu – Discovery w/ Bad Seeds – Ventura, CA
- Feb 8 – Fri – The Ritz w/ Sammy J – San Jose, CA
- Feb 10 – Sun – One Love Festival – Long Beach, CA
- Feb 14 – Thu – OP Rockwell CK TOUR -Park City, UT
- Feb 15 – Fri – Warehouse 2565 – Grand Junction, CO
- Feb 16 – Sat – Agave – Vail, CO
- Feb 17 – Sun – Aggie Theatre – Ft Collins, CO
- Feb 19 – Tue – The Reef – Boise, ID
- Feb 20 – Wed – Big Dipper – Spokane, WA
- Feb 21 – Thu – Clearwater Casino – Sqaumish, WA
- Feb 22 – Fri – Distrik – Victoria, BC
- Feb 23 – Sat – Venue – Vancouver, BC
- Feb 24 – Sun – Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA
- Feb 27 – Wed – Crystal Bay – Tahoe, CA
- Feb 28 – Thu – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
- Mar 1 – Fri – Mystic Theatre – Peteluma, CA
- Mar 2 – Sat – Freemont Theatre – SLO, CA
- Mar 3 – Sun – Catalyst w/ New Kingston – Santa Cruz, CA
- Mar 5 – Tue – Blue Lake Casino – Blue Lake, CA
- Mar 8 – Fri – The Cave – Big Bear, CA
- Mar 9 – Sat – Observatory – San Diego, CA
- Mar 15 – Fri – Reggae Rise Up – St Pete, FL
- Mar 17 – Sun – Key West Pier – Key West, FL
Friday #MusicVideo Drop for December 14, 2018 has some amazing tracks from Cypress Hill, Leilani Wolfgramm featuring Landon McNamara, Iakopo, Unified Highway, MURS featuring Curtiss King.
Leilani Wolfgramm featuring Landon McNamara
MURS featuring Curtiss King – Lemon Juice
Unified Highway – My Space
Iakopo – In The Back
Cypress Hill – Blood On My Hands Again
On November 16th edition of Friday #MusicVideo Drop we have music videos from J Boog featuring Chaka Demus, ¡MAYDAY!, Moonwalkers, Hirie, The Holdup, and Xiuhtezcatl featuring Tru. So check out these great videos, have a awesome weekend and be safe over these upcoming holidays.
¡MAYDAY! – Shelter
The Holdup – Imperfection
Hirie – You Won’t Be Alone
MoonWalker – True Love
Xiuhtezcatl featuring Tru – Magic
J Boog featuring Chaka Demus – Good Cry
Friday #MusicVideo Drop 11-9-18 Features Gentleman’s Dub Club, Gonzo X Inna Vision, Spliff Star & more
What’s up everyone on this week’s Friday #MusicVideo Drop we have music videos from Gentleman’s Dub Club, Gonzo X Inna Vision, Spliff Star, Las Cafeteras, Bounty Killer featuring Sikka Rymes, and Anthony B. So, check out these great videos and have a great weekend
Gonzo X Inna Vision – Show You Love
Gentleman’s Dub Club – Stardust
Las Cafeteras – Mujer Soy (Yukicito Remix)
Spliff Star – Mash Up
Bounty Killer featuring Sikka Rymes – When we Party
Anthony B – Reggae Soul Sister
Salinas, Ca – ¿Qiensave? officially released their music video for their hit single “High Class”off their sophomore album “Mujer”. “High Class” was directed by Adelita Serena and filmed by cinematographer Eric Gutierrez. The music video tells a story of a girl with high class taste, and the suitors who work hard to gain her attention. The music video was shot with a lot in mind. The goal was to help empower women, so a cast and crew was chosen that represents the name of the album “Mujer”. Majority of the music video was shot at the historic El Teatro Campesino. Turning their main stage into a night club and their dressing room into every girl’s fantasy.
Salinas, Ca – ¿Qiensave? lanza oficialmente el video musical de su nuevo sencillo “High Class” de su segundo álbum “Mujer“. El video “High Class” fue dirigido por Adelita Serena y filmada por el director de fotografía Eric Gutierrez. El video musical cuenta la historia de una chica con gusto de clase alta o’ High class y los pretendientes que trabajan duro para llamar su atención. El video musical fue filmado con mucho en mente. El objetivo era ayudar a empoderar a las mujeres, por lo que tratamos de elegir un elenco y el equipo que representa el nombre del álbum “Mujer”. La mayoría del video musical se grabo en el histórico Teatro Campesino. Convirtiendo su escenario principal en un club nocturno y su vestidor en la fantasía de todas las chicas.
The song is produced by Sam Pura of Panda Studios in Fremont, CA. and the music video was produced by A. Casanova of Sessiontapes.com