This project has been out for a while but better late than never. Keznamdi released Skyline Levels vol 1 earlier this year, and I’ve brought it here for you to hear. It’s lovely, the vibe it gives off is when you wake up early on a Saturday morning, burst open your windows to see perfect weather, so you decide to start washing or cleaning. After deciding to clean, you’d put on this EP. The songs compliment each other, you need not skip any, just let it play out, enjoying all of them.
I can’t even pick a fave off the project, but if I was forced to, I think I’d pick “So Right”. Take a listen to Skyline Levels vol 1; comment below your favourite song.
REMSZN is the first album out of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) ‘Living Dream’ which is a collective of creative individuals, each nurturing different talents. REMSZN is the brain child of Leno Banton, writer and singer on the album. The project had members of REM executing their talents, SNR exclusively produced it, Irie Girl sang on a track, and Khari Kamau and Kxrly Miyagi (Karlando) did the artwork.
“…Done dancing with the demons, I’m in a different place. Selah.”
See the track list below, and take a listen:
I like REMSZN; SNR and Leno came with a different vibe for this one, and it definitely worked! The songs tell a story, and the flow from song to song is pleasant, it starts off with a warrior like strength and ends with love. My fave songs from the project are “Buffalo SoulJAH,” “Eight7Six,” ‘LVLs” and “Regime.” The lyrics are good, and I love that, for me personally I look out for nice lyrics when listening to new music. I also like the small interludes or ‘Medz’ as it’s called on the album, where you get to feel a little more of Leno as a person. He speaks his thoughts on life between the tracks, the topics include Self-awareness-which seemed to take a lead throughout the project- Marijuana, Spirituality, Uplifting the youth of Jamaica, & Appreciation of family, and friends who are family.
“Inna di Blessed Indies, Rapid Eye Movement…”
Tell me what you think about the album in the comments below! Keep in the know, follow Leno Banton on Twitter: @LenoBanton. REMSZN is available for download for free, here, or click the download button on the Soundcloud page, here. Also, take a look at what the REM Collective has in store on their website, here.
This Wednesday I’m sharing Sevana’s brand new EP with you. She has posted all the tracks on her Soundcloud profile, and as I listened to them I was in awe. I love this project, it’s her first and it’s a hit to me. Take a look at the track list below, and let the music play as well.
My favourite songs are “Rawle” and “Carry You” what’s yours? Drop your reply in the comments!
Today’s Expression Wednesday is the 4/20 edition. It is for all the Marijuana smokers, drinkers, steamers, and eaters. Let’s celebrate the herb for all it can do for humanity.
♫♫ My herb medicinal, smoking ain’t my hobby, you drink coffee, I & I smoke collie ♫♫ -“Gimmie Likkle” X Jesse Royal
Today Blvk H3ro, pronounced black hero, released his EP which he calls a “WeedP” titled, “The H3rb Connoisseur” a.k.a. “THC” it is all about celebrating and appreciating herb. Take a listen, maybe you can vibe to it today and partake in the festivities. I have a few faves on the WeedP already 🙂
Also you can look out for activities at Nanook all day, the first set of activities begin at 12pm and end at 4:20pm. Where there will be goodies on sale, special performances, Yoga, discussions about Marijuana and the different uses of the plant, the premiere of the music video of Blvk H3ro’s song “Herb” and that’s all before 4:20. Dubwise Jamaica will be taking place at 8pm, #GetThere.
I first heard Nadia at RedBones Blues Café for one of the nights of KOTE (Kingston on the Edge Urban Art Festival) her sound was different but it had a nice vibe, different as in unique but I was expecting reggae and this songstress belted a jazzy vibe with a mix of dub… and I loved it!
The second time was when I went to a Sankofa Session, I saw her on the flyer and me and my best friend decided we had to go see her perform again 🙂 It was definitely worth it, plus I got Miss Joy’s homemade juice again!