I know I may seem like a real buzzkill (after all I’m such a mean person for questioning the patriarchal system that secures your position of privilege in our everyday society), but I feel the need to write about the hypocrisy of men occasionally celebrating the International Women’s Day. I’d like to say that I’m sorry for possibly hurting your fragile masculinity, but the truth is that I really don’t give a damn.
In fact, you should know that celebrating women for just one day per year does not make you a true gentleman, but a cunthead. (And yes, stop using the word dick all the time. A little spoiler for you: we women are also equipped with a fully working reproductive organ, oh my God what a blasphemy I’ve just said! So why any word evoking our vagina is still considered a taboo? It’s just human nature, isn’t it?)
Breaking language barriers through the music.
The target has been hit in full with Papa Leu new album “WEEK IN DUB”, produced by the Salento independent label ADRIATIC SOUND.
On the frontline with a lot of topics and high quality music productions always, this time Papa Leu releases a soundtrack dedicated to every single day of the week, individually customized and on the dubline which makes every track peculiar, playing his skills with mixing techniques, musical mood, “sound aesthetics” inclined to original ways every time.
In this way, Papa Leu created his personal synthesis between experimental and “classic” style of dub to start a journey through an innovative sound that will drag people towards new unexplored destinations.
Compositions, instrumentals and master has been done at Adriatic Sound Studio based in Trepuzzi (Italy). This project requested months of preparatory work and we had the chance to find out how hard it was visiting the team in studio who was coordinating the operations in great detail.
Inside the Album there are collaborations with prestigious musicians such as: Emanuele “Rankin Lele” Tafuro, Antonio “Fossa Drummer” Miglietta, Alessandro “Maestro” Garofalo, Luca Manno and Marco Rollo.
WEEK IN DUB is available on all the digital platforms and stores from 24 of December 2020.
“Salento fuoco e fumo “è il primo romanzo scritto da Fernando Blasi, in arte Nandu Popu, pubblicato da Laterza nel 2012. Narra la storia di un ragazzo alle prese con le contraddizioni della sua terra: il Salento degli ulivi secolari, del Barocco e delle spiagge, ma anche dell’inquinamento e dei traffici illeciti orditi da politici e dalla Sacra Corona Unita.
Il romanzo riscuote successo soprattutto tra gli ambientalisti, i movimenti militanti, nelle scuole. Ben presto i giovani meridionali si identificano nella lotta e nelle aspirazioni del protagonista Mattia.
Nel 2014 Nandu Popu trasforma il libro in Unplugged Show, un monologo arrangiato da musiche e brani dei Sud Sound System che viene presentato in scuole, teatri e nel corso di molteplici eventi. Da questo incontro live tra musica e narrazione nasce l’idea del progetto “SALENTO FUOCO E FUMO DUB NOVEL”. Nella dub novel, già disponibile su tutte le piattaforme, gli 8 capitoli del libro vengono raccontati dalla voce dell’artista e accompagnati da musiche inedite arrangiate dai musicisti salentini: Marco Rollo alle tastiere, Luca Manno al sax, Papa Leu e Emanuele Pezzuto alla chitarra. Le tracce sono state registrate sotto la supervisione di Luca Bandirali al Mad Vibes Studio Recording e mixate da Altipiani.
“Sunshine” is the brand new single of the versatile 20 years old jamaican singer Answele featuring the international recording artist I-Octane. The song, out from last Friday on every platform, is produced by Young Pow and distributed by Ghetto Youths Intl.
“The tune represents where I am now in life – Answele said to our microphones – It’s a clear message about what’s going on in my musical journey right now. On top of that has been my song whenever I feel like I’m in a down depressive vibe”.
Answele, after performing in Europe last December as open act for I-Octane Love & Life Tour 2018 promoted by Gege Vibes, has found the inspiration to compose the lyric of this song. I-Octane completed the work composing the lyric of his part. The worldwide known jamaican musician Sean Diedrick from Damian Marley’s Team, owner of Young Pow, takes care of the whole production.
Answele explains us his feeling of happiness dropping a new single in collaboration with I-Octane: “This collaboration is a dream comes true for me. It’s a completed milestone. I-Octane’s music is and was always very impactful in my life. I rate him as a entertainer. Getting to know better him in person let alone did a song with an artist of his caliber is something big for me. I will always cherish this song! Plus I want to tell Big Up to Pow, the producer”.
Answele’s career reserves many surprises for us in the future. In the meantime enjoy the listening of “Sunshine” or buy it in every digital platform.
The first night of “Rototom Sunsplash 2018 – 25 years walking together” was explosive. The day one of the biggest European Reggae Festival started last evening with high-level performances. On the main stage there were Julian Marley from Jamaica, Cocoa Team ft Koffee from Jamaica and Ben Harper from Usa. Julian Marley & the Uprising gave us a great show as usual. “Juju” conquered the spectators reinterpreting some Bob Marley’s hits like One Love and Exodus. The brand new album of Julian Marley will be out very soon. Then there was the turn of Cocoa Tea that smashed up the stage. His energy was incredible for the whole performance and his special guest Koffee was the real revelation for the Rototom’s crowd. Koffee is only 18 years old, but her talent and intelligence is impressive. She was defining herself blessed to have the opportunity to share the stage with a veteran name of the Jamaican music as her mentor Cocoa Tea. Last star on the main stage was Ben Harper. Ben leaded the massive during the show with his historical band the Innocent Criminals and the sound of his own guitar. After it everyone moved in the dancehall area to enjoy Spice’s performance and the New Level Bcn Crew, sound system from Spain. Spice confirmed yesterday in Benicasim her title of “Reina of Dancehall” and we must give a big up to her official dancer Rebel as well. Tonight we’re attending legendary names on the main stage: Groundation (Usa), Sly & Robbie, Yellow Man, Johnny Osbourne, Bitty McLean (Jamaica/Uk) and “dulcis in fundo” Jimmy Cliff (Jamaica).
The official videoclip of Rope, the new Chi Ching Ching’s Single included in his debut album Turning Tables, that will be released on the 21st September and produced by Dutty Rock Productions, is online today on Youtube.
We already well known the tune that has become viral among dancers in every dancehall party for the routine. We really enjoyed this shooting with Chi Ching Ching in Far West Version. Obviously, in the video you can’t miss special guests as Sean Paul and many popular dancehall Queens and dancehall Kings from Jamaica like Famous Dancer, Kimiko Versatile, Paul Energy Thompson and more, plus dancers from various countries. A year ago, Chi Ching Ching told to our microphones that he was living a different light in the life. This light seems to be even brighter at this moment in his career. And the wait for his first album is increasing more and more.