Interview with Sean ‘Pow’ Diedrick – 2nd Chapter 2018 – Destiny Riddim Special Edition

Gege Vibes meets Sean “Pow” Diedrick in O2 Academy Brixton (London) during Damian Marley Uk Tour Summer 2018. Once again we got an interview with Sean aka Di Producer, owner of the label Young Pow Production, that impressed us by his musical achievements. Indeed, the polyhedral artist is the grammy keyboard player and producer of the year for the credits he gave on Stony Hill Album: R.O.A.R., Autumn Leaves, Slave Mills, Time Travel and the most of the tracks. At the beginning of 2018 he released “Destiny Riddim”, a compilation with various reggae artists. Basically. he decided to remix the famous tune “Where we come from” of Popcaan, juggling the riddim and involving other names as I-Octane, Christopher Ellis, Alaine, Press Kay, Answele, Sowflo, Black Am I and Irie SoulJah. It was nice that on the same instrumental have participated mainstream and upcoming artists from different places as Jamaica, Miami, Spain and Uk. It was a success distributed by Ghetto Youths International with important credits by Sherieta and Baby G. “Di producer” shared his point of view explaining us how he built his own independent project. For the new year there are a new productions to be released, as for example some unfinished Chronixx and Sean Paul. Definitely, Sean is leaving his mark on the World in the name of his original place: Orange Hill, Brown’s Town 

Eugenia Conti 

“HOT WORLD”, new official videoclip for I-Octane’s Reggae Sumfest experience

The featuring of this week on our web magazine is dedicated to a Jamaican hype reggae artist: I-Octane. After the release, in march 2018, of his solo album “Love and life”, he decided to self-produce a single called “Hot World” for his own label Conquer The Globe Productions.

There will be a day when I just want to ease back and watch the fruits of my labour. This label is already doing that with this song. Production is a very important aspect of the music, and when you sit back and bask in the fact that you created this art from scratch, both vocally and musically, the feeling is great,he said to other Jamaican newspapers.

I-Octane is satisfied about the positive feedbacks about this song. He believes that people can easily identify to his song thanks to the conveied message: work hard until your dreams come true, even if it happens later than expected.

The track is already getting good exposure in Jamaica. After his experience as a performer on the main stage of Reggae Sumfest 2018, the biggest Reggae Festival of the World located in Montego Bay, he launched the official videoclip of “Hot World”  that summarizes his best moments during this week-end. I-Octane wants to share with his fans all the happiness that he is feeling thanks to their recognition.

Eugenia Conti

 

DESTINY RIDDIM 2018 / The new compilation of Jamaican artists is out now (Prod by Young Pow, Baby G & Sherieta)

Destiny Riddim is the new coolest reggae product of 2018. The compilation is produced by Sean Diedrick aka Young Pow, the Grammy Winning Producer of Damian Marley’s “Stony Hill”. The Album just won the highest award in the music industry; Baby G, the legacy of King Jahmmy and Sherieta, well known singer, songwriter and Jr Gong’s backing voice. Mainstream names as Popcaan and I-Octane participated in the project with their versions, but on the Destiny Riddim there was also space for some new talents from the Island as Answele. All the artists were really glad to be a part of.

The entire juggling, distributed by the label Ghetto Youths International, is available on iTunes opening this link  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/destiny-riddim-compilation/1342995687

TRACKLIST

  1. Where di Fire Gone – I Octane
  2. Lucky You – Alaine
  3. Where we come from (Remix) – Popcaan
  4. Destiny – Press Kay
  5. If You Knew – Christopher Ellis
  6. Stayed – Answele
  7. Fire Burning – Black Am I
  8. Jah Jah Don’t Leave Me – Irie SoulJah
  9. Morning Thunder – SowFlo

CHECK THE PROMO VERSIONS OF I-OCTANE AND ANSWELE

NEXT EVENT / Alevanille The Dhq torna a Bari per workshop e show

Il 20 gennaio torna a Bari per il quinto anno consecutivo the dancehall Queen Alevanille.
La ballerina nostrana che nell’agosto 2014 ha rappresentato l’Italia a Montego Bay in Jamaica all’International Dhq Contest” classificandosi al terzo posto! Numerose sono le sue apparizioni nei videoclips e negli shows di cantanti tra i più rappresentativi del genere a livello nazionale e mondiale (Gmac, Sud Sound System, Rdx, I-Octane, Aidonia, Mama Marjas, Elephant Man e tanti altri)… E ancora più numerose sono le sue collaborazioni con i più importanti esponenti mondiale della scena dei dancers. A partire dalla jamaicana Latonya Style, sua ispirazione primaria e con cui ha conseguito il titolo di istruttrice ufficiale di Stylish Moves.  Sarà possibile seguire il workshop il prossimo 20 gennaio a Bari presso la palestra “Studio Danza”, Via Alcude de Gasperi, 379/e alle h. 19:00.

Per l’occasione Alevanille terrá una classe molto speciale, proposta per la prima volta a Bari e che ha la particolarità di essere dedicata in tutto e per tutto al femminile. La lezione sarà incentrata principalmente sulla parte piu acrobatica ed estrema del dhq style! E non potrà mancare la preparazione ai trick, la parte relativa a headtop e split e tanto stretching ! Per maggiori informazioni consultate l’evento Fb o contattare l’organizzatrice Anyta Marinelli aprendo il Flyer.

Ma le sorprese non sono finite. Dopo il workshop ci sarà la serata con special guest proprio Alevanille.

Hot Reggae Shot
Dancehall Friday Link Up
con:
Alevanille
Bari Dh Squad
music by:
South Love Vibration
(ZioPino & Papa Miky)
@Fluxus, Bari
(strada San Giorgio martire 9c)
start h:22,30
more info: 3406156380