20 mar 2015

Chronixx & Meta Dia & Protoje 'Reggae Revival' The Album 2015

Reggae Revival is a spontaneous and conscious Jamaica-based movement happening on a global scale through various art forms. It is the spirit of our time.

Reggae Revival - 2015 - Chronixx & Meta Dia & Protoje

1.- Chronixx - Start A Fyah (03:44)
2.- Meta And The Cornerstones - So Much Things In My Head (04:21)
3.- Protoje - Music From My Heart (05:17)
4.- Chronixx - Free (Major Lazer Riddim) (03:05)
5.- Meta And The Cornerstones - Hello Again (03:47)
6.- Protoje - Arguments (03:25)
7.- Chronixx - Rastaman Wheel Out (04:17)
8.- Meta And The Cornerstones - Bound To Glory (04:36)
9.- Protoje - Sudden Flight (Ft. Jesse Royal & Sevana) (03:36)
10.- Chronixx - Rain Music (04:03)
11.- Meta And The Cornerstones - Still Around (04:18)
12.- Protoje - Overtime (04:00)
13.- Chronixx - Here Comes Trouble (03:51)
14.- Meta And The Cornerstones - Struggle And Strife (Senegal) (04:05)
15.- Protoje - Who Knows (Ft. Chronixx) (03:25)
16.- Chronixx - Eternal Fire (03:56)
17.- Meta And The Cornerstones - Silence Of The Moon (05:00)
18.- Protoje - Take Control (The Message Riddim) (03:44)
19.- Meta And The Cornerstones - Somewhere In Africa (04:54)
20.- Chronixx & Mystic Revealers - Herb Must Legalize Now (04:08)
21.- Meta And The Cornerstones - Rooftop (Ft. U Roy) (03:57)
22.- Protoje - Reggae Revival (Ft. Romain Virgo) (04:08)
23.- Chronixx - Like A Whistle (03:52)
24.- Meta And The Cornerstones - Roaring Lions (03:53)
25.- Protoje - Answer To Your Name (03:52)
26.- Chronixx - Speaks Perfect Tree (03:10)
27.- Meta And The Cornerstones - Mayan River (03:28)
28.- Protoje - I & I (03:51)
29.- Meta And The Cornerstones - My Beloved Africa (Ft. Damian Marley) (04:18)
30.- Protoje - Rasta Love (Ft. Ky-Mani Marley) (03:04)
31.- Meta And The Cornerstones - Anywhere For Love (Live Bonus Track) (03:28)
32.- Meta And The Cornerstones - Without Heart (Bonus Track) (05:18)

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Meta Dia Biography: Born and raised in Dakar, Senegal, Meta Dia grew up listening to the likes of Bob Marley and James Brown as well as local African musical traditions.

Impressing audiences in Senegal since the age of 14, he arrived to New York City in 2002 and soon started collaborating with several noted hip hop artists.

With his own band, Meta & The Cornerstones, Meta's powerful singing and songwriting abilities shine, as he reinvigorates Reggae by reconnecting it with its African roots. Weaving between a multilingual palette of French, English, Wolof, and Fulani, his music breaks barriers as it builds bridges across the Atlantic.

Promoting tolerance and unity, Meta's music is uplifting and positive, while it re-imagines Reggae with an African aesthetic.

"Meta & The Cornerstones have taken us back to the foundation of reggae music," says Clive Chin, Jamaican producer for The Wailers, Dennis Brown, and Lee Perry. "It's a band that sounds tight and wicked with infectious lyrics."

Protoje Biography: Oje Ken Ollivierre popularly known as Protoje, is a contemporary reggae singer and songwriter from Jamaica. His mother is Jamaican singer, Lorna Bennett, best known for her 1972 rendition of "Breakfast in Bed".His father is a former Calypso king from the island nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Protoje was first discovered by many people for his 2005 mixtape published Lyrical Overdose Volume 1. Recorded were mostly hip-hop influenced songs. With a guest appearance by Busy Signal, however, his future career was leveled as Reggae and Dancehall artist. In 2010, Protoje began working with Don Corleon Records, run by his cousin and popular Jamaican producer Don Corleon. After releasing "Dread", "JA" and "Roll" in 2010, Protoje's debut album, entitled The Seven Year Itch, was released on 25 January 2011. The first single off the album dubbed "Arguments" (2009) was responsible for his early popularity in Jamaica. In 2011, he released another single off the album entitled "Rasta Love" featuring Ky-Mani Marley. "The Seven Year Itch" charted Nº 2 in Canada, Nº 3 in the USA and Nº 4 in France.

His second album, The 8 Year Affair, was released 12 February 2013. "Who Dem A Program" was the first single released from the album in January 2012. "This Is Not A Marijuana Song" was released on that summer. "Kingston Be Wise" was heavily promoted via traditional and social media. On the day of its release, 5 November 2012, the music video became the most viewed YouTube link among internet users in Jamaica. The hashtag #KBW was used on Twitter. Protoje cited reggae artist Ini Kamoze and group Black Uhuru as influences when recording the album.

In December 2014 Protoje was included on BBC Radio 1Xtra's Hot for 2015 list.

His third album Ancient Future was initially set for release in September 2014, but was put back until March 2015. Produced by Phillip "Winta" James, the album includes the song "Who Knows", a collaboration with Chronixx, which was released as a single.

Chronixx Biography: Jamar Rolando McNaughton, using the moniker Chronixx, has ignited a torch in people's hearts the world over and is confidently lighting the path for an entire generation of youths to rediscover roots and culture. Born October 10, 1992, Chronixx was musically nurtured from an early age by his father, the artist Chronicle, and grew up surrounded by the likes of Burro Banton, Norris Man and Gregory Isaacs. This was before "Little Chronicle" benefited from the mentorship of Danny Browne with whom he recorded his first tune in 2003. His remarkable ascension in the music industry was in full effect when he began harmonizing for artists such as Lutan Fyah and providing production assistance for tracks sung by Konshens, Munga Honorable, Popcaan and others.

Today, Chronixx is a respected artist in his own right after his career was stimulated by the unfortunate passing of both his blood brother in 2007 and his brother-in-arms, Lil' J.O.E., in 2010. He decided during that period of grief to bypass the difficulties of a young producer seeking external talent by, instead, channeling his energy wholeheartedly as a vocalist. Thankfully, early and unwavering support was received from Zincfence Records producer Romaine 'Teflon' Arnett, who was the first to urge Chronixx to sing the lyrics he was writing for others.

The first EP, Hooked on Chronixx, was released in 2010 and immediately put the budding artist on the radar of music lovers and industry heads alike. Among its 7 tracks, "Start A Fyah," "Capitalist" (featuring Infinite) and "Behind Curtain" stood out as a fan favorites, reaching far beyond Jamaican first official video and served to alert many more to his arrival.

Chronixx toured for the first time in 2013 when he went to Europe with his own band. Soon afterward, he bestowed a name upon this carefully assembled musical crew: Zincfence Redemption. Altogether, their fascinating stage presence has elevated the Chronixx experience to new and ever increasing heights.

Also in 2013, he and his team were Jamaica's only representation in Nairobi, where he performed as a Peace Ambassador ahead of Kenya's general elections. The next year, he found himself in New York City where he participated in a Reggae and Jazz series together with living legends Ernest Ranglin and Monty Alexander. By this time, Chronixx had established new and renewed working connections with Sly & Robbie, King Jammy, Leroy Sibbles and, again, Danny Browne.

The Dread & Terrible Project was released in April 2014 with seven tracks plus three dub versions, immediately topping both the Billboard and iTunes Reggae charts. Neither an album nor an EP, the Project also includes a short film based on one of its tracks, "Rastaman Wheel Out." The film was directed by "The Guru" Ras Kassa and has received high critical acclaim. The hit single, "Here Comes Trouble" can also be found on The Dread & Terrible Project.

With so much accomplished in so short a time, the world is bracing for greater wonders from this young man who walks with an old soul. For Chronixx himself, music is a mission and history is being made everyday still.