‘New’ Super Cat

SuperCat1by Hasani Walters, Gleaner Writer

Years ago, dancehall legend Super Cat was briefly signed to The Neptunes’ Star Trak label.

At that time, producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo planned to produce a new Super Cat album. It would have been the first in ages, but it didn’t materialise.

In 2003, they had released the track The Don of All Dons with Jadakiss and Styles P as a taste of what was to come on their compilation album Attack of the Clones.

That Super Cat-Neptunes partnership was short-lived, however, as the world heard nothing more of that. Until last week at least.

As it turns out, back then, Star Trak’s A&R, Cipha Sounds, had sought out Federation Sound’s Max Glazer to create a mix preview of the planned release (the album).

A&R (Artistes and repertoire) is the division of a record label that is responsible for overseeing the recording process and artistic development, among other issues relating to recording artistes.

That mix was previously never available to many. It went online in full only last week.

Featured on the mix are the freestyles, Weedman (over the beat to Kardinal Offishall’s Bellydancer), and Wha U’ Name? (over Jay-Z’s Excuse Me Miss beat), along with a journey through Super Cat’s classic tracks including the dancehall and hip hop mixes of Ghetto Red Hot, Dem No Worry We and Dolly My Baby.

Nuff Man A Dead, Come Down, Mud Up, Cabin Stabbin, Big & Ready, Trash And Ready, Vineyard Party and Under Pressure round off the other featured songs from the great.

The mix has beenreceiving good reviews by fans of the Don Dada since being uploaded on various websites.

On the weekend of August 30, Super Cat stirred up the excitement of patrons in a surprise performance at the Hammerstein Ballroom at Massive B and Hot 97’s On Da Reggae Tip concert performing songs such as Vineyard Party and Ghetto Red Hot.

Prior to that, Super Cat’s last stageshow performance was in 2008 in Miami at the popular Best of the Best concert.

Busy Signal, Major Lazer “Bumaye” Rocks Up 22 Million Views On YouTube

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Busy Signal is an emerging commercial force in dancehall and put him with Major Lazer and the results will be epic.

The dancehall star’s new video with Major Lazer “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)” has already rocked up more than 22 million views on YouTube.

The 1990s themed dancehall music video was directed by Jay Will of Game Over Films. The video has been garnering a lot of attention from dancehall fans worldwide.

The single was produced by Major Lazer and features Busy Signal rhyming over a catchy old school dancehall beat.

“Watch Out For This (Bumaye)” appeared on Major Lazer’s new album Free The Universe. The track also samples The Flexican and FS Green from The Flexican’s single “Bumaye” that was featured on their mixtape Yours Truly: The Mixtape Part II, released in 2011.

The song has so far charted in major European markets including France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, and Denmark.

Lion’s Den Reggae Music Mondays Roars to new Location Downtown Toronto

Re-introducing The Lions Den at a whole new location. Re-igniting the flame at a whole new level.

Re-introducing The Lions Den at a whole new location. Re-igniting the flame at a whole new level.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto’s Favorite Monday Night Reggae Music hang-out, Lions Den, hits Bunda Lounge with a long list of upcoming performers and some of the city’s finest Selectas spinning the latest and greatest tunes.

Toronto, ON – August , 2013 — Reggae Music advocate JuLion King of Reggae Xclusive Magazine and popular blog site CanadianReggaeWorld.com has re-introduced “The Lions Den”. The weekly night of music commonly known as “Denday” continues to build on its rich history of providing pure reggae vibes that all can enjoy.  The hot new location is Bunda Lounge at 1108 Dundas Street West. Main event selectas (DJs) include The Juiceman – Jonathan Shaw, Suppa Natty, Fyah Rootz of Atmosphere Sound alongside Amazona Sound. On the scene photos, video and promotion will be provided by TorontoDeejays.com and Time2Rize Media, Inc.  Click here to see promo video.

The Den is now welcoming all artists and entertainers to showcase their talents. In the few short weeks at their new location, numerous upcoming and well known Reggae/Dancehall artists have shown up to enjoy the vibes and have graced the microphone with their abundance of talent.  Names include: Progress, Michie Mee, Lindo P, Popa Levy, Melodic Yoza, Tonya P, Nkrumah and you never know who will show up on the very next Denday.

This event features all the flavours of Reggae music sprinkled with sounds from around the Caribbean and the world. The bar also serves up a wide selection of drinks ranging from cocktails, liquers, domestic/imported beers and refreshing non-alcoholic beverages.  “It’s typically a jam to chill to the sounds of Roots, Rastafarian Reggae with a mix of Soul, Funk, R & B, House music, Soca, and a touch of Dancehall. A vibe to chill and relax, or simply just to dance! No pretenses, just positive energy!” says JuLion King who also told the story of a friend asking him, “What are you selling at the Lion’s Den?” His answer was simply, “We sell smiles.”

Event Details:

The Lions Den Reggae Music Party

Venue: Bunda Lounge 1108 Dundas St. W. @ Ossington, Toronto, ON

Date: Every Monday (Doors Open at 10pm)

A canned food donation or $5 cover at the door

For Additional Info Contact:

JuLion King at canadianreggaeworld@gmail.com
Tygon Cowan at info@torontodeejays.com

Visit www.bundalounge.ca for directions

LIONS DEN "IGNITION" PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

LIONS DEN “IGNITION” PROMOTIONAL VIDEO

Re-introducing The Lions Den at a whole new location. Re-igniting the flame at a whole new level. Just warming up. All artists and entertainers welcome to showcase their talents. All reggae fans are welcome to join the party. Each and every Monday (Denday). Doors open @ 10pm. A canned good or $5 at the door. Party all night. Pre-party with delicious food and unforgettable moments starting very soon! Brought to you by: Canadian Reggae World with a little help from Toronto Deejays TV and Time2Rize Media, Inc.