Reggae

Endless Summer by Ben Barbic / Addictive Summertime Tune

Meet Ben Barbic:

Singer, songwriter and producer Ben Barbic is back with another sizzling new release, “Endless Summer”. This song delivers delicious summertime vibes, anytime, anywhere.

Barbic signed to Rebel Records in 2016, and even though he was involved in music most of his life before this, an improved level of connectedness developed with his new crew. Barbic told us: “There is something about finding your tribe that helps on so many levels. Once I started getting into the collective reggae space, a whole new level of fulfilment began.”

Initially, Barbic was more focused on the vocal side of his artistry, but then he studied sound engineering so he could have complete control over his sound and production. Now, he is able to write, perform, record, mix, master and produce all his own music.

New Release: Endless Summer:

“Endless Summer” is the perfect summertime track incorporating sweet rhymes and a captivating sound that causes your head to spontaneously bob up and down. It’s an irresistibly feel-good track that you will want to return to over and over again.

This song has an easy-going, relaxed, happy vibe which perfectly captures the elated, good-time feeling that summertime invokes. Barbic has blended the best elements of reggae and hip-hop to create an upbeat soundscape that ignites the wonderful carefree feeling of summer.

Barbic delivers a captivating performance with exciting wordplay skills. He incorporates impressively rhythmic verses that inspire listeners to join in with him when he sings: “Endless summertime and life can fall. But spring will come and some will fall. And most will rise and love their life. It’s summertime… endless summer.”

The best thing about this song is that it injects you with the summertime vibe, whenever and wherever you are! If you enjoy music from artists such as Collie Buddz and Damian Marley, then Ben Barbic will fit perfectly on your reggae/hip-hop playlist.

What’s next for Ben Barbic:

Barbic has many exciting new projects coming up this year and he told us he couldn’t be more pleased. Very soon we will see another new release from him titled; “Last Call”, produced by 17 x time grammy nominee, Adonis Shropshire.

Next, we will shortly be seeing an EP release which he is working on with producer Rick St. Hilaire, who has worked with artists such as; Damian Marley, Alicia Keys, and Busta Rhymes.

In addition to his single and EP release coming soon, Barbic is also producing a new riddim album with top reggae artists. Keep an eye out for this release titled Climbing & Rising Riddim.

Keep an eye out for all his upcoming releases on his social media pages. In the meantime, Barbic has a message for all his listeners: “Love life, be authentic and get a little bit better at the things you love every day”.

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Hourglass – Irresitible Reggae Vibes by Ben Barbic

Meet Ben Barbic:

California bay born and raised Ben Barbic is a multi-talented, genre-blending singer, songwriter, musician, and producer.

Ben has been an avid music lover since he got his first programmable keyboard at the age of 5 yrs old. By 7 he was already a budding songwriter and wrote his first song. He told us: “It was an ode to Martinelli Apple Juice in those little bottles, which I happen to be drinking at the time. It started with; I found a can of apple juice, all covered with leaves,” (Ben laughs).

That was the beginning of a lifelong passion for music, which he has continually developed, drawing his influences from his emotions, feelings, and life experiences.

His first introduction in the music industry was with hip-hop, but it was reggae that stole his heart. He told us: ” If you had to put me in a scene, it would definitely be reggae. I love the music, culture, and vibe of the thing.”

Although Ben’s core genre is reggae, he skillfully infuses his style with dashes of hip-hop, dancehall, and pop, to create a unique and appealing sound. His versatility and originality have been gaining much attention in the music industry and he just had a guest appearance on the well-known podcast “Moment 2 Moment”. Check it out here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7cScPnD2OCQ31J8g0IWBBp?si=CY1jk12bQ3eEx0UjFaX6FA&dl_branch=1

Hourglass:

“Hourglass” is an addictive reggae vibe track where Ben dazzles us with impressively constructed rhythmic verses, which showcase sporadic super speedy lyrical delivery.

With a carefree energy and an incredibly catchy tune that keeps your body moving and grooving, this song stays with you, enticing you to return for more.

Ben has a beautifully smooth and charismatic voice that is a delight to listen to. His emotive expression in the delivery of the lyrics “and the time like sand in the hourglass”, connects strongly with the listener.

This gentle reminder alerts us to the realisation that time does slip through our fingers, just like sand. When we asked Ben about the inspiration for this song he told us: “we only have so much time to live life. So, live with no regrets and do the things you love. Live Free.”

“Hourglass” with its chilled reggae vibes and pleasing delivery will charm any listener and if you enjoy music from artists such as Collie Buddz and Fat Freddy’s Drop, then Ben Barbic will fit perfectly on your reggae playlist.

Listen to “Hourglass” on Spotify:

What’s next for Ben Barbic:

Ben is constantly striving to better his music and keep things fresh and exciting. He has several new projects gearing up for release this year, remember to keep an eye out for them.

In the meantime, he has a message for all his listeners: “Search endlessly for your personal passions. Once you find them don’t let anything take you off your path. I approach life with the motto that I’m only stopping when I’m dead. Until that day, I will only walk forward on my path. I try and give a message to everyone to enjoy life and try to find the best version of themselves. If you wake up every day and say, “This could be the best day of my life”, it sets a certain tone. With music and life, I’m searching for the best it can be. This is the only way I know how to live it. I hope you ride with me on this journey.”

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Impressively infectious and thrilling track “Intruder Alert” by J Carlyle

J Carlyle is a multi-talented artist, rapper, songwriter, storyteller and poet who appeared on the scenes in 2020 and has been gaining serious momentum ever since.

Growing up, Carlyle always loved music and immersed himself in old school dub and lovers rock which helped him to understand the emotions behind different genres. His musical and lyrical talents emerged at a young age and by 15 yrs old he was writing his own songs and performing as a Grime MC.

His influences stem from the likes of Wretch32, Kendrick Lamar, System Of A Down and Vybz Kartel, but his heart is strongly placed with the reggae, dancehall and RnB genres.

Carlyle’s debut and now acclaimed EP Calculating the If’s secured his status as a notable artist and deals with sensitive issues of mental health. Carlyle quoted: “I consider myself an advocate for Mental Health because it’s a topic which is extremely close to me. Over the last 10 years, I’ve been on both sides of the spectrum from working in one of the largest mental health institutions in East Midlands, looking after people from all walks of life whose mental health has deemed them a risk to society or/and their own well-being. I myself have suffered with mental health issues also. This journey prompted me to work with Channel 4 and local council to create a music programme for the youth.”

He went on to release three more singles after this EP; “Man of Action”, “Forever Girl”, in which he collaborated with legendary producer Mantra, and “Pressures of Precious” an impressive and powerful spoken-word piece accompanied by a jazzy keyboard from Luma Sounds.

Carlyle has just released his much anticipated newest single “Intruder Alert”, which showcases a new musical diversity and expansion for this impressive artist.

Sirens sound an alarm as the song opens and we are quickly enveloped in a multi-layered soundscape which thrills and entices the senses. An irresistible funky beat, groovy melody, and captivating vocals are the winning recipe for this show stopper of a track.

Reggae, grime, dancehall and RnB blend spectacularly together in this upbeat and exciting song, which showcases Carlyle’s extraordinary talents as a rapper and singer-songwriter.

Rhythm and rhyme merge harmoniously together as Carlyle regales us with an amusing tale of seduction through poetic lyrics such as; “So what’s a man to do, with a stranger in the view, she waan come ina mi room, mek mi cum ina di womb, from me enter, know seh mi fallin to mi doom, ina di centre, Pharaoh to di tomb”.

Carlyle’s silky smooth vocals are a delight to listen to, with a soulful and alluring tone which will charm any listener.

This tracks irresistibly groovy melody will have your head bobbing spontaneously and your body grinding. It’s completely infectious and this catchy, memorable track will stay with you for a long time after, reminding you to return for more of his thrilling tunes.

This single release is just the beginning of an exciting year ahead for Carlyle, who also has several new tracks geared up for release and plans to publish a book of poems and give spoken word performances. We are excited to follow this noteworthy artist on his journey into establishing himself as a major force on the UK rap scene and much more.

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Shout-Out for “Hustle Grind Shine” by JAMERICAN

JAMERICAN is a multi-talented artist who was born in Franklyn Town, Kingston, Jamaica, and now resides in Los Angeles. His eclectic music embodies Jamaica’s roots and swagger which compliments the American lifestyle. JAMERICAN fuses the grit and hunger in reggae-dancehall music with a trap, hip-hop edge.

If you enjoy artists such as Sean Paul and Stylo G, then JAMERICAN will fit perfectly on your playlist.

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