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Posts tagged: Melanie Fiona
Words by Jesse Serwer
The force really seems to be aligning behind 18-year-old reggae-pop protege Cris Cab. The Cuban kid from Miami dropped his Echo Boom mixtape today, featuring production from Wyclef (who’s executive producing Cab’s upcoming debut LP) and Pharrell Williams, and, unsurprisingly, it’s everywhere. We’d like to bring your attention to two tracks in particular that we’re jamming to the most—at least on first listen. The first being “Turn You On,” featuring two of our favorite Caribbean crossover acts in Shaggy and Melanie Fiona, and the other being “Put In Work,”—’cause any track that starts out with ‘Clef referencing Phil Collins just wins on GP. Download Echo Boom here, and listen to “Turn You On” and “Put In Work” below.
Words By Nico Simino
With her much delayed sophomore release, The MF Life, now set to drop in May, Guyanese-Canadian songstress Melanie Fiona’s “4 am” single has found itself remixed into a much more club-friendly song featuring fellow Caribbean, Sean Paul. The original “4 am” is a slower, more hypnotizing ballad, featuring a cheating lover with poor Melanie at home waiting (we all know, he must be crazy). The remix draws on heavy house and dancehall influences, with Sean Paul offering a rebellious, but reassuring, response to Melanie’s song. Listen,
and download below.
Words by Eddie STATS Houghton
Speaking of making Jamaica & the Caribbean look good, this song by two of LargeUp’s favorite artists–Melanie Fiona and Stephen Marley–has finally got the video it deserves. There’s no cigarette smoking in this video (and not much in the way of rooms either)–and nobody is complaining. Watch below:
Words by Eddie STATS Houghton
Our colleague Shamz over at Okayplayer put us up on this new Melanie Fiona tune. The Guyanese beauty takes a break from her soul (and jazz) grind and gets in touch with her creole roots on this sublime one drop jam “Like I Love You.” DJs, file this one in your lover’s set alongside Pressure Busspipe, Estelle x Sean Paul and John Legend x Buju Banton. Has a Supa Dups/Black Chiney feel to the riddim–and since he is the first cat who put us up on Ms. Fiona way back in like 2007, we’re betting that the feel is real. Some dupses have all the luck.
Words by Jesse Serwer and Eddie STATS Houghton
This time every year the US music industry shuts itself down and heads to Austin, Texas for the annual orgy of live music, informal politicking and drink-ticket-bought tequila shots that is the South by Southwest music conference. There isn’t much in the way of proper Caribbean music showcases this year (Come to think of it, we’re not sure if there ever have been) but there is a healthy sprinkling of Caribbean and Caribbean-influenced acts scattered throughout the program, which officially begins tomorrow and concludes on Sunday. Here’s 10 we recommend seeking out.