LargeUp Premiere: Ricky Blaze’s New Single “Lightaz”

May 27, 2013


Brooklyn’s own Fresh Prince, Ricky Blaze has been a player in New York’s dancehall scene from a young age. He was making a name for himself at clubs in his teenage years and his hard work and early start has paid off. At just 24, he has already produced hits like Gyptian’s ever-popular “Hold Yuh,” Vybz Kartel’s “Touch Ah Button” and his own “Just You and I.” Always looking beyond reggae/dancehall with his sound, he’s also worked with big names from outside the genre like Santigold and Jazmine Sullivan, and recently releasedย The Maestro Mixtape featuring hip-hop legend Talib Kweli, Jim Jones and more.

Now, he’s switching up again, teaming with Ultra Records, the iconic dance-music label behind the Ultra Music Festival and the recent EDM explosion, for the catchy, new single “Lightaz.” Electro Reggae is on the up and up and this ready-for-summertime, dance-pop collab is a good look for all parties involved. We love to see talented people broadening their horizons and bringing something new to Caribbean music, so we’re happy to be premiering the song right here. Listen below and look out for an exclusive feature with Mr. Blaze coming up on LargeUp soon.