Bulby York releases his 3rd album titled Heartcrafted. Bulby York’s highly anticipated album ‘Heartcrafted’ features Jimmy Cliff, Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Maxi Priest, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Busy Signal, Charly Blacks, Rygin King , Stylo G, Etana, Tifa and others. Brooklyn, New York (Shuzzr) – As reggae-dancehall music continues to evolve and influence other genres, cultures, movements, and people across the world, to date, it stands unparalleled to any other worldwide. The treasured genre which spans several decades, not just chronicle an islands evolution and its influence globally but promotes the tenants of Rastafarianism whilst strengthening the voice of the oppressed. ‘Heartcrafted’ by Bulby York which was released on September 18th, debuted on the US Apple Reggae album charts at #14; #19 on the US iTunes Reggae charts; #20 on the UK Reggae iTunes charts; recently went #1 on on Switzerland iTunes Reggae album charts and also saw one of the singles from the album namely ‘Stay Home Tonight’ featuring Busy Signal & Ce’Cile going #1 on South Africa iTunes Reggae charts amassing huge streams and sales globally. The album ‘Heartcrafted’ features Jimmy Cliff, Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Maxi Priest, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Busy Signal, Charly Blacks, Rygin King, Stylo G, Etana, Tifa and others. Since the release, the project has gotten featured in several digital and print media publications across North America not to mention various interviews on radio and television shows. The album ‘Heartcrafted’ which can be described as a time capsule for future generations, captures not just the traditional sounds of reggae and dancehall but also gives its audience previously released materials with some of the industry’s most prolific, and successful artiste to date, bridging old school voices with a few from the freshman class. The 17-track compilation which takes you on a musical journey across the breadth and depth of the islands luscious landscape, captures the sounds and melodies that echoes through the mountains and valleys chanted by its people, the pulse of a nation. Bulby York who is a renowned musical architect as the genre went mainstream in the early 2000s, worked with some of the industry’s rising stars which positioned him to engineering tracks for No Doubt’s double-platinum Rocksteady album, as well as Sean Paul’s era-defining dancehall classic, Dutty Rock. As time progressed, Bulby’s talent was revered by many, as his talent was noticed which led to other top Jamaican producers like Winston Riley, Steely and Clevie, as well as Sly and Robbie, enlisting him to engineer other productions. This led to him working with/for international artiste like Chaka Khan, Cyndi Lauper and Sinead O’Connor and is credited to several other noteworthy projects such as Bounty Killer’s “Suspense" and Beenie Man’s "Memories” which influenced Grammy-award winning rapper/producer Kanye West single “I’m In It,” from his 2013’s critically-acclaimed Yeezus album. York who in 2016 released his debut project titled ‘Epic & Ting' on Greensleeves Record also followed up with ‘Master Blaster’ in 2018 to rave reviews on his own label Bulby York Music. ‘Heartcrafted’ is distributed by VPAL music, a subsidiary of VP Records and can be considered as a testament to the legacy of the late reggae icon ‘Toots’ Hibbert plus other reggae-dancehall industry icons. “I have poured my heart and soul into this project and now its here for the world to hear, see and enjoy. Each track has its own meaning and history, just as how each parish in Jamaica captures a piece of what Jamaica represents. I have worked with some of our nation’s best, national treasures and this project captures not just our musical history but who we are” states Bulby York. “Heartcrafted” is available on all musical platforms globally.
Last weekend, marked the official start of summer and with only a few days into the season, dancehall recording artiste Ajji (formerly known as Ajrenalin) has already signalled his intention to dominate the period with his latest collaborative effort titled, ‘Live For The Summer’. The single, a braggadocious ode, celebrating the opulent lifestyle also features musical heavyweights Busy Signal and Stylo G flexing their lyrical muscle on the track. Premiered only days ago, the New League Music produced record has already bullied its way onto the playlist of several top tier jocks and media outlets across the diaspora and based on current trajectory is poised to become arguably one of the summer’s biggest anthems. When quizzed about the concept and creative process behind the record, a seemingly jocund Ajji disclosed that the idea came to life when he was contacted by producer Michaelius Phipps of New League Music, “I was contacted by longtime friend and producer Michaelius Phipps of New League Music with the beat and asked to come up with a song for the summer to include Stylo G. I wrote the song, demo the verses and sent it to Stylo G, who immediately jumped on the record bringing his own style and flair. Call it a stroke of luck or impeccable timing while the song was being mixed Busy Signal walked into the studio and was captivated by the contagious beat! Busy laid his verse stating, “No! mi need piece a dis” everything else is history.”
(New Lyfe Riddim)