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Straight Outta Jamaica: Teeardrop

“Wake Up List”, on the 2021 Satta Massagana Rebirth Riddim, has been buzzing on Jamaica radio waves over and a favorite and has received airwave plays on Irie FM, HITZ FM, ZIP FM as well as many internet radio stations globally. The song was premiered more recently on Hot 97 in New York by Bobby Konders and Massive B and in the #1 Music Radio Market in the USA as one of the hottest singles to be released more recently. Other global radio stations are adding the “Wake Up List” to their playlist as well as in the UK and radio stations throughout Africa and the Caribbean and Canada. Teeardropz is no newcomer to the reggae community in Jamaica, since he was busy with hit songs such as his 2020 single, “Fast Food” ft Takeova, which the video has continued to garner fans on Youtube, Vevo, and other digital video platforms. Teeardropz is also responsible for “Hot Suh” , “Rich Badness” and “Rich Too”. eeardropz is also featured on several more riddims locally including “Amnesia”, “Fresh” “Money N Guns” as well as more recently “Yellow Tape’ Riddim. The latest single “Dancing Mood” is heating up on the digital platform. The song is an advanced rendition of the earlier song with bigger production performance. The Afrobeat version of the song , “Dancing Mood”, has gained over 1-Million streams on the African Streaming platform, “BoomPlay” Music over the past 4 months, and continues to acquire new fans throughout the continent. The reunion of Teeardropz with Manatee Records label, has been an inspiration to both himself and the President and CEO Calvin “Doc” Flowers since he first voiced on a Riddim the label in the earl1990’s. The reunion is as if, the past years since he voiced “Party in Session”, were compressed to days as his acknowledgement by Jamaican fans has increased since the “Wake Up List ” hit the airwaves.

Teeardropz aka Jonathan Brown, from Trelawny JA, has received much attention over the past year with his song “Wake Up List” on the 2021 Satta Massagana Rebirth Riddim with Manatee Records. He has gained over 500k streams of he song on the Spotify as well as the Boomplay African #1) Streaming platform. His duet with Cheri Janae in a remake of the song “Perfidia Love” has seen over 250K streams on the Boomplay platform as well as Spotify. His previous in 2020 “Trodding” gave him the nudge on the charts on Amazon as well as iTunes. For his 2020 song “Trodding”,produced by the late Barry OHare, he was invited for interviews on CVM at sunrise, TVJ, E Buzz – Irie Fm, E Blaze – Fame FM, Sun City Radio and The Observer.

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Teeardropz is currently finishing songs on several other Riddims including “Yellow Tape” Riddim which will be another collaboration between his Countryside Music, and Manatee Records. The video for the latest release, “Dancing Mood”, was finalized recently and will give the fans a sure feeling of that old reggae vibe from the 60’s as Teeardropz blesses his fans with this powerful feel good song throughout the global reggae communities of the world. The video will air on all video platforms throughout Jamaica as well as globally. There are several other tunes which Teeardropz has on deck to be released over the next months. He will soon be on a USA Tour with Irie-FM Radio, in which they are rolling out the streaming platform for the radio station in several major US cities including New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Miami. Stay tuned as Teeardropz will be posted on the opening page for his efforts at Irie-FM follow him on all social networks including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Adelide Takes a Bite Out of Temptation in New Disco-Inspired Track “Witness”

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In an innovative new release, Adelide, a prominent soul-pop artist from NYC, presents “Witness,” a song that artfully combines the rhythmic essence of 80s disco with a contemporary twist. This soulful track explores the theme of forbidden love and is characterized by lush synths, captivating rhythms, and Adelide’s compelling vocals.

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“Witness” reinterprets the timeless tale of temptation within the context of a modern, queer romance. Adelide’s emotive and resonant vocals complement vibrant synths and bass lines inspired by funk, resulting in a nostalgic yet refreshingly unique soundscape. The song’s narrative draws parallels to the Garden of Eden, inviting listeners into a realm where passion and surrender intersect, establishing “Witness” as a poignant anthem for those who embrace love boldly.

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The music video, directed by Margot Bennett, serves as a visual complement to the song’s themes. Set in a contemporary Garden of Eden, the video features stunning cinematography and choreography that immerse viewers in a dreamlike world of desire and temptation. Notably, the video includes a memorable scene of Adelide biting into a pear—an ironic twist on the forbidden apple—only to humorously spit it out at the crew’s insistence, injecting a touch of humor into the otherwise sensual visual narrative.

Adelide’s “Witness” offers more than just music; it provides an immersive experience for both the auditory and visual senses. With its infectious rhythm and captivating storyline, this track is positioned to make a significant impact in the soul-pop and disco revival genres.

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Adelide continues to push artistic boundaries and redefine musical genres, making “Witness” essential listening and its accompanying video a must-see. Immerse yourself in this modern-day Eden and allow Adelide to guide you through the complexities of love in “Witness.”

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Discover Your Anthem in Neil Michael Anderson’s “What’s Your Truth?”

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Neil Michael Anderson, the heart and soul of Truth or Consequences, NM, has just unleashed a musical gem with his latest single, “What’s Your Truth?”. This country-rock anthem, which recently bagged the “Best Music Production Award” at the 2024 New Mexico Music Awards, is set to strike a chord with listeners far and wide.

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From the first strum of the guitar to the last lingering note, “What’s Your Truth?” invites you on a journey of introspection and self-discovery. Anderson’s signature blend of genres creates a sound that’s as familiar as it is refreshing, echoing the timeless vibes of The Eagles’ “Take It Easy” and the Traveling Wilburys’ “End of the Line”, yet brimming with an optimism that would make John Lennon proud.

In Anderson’s own words, “Never have I been welcomed like I have by the people of Truth or Consequences. Every time I come back here, it feels like I am returning home. I’ve loved singing this song to them around the campfire, and on the stage. And now, it’s for the world.” This sentiment is palpable throughout the track, making it a beloved staple at his live shows and a favorite around the campfire.

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“What’s Your Truth?” is a call to action. Its catchy melodies and thought-provoking lyrics encourage listeners to reflect on their own truths, love, and the consequences of their choices. Anderson’s ability to weave these profound themes into an engaging and upbeat tune is what sets him apart in today’s music landscape.

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