Sorry for completely missing out to blog about Promoes last two songs of the month. But better late then never I suppose and hey, Promoe is one month late with a track!
The track for July is called “Dressed To Kill Under A Full Moon” and the beat is signed Jimmy Ledrac who also produced “Sunday Morning“. The variation of the tracks sound is kinda wide which is highly appreciated.
For August we have “Gunz” featuring no other than the jamaican reggae artist Lutan Fyah. The title itself gives you a great hint what the track is about and Dj Large gives you that classic reggae vibe to it. Makes me go back and spin Promoes album “Long Distance Runner“.
The video for Embee’s latest single “Desire To Be Free ft Nina Ramsby” has recently been released. It might not look that fancy for a start, but it is really a well directed video by Carl-Michael Herlöfsson who has captured the vibe for the single totally. A mellow video which takes the single to a new level.
… but can we blame the children when they kill the children / and can we blame the young men when they become the gun men / when we create the monster but let’s expose the sponsor / cus i wanna know who’s responsible.
Finally the song of the month for June by Promoe has arrived from the Basecamp Studios. This time the song of the month is produced by Mr Sloap, a riddim/reggae producer based in Skåne, Sweden. Hanouneh, who is completely unknown for me, is backing up on the vocals and she pulls it off great. According to her MySpace profile she is a former jazz vocalist who has moved on to reggae and hip hop with a political message in her songs. She and Mr Sloap runs a label together called DonDada where they produces and distrubuting reggae and dancehall music.
Embee, who use to call him self “Dj Embee” back in the days when he founded Looptroop Rockers in 1991 together with Promoe, recenlty released a single. “Desire to Bee” is featured by singer Nina Ramsby and is of course produced by Embee in the notorious “Wax Cabinet”.
For me, Nina Ramsby has until now been an completely unknown artist, but she does have a great voice and the collaboration between them both in this track is really a great match. The track takes me back to his fantastic solo album “Tellings from Solitaria” when he released the single “Not Tonite” featuring another unknown artist (for me), Vanessa Liftig. Let’s hope there is a solo record in the making because I want another “Tellings from Solitaria” this summer.
If you haven’t paid any attention to Embee’s solo releases, be sure to check them out: