It’s been a slow past month for Sizzla, but here’s a pair of new tracks on the venerable Sleng Teng.
Not clear if these will come out as official singles – “The Healing” in particular is very brief and feels like it was off the cuff – but the sound quality is good enough and I can certainly vibe to these.
Hmm. I don’t know about this one. The annoying part is, I like the riddim and I like the melody Sizzla came up with for it, but the autotune and distortion is way overdone – it takes a fairly spare, soft kind of track and makes it really noisy and harsh to my ears. I’m not the biggest fan of autotune but Sizzla typically uses it better than most dancehall artists, as far as I’m concerned; not here though. I’d love to hear this with ALL the vocal effect stripped out.
Here’s a very modern-sounding (but in a good way, I think) dancehall track. Interesting, very cold-sounding riddim and a decent tune as well.
Here’s the official video for this beautiful tune from Sizzla’s latest full-length. If you don’t already own it, go get a copy – it’s excellent!
If you’re like me (though few are), you routinely check the digital downloads section on Amazon, sorted by release date, because it’s one of the better places to get information in upcoming releases. Most days, Sizzla has nothing there that I haven’t already seen, or maybe one “new” track that is actually some old song on a new compilation. Some days, something actually new pops up, and I blog about it and download it. And once in a great while, something REALLY fun-looking shows up – a new upcoming album or EP or something else with lots of tracks to delve into.
I thought that today was one of those days, but no. It’s just McGregor repackaging the same old tunes for the hundredth time. So if you run across this release “Have” (what kind of title is that?) – though the poorly-done cover art just says “Sizzla Special Edition” – don’t bother. You already own all of this stuff. Maybe it’s called “Have” because you already have it.
Here’s something unusual – a digital release of a single called “The Formula” featuring Vida Sunshyne. The song sounds decent from the brief sample, but the unusual part is all the bonus content – two tracks on the same riddim by Capleton and Anthony B (a fine line-up, to be sure) plus a staggering seven remixes of the main track – and they actually sound pretty different from one another. This won’t be out for nearly a month, but I think I’ll be downloading the whole thing once it’s available.
This one doesn’t appear to have made it to YouTube yet, but it’s available for legal download now and sounds like a solid reggae tune.
Not sure what it is about this, but it works for me in a funky way.
This is NICE. Listen now!
These two singles have come out for legal download. Here’s the regular track, and here’s the remix with Jahricio and Ras Manuel.