By Marc Parc
Emerging Dancehall label, First Name Music has established themselves as a formidable force within Jamaican music with its newest compilation, the Tun Up, Tun Up Riddim.
Though released in March, just in time for the Spring season, the Tun Up, Tun Up Riddim showcases the potential to dominate all four season within the Dancehall community. With an authentic sound reminiscent of Dancehall in the late 90s and early 2000s, the Tun Up, Tun Up Riddim some of the genre's most prominent artistes during that time as they continue to assert their dominance within the local music industry.
That's no more evident than the smash hit, Tun Up by prominent Dancehall superstar, Cham and his wife turned singer, Ophelia 'O' Beckett. The grown and sexy, self-confidence themed single has garnered mass attention across local and international music circles; building on a stellar 2012 for the Madhouse Records artiste. Additionally, Tun Up has sparked talk of Cham and 'O' being the new power couple within Jamaican music.
Meanwhile, the Queen of Dancehall, Lady Saw continues to display consistency and stamp her authority as one of the genre's most lethal lyricists with her single, 2 Man Mi Have. The raunchy, thought-provoking single has successfully sparked mass buzz within Dancehall circles as she seeks to represent for the 'wifeys' out there in contrast to the growing number of 'matey' songs being pushed to the public.
Fellow Dancehall Diva, Spice also represents for the ladies with her single, Body Great which once again speaks to females who are confident in their looks and approaches. Additionally, Agent Sasco adds his touch to the compilation with his single, Hot which follows along those same long while Alliance deejay, Bling Dawg continues his career renaissance with the track, Bubble Gal.
Distributed by Johnny Wonder's 21-st Hapilos, the Tun Up, Tun Up Riddim is available for purchase on iTunes while each of the singles can be heard via YouTube.