Barbados is on Loc’ Dong!
Mo’ Lava Entertainment has just released the first chapter, the Loc’ Dong riddim, of the BGI Riddim Project, which was recorded at Mo’ Lava Studio and produced by James De Lovell.
Featuring 100 per cent live instrumentation, it is a blend of the Caribbean’s heartbeat and calypso rhythms, and speaks of praise, thankfulness and personal empowerment.
The artistes who appear on the riddim –– Buggy Nhakente, Red Paul, Adonijah, Hurricane, Tony Rebel Bailey, Supa Frost, BoBo, Albert Olton, Peter Ram and I Farrell –– recorded the vocal tracks at a number of studios for the production in which James De Lovell and Hurricane of Mo’ Lava Studio join forces with Nestmi Productions and Bajan Sun Records to deliver a concise showcase of Barbados’ unique style of dancehall, reggae and soca.
The project successfully links new and upcoming artists with the more experienced elders, while giving them an opportunity to do business with various other producers, arrangers and songwriters. The BGI Riddim Project is made up of six riddims over six months, and fans can expect to hear a brand new compilation album released each month from February till July.
Producer James De Lovell is regarded as one of the most prolific masters of Caribbean rhythms, and has been named as the recipient of the 2016 Barbados Music Award For Music Excellence for his over years plus of work as a musician, teacher, entrepreneur and producer across the genres. His brainchild Mo’ Lava Entertainment is associated locally with Barbados’ most respected artistes, many of whom are represented on this project.