• AVAILABLE IN ALL DIGITAL STORE • Richie Stephens – Place Call Salento – Express Love Riddim – prod. by Morello Selecta – Yah Man Records (Salento South Italy)

Richie Stephens – Place Call Salento

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Richie Stephens – Place Call Salento – Express Love Riddim
prod. by Morello Selecta – Yah Man Records (Salento South Italy)
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official WebSite: http://www.yahmanrecords.com
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Eighth and last release on Express Love Riddim by Yah Man Records, label from Salento founded by Morello Selecta. On the riddim, recorded in Trepuzzi at Mad Vibes Studio by Morello Selecta on bass guitar, Papa Leo on guitar, Maestro Garofalo on keyboards and Fossa Drummer on drums, we’ve already listen to some of the most important voices of the reggae scenery. In order we had Blass, Sandra Cross, Carlton Livingston, Angela Garzia, Ras Tt, Ras Fraser, Reddman Uk and Abajonai. To top it up, we end with one of the most beautiful Ska, reggae and soul voices of Jamaica, Mr. Richie Stephens. After the collaboration with Ska Nation Band and the launch of their new album Internationally, he spent last summer in Salento. On this occasion he had the opportunity to learn more about the cultural and lifestyle aspects of this land. In fact his version on the riddim is called “Place Call Salento”. In this song Richie Stephens sings about his feelings during his stay in the heel of Italy’s boot. He describes Salento like a place full of positive energy, rich in reggae and dancehall vibes and, thanks to his contribution, also Ska. In “Place Call Salento” he refers also to Sud Sound System, real pioneers of this musical gender in Salento, with great respect, and to Ska Nation Band, that he consider his Italian family. Now, all we need to do is to press Play to listen to this last production on Express Love Riddim, waiting for more news to come from Yah Man Records.

Richie Stephens – Place Call Salento

Producers: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta” for Yah Man Records
Executive Producer: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Writers: Richie Stephens, Raffaele Leo, Alessandro Garofalo, Antonio Miglietta, Vincenzo Morello
Publisher or Publishers: Yah Man Records
Artist: Richie Stephens
Musicians:
Drum: Antonio Miglietta “Fossa Drummer”
Bass: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Keyboards: Alessandro Garofalo “Maestro Garofalo”
Guitars: Raffaele Leo “Papa Leu”
Arrangements: Alessandro Garofalo “Maestro Garofalo”
Recorded at : Mad Vibes Studio Recording, Adriatic Sound Studio, DrummStudio
Voice Recorded at: Mad Vibes Studio Recording
Mixed by: Raffaele Leo “Papa Leu”, Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Master: Riccardo Rinaldi “Ohm Guru”
Studio Engineer: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Studio Assistant: Chiara Carbone
Cover Design: Emmanuele Tafuro “Rankin Lele”
Release: 05/12/2016

• AVAILABLE IN ALL DIGITAL STORE • Abajonai – Let My People Go – Express Love Riddim – prod. by Morello Selecta – Yah Man Records (Salento South Italy)

Abajonai – Let My People Go

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Abajonai – Let My People Go – Express Love Riddim
prod. by Morello Selecta – Yah Man Records (Salento South Italy)
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all digital store,player: https://goo.gl/sHnTDv
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official WebSite: https://www.yahmanrecords.com
Youtube: https://goo.gl/RcXYBA

Let My People Go is song of powerful and resonating lyrics that came to Abajonai most naturally. His inspiration came from the “Most High after traveling to different places and observing whats happening in the world. This track is a voice and chant for people that’s being “oppressed’ in different ways.
The lyrical content of this song explains the injustices that’s taking place worldwide, however through prayer and education one can get passed this point. Hope and Faith echos throughout the entire song that one day equal rights and justice will be gained.
This song proposes to edify, educate and unify the masses through the musical chant and plea – “Let My People Go”

Abajonai – Let My People Go

Producers: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta” for Yah Man Records
Executive Producer: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Writers: Abajonai, Raffaele Leo, Alessandro Garofalo, Antonio Miglietta, Vincenzo Morello
Publisher or Publishers: Yah Man Records
Artist: Abajonai
Musicians:
Drum: Antonio Miglietta “Fossa Drummer”
Bass: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Keyboards: Alessandro Garofalo “Maestro Garofalo”
Guitars: Raffaele Leo “Papa Leu”
Arrangements: Alessandro Garofalo “Maestro Garofalo”
Recorded at : Mad Vibes Studio Recording, Adriatic Sound Studio, DrummStudio
Voice Recorded at: U.S.A.
Mixed by: Raffaele Leo “Papa Leu”, Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Master: Riccardo Rinaldi “Ohm Guru”
Studio Engineer: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Studio Assistant: Chiara Carbone
Cover Design: Emanuele Conte
Release: 15/11/2016

• AVAILABLE IN ALL DIGITAL STORE • Reddman Uk – Where is The Love – Express Love Riddim – prod. by Morello Selecta – Yah Man Records (Salento South Italy)

Reddman Uk – Where is The Love

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Reddman Uk- Where is The Love – Express Love Riddim
prod. by Morello SelectaYah Man Records (Salento South Italy)
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all digital store,player: http://player.believe.fr/v2/8055323984218
Spotify: https://goo.gl/8gg6r3
official WebSite: www.yahmanrecords.com/

Yahman Records, the up and coming label from Salento founded by Morello Selecta, is gaining great success thanks to the voice of important artists like Blass, Sandra Cross, Carlton Livingston, Ras Tt and Ras Fraser. For the sixth and last release we have an artist from Uk: Redd Man. He’s a musical engineer, writer and artist who has been DJ-ing for 15 years. A voice that stands out from the rest, his music is a mix of Reggae, Bashment, Dancehall and Hip Hop. After his first exhibition at NW10 of London, he took part in “Stonebridge Park Talent Quest” and earned the first place. In the year to come Redd Man performed alongside Elephant Man in clubs and met his long term friend Gappy Ranks. They started to tour all Uk together with great success. After this, he signed a contract with “Jam Down Records” and recorded his hit track “Hanging out”. Now is the right time to invest on his own recording studio. With a Cd mixed in 2012 and a collaboration with the producer “Sadface” of Impressive Music Entertainment on his Ep “Talk of the Town” , Reddman also worked with HCMG BasslineRock Productions, Riverside Productions, Kimichi Records, PushaYoutes Productions and finally with Morello Selecta on Express Love Riddim, composed by Papa Leo on guitars, Maestro Garofalo on keyboards, Morello Selecta on bass guitar and Fossa Drummer on drums. ReddMan’s version “Where is the love” has a very deep lyric and is now available on all digital stores.

Reddman Uk- Where is The Love

Producers: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta” for Yah Man Records
Executive Producer: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Writers: Reddman Uk, Raffaele Leo, Alessandro Garofalo, Antonio Miglietta, Vincenzo Morello
Publisher or Publishers: Yah Man Records
Artist: Reddman Uk
Musicians:
Drum: Antonio Miglietta “Fossa Drummer”
Bass: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Keyboards: Alessandro Garofalo “Maestro Garofalo”
Guitars: Raffaele Leo “Papa Leu”
Arrangements: Alessandro Garofalo “Maestro Garofalo”
Recorded at : Mad Vibes Studio Recording, Adriatic Sound Studio, DrummStudio
Voice Recorded at: U.K.
Mixed by: Raffaele Leo “Papa Leu”, Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Master: Riccardo Rinaldi “Ohm Guru”
Studio Engineer: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Studio Assistent: Chiara Carbone
Cover Design:Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Release: 01/11/2016

• AVAILABLE IN ALL DIGITAL STORE • Ras TT ft. Ras Fraser Jr. – Same Thing – Express Love Riddim – prod. by Morello Selecta – Yah Man Records (Salento South Italy)

Ras TT ft. Ras Fraser Jr. – Same Thing

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Ras TT ft. Ras Fraser Jr. – Same Thing – Express Love Riddim
prod. by Morello SelectaYah Man Records (Salento South Italy)
buy now ITunes: https://goo.gl/QGNxEn
all digital store,player: https://goo.gl/7z4a1N
Spotify: https://goo.gl/K3Niaq
official WebSite: www.yahmanrecords.com/

The fifth release of Yah Man Records, the up and coming label from Salento founded  by the sound engineer  Morello Selecta , is out today. We first listened to Blass (JAM), Sandra Cross (UK), Carlton Livingston (JAM) and Angela Garzia (IT) on Express Love Riddim, skilfully created by Morello and his close friends from Bag a Riddim Band. On this riddim produced by Yah Man Records we can listen to the drums of Fossa Drummer, the guitar of Papa Leu, the keyboards of Maestro Alessandro Garofalo and the bass guitar of Morello.  On the fifth release of the indipendent label  we have some really special artists. We are talking about  two brothers from Uk, Ras Fraser and Ras Tt, sons of the veteran reggae artist Philip Fraser.  Ras Tt was born in London and lived in Jamaica until 2002, when he decided to go back to the Uk  to carry on his passion for music. Along with his group R&B “Flammable Ent”, he gained more experience in the music industry. After he reached a good artistic sensibility, he went back to the Caribbean where he worked with big icons of reggae music such as Sugar Minott, Mega Bunton and Errol Dunkly. Rich in positive vibes he worked again in England with groups such as “Nutty Energy” and “Limitlus Ent”. In 2011 he produced a song with Gappy Ranks “Before I die”. Thanks to this collaboration they became great friends. We can see that  Ras Tt is a young artist but already able to go easily from a music gender  to another . His brother Ras Fraser debuted for his first time at the age of 7 whit his father Philip Fraser at the Fort Clarence Beach of Portmore.  When he went to the high school he started to properly learn the teachings of the Rastafari and the beliefs of Prince Emmanuel. His career takes off in 1999 when he recorded his first single “No escape” for Razor Sound Records. The first album of Ras Fraser Junior is “Roots my time”.  He still works for Razor Sound Records label. In 2012 he went to Jamaica with his brother  to record a song and make a documentary called “Neverous Reaction”.Well-known in Sweden and in Berlin for his collaboration with the popstar Elliphant, he performed in Miami, California, Kingston and Canada. Talent, true grit and a positive message to the youths are the main features of the music of this artist. All you have to do is to listen to the version of this two brothers, Ras Tt and Ras Fraser on Express Love Riddim to discover them..

Ras TT ft. Ras Fraser Jr. – Same Thing

Producers: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta” for Yah Man Records
Executive Producer: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Writers:Ras TT, Ras Fraser Jr, – Same Thing, Raffaele Leo, Alessandro Garofalo, Antonio Miglietta, Vincenzo Morello
Publisher or Publishers: Yah Man Records
Artist: Ras TT ft. Ras Fraser Jr. – Same Thing
Musicians:
Drum: Antonio Miglietta “Fossa Drummer”
Bass: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Keyboards: Alessandro Garofalo “Maestro Garofalo”
Guitars: Raffaele Leo “Papa Leu”
Arrangements: Alessandro Garofalo “Maestro Garofalo”
Recorded at : Mad Vibes Studio Recording, Adriatic Sound Studio, DrummStudio
Voice Recorded at: U.K., U.S.A.
Mixed by: Raffaele Leo “Papa Leu”, Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Master: Riccardo Rinaldi “Ohm Guru”
Studio Engineer: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Studio Assistent: Chiara Carbone
Cover Design: E.Dogg Graphic
Release: 15/10/2016

RICHIE STEPHENS & SKA NATION HEADING TO HOLLYWOOD

RICHIE STEPHENS & SKA NATION HEADING TO HOLLYWOOD

Los Angeles, CA: Singer Richie Stephens & The Ska Nation Band are heading to Hollywood in November. The Ska group earned a nomination for ‘Best Reggae Album’ at the 7th annual Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA) that takes place on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at The Fonda Theater, 6126 Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles, CA. 

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The nomination comes less than a year after the release of the group’s debut studio album Internationally, which include hit singles Fire Fire, Foundation, Internationally feat. Sud Sound System, Kingston Salento and Original Style feat. Sean Paul & Gentleman.

“Wow! God is truly amazing! We are overwhelmed to have earned our first nomination at the HMMA Awards. I am fired up about how things are going with us so far” said Stephens from his home in Kingston, Jamaica.

Ska Nation Band member Papa Leu was just as elated.

“This first nomination is a special moment in my music career that I will treasure for the rest of my life. I would like to thank our fans, especially those here in Italy, the rest of Europe, Jamaica, the USA and Canada. We also thank our management team for believing in us” Leu noted.

The 2016 HMMA recognizes and honors the music of visual mediums including film, TV, movie trailers, video games, commercial and music videos for both mainstream and independent artists from around the globe. The awards event features live music performances, celebrities appearances, award presentations, an exclusive VIP reception, and a dinner banquet.  

Richie Stephens & Ska Nation Band head to Hollywood

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/

RICHIE STEPHENS & THE SKA NATION BAND reinterpret “O Sole Mio”

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available from 25 september 2016 

on line in all digital store and major platforms 

Richie Stephens is a popular jamaican singer and producer , GRAMMY AWARD winner; with Motown and other prestigious label background, where also Rihanna recently sampled the “Sail Away” riddim produced by his own label Pot of Gold in her single Work, interpret the song that symbolizes the Neapolitan repertoire.

More Than one year ago the unstoppable reggae singer created, in conjunction with ADRIATIC SOUND, young label owned by producers and singers Rankin Lele & Papa Leu (grown up artistically with Sud Sound System), and an ensamble of 9 of the most renowed musicians in Salento and involving them in the RICHIE STEPHENS AND SKANATION project.
From this collaboration they come up with the album “INTERNATIONALLY”, released last april and entirely dedicated to ska, original music genre originated in Jamaica. Internationally has been promoted in Tokio, Japan, last may and in few months the tour reached Haiti, Jamaica and Italy where Richie Stephens and Skanation performed many time to promote their new project.
“ INTERNATIONALLY” had an excellent international feedback and has been on the top of many chart, same as 2 singles Fire Fire and Internationally videoclip, especially Internationally has gone as viral dance in japan where is actually smashing up every reggae party.
Internationally, also, has been played and still being played in various radio station worldwide like BBC1xtra in London, IRIE fm, KOOL fm, VYBZ fm in Jamaica, Linkaje Radio New York, 90.9FM New Jersey, Wavs 1170 Florida, played in many other radio in California, Caribbean and south america.
Still in many chart I TUNES, BBC1xtra, New York top 40 chart, Weekly Star top 10.

After 2 months in Salento , costantly close to Skanation, Richie already lover of italian opera singers sound, started to get close to opera and traditional music , especially neapolitan and salentina. Totally lost in these genre with strong cultural roots that those genre represent, decided again with the inseparables Rankin Lele & Papa Leu.

Poliedric Richie Stephens pay tribute to our country through one of the most popular song worldwide “O SOLE MIO” released officialy back in 1898.
This is the first time in history where a jamaican artist performed a song entirely in old neapolitan language.
In Less than a week Richie studied at his best the way to use his voice , pronunciation and the magic mean of the song and recorded the song in only 45 minutes.

To perform the song at the best, Richie Stephens , collaborated with some of the greatest master and teachers : the mandolin player Antonio Calsolaro (one of the major frontman of the salento traditional music by 3 generation, violin player Roberta Mazzotta which has been member of Cherubini Orchestra (directed by Riccardo Muti), the Tenor singer Raffaele Pastore from La Fenice in Venice and Petruzzelli theater in Bari.

Strong by his project with the duo Rankin Lele & Papa Leu , Stephens wanted to propose this new version of “O SOLE MIO” in Ska key,
Skanation band created the perfect sound capable to blend and harmonizes to the maximum with a song so popular on a planetary level.

A tribute to italian’s music heritage and culture that states the stong legacy between Jamaica and our country.

It will be available in all the major online store and platform from the 25th of september: the single, dancehall remix and videoclip directed by Federico Giannace, shoot between the GIOVANNI PAISIELLO theater in lecce and the old village of Specchia in Lecce 

Richie Stephens and The Ska Nation Band

officialwebsite: www.skanationband.com

mail: skanationband@gmail.com

social:

https://www.facebook.com/theskanationband

https://twitter.com/skanationband

https://www.instagram.com/skanationband

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTIlBEzUUoXFendisXpkDGg

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O Sole Mio

Richie Stephens

& The Ska Nation Band

1) ’O Sole Mio (Original Mix)

2) ’O Sole Mio Riddim (Instrumental Version)

3) ’O Sole Mio (Adriatic Sound Dancehall Remix)

4) ’O Sole Mio (Dancehall Riddim)

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Produced by Richie Stephens, Papa Leu, Rankin Lele

for Pot of Gold and Adriatic Sound

Arranged by: Raffaele “Papa Leu” Leo,

Alessandro “Maestro” Garofalo, Luca Manno

Recorded at Adriatic Sound Studio, Trepuzzi (Lecce) Italy

by Raffaele “Papa Leu” Leo

Studio Assistant: Vincenzo “Morello Selecta” Morello

1 & 2 – Mixed & Mastered at:

Le Dune Studio, Ravenna, Italy, by Riccardo “Ohm Guru” Rinaldi,

3 & 4 – Mixed at:

Big Yard Recording Studio, Kingston, Jamaica by Kamal Evans

Mastered at:

GrooveBox Recording Studio, Kingston, Jamaica by Rohan Dwyer

Artwork: Emmanuele “Rankin Lele” Tafuro

Photos: Federico Giannace

Musicians:

Mandolin: Maestro Antonio Calsolaro;

Keyboards: Alessandro “Maestro” Garofalo

Sax: Luca Manno, Bass & Guitar: Papa Leu; Violin: Roberta Mazzotta;

Tuba: Gianluca Ria, Tromba & Trombone: Giancarlo Dell’ Anna;

Drum: Antonio “Fossa” Miglietta

• AVAILABLE IN ALL DIGITAL STORE • Angela Garzia – It’s Time To Live – Express Love Riddim – prod. by Morello Selecta – Yah Man Records (Salento South Italy)

Angela Garzia – It’s Time To Live

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Angela Garzia – It’s Time To Live – Express Love Riddim
prod. by Morello SelectaYah Man Records (Salento South Italy)
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Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2bfHvph
official WebSite: www.yahmanrecords.com/

Out now the fourth release of Yahman Records, label from Salento founded by the sound engineer Morello Selecta. After the Jamaican singer Blass, a brand new reggae and dancehall artist, Sandra Cross, reggae singer from Great Britian, and Carlton Livingston, veteran artist well-known for his major hit “100 weights of collie weeds”, this time we’re glad to listen on the Express Love Riddim Angela Garzia. The riddim, strictly from the south of Italy, is composed by Fossa Drummer on drums, Papa Leo on guitar , Maestro Garofalo Keyboard and Morello Selecta on bass guitar. The name of Angela Garzia may sound quite new, as a matter of fact this girl is a promising artist from Salento aged only 21.
Angela, from Squinzano, sings since the age of 13 and although she’s really young she already knows how to deal with different styles like pop, rock, jazz, swing working with NewCodec, Hot Staff, Line Acustica, Hollywood Party and many more.
She also had some experience in theater and performed in the role of Beatrice in the Divine Comedy.
For Angela this is the first experience in the international reggae scenery and she will definitely show her talent also on this genre with her song on “Express Love Riddim” called “It’s time to live”.

Angela Garzia – It’s Time To Live

Producers: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta” for Yah Man Records
Executive Producer: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Writers: Angela Garzia, Raffaele Leo, Alessandro Garofalo, Antonio Miglietta, Vincenzo Morello
Publisher or Publishers: Yah Man Records
Artist: Angela Garzia
Musicians:
Drum: Antonio Miglietta “Fossa Drummer”
Bass: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Keyboards: Alessandro Garofalo “Maestro Garofalo”
Guitars: Raffaele Leo “Papa Leu”
Arrangements: Alessandro Garofalo “Maestro Garofalo”
Recorded at : Mad Vibes Studio Recording, Adriatic Sound Studio, DrummStudio
Voice Recorded at: Mad Vibes Studio Recording
Backing Vocals: Angela Garzia
Mixed by: Raffaele Leo “Papa Leu”, Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Master: Riccardo Rinaldi “Ohm Guru”
Studio Engineer: Vincenzo Morello “Morello Selecta”
Studio Assistent: Chiara Carbone
Cover Design: E.Dogg Graphic
Release: 10/08/2016