Wednesday, August 18, 2010

'Major' and 'Minor' Riddims Available in August on i-Tunes

When Don Corleon Records released the Major Riddim in June of this year, the common misconception was that it was called ‘Major & Minor.’ In fact, the Minor Riddim is a totally separate creation that is yet to be officially released. To fans’ delight, both productions will be available on i-Tunes later this month in the form of a double disc compilation.

“People assumed that they were the same riddim but they are definitely two different riddims,” said Donovan ‘Don Corleon’ Bennett. “One was produced with major chords and the other with minor chords. That is how they got their names.”
A “chord” is a familiar term for students of music. It describes when different notes are sounded at the same time, producing a certain harmonic quality; and “quality” is an appropriate descriptor for the tracks that appear on these sibling beats.
Major Riddim features Tarrus Riley’s ‘Wildfire (Protect Mi People),’ which was recorded during the first night of extradition-related violence in West Kingston’s Tivoli Gardens community. The riddim also boasts Jah Cure’s ‘Respect,’ Sean Paul’s ‘All Night Long’ and Wayne Marshall’s ‘Work Hard.’ Hawaiian singer, J Boog is also on the line-up with ‘Let’s Do It Again,’which climbed to #20 on the iTunes Singles Chart. ‘All I Want’ by Rock City pleasantly displays the obvious song writing ability of the duo from the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additionally, Ce’cile, Jah Vinci, Kris Kelli, Liquid, Lutan Fyah and Professor have all dropped vocals on this exciting riddim.
Meanwhile, Minor Riddim is geared towards exposing younger artistes, though not exclusively. It features ‘Roll’ by Protoje, whose debut album (’The Seven Year Itch’) is being executive produced by Corleon and is currently in the final stages of production. LP, the winner of Corleon’s recent online talent search, holds his own on ‘Name & Number.’ The riddim is also blessed by Vybz Kartel on his soothing number called ‘I Like That.’ Other tracks include Lutan Fyah, Tami Chynn, Fiji, Toi and a duet by Selena Serrano and Pressure.
The Major & Minor riddims trail two other one-drop beats from Don Corleon Records so far this year, namely Feminine and Feelings.