Collaborating with award-winning music producer Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor throughout the years has proven to be a successful formula for high riding deejay Aidonia. Aside from a plethora of hits, ‘Fi Di Jockey’, one of their last effort continues to infiltrate various markets across the globe amassing over 15 million views online in the process, making it one of the 4th Genna recording artiste most bankable projects.
Come the last quarter of 2017, the two have joined forces again for an upcoming project titled ‘Set Fi Di Backshot’. Produced on ‘Di Genius Records’ imprint the single is an infectious anthem geared towards the female populace and slated for release in the days ahead.
According to Aidonia, "Stephen and I have always had good musical chemistry over the years, so collaborating on this new project is just a natural vibe."
Meanwhile, over the weekend the ‘Banga’ hitmaker along with label-mate Govanainvaded the Ocean Village car park in Ocho Rios for the 2017 staging of ‘Xcess’ unravelling hits such as ‘Yeah Yeah’, Gyal Clown, Hot Tool, Shallow Grung, Run Road among others as they delivered another fiery performance to the large gathering on hand.
Govana is currently working on his upcoming EP while Aidonia continues work on his debut album. Both projects are still untitled.
Singer-Songwriter Natel is back with another original dancehall infused, pop track. This time the Jamaican “Rude Bwoy” teamed up with songstress, Kim Nain, alongside Webzsta Inc.’s producer, Bcanic, for the catchy track. As it released, “Sweat” instantaneously took over the summer, with various dancers from the world taking to the track while posting videos of their routines on social media platforms such as YouTube and Instragram. The song also hit several charts including France’s NRJ Top 40 charts and UK’s Urban Club Charts almost instantly and is still charting alongside artists such as Jay Z, Chris Brown and Stylo G.
The team got together with dancehall icon, Mr. Vegas to create a remix for the hit, produced by Natel Music Records, the remix is planned to release late november. Fans who caught a snippet on Instagram stories have already given the track two thumbs up and are patiently waiting for the new release.
Considered one of North America’s premium publications, focusing primarily on urban lifestyle, art, fashion, politics and religion of the Caribbean territories. The Canadian based L3 Magazine shines the spotlight on Jamaican dancehall star Aidonia in the October edition of its supplement.
Featured on pages 24 and 25, the 4th Genna boss who has been riding a wave of success over the past year elaborated on his recent musical exploits in Europe and North America, his 2017 summer anthem ‘Yeah Yeah’, amid divulging some deets about the upcoming album slated to release in the first quarter of 2018.
Alluding to the still-untitled album the entertainer said, “I want to provide fans with something exceptional, hence I believe as an artiste it is extremely important to take the time and effort to mould each record in the best way I possibly can."
CreativA MediA | Bad Mind Never Prevails! That’s a fact! Let this phrase settle in your mind! These words are lyrics featured in the first single from LFS Music titled “No Weapon”; five newly added faces to the Caribbean music scene. Already, their sound is causing much chatter in the musical sphere. It makes sense that it would; their promising talents individually make their unit quite distinct.
Frontlined by award-winning songwriter turned performer, Nkosi “Kosi” Blackburne and his brother Jabari “Jabz” Blackburne, LFS also includes a professional drummer (Jamal “Kiddo” Joseph), Producer/Sound Engineer (Julius “Whixxkid” Le Gendre) and Disc Jockey (Curtis “DJ Toonkie” Julien). Their belief, in the paramount importance of positivity, motivated the use of an excerpt from one of the most popular biblical verses; “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper".
No Weapon’ is filled with positive connotations that accompany the happiest music in the world; Soca. “All them try they go fail”, “Try again”, “Dash them with holy water” and “Once we have faith we straight” are four of the many phrases that speak to triumph and faith. The track was written by Nkosi and Jabari Blackburne and produced by Twin Island studios with additional production by Kasey Phillips of Precison Productions.
As they prepare to hit the ground running for Carnival 2018, they are guided by one specific equation; Loyalty + Focus = Success (LFS). No reasoning is required to indulge in positivity, but if one is mandatory; look at the world.
Amidst a full roster of activities for the season, dancehall troubadour Aidonia is currently immersed in the studio working on material for his upcoming album.
Despite releasing ‘Project Sweat’ two years earlier, for which he received an honourable mention from Billboard Magazine and a top ten debut on the iTunes 100 Albums Chart. The ten-track compilation was presented as an EP and not an album. However, this latest body of work will mark the deejay’s official album debut since his emergence on the scene over a decade ago.
Alluding to the lengthy timeline for the album Aidonia says it’s all about timing and he wanted to deviate from the norm, but still, provide an offering that fans and the wider populous will appreciate musically.
“I want to provide fans with something exceptional that will transcend time and geographic boundaries. I am not a big fan of expendable music, hence I believe as an artiste it is extremely important to take the time and effort to mould each record on the album in the best way I possibly can. If I expect people to buy this it’s only fair that they receive their monies worth.” – Aidonia said.
“I want when someone downloads or puts my album into their player they can listen to the entire compilation from start to end without having to skip a song because it’s perceived as a sub-par effort.” – He added.
With no specific release date set, the ‘Yeah Yeah’ minstrel intimated that an approximate timeline would be for the first quarter of 2018. The compilation will be executively produced by his own 4th Genna Music imprint. When quizzed about possible collaborations a seemingly tight-lipped Aidonia says the album is still in its infancy and he doesn’t want to divulge too much at this time but hinted at a few surprises.
Meanwhile, dominating the FM airwaves and social scene with tracks like ‘Yeah Yeah’, ‘Fire’ and ‘IG Girls’ the deejay is now gearing up for a series of performances in Freeport and Nassau (the Bahamas) later this month.
Internationally, Aidonia’s summer anthem ‘Yeah Yeah’ was recently added to the ‘B-List’ of BBC 1Xtra’s Playlist where it now enjoys premium daytime rotation among a plethora of international A-listers.