Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Zoukout Adds 88rising Takeover With Keith Ape, Rich Chigga And More To Final Lineup And Announces Savour After Dark Food Village

Food vendors will include Old Street BKT, SPIZE, Keisuke Ramen, NamNam & Pepperoni
ZoukOut, Asia's largest beachfront music festival and only dusk-to-dawn dance festival, has announced that it will be returning again to Siloso Beach in Sentosa, Singapore from December 8-9, 2017. Now in its 17th year, Asia's longest running dance music festival is raved about by top DJs in the global clubbing circuit and is sworn by legions of fans as a must-attend party location.
After already announcing some of the biggest names in dance music from around the world including Marshmello, Flume, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, R3HAB, Yellow Claw, Robin Schulz, Claptone, Gui Boratto, DJ Snake, Amelie Lens, and MaRLo, ZoukOut has now finalized their lineup with the addition of a takeover from 88rising that will include Keith Ape, Rich Chigga, Higher Brothers and Joji.

Known for their cutting-edge music and viral videos that have taken the internet by storm, the 88rising crew are truly at the forefront of Southeast Asia’s immersion into the North-American hip-hop scene. Their takeover will include a hard-hitting performance from South Korean rapper Keith Ape, the comedic and wildly entertaining appeal of Indonesian artist Rich Chigga, Chinese hip-hop group Higher Brothers, and Japanese-Australian musician Joji, who is also known by the names Filthy Frank and Pink Guy.

ZoukOut will be the only December pit-stop in the region for Swedish House Mafia founding members Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Amsterdam-based electronic duo Yellow Claw, Belgium based techno aficionado Amelie Lens, and Dutch trance phenom MaRLo, so don’t miss your chance to jump on tickets. Note that VIP tickets and Standing Packages are extremely limited this year, so get yours soon before they run out to enjoy an exclusive area to dance and hangout with your friends.
ZoukOut also continues to roll out more details related to guest experience. This includes a partnership with AJ Hackett Sentosa that will allow guests to take on their 50m tall Bungy Jump Tower, Giant Swing, Vertical Skywalk and 40m long Skybridge at the festival, in addition to a newly announced partnership with SAVOUR with a specially theme curation of the food offerings. Guests can arrive at 6:30pm to experience cuisine options from Old Street BKT, SPIZE, Keisuke Ramen, NamNam and Pepperoni.

Specific options with include lobster broth ramen and tonkatsu king ramen from Keisuke Ramen, caramelised crispy chicken wings and Pho Australian Beef steak slices from NamNam, pork ribs broth and crispy dough fritters from Old Street BKT, wood-fired thin crust pizzas from Pepperoni, and a delicious combination of flavors from East and West via SPIZE. Attendees are invited to come early and experience a wide range of culinary experiences in a specially curated lifestyle setting that is open to all.

The festival is put on by the popular nightclub Zouk, most known for its Singapore location that was named the the Best Club In Asia and the Fourth Best Club in the world by DJ Mag, and is known for bringing in the biggest artists in dance music to dedicated fans in Southeast Asia. The club is also present in Malaysia and on the luxury cruiseliner Genting Dream.

Tickets are now available for purchase on ZoukOut's website. As the >Official Card for ZoukOut 2017, DBS Live Fresh Cardmembers & all other DBS/POSB Cardmembers are entitled to purchase discounted tickets. This promotion is valid for all DBS/POSB cards issued from Singapore only. They include:

    • Single Day, Day-1 tickets at SGD 124.20* (R.P: SGD138)
    • Single Day, Day-2 tickets at SGD 133.20* (R.P: SGD 148)
    • A set of four 2-Day tickets at SGD 800* (R.P: SGD 228 each)

For more information on full ticket prices, click here. Official hotel packages which are bundled in with ZoukOut tickets are also available here, which includes packages with W Singapore Sentosa Cove Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Genting Hotel Jurong, and Park Hotel Alexandra. Hotel packages include 2 tickets to ZoukOut 2017, daily breakfast and daily transfers to ZoukOut.
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Native Instruments launches 50% off special on Soundiron instruments

Berlin, October 24, 2017 – Native Instruments has partnered with Soundiron to offer exclusive discounts on selected instruments from Soundiron’s wide range of cinematic sound tools. The offer runs until November 1, 2017, with 50% off discounts on 15 KONTAKT instruments, including choirs, cinematic percussion, and unique, deep-sampled acoustic instruments. The offer also includes an exclusive bundle of all featured products, at an impressive discount of 85% compared to the total price of the individual products. All of the instruments are NKS-ready for perfect integration with KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboards and MASCHINE.

All instruments run in the free KONTAKT PLAYER software. Instruments on offer include Olympus Choir Elements, Mercury Boys Choir Elements, Voices of Gaia, Elysium Harp, Antidrum Machine, and Glitch Hero.

“Soundiron is thrilled to collaborate with Native Instruments,” says Mike Peaslee, Founder and Director Of Operations at Soundiron. “We’ve spent the past year working to bring full NKS and KONTAKT PLAYER support to a wide selection of our instruments and we're excited to finally unveil them. Native Instruments is an industry leader and has been an excellent partner to Soundiron. We’ve released well over 100 professional libraries for the KONTAKT format over the years, and now we’re bringing an ever-growing array directly to KONTAKT PLAYER, MASCHINE, and KOMPLETE KONTROL keyboard users everywhere.”

Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) is an extended plug-in format that enables a unified creative experience across hundreds of virtual instruments from Native Instruments and other leading developers. Manufacturers using the NKS standard carefully design the mappings, tags, and performance of their instruments for KOMPLETE KONTROL and MASCHINE hardware to react with the feel of a custom instrument.

The following individual products are now available as part of the offer:

- Ambius Prime
- Antidrum Machine
- Apocalypse Percussion Elements
- Apocalypse Percussion Micro
- Elysium Harp
- Emotional Piano
- Glitch Hero
- Mercury Boys Choir Elements
- Mercury Boys Choir Micro
- Motor Rhythms
- Olympus Choir Elements
- Olympus Choir Micro
- Requiem Light Symphonic Choir
- Voices of Gaia
- Voices of Rage

This special offer is available from October 23 until November 1, 2017, exclusively at the NI online shop. Individual pricing can be found on the following page:


Thursday, October 26, 2017

New Glitchmachines Website

"Our brand new company website is now live!

The site was completely overhauled and features a modern, mobile-friendly interface designed to streamline your browsing experience in every way.

We added a new Support page that answers the most commonly asked questions and outlines various company policies.

We also set up a new Apparel shop via Threadless, which features numerous logos and designs you can print on a variety of garments.


Next up: a new sound effects pack and our latest flagship plugin!
The Glitchmachines Team

Monday, October 23, 2017

Bassboss Sound System Provides Sonic Foundation For Jpc Entertainment

Tallahassee, FL, October 23, 2017 — Jeremy Conklin aka DJ Pressure had been a well-regarded professional DJ already for ten years before he decided to expand his company, JPC Entertainment, to include full-service production rentals. “I first created the company as a vehicle for filing taxes for my DJ services,” he says, “but after years of working as a DJ and nightlife consultant at a number of venues, I learned how to wire and tune sound systems and program light shows.” Upon discovering the superior performance of BASSBOSS speakers, Conklin burst onto the event production scene with a BASSBOSS sound system that immediately outclassed the competition and helped establish his company as the first call for premium sound.

Eye-Opening Bass
Conklin first heard BASSBOSS speakers while DJing in Panama City. “I heard them down there back in 2012 when I was DJing at the Beach Bash with Steve Aoki, and again this past March,” he says. “This year we were hearing the bass from about three football fields away and decided to go check it out. It turned out it was just four BASSBOSS double 18s. I had never heard so much sound from so few subs. It was the most insane bass I had ever heard in my life. Really clean, with notes I had never heard before.”
Realizing that nobody back home in Tallahassee had a comparable system, Conklin returned home and began a conversation with BASSBOSS about building his own system, while simultaneously laying out plans to start his own production company. “The BASSBOSS team was really great about helping me decide on a system and walking me through all the technical details of the products,” he says. “I came for the products was even more sold on the service.”

Shaking It Up
Conklin decided on a system that included eight SSP218 subwoofers and six AT312 loudspeakers. Upon receiving the system, he took it out to a club that he manages to test out some music. “We set up four of the 218s and 2 of the 312s and ran through every genre of music we could think of,” he says. “Honestly, it was an emotional experience hearing music sound that clear and magical. I didn’t have to touch the EQ at all, it had crystal clear and flat frequency response. It just couldn’t have been more perfect.”

A New Standard
When he started taking his system out for events in July, the response was immediate. “When I did the July events everyone’s mind was blown,” Conklin says. “Everyone was ranting and raving about the quality.” JPC Entertainment is the top choice in the area to handle everything from corporate events to concerts to tailgate parties and Greek life events at nearby universities. All BASSBOSS speakers are self-powered, making setup a snap at any location. “I’m able to get up and going in 30 to 45 minutes from the time I locate an outlet,” he says. “BASSBOSS has just made it so easy to use their speakers. You don’t need an amp rack or extra cables. You just plug them in and go.”
His BASSBOSS system delivers power and clarity that can be easily scaled up or down to fit the needs of each job. With so much power on tap, Conklin has yet to find an opportunity to push his system to its upper limits. “I’ll bring out just two boxes for a concert and I’ll have to turn it down because people are hearing it a mile away. Nobody realized that you could get this kind of sound outside of a large-scale festival, and we’re able to offer this at a competitive price.”
Not only has Conklin’s system helped him accrue numerous clients without substantial advertising costs, it has also completely re-defined the standard of event sound in the Tallahassee area. “We’ve raised the bar in the city for sure,” he says. “The Greek life community has really helped spread the word. They’re all trying to one-up each other so when they hear about one party we did that sounded amazing they want the same system and MORE. I’ve been adding a speaker or two at each new event.”

Sound You Can Lean On
BASSBOSS has given Conklin something even more valuable than amazing sound. “This sound system gives me so much job security it’s nuts,” he says. “Everyone now associates the best sound with us and BASSBOSS speakers.” And the durability at longer events is an encouraging sign that JPC Entertainment and his BASSBOSS speakers will be powering events of all sizes for years to come. “I’ve run these things for 8-10 hour events and the amp is barely warm,” he says. “They can really take a beating, direct sunlight all day, you name it. They’re just made very well.”
Besides the speakers themselves, another thing that never gets old for Conklin is the look on clients’ faces when he fires up the BASSBOSS system during soundcheck. “The look on their face as I start cranking the system—it’s priceless. You can tell they were expecting something good but they had no idea.”

To learn more about BASSBOSS, visit www.bassboss.com.

Kilig & Fernweh - Live at the Troubadour June 30 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

BAE Audio Hot Fuzz Pedal Inspires Producer and former Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Gilby Clarke

Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 2017Guitarist, songwriter, and producer Gilby Clarke has owned a great many pedals during his long career, a career which has included stints as a member of Guns N’ Roses and numerous studio sessions. He was also familiar with the reputation for analogue excellence of hand-wired studio hardware manufacturer BAE Audio, whose rack gear is among the key pieces he turns to in his own full-service home studio. When he heard that BAE Audio had released its first guitar pedal, the Hot Fuzz, he was intrigued to explore one of his favorite gear manufacturers’ take on the stompbox effect.

The Hot Fuzz arrived at Clarke’s studio just as he was in the thick of recording his newest solo record. “I’ve stepped back from some of my touring obligations this year to focus on finishing the new record,” he says. “Since I’m producing as well as playing guitar and writing all the songs, it’s a lot of work.” His home studio is stocked with a healthy complement of classic guitar amps as well as over 40 guitars, so he already had access to a wealth of guitar sounds. But when he plugged in the Hot Fuzz, he found its sonics both harkening back to an old favorite and delivering something totally new.

What’s Old is New
The Hot Fuzz is a dual-stomp pedal featuring both a vintage-style treble booster and a vintage-style fuzz, each with separate bypass switches. “I had an original treble booster some years back which I used to love with a dirty tube amp,” he says. “I got rid of it for some reason, but kicking on the Hi Frequency Boost on the Hot Fuzz—it really has that sound. It’s not really treble so much as it is high midrange—it just brings that frequency range out in a way that makes the guitar really sing.”
Immediately, the tone opened up new creative possibilities for Clarke, who was looking for some additional material to round out his full-length record. “I had a little riff that was the first thing I was trying out on the Hot Fuzz and it suddenly inspired a new riff which inspired a new song!” he says.
BAE Audio CEO Mark Loughman had recommended that Clarke experiment with kicking on both the boost and fuzz sections of the pedal simultaneously for yet another tone option, a chain he had not used in his days as an owner of a vintage treble booster. “As the song came together, I ended up using just the treble boost for the verse, and then the boost and the fuzz together for the chorus,” he says. “It really did everything you could ask for from a pedal for me: it inspired me creatively and helped move the song along dynamically.”

Full Spectrum Fuzz
Clarke felt that the unique sonic character of the fuzz section of the Hot Fuzz separated it from other dirt boxes he has used over the years. “The tone of the fuzz reminds me a bit of 90s Russian fuzz pedals, but it has way more tonal range than that,” he explains. “Those were very two-dimensional pedals, you either had a fuzzy low end or a fuzzy high end. With the Hot Fuzz, the fuzz is spread very evenly throughout the bass, treble, and midrange.”
For Clarke, it is the articulate midrange of the Hot Fuzz that makes it so musical. “As a guitar player, I’m always looking for a defined midrange,” he says. “That’s the part of the spectrum that the guitar is responsible for, and the Hot Fuzz has really nice tonal characteristics in the all-important 1kHz to 3kHz range.” Clarke also found the fuzz highly responsive. “Not only does it sound good, but it’s got that great singing sustain, where you can hold out a note and it will really last,” he says.

Caught by the Fuzz
Clarke sees room for a lot more potential for exploration with the Hot Fuzz in the future. “This is a very new toy for me, and already it has lead to some cool things, so I look forward to messing around with it more,” he says. As for the new song it inspired, since named ‘Tightwad,’ Clarke describes it as among the top few single candidates on the record. “The Hot Fuzz is a huge part of the sound of that song, so I’m going to have to make some room for it on my pedalboard for my upcoming shows,” he says. He now recommends it to any intrepid guitar players out there who, like he is, are constantly searching for new tonal options. “It’s a really unique sound, so if you’re someone who likes to experiment and try new things you’ll find that the Hot Fuzz is a pedal that can really inspire something.”

For more information on the Hot Fuzz, please visit http://www.baeaudio.com.

New Circuit Patch Store for the Novation Circuit from Isotonik Studios



To date the first pack from Yves Big City is by far our best selling pack of Patches, Samples and Sessions for the Novation Circuit. As soon as Firmware Version 1.6 was announced it was Yves who was the first to suggest working on a pack that made the most of the new enhanced drums features.
And so today we're proud to launch the first in hopefully a long running series entitled "Start Something".

Before Novation launched their Circuit groovebox they teased the internet with a series of short films around the concept of breaking out of the usual paradigm of music making with a DAW and instead just going back to basics, It's here where we re-enter that particular principle.

Unlike our other packs for the Circuit in our Patch Store this one doesn't come with any patches for the Nova Synths, instead it focuses on the drum machine element of the circuit with a full set of samples and a range of sessions to kick off any composition.

As an added bonus Yves has also included a set of one button chords for each of the sessions so that you're instantly set up to start creating.

Checkout the video above and the Soundcloud links on the product page, if you've used Yves Delorean Dream pack you'll know the quality is assured!


Monday, October 16, 2017

NKRIOT Amoeba Performance and cassette release

On nov. 9th 2017 NKRIOT will be hosting his official in-store performance & cassette release party at amoeba music in hollywood, ca.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

CRÈME releases Helium

Oh Boy Records to Release Dan Reeder’s Nobody wants to be you. on November 10

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Oh Boy Records announces the upcoming release of Dan Reeder ’s newest project, Nobody wants to be you . on November 10 . The five-song EP will be distributed by Thirty Tigers and was produced by Reeder himself.

Nobody wants to be you. marks Reeder’s fourth release on Oh Boy Records, a relationship formed after Reeder sent a burned CD to John Prine in the early 2000’s. Prine listened, signed Reeder to his label, toured with him four times, and released all three of Reeder’s previous records: Dan Reeder (2004), Sweetheart (2005), and This New Century (2009). The albums garnered glowing reviews; publications like No Depression deemed him “brilliant,” and NPR’s Fresh Air compared Reeder to Prine himself. The New Yorker ’s Ben Greenman coined him as “one of the foremost outsider artists in modern folk” and he was featured on the Emmy award-winning show Weeds (“Work Song”).

While Nobody wants to be you is the precursor to a full-length (set for a 2018 release), the EP isn’t lacking in tenacity and holds true to his distinct style: slightly quirky, painstakingly honest, and undeniably witty. Compared to its predecessors, his latest work delivers a brighter, more energized tone, full of what Reeder calls “easy piano.” This can arguably be heard on the first single, “Kung fu is my fighting style”, a rock-n-roll, piano-driven ballad with a uniquely-distorted electric guitar solo, which also happens to be the only guitar on the entire album. On the other hand, the opening and title track, “Nobody wants to be you” is much more soothing. The bluntness of the lyrics are softened by Reeder’s crooning; yet, even with multi-layered harmonies, his voice maintains its iconic “wisp.” While the album varies from the folk groundwork laid in the past, Reeder’s musical intelligence is as present as ever. When you listen to Nobody wants to be you, you’re hearing more than an album. You’re hearing every piece of a self-made artist and his multi-faceted skill set -- from the soulful, smoky vocal overlay to a singular, meticulous guitar sound, but best of all, you’re hearing the ingenuity that is Dan Reeder.

In addition to his musical background, Reeder designs all of his album art (including the cover of Nobody wants to be you ., featured above) and is a critically-acclaimed visual artist. Since moving from California to Nuremberg, Germany, over 30 years ago, he has won various visual art awards, participated in numerous exhibitions, led art seminars, and took on a visiting professorship at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste (aka, Germany’s Academy of Fine Arts). In 2012, he published an overview of his work titled Art Pussies Fear This Book .

For more information, visit www.danreeder.com .

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Lisa Loeb to be Honored at the 2018 She Rocks Awards

ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 4, 2017) – The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) is pleased to announce acclaimed platinum-selling artist Lisa Loeb as the first honoree at the upcoming 2018 She Rocks Awards. Recognizing women who stand out as role models in the music industry, the live awards event will take place on January 26, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the new House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Tickets are now on sale and available for purchase at sherocksawards.com.

Lisa Loeb is a singer-songwriter, producer, touring artist, author and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites. A trailblazing independent artist, Lisa was the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract. Lisa continues to craft irresistible pop songs for the 21st century, while designing Lisa Loeb Eyewear, writing children's books, and supporting non-profit causes. She is releasing a new children’s album on October 6, titled Lullaby Girl. For more information about Lisa Loeb, visit Lisaloeb.com.

Laura B. Whitmore, founder of the WiMN and co-producer of the She Rocks Awards, comments, “We are so thrilled to honor Lisa Loeb, an iconic and pioneering artist. She is truly a role model for female artists of all ages. The She Rocks Awards celebrates women from all walks of the music and audio industries and we are looking forward to a stellar event this January!”

More 2018 She Rocks Awards honorees will be announced soon.

The She Rocks Awards pays tribute to women who display leadership and stand out within the music and audio industry. It brings together industry professionals, music icons, artists, fans and the media.

Past honorees of the She Rocks Awards include multi-platinum artist, Colbie Caillat; legendary percussionist Sheila E.; icons Chaka Khan and Ronnie Spector; Experience Hendrix CEO, Janie Hendrix; rock guitarist and singer/songwriter, Lita Ford; Executive Director of the NAMM Foundation, Mary Luehrsen; Grammy® Award-winning bass player and singer/songwriter, Esperanza Spalding and many more. Past years have included stellar performances by The Bangles, Karmin, Mindi Abair, Orianthi, Nita Strauss, and many others.

The 2018 She Rocks Awards will take place on Friday, January 26, 2018
during the NAMM Show at the new House of Blues Anaheim at 6:30 p.m. This high-energy evening includes live music, awards and speeches, celebrity appearances, a fabulous silent auction, food with cash bar, amazing gift bags and so much more! Tickets are now on sale, available in four tiers that include dinner and more. A NAMM Show badge is not required to attend the She Rocks Awards. Find out more and purchase tickets at sherocksawards.com.

The 2018 She Rocks Awards is sponsored by Gretsch, Seymour Duncan, Martin Guitar, Roland, Reverb.com, Roland, Zildjian, Presonus, Sennheiser, PreSonus, Sabian, Schecter Guitars,
108 Rock Star Guitars, Berklee Online, Bittree, On Stage Stands, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Paul Mitchell, NAMM, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Bass Player, Electronic Musician, and more. For information regarding She Rocks Awards sponsorship opportunities, please contact info@thewimn.com.

Learn more about the She Rocks Awards at sherocksawards.com.

Isotonik Studios gives away GHOSTS for FREE



"We've been absolutely blown away by the reception given to the Arcade Series Returns so we've decided to celebrate!

In creating the series Ableton Certified Trainer, Mark Towers built an original proof of concept of Ghosts, it wasn't linked to a control surface and was controlled merely by the mouse.
It was the screenshot of this that saw us get our biggest media coverage to date and now we've decided to finish off the device and make it available as a taste of the full series for FREE!
Ghosts LE is s MaxforLive Generative sequencer that can be controlled by the mouse, inspired by PacMan it’s Ghosts create MIDI notes in a defined scale each time the touch a power pill.
With a variety of controls over the Ghosts and the ability to change the contents of the map you can set up numerous copies to create your own generative composition.

Whilst Ghosts LE is the free introduction to the Arcade Series Returns it also includes some of the ranges core features such as looping and export to MIDI Clip. Just watch Marks walkthrough video above for more details!"



Joshua Tree Music Festival begins this weekend

Festival Info:

1. Plenty of tickets and camping passes available at the front gate box office.

2. Box office hours, and ticket prices, can be found on the TICKET page of the website.

3. Festivities commence THU eve at 6pm with music by Gene Evaro Jr., Kuinka & Tomas de la Noche. We will be serving up free rice, beans & beer starting at 7pm.

4. Directions to the festival on the GETTING THERE page of the website.

5. If you bought tickets in advance, just bring your ID to will call box office (no tickets are mailed)

6. Every person on the festival property (campground included) will require a wristband.

7. Every vehicle in the campground will require a camping pass ($75 if your vehicle is 17' or shorter, $125 if longer than 17')

8. Day parking lot is FREE if there are 3 or more people in the vehicle. Otherwise Day Park is $20 for the weekend, or $10 for the day.

9. Downloadable PDF of the Music Schedule can be found on the home page of our website.

10. Please do bring smiles, dancing shoes, big hearts, and lots of love.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

12 Yaad Records x Jamaica’s Yaadcore Unveil Official Video for Fari DiFuture’s ‘Farmer Man’

September 12, 2017 - Today, 12 Yaad Records’ Label Founder and Masterful Reggae Selector Yaadcore unveils the latest project from his label, which celebrates Jamaica’s thriving music scene and cultural roots. Releasing a complete re-master of hit track dubbed ‘Farmer Man’, artistic progeny of emerging Reggae icon Fari DiFuture, Yaadcore continues to push the envelope with his latest release and collaboration.

Let Me Tell You About My Island: Deeply rooted in Rastafari beliefs and principles, recording artist and master lyricist Fari Di Future has manifested the philosophy of the H.O.W.K.L.E.A.R Movement, Heights Of Wisdom-Know, Learn, Execute & Rise, to deliver a breathtaking and humble video for “Farmer Man”. A delicate balance evident in the direction of the video highlights socio-cultural and political issues facing Jamaica while celebrating the island’s proudest characteristics - pulsating rhythms, vibrant culture, flavorful cuisine and local fare.

Watch & Listen to ‘Farmer Man’

Poignant shots of the Jamaican countryside punctuate the video as it pans through scenes of Fari DiFuture singing atop a factory shipping pallet or leisurely blowing smoke beneath the shade of a mango tree. The director utilizes sweeping views of the breathtaking island to supplement the visually stunning masterpiece, reinforcing the key themes in the songs lyrics.
Interwoven into the narrative are reels of ginger, coffee and other Jamaican exports juxtaposed against controversial shots of the island’s Prime Minister and angry crowds in protest, while a farmer reaps his harvest (later delivered by Fari DiFuture to a local market). ‘Farmer Boy’ serves as an exposé on real troubles Jamaica is currently confronting - touching on poverty, civil unrest, and agriculture - while paying homage to the natural riches Jamaica possesses, found nowhere else in the world.

Fari DiFuture exhibits both mastery and skill as an artist, expressing fluency and vocal range on a variety of topics, which promote sustainable levity; celebrate the island flavor and cuisine; discuss the reality of impending natural disasters, to the non-appreciation of the lambs breath and the burning of ganja trees, which remains contradictory, as to date, marijuana remains synonymous with tourism and branding.

Looking ahead Fari DiFuture alongside Yaadcore will continue to be the voice of Jamaica through their upcoming projects -- Stay up to date on 12 Yaad Records and its collective of artists!
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