ABRA Records Partners With Jamaican ArtistsRecording label ABRA Records has partnered up with Jamaican production stable, Patron House, in a development that will see top Jamaican artistes recording with the stable. Abra Records' partnership with Patron House - which is responsible for Overproof and Overtime Riddims and producing tracks that went platinum from Sean Paul and Vybz Kartel - is expected to strengthen the links between Zimbabwean producers and artistes working with those from Jamaica, a trend that has been noticeable in the last twelve months. Asia-based Simukai 'Abra Simmz' and Tawanda 'Jusa Dementor' Sibotshiwe, have recently released Evidence Riddim, which has already been fused by I Octane, Jah Vinci and Demarco. Abra Simmz says, "Patron House and Abra Tribe are now merging, which is a major step for us. It means we are now not only Zimbabwean but an international entity. We have produced Evidence Riddim, which is currently the hottest riddim and we are expecting to produce more... in the past, it has been tough but we went from working hard to working smart, and having artistes such as Beenie Man and Vybz Kartel who approach us for productions as well as having them on our discographies has given us an advantage, climbing the ladder, at the same time boosting our confidence." Abra Records has a number of local artists under its brand, including Ngoni Kambarami, Sweetness, Soul Afrika, Dizzy Dee and UK-based Jusa Dementor. "Jusa (Dementor) is probably one of the biggest Afro beat producers though this may not be in light of people because as we do it as a business, most riddims are sold and projects are done under contract."
The Parlotones Are Coming To HarareSouth African rock group The Parlotones have announced a concert to be held in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, on Friday September 26, 2014 at the Borrowdale Race Course. In a tweet on the group's official Twitter feed, the band said "We're happy to announce we'll be back in Zimbabwe, 26 September 2014. It's gonna be awesome!" This concert will be the second time the group will be performing in Zimbabwe, after their show at The Vic Falls Festival in 2012. The band will be arriving in the country on Thursday September 25. The concert is organised by Sound Event Management and sponsored by Heineken.
Pee Kay Releases Collaboration with Busy SignalZimbabwe's Pee Kay, of Ma 1 fame, has linked up with Jamaican superstar Busy Signal to make a collaboration that will no doubt get a lot of airplay on Zimbabwean radio. The name of the future hit is Show Me Love. Jay Reid of Bad Boy records linked the two together and the track was released for sale on the local market and to local radio earlier this month. Check it out below: