Friday, October 28, 2016

Try this #reggaeAFilm

Came across the hashtag #reggaeAFilm on twitter. Where you add a reggae / Jamaican twist to a film title. There were some good ones like:

Lord of the tings
G'wan with the Wind
Irie Potter
Dial M fe Murdah
Dutty Dancing
The Gruffalo Soldier

My contribution:
Spar Wars
Godfaddah tree

A bit of fun got any ideas?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

All about that little something

If we knew the secret to creating a great track this music business thing would be a lot easier. There are so many elements and even as a listener and fan I know there are different things on a track that tick the box. It can be a hook line, the story in the lyrics, the melody or just the 'riddim'.

Monday, October 24, 2016

UK Song Writing Contest 2016 update

We can all work in our own little world but this music business leaves plenty by the wayside. So you have to believe and test yourself against your peers. That's one reason I entered the UKSC. So just to update you on what has happened. I entered a couple of MP3s in several categories as I couldn't really work out which was the best fit for reggae, they didn't make it into the semis. I also entered songs in the 'Lyric Only' category and am pleased to say that two have reached the semi-finals and so in with a shout of the finals. For me, this is a great marker. It means industry experts also think I can write songs. There are plenty of other things that make you wonder whether it is worth the effort in this business. But these are things you can look back on and say to yourself.. keep going!




The finalists and winners will be announced in November....it doesn't cost anything to dream









Friday, October 14, 2016

Lost my Note Book

Lost my note book yesterday with my song edits and ideas. Luckily, when I have the bones to a song I save it online but, sometimes you get an idea and want to write it down. Maybe I'll have to go 100% digital.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

#Reggae a Voice for the People

Just reviewing the news and the focus on the negative stuff going on in the world. It reminds me of my formative years, similar to now, a lot of focus on division. Then reggae was a voice for positive energy. Bob Marley was at his peak and reggae was spreading all over the world.

It is different now reggae has many sub-genres, Dancehall, Lovers Rock, Roots & Culture, Dub etc. But the time has come for us reggae songwriters, musicians and producers to put even more focus on sending positive messages, no matter how hard it is to get exposure for the music. With the help of listeners, fans and like-minded people we can succeed.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

L.U.C.I.D

I just followed back an artist on Twitter called Dre Lucid. 
As he says L.U.C.I.D stands for 'Living Under Circumstances I Decide' an expression of self reliance and a dream optimistic state of mind. I really connected with this as it is similar to the idea in the lyrics of 'Just a Point of View'. You can check him out at http://drelucid.bandzoogle.com/

Song Writing Contest

Decided to enter the UK song writing contest. Can never find the appropriate category for reggae music. It is hardly ever listed. But entered 'Your Magic' and also entered the 'Lyric only' category for some songs I've written. I'll keep you posted

September Progress

Hi
Decided to set up a blog on the website instead of the Twitter widget. There is a Twitter account for Dingazz Music (@ dingazzmusic) but at least with my on blog I'm not limited to 140 characters, nor for that matter are you. So let's see how we go.

Released 'Just a Point of View' a sort of reggae hiphop tune. A light hearted look at perceptions