New Music Video: RANDY VALENTINE “SELF BOSS”

Randy Valentine – Self Boss (Official Video)

 

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“This one ah fi every ghetto youth”

Against a soft keyboard musical backdrop, Valentine once again shows his boldness, bypassing the predictable reggae musical route and presenting – yet again – a tune that cannot be pigeonholed. “Self Boss” causes one to listen to the lyrical content. The song tells us about being our ‘owna boss, self boss’, Valentine shows his prowess when to comes to what can only be described as the poetical way he links and plays with words. Epic!

“Big up every young entrepreneur, when it comes to business please stay on top of yours, knowledge is the key that can unlock a door…”

“Self Boss” is a call to arms, an encouragement and a reminder. Addressing the youth, the message is that we are in charge of ourselves. Man or woman, boy or girl, whoever you are, you are responsible; whether you are a hustler or entrepreneur. Those who dare to stand up for the truth and do what is right. Valentine’s lyrics – as always – sends a clear spiritual message right to your soul. This is not a song to just bop your head to; sit down and listen to the words.

Previously I said this song was a reminder. With all that is happening in the world and in our personal lives, it is easy to forget that we are accountable for ourselves. We may protest about the state of our environment, but ultimately happiness is in our hands; we cannot look to someone else to tell us what to do.

“We deh yah an ah hol’ it out, think a likkle time man haffi go without…”

Valentine’s message is clear: it will take discipline and sacrifice to make sure that we are doing the right by ourselves, for ourselves. A timely reminder for what is important. “Self Boss.”

RV

 

US Review: INDUBIOUS “BELEAF”

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For more information about BELEAF or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via: www.indubiousmusic.com

To order BELEAF on digital services please visit:  https://smarturl.it/IndubiousBeleaf

To order BELEAF on Bandcamp please visit:  https://indubious.bandcamp.com

For Booking inquiries please contact: info@indubiousmusic.com

 

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US Review: INDUBIOUS “BELEAF”

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Indubious

Beleaf

Review by Gary Hill
I am a big fan of reggae. Indubious does a great brand of reggae, too. Their sound is well rooted in traditional elements. The thing is, they bring in some hints of progressive and space rock at the same time. The combination is unique and strong. This is a great set.

This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2019  Volume 6 at lulu.com/strangesound.

Track by Track Review
Here We Come
The musical arrangement early on this number is sparse and tentative. The vocals bring some killer reggae, though. As it continues this gets more intense. It is a vocal dominated piece, though. It’s a tasty introduction to the set. It’s fairly short at less than two minutes of music.
Fabric of Creation
The reggae meets rock groove on this is just so cool. There is a real progressive rock edge to it in a lot of ways. This has such a great vibe to it. It has some dropped down moments, but overall is in an energetic reggae mode.
Do the Best You Can
The fast paced vocals on this just ooze cool. The track is another killer reggae piece that works well.
Years
The vibe on this is a bit slower. It’s more of a trippy kind of number. As much as I’ve enjoyed the stuff that has come before this, in some ways the magic is really elevated here. It’s still full on reggae, but there is a bit of a space rock element in place, too.
Strong End
There is a bit more of an old-school, vintage reggae sound to this number. I love the vocal groove mid-track in particular. That said, the whole piece is classy. It lends a bit mellower edge to the proceedings.
One by One (feat. The Elovaters)
I dig this energized reggae piece. It’s a lot of fun. It’s a nice blending of modern and old-school sounds.
Here We Go
This is just a little over half-a-minute long. It’s a cool little reggae groove with some space elements at play.
Arrow
The bits of keyboard texture on this lend something closer to prog rock at times. This has a great reggae groove, too. It’s another with hints of space rock in the mix.
Frequent See
The groove on this is so classic. The sound has a real vintage reggae element at the backdrop, but the keyboard jamming over the top brings something more modern. The vocal performance is among the strongest of the set. This is one of my favorite tunes here, really. It just has such a great groove and vibe to it.
Shuffle the Deck
More of an organic reggae sound is on the menu here. This is a bit playful and traditional in terms of arrangement and delivery.
Good Ol’ Days (feat. Satsang)
There is a bit of a folk rock element at play here in some ways. Sure, it still has some definite reggae leanings, but this is not really what I would call pure reggae. It has a slower, down-home kind of feeling to it. The vocal dominated movement is so cool with multiple layers working together so well.
Hocus Focus
With a definite progressive rock edge in the mix, this reggae groove is a lot of fun.
Blessings Run
There is some great energy and reggae groove built into this cut.
Here We Are
This is a short piece that does a great job of bringing it all back around as a bookended set.

 

For more information about BELEAF or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via: www.indubiousmusic.com

To order BELEAF on digital services please visit:  https://smarturl.it/IndubiousBeleaf

To order BELEAF on Bandcamp please visit:  https://indubious.bandcamp.com

For Booking inquiries please contact: info@indubiousmusic.com

 

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TheCanaryPod Special Podcast Episode: Topple Uncaged meets… INDUBIOUS

Check out this great interview with Evan Burton of INDUBIOUS!

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Welcome to #ToppleUncaged!

Every week, The Canary will be bringing you an innovative podcast for the media landscape; hosted by me, Steve Topple.

In another special episode, I met one third of a group whose latest album topped the Billboard reggae chart: Evan Burton of Indubious.

Mr Topple x Indubious

Brothers Evan and Spencer Burton founded Indubious. Both were born with the illness cystic fibrosis, a systemic genetic disorder that is centred around the respiratory system but affects many parts of the body. Doctors said the brothers wouldn’t live past the age of 18. But despite these odds, Evan and Spencer knew their calling in life was both spiritual and musical, and Indubious was formed out of this. The band, which also includes Corey Foster, have forged a successful path with a string of critically acclaimed and groundbreaking albums.

But their latest release Beleaf is perhaps their seminal work. It’s a masterclass in both musical ingenuity and eclecticism, transcending genres to create a wholly unique sound. But it is also a searing and pertinent piece of conscious work. The band’s storytelling, intuitively weaved into Beleaf in effectively two ‘acts’, takes the listener on a truly moving journey. All this results in one of the albums of the year.

 

For more information about BELEAF or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via: www.indubiousmusic.com

To order BELEAF on digital services please visit:  https://smarturl.it/IndubiousBeleaf

To order BELEAF on Bandcamp please visit:  https://indubious.bandcamp.com

For Booking inquiries please contact: info@indubiousmusic.com

 

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US Review – Staccatofy.com: INDUBIOUS “BELEAF”

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For more information about BELEAF or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via: www.indubiousmusic.com

To order BELEAF on digital services please visit:  https://smarturl.it/IndubiousBeleaf

To order BELEAF on Bandcamp please visit:  https://indubious.bandcamp.com

For Booking inquiries please contact: info@indubiousmusic.com

 

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Belgium Review: INDUBIOUS “BELEAF”

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For more information about BELEAF or upcoming tour dates, please visit the INDUBIOUS website and social media pages via: www.indubiousmusic.com

To order BELEAF on digital services please visit:  https://smarturl.it/IndubiousBeleaf

To order BELEAF on Bandcamp please visit:  https://indubious.bandcamp.com

For Booking inquiries please contact: info@indubiousmusic.com

 

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