‘Fire I Blaze’ was originally produced by Gabriel ‘Messenjah’ Calcott and Paul ‘Nava’ Bimler for Christchurch reggae sound system, Dubwize. This smooth club-friendly riddim was then re-polished, and in 2012, two 7” vinyl cuts (featuring Deadly Hunta, Louie Culture, Hi Kee and version) came out through Reality Chant and Tru Sound Records. It has now been given a fresh, digital release, and features a full set of artists. (more…)
With more aliases than a fleeing fraudster, Paul Bimler AKA Nava, AKA Confucius, AKA Midnight Dubs, AKA Soulprovider, has been a fixture on the New Zealand DJ and production scene since 1999, when he released his debut EP as Confucius. (more…)
NiceUp talks to label owners and producers, Gabriel ‘Messenjah’ Calcott (Reality Chant Productions), and Kris Kemist (Reality Shock Records), about their debut collaboration, the ‘You’ve Been Bad’ riddim.
The two discuss their musical journey, working together from opposite sides of the world, and how the new riddim came to be. (more…)
Release date: 24 December 2010
Label: Reality Chant Productions
Reality Chant Productions proudly present Give Thanks, the debut single release by Deadly Hunta on the Reality Chant label. Produced by Messenjah and Soul Providah, the single is from the forthcoming Fire I Blaze riddim selection set for release in early 2011.
Deadly Hunta began his musical journey chatting on local UK sound-systems. Becoming renowned for his musical diversity – being equally at ease and skilled in hip-hop, reggae and dancehall and also working in various other genres – he has been hailed as a dynamic and innovative artist, bringing positive and conscious lyrics and also for the onslaught of pure energy that he brings to his live shows. (more…)
After dropping three quality albums in quick succession, and following on from the success of their Country Living riddim, Reality Chant are set to take things to even higher heights with the release of their latest offering, Kings Highway.
The album boasts contributions from reggae legends Luciano, Mikey General, Lutan Fyah and Jah Mason, and turns in impressive performances from up and comers Natty King and Hi Kee. Messenjah and Confucius man the control tower production-wise, calling on support from some of the countries most well known players of instruments: Did someone say super-group? (more…)
Release date: 07/06/10
Label: Reality Chant Productions
Reality Chant Productions is proud to announce the release of Kings Highway, the anticipated multi-riddim release featuring top artists from Jamaica, New Zealand and abroad. It is available now through Border Music in New Zealand and Ernie Bs worldwide. Also available digitally from Amplifier, i-Tunes and all major digital retailers.
Kings Highway has been years in the making and features the renowned Country Living riddim alongside four brand new instrumentals fresh out of Reality Chant Studios in New Zealand.
With artists like Lutan Fyah, Luciano, Natty King and Jah Mason contributing tunes, this is not your average various artists compilation. Kings Highway is a break-through New Zealand production featuring a perfect mix of conscious roots and heavyweight dance floor scorchers. (more…)
Reality Chant Productions proudly present the release of Fyah Bed and Goodness Gracious – singles by Natty King and Hi Kee, off the forthcoming pioneering compilation roots reggae album, Kings Highway!
Jamaican artist, Natty King, dedicates himself to spreading conscious and cultural music, drawing inspiration from The Wailers, Burning Spear and his personal role model, Luciano. Since his emergence, he has graced the stage of major Jamaican festivals like Sting, Rebel Salute and Reggae Sumfest and has had continued success in JA and internationally.
Also from Jamaica, Hi Kee was given his first opportunity to gain experience on local sound-systems as a youth, recording his first song at age 21 and carrying on his search for musical partners. He continues to perform and record with labels in Jamaica, France and Finland and is now working on his debut album. (more…)
The single releases of Fyah Bed and Goodness Gracious are a little teaser of what’s coming-up next from Reality Chant Productions. The versions will feature on the upcoming King’s Highway compilation album from Christchurch-based Reality Chant Productions.
Best known for his work with Dubwize Soundsystem and Snypa Levi, producer Messenjah has firmed up the international connections yet again for Kings Highway.
RELEASE DATE: 29 SEPTEMBER 2008
LABEL: REALITY CHANT PRODUCTIONS
DISTRIBUTOR: ONE LOVE JAMAICA INTERNATIONAL
Reality Chant Productions proudly presents Country Living, the uplifting debut riddim release out on 7″ vinyl, produced by Gabriel ‘Messenjah’ Calcott, which heralds a new era in modern roots production for Australasia.
Featuring versions from internationally renowned Jamaican vocalists, Luciano, Mikey General, Jah Mason, Chrisinti and Ginjah, alongside the irrepressible Dubwize vocalist, David ‘Snypa Levi’, the Country Living Riddim carries New Zealand reggae forward, combining premier international talent with Aotearoa’s leading artists. (more…)
Snypa Levi: Californian ex-pat, reggae vocalist and Rasta believer is a living piece of Aotearoa’s reggae history. After almost two decades in the business, his debut solo album ‘The Sojourner’ has been a long time coming. The album is the culmination of years of work, creativity and inspiration from this stalwart of the Aotearoa reggae scene and vocalist for Dubwize. It is also worth celebrating as the debut release on new label Reality Chant. Produced by Messenjah, the album is tight. The riddims are top ranking. ‘The Sojourner’ reveals the full spectrum of Snypa’s talents and Dubwize’s heavyweight sound. (more…)