The first Antney Hassan album has been released today. It is available on:Itunes, Amazon mp3, Google Play, Rhapsody, Spotify, Last FM, Xbox Music, 24-7, 7digital, Sony Music Unlimited and many other music download sites.
The album has taken exactly one year to put together, as we started this project on the 31st of January 2013. In this last year we have had the privilege to have met and worked with a lot of great people and now friends. The team at Riddim Studios would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported us such as Bagga and Jolene at the BaggaJo Reggae Show for their constant support and helping us to reach a wider audience in the US, Anthony Woodward for his help with promotion and live shows, Peter Ryder and UB42 for giving us the opportunity to perform at their shows around the UK: Norman De Langen for his help with promotion to the Dutch radio stations, Joaquin Avalo for doing all the graphic design work from the very beginning. Elena, Paloma, Rocio, Elle, Dean and Martin and for their hard work on the music videos. Peter May at MayB Studios for all the vocal tracking from the very beginning, as well as many many others too numerous to mention here. You know who you are.
We hope you enjoy the album.
The team at Riddim Studios wish you a happy and prosperous new year.
We have released a new song and video today on the website, which is one of the tracks off the album which is due to be released on the 31st of January on all the major digital distributors. The track has been played as an exclusive on the BaggaJo Reggae Show, but is now available for download.
The song was written by Theeyazam and is about the current state of the world, war, poverty and homelessness. We hope you like it.
To watch the video click here
To download the song click here
Make sure you don't miss tonights show at The Arches in Coventry. Antney will be performing his live set, as warm up act for UB42, which will also include an new unreleased song.
Brian Travers, the Sax Man from UB40 will be performing live on stage with UB42, so it will be a great night.
Venue: The Arches, 22-23 Arches Industrial Estate, Spon End, Coventry
Doors open at 8pm and tickets are £5 on the door
Looking forward to seeing you all there
The Riddim Studios Crew
Just wanted to drop you a quick email to inform you of the upcoming tour dates.
Tonight 12/7/13 UB42 & Antney Hassan
Saxon Inn, Cheswick Green, Birmingham
FREE ENTRY... 9.30pm - 12pm LATE BAR 1am
Oxjam Festival, Coach & Horses
2-4 St Catherine Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 2BX
A day of non stop musical talent, featuring a massive range of ciders, a bbq, local bands and solo artists, and even a dj or two !!
2.00-2.30 Doors open
2:30-3.00 Damon T
3:10- 3.40 Beyond The Static
3.50-4.20 Luke Austin
5.10-5.40 Chaz Carter Dunn
5.50-6.20 James Richards
6.30-7.00 Pete Taylor
7.10-7.40 Danielle Celeste
7.50-8.20 Drawing of the three
8.20-8.50 Curtiz Melody
9.00-9.30 Prime Position
9.40-10.10 Antney Hassan
10.10-10.50 Skinny Ed
10.50-11.30 Darren Norris
11.30-12.30 Mikee Freedom
All in aid of oxfam and only £2 on the door.
All ages welcome doors open at 2 first act at 2:30
19th of July – The Arches:
Allska's are back at the venue, with the worlds no1 tribute to ub40 and all things ska...special guest appearance from Mr Brian Travers-ub40s sax and Antney Hassan £5.00 door..
doors open 8pm....www.archesvenue.co.uk
27th of July – Party In The Dark
Saturday 27th July 18:00 PM 2013. Until Sunday 28th July 0:00 AM 2013.
Crown Banqueting, Upper Trinity Street, Birmingham B9 4EG, United Kingdom
Antney will be one of the headline acts on the 27th.
Entertainment-Live Music-Bands-DJ-Headline Act-Crowd Prizes-Marriage Proposals- Big screens-Special children and families attending. Food & Drink
For more information, go to www.mattsmission.co.uk
I have some disappointing news. Party in the Dark music festival is no longer taking place in Sutton park. After advertising the event and putting the license up in Sutton park, two members of the public put in a complaint about the festival going ahead, so the charity manager’s decision was that it would be best to cancel the event as it could have been a losing battle.
Once news been put out the festival not going ahead, a lot of the children who are ill and their families were really upset, and a young girl from Birmingham city hospital spoke to the news to make an appeal against the complaints taking place.
Being in this position we couldn’t let the children down, and the show must still go on, so we booked an emergency venue and the event will still taking place:
27th July from 6:30pm – Midnight at the magnificent Crown Banquet in Digbeth.
Crown Banquet in Birmingham
Please come to show to show your support for a great charity that helps children
We are proud to announce that we have signed up with the digital distributor, CD Baby, and all our music from now on will be available for download from all the main online music distributors, such as Itunes, Amazon Mp3, etc, as well as the online radio streaming channels like Spotify, Rhapsody and Last FM.
All music released by Antney under the Riddim Studios Label, will be available to download for 0.99$ in the US and 66p in the UK. Within the next 12 days the music will be uploaded and available to download from your preferred retailer.
As always, the new releases will be played first on the BaggaJo Reggae show, and during the show we will be giving away the song to the listeners for free, by entering the password given out by Bagga & Jo.
To check out the new CD Baby download page, click here. We would really appreciate it if you could leave a comment, as well as click on the Facebook and Twitter links to spread the word, and so that other CD Baby members will be able to read your opinions. It will only take a minute, and it means a lot to us, and helps us to get our music listened to by more people.
The crew at Riddim Studios
We have received confirmation today that Antney will be performing as warm up act for UB42, the UK's Nº1 UB40 tribute act.
The show will take place on the 19th of July, at The Arches, in Earlsdon, Coventry.
The show starts at 8pm and tickets are 5 pound.
For more information go to www.thearchesvenue.co.uk
Hope to see you all there.
The crew at Riddim Studios
We have recently received confirmation that Antney will be one of the headline acts at the Party In The Dark music festival, which will take place in Sutton Park on the 27th and 28th of July.
The event is being setup by a charity that is dedicated to helping children in the UK with cancer and disabilities. To find out more information about the charity go to www.mattsmission.co.uk
The event will last for two days, and as well as the music and live entertainment, there will be a BBQ, hog-roast, beer tent, DJ's and much much more. Tickets are available in advance at www.mattsmission.co.uk
The festival begins at 18pm on Saturday the 27th of July, and ends at midnight on Sunday the 28th. It will be held at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Boldemere Gate, West Midlands.
Antney and the crew at Riddim Studios are busy working on new material in preparation for the show, and will be in the studio next week, laying down vocals on two original songs, co-written by Theeyazam, together with Antney, with another 4 more original tracks coming after.
For a great weekend of music, and to support a great charity helping children in the UK, please book your tickets at www.mattsmission.co.uk
before they run out.
Nuff Love, and hope to see you all there
All the crew at Riddim Studios
The new single, Looking For Love, was played yesterday on the BaggaJo Reggae Show, and we are now releasing the song for download, as well as publishing the new video to accompany the song.
To watch the video for Looking For Love click here
To download the song (£1), click here
We hope you enjoy the new song. Please share with others.
Special thanks to Peter May, Rocio and Paloma Beltre for their work on the video.