Last night Antney was in the studio recording a new song called Looking for Love. This will be the first original track that will be released on the Riddim Studios label, with lyrics written by Antney himself.
The music video is being recorded at the moment at locations in the Dominican Republic, featuring Spanish actress, Rocio Beltre and filming of the UK locations taking place next week.
The track will be mixed and mastered on Monday and the video should be ready for release within the next few weeks.
Hopefully next weekend we will be releasing a new song and video, which was recorded and produced a few weeks ago, so watch this spot.
We are now working with a reggae songwriter from Sheffield who has joined the team, so there will be a constant flow of original songs being released over the next few months.
Release day has come! Our latest single, Halfway up, Halfway Down will be officially released tomorrow morning and will be available for download tonight.
The track will be played tonight as a pre-release specialon the BaggaJo Reggae Radio Show, which begins a 8pm UK time. Here is the link to listen live: http://
The password to access the free download will be announced on the BaggaJo show tonight, so make sure you tune in, get the password, go towww.antneyhassan.com, Free Downloads page, enter the password and download the track for free.
The video to accompany the track will be up on the website today, also going live at 8pm. Check it here
Our Dutch promoter, Norman de Langen has confirmed the spot on the Amsterdam radio station. Here are the details:
You can listen live thru internet:http://www.salto.nl/streamplayer/radio/stadsfm_live.asp
show is Monday the 15th of April, between 18.00 - 20.00 dutch time.
Heres the playlist:
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Rude Rich & The High Notes (NL)
The Concords feat. Gregory Isaacs
Joe The Boss
One Love (Can.)
IInd Street Dreads
Black Uhuru feat. Sly & Robbie
What an honour to be played between Clement Irie and Ken Boothe.
Massive respect going out to Norman
Had some great news today. Norman De Langen, our Dutch Promoter has been sending out a three track EP to radio stations in Holland. We have received our first approval by the Salto radio station in Amsterdam. We will be showcased on the Blue Beat Reggae Show.
Nuff respect Norman.
We thought we would do a quick blog post on how we promote our work, and what your involvement means to us.
As you know we release all our work for free. We spend all our spare time (and money) working on music, writing, rehearsing, mixing, and promoting. This has always been our dream and we do it for the love of creating reggae music and sharing it, for the enjoyment of others. The payment we get back for this, is when someone listens to our music, leaves a comment, joins our mailing list. That makes it all worthwhile for us.
We have had some great feedback on our Facebook, Twitter and website, and that just pushes us on, to keep working hard, writing and recording more and better music.
We do everything ourselves. We don’t have a record label, so we created our own label so that we can manage, promote, produce and finance everything we do ourselves.
We have been helped along by some great people who have joined us and given us a helping hand, and i would like to thank especially the team at the BaggaJo Reggae radio show, Flo and Jolene for allowing us to collaborate with their show, and giving us radio play and allowing us to reach a wider audience.
Another great friend, Norman De Langan has been promoting us in Holland, where there is a big market for reggae music. He has been doing artwork, CD runs, and radio promotion. He is contacting all the Dutch radio stations, and next week a 3 track CD will be sent out to the main radio stations aiming to get some commercial radio play. He has sent us the artwork and it is looking wicked.
Thanks to Joaquin Avalo, who has been with us from day 1, doing all our logos, branding and artwork
We would also like to send out a special thank you to Peter May for his help with vocal tracking and engineering, Juliet & Steven Johnston who have been backing us from the start. Big thanks to Jackie Ryan, Tapha Faye, Eddie Szwarc and Ian Fulton for their constant support, interest in our music and kind words, as well as many others too numerous to mention. Also our other halves, Kelly Cacciani and Elena Espino for their help with our videos, and allowing us to spend all out time and money on this project.
The way that we grow as a band and get more publicity is by the little things that you people do to help us:
Each of these things that you people do are monitored daily by Reverbnation and they rank us and chart us higher or lower based on this.
You people have taken us from nowhere up to Nº3 on the Independant Birmingham Reggae charts, and Nº50 in the whole of the UK.
Thanks to all of you for listening to our music, watching our videos, liking and friending us on social media. You have made all the hard work worthwhile.
Work is underway on the new Antney Hassan video, Halfway, which will be coming out soon.
Last night the vocals were recorded for three new tracks. The session went great, and special thanks goes out to Peter May for his work on engineering the studio recordings.
The tracks are being mixed at the Studios over the weekend and will be sent to Guzzie Clarks Anchor Studios on Monday for Mastering. The first release should be ready for a a airing on the BaggaJo Reggae Radio Show next Sunday, and will be available for download, using the password which will be announced on the show. Subscribers to the mailing list will receive a link to download the track first thing Monday morning.
The video for the second release is due to start filming next week, in various locations around Birmingham,
I will leave you with some clips from the video shoot for Halfway.
Heres a photo taken at tonights session at Mayb Studios. A video was recorded of the studio session which will be out with a few weeks to accompany the first track.
Special thanks to Peter May for his work on the vocal production.
Just to let you know that Antney is in the studio tonight, recording vocals for 3 new tracks, the first of which we are looking to release at the end of the month.
There will be a special pre-release play on the BaggaJo Radio Show, as well as exclusive free download for BaggaJo listeners, as well as our mailing list subscribers.
Special thanks goes out to Norman De Langen from Holland. He is currently running our promotion in Holland, working with Dutch radio stations and helping us to get the music out there.
Here is a how the promotional CD's are looking. Designed by Norman himself.