February 09, 2009
Danger Zone’s ‘Journey’s Compilation’ impacting the world
International reggae/dancehall labels Danger Zone and SoBe Entertainment are creating quite an impact with the infectious reggae compilation, ‘Journey’s’, featuring some of the genre’s biggest names on 15 of the hottest tracks to hit the music scene in a long time.
Distributed by Tad’s Records Inc and digitally by Zojak Worldwide, the compilation remains a top seller since its release last year, and in fact remains one of iTunes international top reggae sellers and is a constant feature on the music store’s top 100 reggae charts.
CEOs of Danger Zone Music Group, Delmar ‘Della’ Drummond and Edward ‘Nine’ Warren are reveling in its success, confident that Journey’s will go down in history as one of the best reggae compilations of all time.
According to Zoe Espitia, CEO of Zojak Worldwide, the digital distributors of the compilation, last week the album hit number 83 on USA’s iTunes top 100 reggae charts. In addition, Zoe said Japan’s iTunes charts just featured the album last week on front page.
“It is a very good production by Danger Zone Records. A lot of the songs on the compilation are doing good as singles on their own,” Zoe stated.
The Zojak CEO added that Danger Zone artiste CéCile’s ‘Worth It’ album (the digital version of ‘Waiting’) is doing really well. “It hit number 17 on the US iTunes 100 Reggae charts. In fact, she was the only female artiste on the chart out of 100 and that’s no small feat. That is really fantastic to see, I have not seen that in a long time. On the UK iTunes charts, she hit number 3,” Zoe stated.
Tad’s Records Inc, which is responsible for the overall distribution of the album, had similar accolades for the ‘Journey’s Compilation’.
According to Tad Dawkins Snr., CEO of Tad’s Records Inc, “the ‘Journey’s Compilation’ has all hit songs, especially the Jah Cure, Tony Rebel, Queen Ifrica and of course, CéCile. It is doing very well.”
He added, “CéCile’s ‘Waiting’ album is also doing very well, it hit the charts and the songs are getting good airplay. On Irie, Hitz. The ‘Waiting’ remix with Shaggy is a favourite of Ron Muschettte.”
Dawkins added that his company is presently doing a lot of promotion for the compilation, which includes worldwide networking, posters, etc.
“I am anticipating that both albums are going to do quite well,” Dawkins added.
Executively produced by Danger Zone Records and Sobe Records, the 15-track ‘Journey’s Compilation’ features: Jah Cure with the title track, CeCile ‘Ride Or Die’, Morgan Heritage ‘Traitor’, Queen Ifrica ‘Rise Ghetto Youths’, Tony Rebel ‘Hope The Law’, I’Octane ‘Sow Life Seeds’, Jigsy & Tony Curtis ‘Show Off’, Lutan Fyah ‘Travelling’, Anthony B ‘No Love’, Junior Reid ‘Girl’, Cutty Corn ‘Poochie Loo’, Pinchers ‘Swear’, Lukie D ‘Meant To Be’, Jigsy & CéCile ‘Plant It’ and the Journey Version closes it off.
Complimenting the compilation are some chart ridding music videos that have been in constant rotation on all the music video programmes and cable stations, among them CéCile’s ‘Ride Or Die’ and Jah Cure’s ‘Journey’.
Several of the ‘Journey’s’ singles have also climbed Richie B’s Jamaica Music Countdown charts, and Clinton Lindsay’s South Florida and New York charts.
The Journey rhythm is produced by Jigsy King, Della Danger and CéCile.
Representing Jamaican music on the international scene for a decade, Danger Zone has produced some of the hottest riddims on the scene, among them Payback, Solidarity, Sting 93 and Jamdown, which won the Best Reggae Compilation Album at the 2008 Reggae Academy Awards, giving Della Danger the Executive Producer's Award.
Danger Zone Records is known for putting out quality music and over the years has released numerous tracks and tunes that have won the hearts of both local and international reggae fans.
Link Danger Zone at www.dangerzonemusicgroup.com, or www.sobeentertainment.com