March 26, 2017

Smiley Song - Portrait

Hand drawn by Junior Wize Portrait artwork for 7″ vinyl release “Bull’s Pipe”.
March 21, 2016

Akinsanya - Dub Trafficka (CD) (Japan Edition)

Akinsanya, a Jamaican dub poet and a keyboardist of The Uprising Roots Band, spiritually presents [Dub Trafficka EP] on Junior Wize Production / Tru Music imprint. Consisting of wordwise dub poetry songs and noble melodica instrumentals. The EP also includes an unreleased melodica inst. “Eye Rise” produced by The Uprising Roots Band. (more…)
March 21, 2016

Akinsanya - Dub Trafficka (CD) (Jamaica Edition)

Akinsanya, a Jamaican dub poet and a keyboardist of The Uprising Roots Band, spiritually presents [Dub Trafficka EP] on Junior Wize Production / Tru Music imprint. Consisting of wordwise dub poetry songs and noble melodica instrumentals. The EP also includes an unreleased melodica inst. “Eye Rise” produced by The Uprising Roots Band. (more…)
March 21, 2016

Akinsanya - Dub Trafficka (Digital)

Akinsanya, a Jamaican dub poet and a keyboardist of The Uprising Roots Band, spiritually presents [Dub Trafficka EP] on Junior Wize Production / Tru Music imprint. Consisting of wordwise dub poetry songs and noble melodica instrumentals. The EP also includes an unreleased melodica inst. “Eye Rise” produced by The Uprising Roots Band. (more…)
December 15, 2015

Next release

Now introducing next release with Akinsanya “Egyptian Serenade”. Pre-release single from EP “Dub Trafficka” (Jan. 2016). Mystic melodica instrumental track! Release date plan is December 21, 2015.
December 12, 2015

Akinsanya - Egyptian Serenade (Digital)

A second pre-release single from Akinsanya’s upcoming solo album “Dub Trafficka (2016 JAN)”. This Roots Reggae instrumental track features Akinsanya on melodica. Junior Wize’s Bull Ghost Riddim surround serenade with its mystic atmosphere. (more…)
August 18, 2015

Akinsanya

Lloyd Palmer hails from the garden parish of St. Ann, Jamaica and was born into a hard working rural family. A mom who is a social worker and a dad who tills the soil. Palmer views poetry as a holistic therapy which can spiritually uplift humanity. Akinsanya is the name the ancestors bestowed on him as an African should not have a Chinese of Caucasian name. He grew up in Trelawny and attended Albert Town Primary, William Knibb Memorial High. Exed and Edna Manley College are some of the institutions that have indoctrinated and influence the mind of Akinsanya. In 2014 Akinsanya was Installed by Suriname Okanisi Maroons as the Gaamang Spouse of Jamaica’s 1st Gaamang Gloria Simms. In 2005 he was second runner Up in the 7th Annual Writers’ Award and in 2007 he was first Runner Up in the 9th Annual Writers’ Award. Palmer has released his debut poetry album “Urban Journey” as a member of the poetic ensemble. TUFF TUFF TRANGLE in 2005. He has contributed to “A LIME JEWEL” an Anthology of poems and short stories in aid of Haiti’s recovery after the ’10 earthquake published by Blacklondoner appeal. Akin has released the album “Skyfiya” with his band “The Uprising Roots” in which he plays Keyboards and chants poetry. Akin is currently on a 3years sabbatical from the band. Akinsanya has released a five track EP DUB TRAFICKKA in spring ’16 on the Junior Wize Production label out of Japan. Featuring Dub instrumentals with his Melodica and reggae poetry called Dub-Poetry. Avenging spirits of the ancestors, AKINSANYA (Yoruba)
August 17, 2015

Smiley Song

Smiley Song is a prominent figure in the Korean reggae scene, doing duty as a melodica player, percussionist, vocal, producer, and selector (DJ). A session musician in many bands including Windy City, Smiley Song was also a founding member of the legendary Korean dub group I&I Djangdan. He’s worked with Alpha Steppa and legendary Alpha & Omega, and has been collaborating and making dubplates with many artists from Europe and Japan. He has been regular tours for over 7 cities through over 10 of local Sound Systems in Japan from 2014, and also as a guest selector for mighty Jah Shaka’s Japan tour (at Nagoya & Tokyo session) 2014 and 2015. Smiley Song is founding member of Eastern Standard Sounds as a selector, producer and organizer and now he making dubplates steadily and new tunes for his own singles and albums. Also he is a member of NST & The Soul Sauce a band who participated in Fuji Rock Festival Japan 2016 as a vocal, percussionist and melodica player.