Over a year ago, when Irish and Chin's Sound Chat Radio, hosted by Garfield "Chin" Bourne and Rohan "Ninja" Henry of Mighty Crown, made it's debut as a show dedicated to highlighting sound system and sound clash culture, it was never in the company's wildest dreams that the show would expand into the industry's premiere Dancehall radio program. Now, in 2012, with vast listernship, live bi-weekly shows in Brooklyn and New Jersey (Mondays 7-10 pm & Tuesdays 5-8 pm irishandchin.com live stream) and syndication in several U.S. and U.K. markets, artists and producers alike are selecting Sound Chat Radio as a platform of breaking and introducing their new music. The Sound Chat Radio segment that debuts new music, often unreleased and unmixed versions fresh from the studio, has listeners in a frenzy. And the subsequent buzz of the new music following it's Sound Chat Radio debut is undeniable! One of the most explosive "song breaks" on Sound Chat Radio recently was Bounty Killer's hard-hitting anthem "No Long Talking" (on the Antibiotic riddim) — produced by ace dancehall producer Jah Snow Cone.
As the unmixed version of "No Long Talking" aired on Sound Chat Radio during a interview with Jah Snow Cone, the phone lines, twitter and facebook went crazy. The gut punching track, that has fans wondering who Bounty was talking about, was the pinnacle of the show. In addition to "No Long Talking," the month of September also aired the gangster tune "Run Out" with Bounty Killer and Bling Dawg — during a one-on-one interview with Alliance ride-or-die Bling Dawg. Produced by Matthew "Esco" Thompson, this track was also well received by the diverse listening audience.
"It's overwhelming to know that Dancehall/Reggae producers are now finding value in marketing their projects on Sound Chat Radio. We have been nurturing the program for one year and the interest of producers, artists and other members of the industry show that we are moving in the right direction," says Garfield "Chin" Bourne, the show's producer and host.
Added to the growing list of Sound Chat Radio producer/artist debuts are infectious tunes including "Haters Warning" (produced by Matthew "Esco" Thompson, featuring Bounty Killer, Bramma, Chino, Rholinx, Chan Dizzy & Ward 21), "Gyal Season Riddim" (produced by Orrett "Bambino" Hart, featuring Tanya Stephens, Busy Signal, Etana, Tesanne Chin, etc.) and "Go Hard" (produced by Wayne Marshall, featuring Damian Marley, Aidonia, Sasco, I Octane, Bounty Killer & Vybz Kartel) during interviews with the respective producers. Hot riddims from producers ZJ Chrome and ZJ Liquid have also been featured on Sound Chat Radio among other fiery new music.
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Producers and artists interested in "breaking" their new music on Sound Chat Radio should submit interview requests and new music (track name, artist, producer/lable, riddim and your affiliation) to the secure emailsoundchatradio@irishandchin.