The amazing Courtney John guest stars on Higher Meditation on Bigupradio.com October 12th. Hosted by the famous Itation Sound out of Boston , Higher Meditation brings you the latest culture dancehall and exclusive interviews each Wednesday on Bigupradio’s 24/7 dancehall station. Courtney John is a rising star with an original sound that takes you back to the early days of dancehall. It all goes down on Higher Meditation this Wednesday! This is one interview you don’t want to miss. ONE LOVE
About Courtney John:
Born into a musical family, Courtney grew up in the scenic fishing village of Annotto Bay, Jamaica where he spent his time listening to the melodious tunes of his uncles Winston and Beres Hammond and by the tender age of twelve he had already written and performed his first song. Through the coming years he honed his musical skills, attending regular jam sessions where he learned more about writing, arrangement and instruments.
Driven by his desire for knowledge and success Courtney moved to Toronto to complete his education. Returning to Jamaica with a Business Marketing Diploma, Courtney was focused on his one and only passion — his music career. Determined to make his dream a reality he applied his talent and business knowledge as co-founder FiWi Music, a record label known for producing quality reggae music and his critically acclaimed debut album “Miracle” under the stage name ‘Yogie.’
About Itation Sound:
Starting as a Sound System in 1998, Itation has moved forward to becoming a record label in 2007. Working mostly out of the Itation Studio in California, they have been able to collaborate with many artists who frequent the Bay Area.
Their first riddim was produced with the help of St. Croix reggae artist “Batch” and Executive Producer Daniel “Jah Mystic”. The riddim is called “Higher Meditation”, and is now out featuring other artists such as Sizzla, Jah Mason, Wayne Wonder, Anthony Cruz, and Freddie McGregor. Itation’s follow up riddim to the Higher Meditation, is called the “Show Love” riddim. It was produced with Jah Sun of More Love Productions. It has many wicked combinations, including Jah Sun’s big tune with Prezident Brown, “Show Love”. Other big artists on the riddim are, Gyptian, Norris Man & Pressure, Binghi Ghost & Luv Fyah, Lady Passion, Lutan Fyah, Natty King, Rocker T, Batch and many more. It was released in May 2008. Currently Itation is working on its next release to be released in the Summer of 2008. It was arranged by Tune In Crew from France. It features many big tunes by artists such as Sizzla, Pressure, Anthony Cruz, Jah Mason, Chezidek, Turbulence, Rocker T and Ras Matthew, just to name a few!
Right now Itation is getting ready to release a big big album with artist, Batch. The album has been recorded, mixed and produced by Danjres Will of Revolution Sounds & Royal Inity. It also will feature Batch’s song, “Righteously Striving”, from the Show Love Riddim. Be sure to check back soon to hear more about this project.