Conscious Reasoning: Our Interview with Sweden’s Million Stylez

*All photos courtesy of and provided by Million Stylez

Beyoncé, Gentleman and J Boog are just a few names Swedish reggae star, Million Stylez, has collaborated with.  Whether it’s R&B, reggae, dancehall or hip-hop, he injects his signature vocal style that is a combination of singing, rapping and deejaying.  Although, he’s worked with many artists, Million Stylez maintains a strong solo career and has multiple albums under his belt.  His latest EP, Songs About You (2013), showcases his softer side that’s full of positive lover’s rock, one drop riddims.  Recently, we caught up with Million Stylez to chat about his upcoming new music, reggae’s popularity in Sweden and much more!

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Mario Evon Serenades Us with “Soul Tek”

*Photos courtesy of Mario Evon & Reynaldo Martin

Have you ever experienced a deep, romantic connection with someone you’ve met for the very first time?  Mario Evon sure has; in “Soul Tek”, the reggae-soul singer/songwriter describes his serendipitous encounter with a beautiful girl.  According to Mario, soul tek is “the state of being experienced, when the spiritual or immortal part of a human is captivated by the essence of another human upon first exposure.  It is often categorized by increased heart rate and an overwhelming desire to access and remain in the company of the other human in order to sustain the connection.”

“Soul Tek”, Mario’s first single off his debut album Reggae-Soul M.E. on Love Volume 1, was recorded at Bob Marley’s legendary Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica with a live band.  Evon’s smooth vocals and mollifying melodies create a catchy hook on the chorus:

Mi soul tek, mi soul tek yu baby
Soul tek to yu nah lie
Mi soul tek, mi soul tek to yu baby
Soul tek to yu cyaan hide

Sing along as you watch his new music video.  What do you think of “Soul Tek”?  Comment below!  “Soul Tek” is now available on iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.  You can follow Mario Evon on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Our Interview with Mario Evon: Reggae-Soul Fusion at its Best!

Mario Evon is Berklee College of Music alumni

Mario Evon is Berklee College of Music alumni

Stevie Face,  AlaineCezar and Benjy Myaz  are just some of the artists Mario Evon has sung backup vocals for during his singing career.  Now, he’s emerged as a solo artist and has performed extensively in both the Caribbean and United States.

As a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Mario Evon’s reggae-soul fusion is nothing short of amazing.  His unique sound earned multiple performances at the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival (2009, 2010 & 2013), opening for Marion Hall, Jon Secada, Hall & Oates and Gladys Knight.  His hit singles, “You Used 2 Love Me” and “Love In Di Mawnin”, continue to serenade audiences everywhere.  Recently, we got a chance to chat with Mario about his music, the Jazz and Blues Festival and more.

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Sean Paul & Wayne Marshall “Here We Go” (Jamaican Reggae)

*Photos: Various Sources including Washroom Entertainment and Warner Music Group

Country & Region: Jamaica (Caribbean)

Sean Paul and Wayne Marshall’s “Here We Go” fuses dancehall, reggae, hip-hop and R&B to create the new genre its producers (Washroom Entertainment) calls “island pop”.  This pulsating party jam features the duo showcasing their energetic vocal skills as they trade verses and harmonize each other.  As Wayne sings, Sean adds his signature and rhythmic ad-libs.  Washroom’s unique tune combines retro sounding synths with contemporary Caribbean rhythms.  “Here We Go” is an iconic earworm that continues to crawl in our ears (even when we aren’t listening to music)!

What do you think of “Here We Go”?  Comment below!