LOCAL dancehall fans will this week be treated to a new production called One Clan riddim that will feature more than 20 top artists from different stables across the country, producer Arnold “Fantan” Kamudyariwa has said.
The rising Mbare-based producer said the idea behind the project is to demonstrate that all artistes are one family, targeting growth of the local music industry.
This comes amid concerns local dancehall singers are increasingly producing diss tracks.
In an interview, Kamudyariwa said One Clan riddim, produced by Levels Chillspot Records, will feature most top local dancehall artistes.
Levels Chillspot records boasts of top Dejays such as Levels and Samcris.
“One Clan riddim is inspired by the idea that Zim dancehall is on family and one clan,” Fantan said.
“See we are trying to unify the artists hence the name One Clan.
“All stables from across the country will feature on the riddim including Maninja, Masoja, Mabhanditi, Magweja, Makorokoza, Mafia and many more.”
Top dancehall star WinkyD is from the Maninja stable while Sniper, King Shady and Guspy warrior are from the Masoja, Makorokoza and Mafia stables respectively.
A number of artistes have already been to Levels Chillspot Records studios in Mbare to record. Fanta has made various posts on the project since December 2013.
This Monday, Fantan posted a picture of himself and Chitungwiza Fire Family star Ricky Fire.
“The studio is now on fire, we have the Fire President in the house with a hit on the One Clan riddim, hit after hit on One Clan riddim… maaaad, Zimdancehall to d world.”
Fans are likely to be looking out for artistes like Soul Jah Love who made shockwaves in the last half of 2013 with hit songs such as Ndongosimudza Musoro, Kunhamokwa Borris, Ndini Uya Uya, Minana and This Time.
The new project comes as other artistes have already taken initiative to campaign against diss tracks.
Dangerzon Fronman Freeman’s new album New Chapta’s tittle track talks about how the industry should change its ways and start working together.
WinkyD also released a song tittled Mafeelings late last year which encourages unity of purpose, freedom of choice in terms of music and giving credit where it’s due.
In the song, Winky D, who has been a victim of diss tracks after releasing his song Mafirakureva which discourages drug abuse, takes time to acknowledge the good work of artistes from all stables.
Last year, Levels Chillspot Records produced popular riddim, Zimbo Flavour which featured most artistes from Mbare as well as other stables.
The riddim became even more popular after the production of a mash up video which features tracks by 11-year-old dancehall singer Ras Pompy, Soul Jah Love, Ninja Kid, Lady Banks, Qounfused, Eddylino and Nice Cutter.