J-Rod Records Ltd was founded by Jarrod ‘J-Rod’ Faria in 2009. An avid music enthusiast Jarrod started out in the music industry as a member of the Trinidadian based sound system Fire Star Disco, from there he moved on to university in Canada and started djing under the name Dj J-Rod. In late 2009 Jarrod linked up with the New Zealand based label High Stakes Records who played a beautiful, melodic reggae riddim known now as the 2nd chances riddim. The two collaborating J-Rod Records and High Stakes Records comes back in 2011 with two new productions, called Bad Cowboy Riddim and Life Lesson Riddim with some big artists like Konshens, Lutan Fyah or even Turbulence and many more. Be sure you don’t miss it.
He also connected with other producers around the globe that were building soca, dancehall, reggaeton and reggae riddims. The focus and goal of J-Rod records is to produce high quality Caribbean music and promote this music to new territories the world over. J-Rod Records has already worked with some of the biggest names in the reggae music industry and is looking forward to expanding into both the dancehall and soca arena in years to come.
The 2nd Chances Riddim is the first official release out of the J-Rod Records camp. The riddim is a soothing and melodic one-drop riddim and features a mixture of some of the biggest names in reggae music and some vibrant upcoming artists. Executive Producer Jarrod “J-Rod” Faria put together a collection of artists that each put their own strength towards the riddim.
The collection boasts love songs by Sizzla Kalonji (Baby I Love You) and Anthony B (It’s True), positive and empowering songs from “The Fire Man” Capelton (Reality), the veteran Cocoa Tea (Keep It Real) and the iva-burning Teflon (Words of the Wise) and also features upcoming artists Zamunda (Free Up The Herbs), Junior Brown (Mystic) and the silky smooth voice of Nicky Silk (No More), the cousin of the late, great crooner Garnett Silk.
From across the Caribbean Sea, the riddim also features submissions from Trinidad and Tobago’s Mark Hardy (Gone) and King David (Ready to Prove) The Female feature on the riddim Zoleah from St. Vincent with the ladies anthem (Lies).